From Wet To Dry

The Kruth Talks: June 9

Although the flood season is nearly over, you can still prepare for summer drought with water preservation. Rain barrels are available for purchase through Seven Hills Homeless Center. Three sizes are offered. Option one includes a rain barrel with essential parts and instructions for $75. Option two adds a painted color to the barrel and delivery for $100.
Option three adds assembly and leveling for $125. To order, call 479-251-7776 or email

Dalai Lama

Interested in viewing more videos from the Dalai Lama’s visit? One reader posted several videos of the monks and other ceremonious processions on her YouTube channel:


School’s almost out and it won’t be long before the kids are whining that there is nothing to do. Consider taking them to War Eagle Cavern. With a consistent temperature of 58 degrees, the cave is a great way to escape the summer heat.

In addition to the cave there is a mining area where kids and adults can pan for rubies, crystals, sapphires and more. There is also a Lost in the Woods Maze, nature trails and a cafe. Hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Mind, Body, Spirit

The Lifelong Learning and Activity Expo will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 16 and from noon to 5 p.m. July 17 at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers. The expo will feature more than 70 booths designed to promote enhancement of mind, body and spirit. Many hands-on activities are planned with a variety of interactive demonstrations, games, prizes and giveaways.
The expo is free and will host a number of community organizations intended to inform, educate and engage.

Disaster Volunteers

Disaster-affected areas continue to need help from volunteers, but a little preparation can go a long way.
Visit any number of community organizations to find out where your time and resources can make the most difference.
Here are also some phone numbers to get you started:
Joplin, Mo.
▲ Volunteer intake hotline: 417-625-3543
▲ Donation hotline: 417-625-3542
Franklin County
▲ 479-209-3880
Of course, Facebook also makes a good community resource. Check out the Joplin Tornado Relief Services, Denning Tornado Relief: Volunteers & Donations Info and NW Arkansas Helping Joplin, Mo., pages.

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