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A German Group is forming for people who are interested in socializing and speaking the German language. The next get-together is on Tuesday, May 28 and everyone is welcome. For information, call 903-306-2059 or 903-223-8075.


The Cass County Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18th on the second floor of the Atlanta Public Library, 101 West Hiram St. Atlanta, Texas 75551. The CCGS resident historian and genealogist Charles Steger will present a course on how to research your ancestor's immigration and migration—how and when they came to America, and then to Texas. There is no charge and the public is invited.


The Border Lows chapter of Loners on Wheels will hold their next campout June 5-9 at White Oak Lake State Park, 563 Hwy. 387, near Bluff City, Ark. You must make your own reservations by calling 870-685-2748 or visit All camping singles are welcome to camp or come visit. For information, call Ruth at 903-678-3714 or Dorothy at 870-648-7118 or email [email protected]


Club Meetings

Arklatex Woodcarving Club meets from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church, 1621 Sugar Hill Road. Call Porter McAfee at 870-773-7404.


Cadet Program Civil Air Patrol meets at 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays at Texarkana Regional Airport Building 13, for ages 12 to 18 years. Call 903-334-7073.


Civil Air Patrol Senior Officers meet at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday at Texarkana Regional Airport Building 13. Call 903-334-7073.


Duplicate Bridge Club meets from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays at 400 E. Sixth St. Bring a partner and a sack lunch. Call Fred Borum at 870-584-9224.


Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary 2684 meets at 8 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at 3407 E. Broad St. Call 870-774-9991.


Kiwanis Club of Texarkana meets at noon Wednesdays at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, 4000 Moores Lane.


Metaphysical Discussion Group meets 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Smokey Joe's, New Boston Road, Nash, Texas. Call Lisa Jewell at 903-490-5503.


Solid Rock Toastmasters meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Southwest Center, 3222 W. Seventh St. The public is invited.

University Toastmasters meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at 801 Spruce St. The public is invited.


Twin Cities Toastmasters meets at noon on Thursdays at Julie's Deli, 4055 Summerhill Square. The public is invited.


Tai Chi Club of Texarkana meets 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturdays at 303 W. Broad St. Call Susan Moore at 870-774-2819.


Texarkana Coin Club meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the David Nelson Room in the Texarkana Public Library. Topics include educational coin collecting and the buying, selling and appraisal of coins. For information, call Frank McFerrin at 903-824-4167.


Texarkana, Ark., Noon Kiwanis Club meets at noon Tuesdays at Golden Corral.


Texarkana Evening Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Texarkana Public Library. For information, call 903-794-0076.


Texarkana Noon Lions Club meets at noon on the first three Wednesdays of the month at Julie's Deli.


Wilbur Smith Rotary Club meets at noon each Thursday at the Texarkana Country Club.




Alanon meets 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays at Disciples of Christ Church, Central Mall; 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Eylau Hills Baptist Church, 4900 Eylau Loop Road; 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 4505 Elizabeth St.; and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Serenity Club, 2013 S. Ann St. For information, call 903-701-5641.


Alateens meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Disciples Christian Fellowship, 2400 Richmond Road (Central Mall). For information, call 870-772-6088.


Alcoholics Anonymous meets daily. Call 903-794-4731 or 903-798-1024.


Celebrate Recovery meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays at Church on the Rock, 1601 Mall Drive. For more information, call the church at 903-794-8489 or Terry Anderson at 903-701-9553.


Celebrate Recovery meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays in the Fusion area at First Baptist Church, Moores Lane. For more information, call Patty Ashby at 903-831-6000.


Celebrate Recovery meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at First Church of God, Texarkana, Ark. Childcare available for ages 4 to 12. For more information, call 870-772-4446.


Celebrate Recovery meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Saturday at Life House Church, 915 East St., Texarkana, Ark. For more information, call Bubba Ray at 870-648-5307.


Cocaine Anonymous meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Ozan Recreation Center, 1101 S. Couch St. Call 903-556-8337 or 903-733-7729.


Co-Dependents Anonymous meets at 6 p.m. Mondays at 303 W. Broad St. Call Susan Moore at 870-774-2819.


Co-Dependents Anonymous meets 1 p.m. Thursdays and 7 p.m. Saturdays at Living Hope Group, 4009 Garland St. Call 903-792-3000 or 903-278-6245.


Drug and Alcohol Recovery Class meets at 6 p.m. the first Saturday of each month at Landmark Pentecostal Church, 2905 Texas Blvd.


Reformers Unanimous (RU) Addiction Recovery meets 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Friday at Northern Hills Baptist Church, 6000 Sammy Lane, Texarkana, Ark. This is a faith-based program that helps people fight addictions of any kind.


Lymphedema Support Group meets from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month in the Outpatient Rehab classroom at 2223 Galleria Oaks Drive. Please call 903-614-4458 for information.


Narconon is a nonprofit organization that specializes in helping people with drug and alcohol addictions and offers free local referrals through their 800 line. Call 1-800-431-1754 or visit Visit to learn about the overdose reversing drug known as naloxone and find out about its availability.


Narcotics Anonymous meets at noon every day except Wednesday and Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 10 p.m. Fridays and 8 p.m. every night at 404 Quonset Drive, off Globe Drive. Look for the white building with blue trim. Call 1-888-629-6757.


New Boston AA Group meets each Thursday, Friday and Saturday at noon and every day at 8 p.m. at 130 North Elm St. Call Christie M. at 903-277-4625, JoAnn W. at 903-628-1901 or Tina J. at 903-628-4276.


New Boston Narcotics Anonymous meets at 3 p.m. Saturdays and 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Chapel Light Church. Call Tina J. at 903-628-4276.


Sex Addicts Anonymous meets Mondays in Texarkana. For men struggling with addictions to pornography and multiple affairs. Contact [email protected]



Holiday Springs Water Park, in conjunction with The American Red Cross, will be offering Lifeguarding and Water Park Training beginning in April. Participants must be 15 or older on or before the final scheduled session of the course, and will receive certification valid for two years. Prerequisites include:

n Being able to swim 300 yards continuously, including 100 yards of front crawl, 100 yards of breaststroke and 100 more yards using these two strokes.

n Swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 8 feet, retrieve a 10-pound brick and return it to the starting point within 1 minute, 40 seconds.

n Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only, with arms crossed.

For information, call Darrell at 870-772-2200 or 903-824-4564.


Adult education classes for GED and ESL are available mornings, afternoons and evenings in Texarkana, at no charge. Free GED classes are also available evenings in Atlanta, Hughes Springs, Linden (ESL only) and New Boston. Call Karen Ottinger at 903-794-2858 or [email protected]


Adult education classes for refresher, GED or ESL are held daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Texarkana, Ark., Adult Education Center, 710 East St., Texarkana, Ark. Classes are also available in Foreman, Ashdown, Genoa, Bradley, Fouke, Prescott, Nevada and Stamps. Call 870-774-4414 or 870-772-2006.


MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. the first and third Mondays of each month at Grace Church, 220 S. Pecan St., Nash, Texas. Call 903-792-3106; and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. the second and fourth Mondays September through May at First Baptist Church, 3015 Moores Lane, Room 182. Call 903-831-6000.


TEACH, Texarkana Educators Association of Christian Homeschoolers, meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month (except June and July) at Westside Church of Christ, 524 Sowell Lane. Log on to


TORCH Homeschool Support Group will meets 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Highland Park Baptist Church, 2401 Hazel St. For information call, Kim Bragg at 870-653-6204.


Texarkana College offers CPR and First Aid classes through the American Heart Association for healthcare professionals, childcare providers and others. Evening and Saturday classes are available at various times each month. Call the Continuing Education Division at 903-838-4541, ext. 3270.



New Boston's Women's Support Group meets 7 p.m. the last Thursday of each month at Chapel of Life, 301 N. Center St.


Texarkana La Leche League, Mother-to-Mother Breastfeeding Support Group, meets from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the first Friday of each month at CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital, Administration Room 2. Call Georgiaberry Mobley at 870-653-3062.


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