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The Griffith Family will be performing at the New Home Baptist Church on Thursday, April 27th beginning at 7:00 pm and everyone is welcome to attend.


North Wood R-4 is having a PTO Fund Raiser, “GREEN ACRES” on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Come find some treasures in the Live Basket Auction, there will be a hog raffle, BBQ, booths, games and more. For more information call 729-4607. All proceeds to the North Wood PTO.

You can help support the Salem High School Baseball Program. For one day only, on Monday, May 1st from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, Country Mart in Salem will donate 10% of your purchase(s) to the Salem High School Baseball Program. All you have to do is pick up a flyer at the store and present it with each purchase at Country Mart on May 1st. Country Mart is located Highway 32 East. Come out and make your purchases matter while helping the Salem High School Baseball Program.



How do I get help for my preschooler in Dent County????   This Friday at 11:00 am, there will be an informative meeting about the DEVELOPMENTAL PRESCHOOL and the services it has to offer children in Dent County.  You will find out how to refer a child for testing,  what services such as Speech/Language Therapy and Special Instruction are available for each child, how does the Developmental Preschool coordinate services with other local agencies such as Parents As Teachers, First Steps, and the Salem Headstart, and more. The meeting will be held at the Developmental Preschool at 102 North Jackson St in Salem in the old Salem Library building. For more information please contact Stephanie Floyd at 729-2578. This meeting is open to the public, both professionals and parents are encouraged to attend.

The Salem Eagles Club will have an "ALL YOU CAN EAT" Chicken Dinner or Pork Tenderloin Dinner on Friday, April 28th from 5:00 to 7:30 or while supplies last. The cost is $8 and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call the Salem Eagles at 729-6219.

Adult Co-Ed Kickball Leagues are forming and those teams will be playing on Thursdays in May at the main City Park in Salem. There is a maximum of 11 players on a team with a minimum of 8. The cost is $125 and all players must be 16 years of age and over. Teams must register by April 28th at the Salem Community Center @ the Armory, 1200 West Rolla Road.  For more information contact Tye Lydon at 729-6290 or

The 22nd Annual Jadwin Volunteer Fire Department general meeting, elections and picnic will be held at the fire station, Highway ZZ, on Saturday, April 29th at 4:00 pm. There is no cost to attend. BBQ prepared by Annie's will be served along with side dishes and desserts.

Friends of the Salem Public Library will conduct a meeting on Monday, May 1st at the library beginning 5:00 pm. Interested individuals are welcome to attend the meeting.

Come to the Bonebrake Center of Nature and History on Monday, May 1st at 7:30 p.m. to experience exciting views of the solar system and the galaxy.  Joe Shuster and friends will be on site using powerful telescopes, including the Bonebrake Center’s kid/adult-friendly telescopes, dubbed “Charles” and “Shirley,” to explore the spring sky.  The event will start at 7:30 p.m. when there is still a bit of light so the presenters can explain the telescopes and allow kids to operate them to view the planet Earth. All are welcome to bring personal binoculars or telescopes as well.  This program is appropriate for the whole family and will be mostly outdoors, so come prepared for the night air.  There will be access to the house and light snacks.  The suggested donation is $1.00 per person or $5.00 for the whole family, but no one will be turned away.  Registration is not required but feel free to leave a message at the Bonebrake Center 729-3400 or e-mail at for more information. If it appears the night sky will be too cloudy, the program will be rescheduled, if possible.  Registrants may call or text 247-0279 on the afternoon of Monday, May 1st if there is a question about possible cancellation.

The City of Salem Youth Baseball/Softball sign-ups are going on now thru May 1st at the Salem Community Center @ the Armory located 1200 West Rolla Road in Salem. All boys and girls ages 4 to 14 can sign-up. The league begins June 5th and the end of season tournament will be single elimination. The cost is $25 per child and late sing-ups will cost $35. For more information contact Tye Lydon at 729-6290 or

The Current River Scrappers Quilt Guild is always accepting new members. We have a diverse group with all ages and skill levels. We love to share our knowledge and teach others to quilt.  What better way for a beginner to learn and develop their skills than to spend time with someone who has been quilting for years!  The Guild takes an active role in providing quilts to veterans and wounded soldiers through our Community Quilt Projects.  They’ve provided more than 100 quilts to veteran’s and wounded warriors and will be raffling a patriotic themed quilt to raise money for supplies to make future quilts for this program. The Guild meets the second Monday of each month at the Bank of Salem Courtesy Room on 4th Street in Salem at 7:00 p.m.  Please, feel free to join us for a meeting and see what we’re all about.  If you would like to join the Guild the membership is just $10 annually.  For more information contact Tressa Schafer by calling 729-8102.

Have you had bariatric surgery? Are you thinking about it? SSWL, Support for Surgical Weight Loss, a support group conducts meetings the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Salem Community Center @ the Armory beginning at 5:30 PM. For more information call Laura at 247-0974 of Michelle at 453-4332.