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Back To School Information (All Area Schools)
Dates Will Vary
·August 17th will be the first day of school for the following:
o Caldwell Christian Academy
o Calvary Christian
o Forrest City
o Lee County
o Helena/ West Helena
·EACC’s first day of class will be August 24th
·Lee Academy’s first day of class will be August 13th
·C.R.T.I’s first day for full-time students will be August 11th
·Caldwell Christian-Open House- August 15th
·EACC- One-Stop Registration- August 19th & 20th
·EACC- Freshman Orientation- August 11th
·C.R.T.I- Registration- July 30th
·C.R.T.I- Nursing Asst. Orientation- July 31st & Interview for Tractor/Trailer Driving- July 30th
·Calvary-Open House- August 16th
·Calvary- Orientation- August 13th at 6 p.m., August 15th at 9 p.m., and August 16th at 4 p.m. (Parents are only required to attend one)
·Forrest City- Back to School Fair- August 8th at Forrest City Junior High- Parent Orientation will be the same time with three sessions, the times are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
·Lee Academy- August 11th at 6 p.m.
·Lee Co.-Staff Development- August 10th-14th
·Wynne-High School- August 4th & 5th, Junior High- August 3rd-7th, Intermediate & Primary- July 29th.
·Calvary- Football Practice starts on August 3rd
·Calvary- First Aid/CPR training course on August 1st from 8-noon.
Sesquicentennial Civil War Exhibition
The Cross County Library will host the Sesquicentennial Civial War Exhibiton at the Wynne Branch. The exhibit will be there from Monday, July 27th until August 9th. For more information about the exhibit you can call 238-3850 and press 3.
Salem United Methodist Church will host the Arkansas Alzheimer's Association on Wednesday, July 29th beginning at 6 p.m. in their fellowship hall. Food will be served and there will be a speaker from the Association to talk about "Knowing the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's" and "Effective Communication Strategies" for those with the disease.
Back To School Supply Give Aways
The Forrest City Police Department will have a School Supply Give Away on Thursday, July 30th from 1-3 p.m. All items are free and there will be a drawing for two supply stuffed backpacks. For more information you can call 633-3434.
All Star Basketball Game
The first annual AAU All Star Basketball Game will be on Friday, July 31st at the Rivercrest High School Auditorium. The event will start at 6 p.m. and admission is $5. For more information you can call 270-6810.
Pee-Wee Football Registration
There will be registration for Pee-Wee Football at the
Palestine City Hall on the following dates & times:
Friday, July 31st 1-5 p.m.
Saturday, August 1st 10- 1 p.m.
Friday, August 7th 1-5 p.m.
Saturday, August 8th 10-1 p.m.
This is for children in grades 2nd-6th. There is a $60 fee and you must have their birth certifiate.
Full Moon Adventure
The Mississippit River State Park invites you to come out and join them on a night time walk to see all the nocturnal forest animals. Flashlights will not be provided but it is a good idea to bring one with you. The walk will be on Friday, July 31st starting at 8:30 p.m. You will meet at the Bear Creek Lake Swim Beech Parking Lot and the walk will be approximately a half mile long.
ABC Preschool Openings
Forrest City's ABC Preschool is accepting applications for children 3 and 4 years old to attend fall classes. For more information, call 261-1807.
Head Start Openings
Slots are available for the upcoming school year at Save the Children Head Start Eastern Arkansas. This program if for kids from three to five years old. For more information, call 494-4010.
School Supply Donations
Since it is tax free weekend, the Junior Auxiliary of
Forrest City will be collecting school supplies Saturday, August 1st
from 8-12 p.m. at the following locations:
Dollar General (by the bypass).
Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza
7/31/15 - 8/2/15
The Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza, the largest amateur big bass tournament in the state, will be held the last weekend this month, July 31 through August 2. Entry fee is $80 per person each day. To register or get more information, check out their website at arkansasbigbass.com.
Forrest City High School Class of 1975- 40th Reunion
Sometime in September- Collecting Information
The reunion is being planned for sometime in September of 2015. Currently collecting information for the event and if you have any you can call Eric Hunter at 479-970-8954, Linda Driver at 633-6226, Ailverline Hill Gray at 270-9447 or Gloria Anthony at 630-7049.
Lincoln High School Class of 1968- 47th Reunion
The Lincoln High School Class of 1968 will hold its 47th reunion Friday, August 28th through Sunday, August 30th. For more information you can call Glenda Wade at 633-7868, Annie Noble-Randle at 317-7067, Mae Catherine Harris at 633-5870 or Beverly Smith at 633-4877.
8/1 & 2/15/16
The Jonathan Conder Memorial 4-Person Scramble is scheduled for August 1 & 2, at the Forrest City Country Club, with both morning and afternoon tee times available. This tournament is open to guys and girls, with dinner, music, and Calcutta Saturday evening, door prizes after dinner. Entry fee is $400 per team, number of flights to be determined by number of teams. For more information, call Johnny Conder at 261-3912.
Leadship/ Citizenship Camp
8/4 & 5/15
The St. Francis County Extension/ 4-H will be hosting a two day Leadership/Citizenship camp for county youth, ages 6-19, on August 4th & 5th. The camp will be held at the Forrest City Civic Center from 9-2 p.m. each day.You can pick up registration forms from Forrest City Public Library, Cedric Williams State Farm Office, or the SFC Extension Office. All forms must be turned in by Saturday, August 1st. For more information you can call 261-1730 and ask for Judy Sweet.
Hunter's Ed Camp
This is a camp for hunters age 10 and up. This is to teach all the safety procautions when you go hunting. The camp will start at 11 a.m. on the 7th and end at Noon on the 9th. The cost is $65 and you can contact Glen Hicks at 295-3681 or 662-1279 for more information.
Movie in the Park
A FREE back-to-school event is scheduled for Saturday, August 8, at the Forrest City Sports Complex. Kids' activities start at 6:00 p.m., including a balloon artist, face painter, and magician. Then there will be a showing of the movie Annie, beginning at 8:30. School supplies and food will be provided, but you'll want to bring your own blanket or chair. The event is being hosted by FCA United, with support from the A & P Commission and Boar's Head.
Golf Tournaments at Ridgecrest
8/8 & 9/15
Ridgecrest Country Club has two more golf tournaments this summer. A two-man scramble will be held August 8 and 9; then the Club Championship is set for on August 22 and 23. You can sign up at the club for any of these contests, or call for more information at 270-0361, 261-4040, 630-4404, or 261-5493.
Elvis Coming to Phillips County
Dave "Elvis" Ehlert will be performing at the historic Malco Theater on Saturday, August 15, starting at 7:30 p.m. This Man of a Thousand Voices has been featured on Oprah, CNN, Fox, and CBS television; the Legends Stage in Las Vegas; and 19 seasons in Branson. He'll be performing as Elvis, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Dean Martin, Roy Orbison, and BB King, among others. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and funds benefit the Phillips County Public Library. 870-338-3537 for more info.
Annual AVESI BBQ Contest
The Second Annual All Veterans Empowerment Services, Inc., Barbecue Contest is coming up, and teams who want to compete need to get their paperwork in by Friday, August 28. The competition awards cash prizes for first place in several categories, including chicken, ribs, and Boston butt, and they also award a Grand Champion. Get more information from Wilford Banks at 494-3005.
The SFC Fair will be back in town starting on Friday, August 28th through Saturday, September 5th. It will be located at the Wiley T. Jones Fairgrounds.There are plenty of events lined up. Admissions for children up to 12 years old is $2, $2 for those 55 years and older, $3 for all others and Armbands are sold nightly mid-way for $15. For any Commercial Exhibits you can call 633-6875.
Headliners at EACC
The 2015 - 2016 Performance Season at EACC's Fine Arts Center includes performances by Larry the Cable Guy in late August; The Four Tops in October; A Christmas Carol in December; the Million Dollar Quartet in February; the Oak Ridge Boys in March; and Ragtime, the Musical in April. Check out the EACC website for more info.
Colt Pioneer Days
9/11 & 12/15
The 24th Annual Colt Pioneer Days is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12, at the William Stone House in Colt. If you're interested in participating or volunteering, call Walter Meals at 633-7588 or 501-626-7254. There will be no fee charged for having a booth, but food will be available from the Colt Community Development Corporation, so no food booths please.
21st Annual Autumn on the Square
The Annual Festival is set for Saturday, September 26th with events and activites starting at 10 a.m. and going until 4 p.m. and that's not all. There will be a live band and street dance from 8-11:30 p.m. that night.
Cinderella at the Orpheum
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella will be at Orpheum in Memphis, TN from October 13th-18th with several show times. The shows Tuesday-Thursday start at 7:30, Friday sarts at 8 p.m. and there will be two showings on both Saturday and Sunday. The times for Saturday are 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and times on Sunday are 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sell Friday, July 31st and range from $25-$125. For more information you can call 901-525-3000 and 901-529-4226 for group sales.