Presenters Needed for Career Expo
The Eastern Arkansas Regional Career & Job Expo is scheduled for October 27, 10:00 to 2:00, at the EACC Fine Arts Center, and businesses are encouraged to sign up to promote potential careers, employment, and training opportunities in the region. Tables and chairs will be provided for displays, but outlets are limited, so sign up quickly. Lunch will be provided for participating employers and one invited guest. Bring any materials you want to share. You have until October 10 to reserve your spot--fax to 633-5115 or email email@example.com.
Breast Cancer Honorariums & Memorials
All of October 2015
Forrest City Medical Center will have a fundraiser throughout October 2015 to honor breast cancer survivors and remember those who lost their battle with breast cancer. White Christmas trees will be placed in the hospital lobby for decoration--pink ornaments are available to celebrate the survivors, and silver ornaments will honor those who lost their lives. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. For more information, call Janet Benson at 870-261-0444. (See also the Celebration planned for Oct. 22, below.)
All of October 2015
The Ladies Auxiliary at the Forrest City Medical Center are selling ribbons and ornaments for their Breast Cancer Awareness tree. The tree is located in the lobby of the hospital and will be decorated with ribbons for survivors and ornaments to victims. Ribbons are $2.50 and ornaments are $3. For more information you can call Janet Benson at 261-0444.
Flu Shots at Area Schools/College
Throughout October Starting on 10/6/15
The St. Francis County Health Department will begin giving
flu shots at area schools next week. A mass flu shot clinic for the public
will be held on October 30th. Health Department Spokesperson Tracy
Matthews has more details
here to listen). Here is the flu shot schedule for area schools:
--Oct 7th Forrest City Jr. High 8:30-10:30 am
--Oct 8th Palestine-Wheatley Schools 8:30-3:30 pm
--Oct 12th Madison ALE 8:30-9:30 am
--Oct 13th Kipp Delta Charter School 9:00-10:30 am
--Oct 14th Kid’s for the Future 10:00 am-12:30 pm
--Oct 15th Lincoln 6th Grade Academy 8:30-11:00 am
--Oct 16th Central Elementary School 9:30 am-12:00 pm
--Oct 21st ABC Preschool 8:30 am-12:00 pm
--Oct 23rd EACC (faculty/staff) 9:00-11:00 am
--Oct 27th EACC (students) 11:00 am-2 pm
Call the SFC Health Department at 633-1340 for more information.
Women's Expo at EACC
The annual Women's Expo will be held at the Fine Arts Center at EACC on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The Expo includes shopping, hors d'oeuvres, and a performance from comedienne Anita Renfroe. Get your tickets at eacc.edu, or call 633-4480.
American Legion BBQ in Lee County
The American Legion in Lee County will hold its annual Fall Barbecue Thursday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m at the Legion building. Tickets are $7. You can dine in or carry out.
Holiday Wreath Class
EACC will host a Holiday Wreath Workshop in association with their continuing education program. The program will be Thursday, October 8th, from 6-9 p.m. at the EACC- Wynne site. Pre-registration is required. For more information you can call 633-4480 ext. 261.
Report to the Public
Forrest City High School will give its annual Report to the Public on Tuesday, October 13th, at 5 p.m. It will be held in the Forrest City High School lecture auditorium. For more information you can call the High School at 633-1464.
Forrest City Blood Drive
The blood mobile will be at Forrest City Medical Center on Tuesday, October 13th, from 11-3 p.m., in the upper parking lot. For more information you can call Janet Benson at 261-0444.
Cinderella at the Orpheum
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella will be at the Orpheum in Memphis from October 13th-18th, with several show times. The shows Tuesday-Thursday start at 7:30, Friday starts 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 are on sale now, ranging from $25-$125. For more information or for group sales, call 901-525-3000 and 901-529-4226.
Marianna Blood Drive
There will be a blood drive at the First Baptist Church, 47 West Main St., in Marianna from 2-6 p.m.on Thursday, October 15.
CCS Fall Fundraiser
Calvary Christian School will have its annual Fall Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 11:00 to 7:00 at the high school campus. Scheduled events include a fish fry, crafts, a bake sale, and a carnival for the kids from 11:00 to 4:00. Tickets for the meal are $8, which includes fried fish and the trimmings, plus drink. Money raised will support the school.
L'Anguille River Festival
The annual L'Anguille River Festival will be in Palestine on Saturday, October 17th, with lots of activities for all ages. The 5K River run/walk will begin at 8 a.m., they will meet at the Palestine-Wheatley High School Parking Lot and entry fee is $20. There will also be a BBQ cook-off, bingo, door prizes, pageants, live music, a raffle, silent auction and much more. For more information you can call Palestine City Hall at 581-2585.
Men's and Women's Conference
The 2015 Men’s and Women’s Conference will be held at 9:30 on Saturday, October 17th, at the Forrest City Civic Center. Attendance is free. For more information you can call 901-494-9967.
Before Baby Classes
Forrest City Medical Center is now offering Before the Baby Comes classes on every other Tuesday and every third Saturday of each month. The Saturday classes will start on Saturday, October 17th, from 10-4 p.m. and Tuesday classes will begin on Tuesday, October 20th, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. For more information you can call 261-0299.
FC Class of '70 Reunion
Forrest City's high school Class of 1970 will have its 45th reunion starting at 5:30 on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Campbell House, 305 N. Forrest Street.
Fargo Fall Fest
Fargo will host their Fall Fest on Saturday, October 17th, from 10-4 p.m. at the Community Center. There will plenty of food and games. Booth rentals are still available; if you are interested in a space or you would like to order a whole Boston butt (by October 10th) please call 734-2442.
Free Computer Class
Cross County Library is offering a free class in Computer/Internet Basics on Monday, Oct. 19th at 9:30. The class is limited to nine participants--call 238-3850 ext. 3 to get your name on the list. The library also offers free computer use....all you need is a library card. If you haven't got a library card yet, bring valid photo ID, proof of address, and a reference name and number.
Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration
Forrest City Medical Center will honor all area breast cancer survivors in a special event planned for Thursday, Oct. 22. The event will be held from noon to 2:00 in the hospital's main lobby, with a balloon release at 1:00 in memory of those who lost their lives to breast cancer. There is no cost to attend this event, but advance registration is requested--to know how many to plan for, and to get the names of attending breast cancer survivors for proper recognition and celebration. For more information or to register, call Janet Benson at 970-261-0444. You can also register online here.
Golf Cart Safaris at Village Creek
Village Creek State Park has a Golf Cart Safari scheduled for October 23. Join the park interpreters to discover what comes out when the golfers go home. There will be a fee of $10 per person. The safari will start at 7 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406.
Levon Helm Down Home Jubilee
A fundraising concert will be held to restore Levon Helm's boyhood home in Marvell, Arkansas, on October 24th. The event will be held at Marvell's city baseball field. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free. There will be plenty of food and drinks, along with music. Don't forget your lawn chairs. No coolers or dogs are allowed at this event. For more information you can visit www.levondownhomejubilee.com.
The Union Hill M.B. Church will host a benefit for Carol Holland on Saturday, October 24th at 6 p.m. For more information you can call 261-2730 or 317-8049. You can also send donations to P.O. Box 571 Palestine, AR 72372.
Regional Career/Job Expo
The Eastern Arkansas Regional Career & Job Expo is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27, from 10:00 to 2:00, at the EACC Fine Arts Center. This event is intended to inform communities of potential careers, employment, and training opportunities available in the region and to promote businesses and industry in these areas. Admission to this event is free.
Pre-Halloween Costume Ball
The Marian Anderson Commission will host a pre-Halloween costume ball on Friday, October 30th, at 9 p.m. at the Marian Anderson Community Center. Tickets are $5 and there will be a door prize.
The SFC Health Unit will be giving out free flu shots at the Forrest City Health Dept. on Division Street on Friday, October 30th. The event will be from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. For more information you can go to www.healthy.arkansas.gov.
Forrest City Reunion--Class of 1980
10/30 & 31/15
The 35th annual reunion for the Forrest City Class of 1980 is scheduled for the weekend of October 30th & 31st. Information on classmates is being sought--send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ridgewood Fall Festival
Ridgewood Baptist Church, Highway 1 North in Forrest City, will sponsor a Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., featuring food, games, hay rides, and more. They will also have a bloodmobile there for blood donations from 4:00 to 8:00.
FC After-School Program
through May 6, 2016
The Save-the-Children/21st CCLC after-school program continues every weekday (Monday-Friday) through May 6, 2016, from 3:40 to 5:40. This program is for second- through fifth-grade students. It offers support in literacy and math, physical activity and healthy nutrition, and fun enrichment activities. Transportation is provided within FC city limits. For more info, call 633-7129 or 633-3248.
ABE/GED Classes At C.R.T.I.
Registration through December 2015
Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute ABE/GED classes in Forrest City are now underway. There is no charge for the classes. Weekday classes meet Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Night classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The instructors are Betty Keysacker and Tambrey Carnes. GED satellite classes are also held in Marianna, Wynne, Brinkley and Clarendon. Students must provide an Arkansas Photo ID and Social Security card to register. For more information, go to CRTI's website, or call 870-633-5411 or 800-842-2317.
Marianna/Lee Co. Chamber Banquet
The Marianna/Lee County Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be held Thursday, November 5, at Marianna's Civic Center. A silent auction will also be held at the banquet. Cajun Express will be catering this event. Tickets are $20. Call the Chamber at 870-295-2469 for more information.
JA Angel Tree
week of Nov. 9, 2015
The Junior Auxiliary of Forrest City is again sponsoring the Angel Tree to provide clothing and toys for area children at Christmas. The tree will be set up at the Campbell House. Go by any day Monday, Nov. 9, through Friday, Nov. 13, and get a card. The card will have a list of needs for a specific child--you can shop or provide a cash donation of $20 or more to receive one of the angel ornaments. The Campbell House will be open that week from 11:00 to 1:00 and again from 4:00 to 6:00. If you can't get by during the week, you can write to PO Box 1340 in FC--they'll mail you a card.
Junie B. Jones Musical
The EACC Fine Arts Center will host the Junie B. Jones Musical. This event will be held Tuesday, November 10th, at 10 a.m. and it is recommended for children in Pre K- 4th grades. For more information you can contact the college at 633-4480 or visit their website www.eacc.edu.
The Brinkley High School EAST Lab will have its annual Veteran's Dinner starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10th. It will be at the Brinkley High School Cafeteria. For more information you can call 734-5132 or 734-5115.
The EACC Fine Arts center will be presenting Frosty on Sunday, November 22nd, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $14.50 and on sale now. This performance is a musical inspired by Frosty the Snowman and is great for all ages. For more information or to purchase tickets you can go to www.eacc.edu or call 633-4480 ext. 352.
City League Basketball Registration
Deadline is December 5th
Registration for City League Basketball for Forrest City's youth ages 5-17 will be every Tuesday and Thursday until Saturday, December 5th. You can register your child at the Larry S. Bryant Center or you can pick up an application at Stewart Elementary, Central, Lincoln Middle or the Forrest City Housing Authority. For more information you can call 633-3667 or 261-1480.