Pork loin Sale
You can order a pork loin or turkey leg from St. Francis County 4-H until Friday, October 14. The pork loin is boneless, around six pounds and costs $25 and turkey legs cost $10. The pick-up date is Thursday, October 20, from 2:00-4:30 p.m.,at 313 S. Izard. For more information call 870-261-1730.
Buisness Open House
There will be an Open House for St. Francis Assisted Living Community on Wednesday, September 28, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., at 1800 Stephens Drive. For more information call 870-633-6390.
AA & Al-Anon Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous & Al Anon Meetings are held at 568 W. Chestnut in Marianna every Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Driver's License Class
Classes for a Driver's License are held each Thursday at the Lee Co. Courthouse. The written exam is given at 1:00 p.m., and the driving portion is at 9 a.m.
Benefit Fund (Jackson Family)
5-year-old Anna Claire Jackson, daughter of Nick and Detra Jackson, tragically passed away on Tuesday, September 13, in a fatal car accident and a benefit fund has been set up for her family at First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas. If you would like to donate to the fund you can at any F.N.B.E.A. location. Please make all checks out to “Jackson Family Benefit.”
"You've Been Gnomed" (Fundraiser)
The DBS High School Sorority Girls are sponsoring a fundraising event so that you can gnome your neighbor or good friend. There are two sets of gnomes, one is in Marianna and the other is in Forrest City. Through the month of September a set of gnomes will be placed in a yard and the home/business owner will need to donate to Prevent Child Abuse America to move the gnomes. They even get to pick who gets them next! For more information call 870-270-1943 or 633-3666 ext. 12.
Antique Rose Christmas Extravaganza
Antique Rose will host their annual Christmas Extravaganza on Friday, September 30, from 9:00-5:00, at their location in Forrest City. There will be free shotwell caramels to the first 50 purchasing customers. They will also be closed the Wednesday and Thursday leading up to the event. Phone orders will still be accepted though. For more information or to place an order call 870-633-5144.
JA Skeet Shoot
Forrest City Junior Auxiliary will have its annual skeet shoot on Saturday, October 1, from 2:00-11:00 p.m., at Central Arkansas Turbines, Inc., 1280 Highway 980, in Forrest City, AR. Registration is from 2:00-3:00 p.m. with the actual shoot from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Registration fee is $60 per shooter and $30 for a non-shooter. The rest of the night will be filled with food from Delta Q and music from the group Deep South. To pre-register or for more information call 870-317-3296.
4th Annual Forrest City Downtown Music & Arts Festival
The 4th Annual Forrest City Downtown Music & Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, October 1, from 11:00-5:00, at the St. Francis County Museum. There will be food, music, vendors, free museum tours and much more! For more information call 870-261-1744.
4-H Fishing Derby
4-H of St. Francis County will host a youth fishing derby on Saturday, October 1, from 10:00-noon, at the pond at the Forrest City Sports Complex. This is a free event for youth up to 19 years old. Youth ages 16-19 must have fishing license. For more information call 870-261-1730.
The Forrest City High School Class of 1986 is looking for classmates for their upcoming reunion on November 4 and 5. If you are a member of the Class of 1986 or know members of it, please contact Lenora Winston at 870-270-1704.
Pastry & Cookie Dough Fundraiser
Selling starts in October
First United Methodist Church will be selling Butterbraid
pastries and cookie dough during the month of October. The list of flavors
and costs are listed below:
Pastries ($14 per pastry)
--Blueberry Cream Cheese
--Strawberry Cream Cheese
--Double Chocolate ($16 per pastry)
Cookie Dough ($16)
--Oatmeal, Cranberry, Chocolate
--White Chocolate Macadamia ($17)
To place an order or for more information you can call the church at 870-633-1094, Monday-Thursday, from 8:30-4:30. All proceeds go into their mission fund.
Benefit Singing (Wayne Allan)
There will be a benefit singing on Saturday, October 1, at 6:00 p.m., at Widener Baptist Church. This will benefit Wayne Allan and his family following his stroke. Singers and groups will be the Callahans, Unioniares, Dale Ball & the Messengers and more. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call 870-317-8511.
Master Gardeners Seminar
Brinkley Master Gardeners will host a seminar on Saturday, October 1, from 9:30-2:00, during Fall Fest, at Brinkley First United Methodist Church, in the fellowship hall. Pre-registration is preferred and costs $15, but to register at the door is $20 (from 9:00-9:30 a.m.). For more information call 870-747-3397.
Great Arkansas Clean-Up
Mississippi River State Park and St. Francis National Forest will join up and be apart of the Great Arkansas Clean-Up, that is promoted by the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission. They will be doing shoreline clean-ups of Storm Creek Lake and Horner Neck Lake, as well as cleaning up along the confluence and confluence area at the Mississippi and St. Francis Rivers on Saturday, October 1, starting at 9:00 a.m. For more information call 870-295-4040.
Forrest City Landfill will be giving away free mulch on Saturday, October 1, from 8:00-noon. Free mulch is given away the first Saturday of every month.
Brinkley Fall Fest
Brinkley Fall Fest has been scheduled for Saturday, October 1, at the Brinkley Convention Center. The main event will be The Legendary Pacers with an "Awesome Science" program by the Museum of Discovery. More details will be given later; they are still looking for vendors. For more information call, 870-734-2262.
3rd Annual Pancake Day
The Rotary Club in Brinkley will have their 3rd Annual Pancake Day on Saturday, October 1, from 6:00-10:00 a.m., at Gene's BBQ. Tickets are $5. For tickets ask any Rotary Member or Gene Depriest.
10/01/16, 10/14/16 & 10/29/16
Mississippi River State Park is hosting their Fall Kayaking
Tours with several different sessions. The schedule is as follows:
--They will be at Storm Creek Lake on Saturday, October 1, at 2:00 p.m.
--There will be a full moon tour at Bear Creek Lake on Friday, October 14, at 6:30 p.m.
--There will be a regular tour at Hornor Neck Lake on Saturday, October 29 at 2:30 p.m.
Each guided tour costs $12 and it includes a kayak rental (the price does not change if you bring your own). For more information on any events call 870-295-4040.
Fundraising Dog Show
The Arkansas Bully Fest will be held on Saturday, October 1, with gates opening at 7:00 a.m., at the ASU Equine Center in Jonesboro, AR. This is a dog show for bulldog breeds specifically. Entry is $20 per person, $5 per dogs, and kids 12 and under get in for free. No aggressive dogs or dogs in heat are allowed. During the show a raffle-style fundraiser will be taking place, tickets range from $5-$20. Proceeds from the raffle will go to Forrest City Humane Society. For more info call 870-295-0087, 870-295-0056 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Annual Scenes of the South Painting Competition
The 2nd Annual Scenes of the South Painting Competition will be from Saturday, October 1, until Wednesday, November 30, at 105 Missouri Street in Helena-West Helena, AR. For entry information and more go to www.arkansasdeltaartspartnership.org.
EACC Special Events
The EACC Special Events Performance Schedule is as follows:
--Forrest City Medical Center Women's Expo- Guest Speaker will be Diana Jordan, who will speak at 7:30 p.m.- Tuesday, October 4, at 4:30 p.m.
--Rodney Black Jazz Project- Friday, February 17, 2017
--UAPB Vespers Choir- Thursday, February 23, 2017
All events will be held at EACC Fine Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now. For more information call 633-4480 ext. 352.
Retired Teachers Meeting
A Retired Teachers meeting for Lee County will be held on Wednesday, October 5, at noon in the board room at Whitten Elementary School. Monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month.
Master Gardeners Gardening Seminar
Master Gardeners of Forrest City will host a Gardening Seminar on Thursday, October 6, starting at 8:30, at Mid-South Health Systems Building. There is a $15 fee. For more information call 870-633-7422.
Gallery Exhibit--Delta: Rediscovered
The EACC Gallery in Forrest City presents Delta: Rediscovered, a touring exhibit that features rare photographs of early Arkansas life along the White River. The exhibit is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 to 4:00 and on Fridays from 10:00 to noon. Special group tours may also be scheduled. There is no charge for admission. Pieces are the work of Master photographer Dayton Bowers, whose work focused on the lives, culture, and heritage of Arkansans from the early 1880s to the mid-1920s. Several of his photos are also featured in the book Daughter of the White River (History Press, 2013). For more information, call the college at 633-4480 or visit their website.
Delta Cultural Center's Front Porch
Delta Cultural Center will host their Front Porch Event, while they are gearing up for their annual King Biscuit Blue's Festival, on October 6-8, at the Miller Annex, on 223 Cherry Street. The headliners for this event will be Kenny Brown and Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith. There will be a jam session on Thursday, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., then the music will start at noon on both Friday and Saturday. For a complete line-up or more information you can visit www.deltaculturalcenter.com or call 870-338-4350.
There will be a memorial walk for Timothy Washington on Saturday, October 8, with check-in starting at 8:00 a.m., at Brinkley Convention Center and a program at Brinkley High School at 10:30 a.m. Donations are welcome. For more information call 870-589-0880.
11th Annual Peebles Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
The 11th Annual Peebles Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze will be open from Friday, September 23, until Monday, October 31. The farm is located at 100 Woodruff 249 in Augusta, AR, and open from 9:00-6:00, Sunday-Saturday. They have hay, horse and wagon rides, weekend bonfires and much more. Admission is $8. For more information call 870-919-6162.
Relay for Life 5K
Run for Their Life 5k will be held on Saturday, October 8, starting at 8:00 a.m., at Village Creek State Park in Wynne, AR. There is a $20 registration fee. This event benefits Concepts of Truth International. To sign up or for more information visit their website.
Parker Pioneer Homestead Hours
10/8 & 9/16 and 10/15&16/16
Parker Pioneer will be open on October 8, 9, 15 and 16, at 16944 Homestead Road in Harrisburg, AR. It is open from 10:00-5:00 both Saturdays and 12:00-5:00 on both Sundays. Come and see their homestead artifacts, crafts, sorghum tastings and much more. For more information call 870-578-2699 or visit www.parkerhomestead.com.
Opening For Local Artist
Mississippi River State Park will display local artist Ed Wade's work starting Tuesday, October 11 and continuing until Sunday, February 19, 2017. There will be an open house event on Tuesday, October 11, at 6:30 p.m., at the Visitor's Center. You can stop by anyday between 8:00-5:00 to see the works. For more information 870-295-4040.
The Forrest City High School Class of 1971 is looking for interested parties for a 45th Class Reunion in October 2016. If interested or you have information, please call Loretta Brown at 870-752-6733, Willie Jenkins at 501-613-5995, Norma Mason at 901-218-3362 or Barbara Willis at 870-633-9356.
American Legion BBQ
The annual BBQ at the Marianna American Legion will be held on Thursday, October 13, at 5:00 p.m. You have the option to dine-in or carry-out. Tickets are $7.
Homeschool Education Classes
Mississippi River State Park will host a homeschool education class one Thursday out of each month. These classes are set up to cover the nature and history of Crowley's Ridge, the St. Francis River and the Mississippi River. The next class is scheduled for Thursday, October 13, at 10:00 a.m. There is no fee but pre-registration is required. The two remaining classes will be on Thursday, November 3, and Thursday, December 8. For more information call 870-295-4040.
Alzheimer's Support Meeting
The Alzheimer's Support program of East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging will host its monthly support group meeting on Thursday, October 13, starting at noon at Forrest City Medical Center. For more information call 494-3300. Meetings are held every second Thursday of the month.
Sistas Support Group
Sistas & Others Support Group will meet on Thursday, October 13, at 6:00 p.m. in the in-service classroom at Forrest City Medical Center. This is for parents who have suffered the loss of a child. Monthly meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. For more information call 870-298-2128.
The American Legion in Marianna will host its annual barbecue on Thursday, October 13, at 5:00 p.m., at their location.
L'Anguille River Festival
Palestine's Annual L'Angulle River Festival will be on Saturday, October 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Palestine City Hall. There will be a BBQ cook-off, talent competition, car show, horseshoe tournament, fishing derby, bounce houses and much more. Admission is free. For more information call 870-581-2166.
Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration
Forrest City Medical Center will host their annual Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration on Thursday, October 20, from noon-2:00 p.m., at FCMC first floor lobby. You do not have to be a breast cancer survivor to attend and everyone is invited. Refreshments will be served and balloon release will be held in memory of those who have lost their battle. For more information call 870-261-0444.
FC Library Fall Programs
10/20/16 & 11/17/16
Forrest City Public Library has released their Fall
Children's Programs, the schedule is as follows:
--Halloween Storytime & Craft on Thursday, October 20, at 4:00 p.m.
--Thanksgiving Storytime & Craft on Thursday, November 17, at 4:00 p.m.
For more information call 870-633-5646.
Marvell Main Street Festival
The Marvell Main Street Festival will be held in conjunction with the Levon Helm Downtown Jubilee this year on Saturday, October 22. There will be a 5k Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run starting at 8:00 a.m. that morning, and the festival itself starts at 10:00 a.m., with live music, arts and crafts, silent auctions, kid games and much more. Then the Levon Helm Downtown Jubilee will perform at 7:00 p.m.; all proceeds go to the restoration project at Levon Helm. All activities will be held on Main Street in Marvell. For more information 870-829-1001.
The DBS High School Sorority Girls are sponsoring a fundraising fashion show on Sunday, October 23, in the afternoon, at the First United Methodist Church in Forrest City. Start time will be announced later. There will be clothing modeled from L.E.A.H., Edwin Houston and more retailers. Tickets are $10 to attend. For more information call 870-270-1943 or 870-633-3666 ext. 12.
JA Trunk or Treat
Junior Auxillary of Forrest City will host a Trunk or Treat in cordination with Forrest Street on Sunday, October 30. Junior Auxillary will be located in the yard of the Campbell House. For more information call 870-317-8527 or 870-261-8990.
ECOS Lil'Fishhook Theatre Performance
ECOS Lil'Fishhook Theatre will perform on Saturday, November 5, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at 300 College Street in Elaine, AR. This will be a local playwright's play, and the cast will be made up of children ages 4-10. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children. For more information call 870-714-0881.
Caring and Sharing Market
The 3rd Annual Caring and Sharing Market will be on Sunday, November 6, from 11:30-3:00, at First United Methodist Church. This is a free and alternative gift giving event. For more information call 870-633-1094. All proceeds go to their mission trip fund.
Warfield Concert will present Siberian Virtuosi on Sunday, November 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Lily Peter Auditorium. This is a group made up of 12 violinists and one pianist. This is a free event. For more information call 404-697-7197.
JA Angel Tree
Junior Auxillary of Forrest City will host their Angel Tree event again this year. You can go and pick up names from November 7 through 11, from 11:00-1:00 or 4:00-6:00 p.m., at the Campbell House in Forrest City. Drop-off dates will be November 28-30, same times and place. For more information call 870-317-8527 or 870-261-8990.
Christmas on the Square
Christmas on the Square will be held on Thursday, December 1, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the courthouse square in Marion, AR. There will be a children's theater performance, high school band performance, arts and crafts booths, food trucks and more. Admission is free. For more information call 870-739-6041.
EACC Spotlight Series
The EACC Spotlight Performance Schedule is as follows:
--Arkansas Symphony Orchestra- Saturday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m.
--Three Dog Night- Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
--Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show- Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
--Amy Grant- Friday, March 3, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
--Russian National Ballet: Swan Lake- Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
All events will be held at EACC Fine Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now. For more information call 633-4480 ext. 352.
--Palestine Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday,
December 3, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Floats are encouraged to enter. For entry
information and more call 870-581-2166.
--Marion Christmas Parade is scheduled for Thursday, December 8, from 8:00-8:00 p.m. at Military Road in Marion. Floats are encouraged to enter. For entry information and more call 870-733-5767.
A Rocky Mountain Christmas
Warfield Concert will present Jim Curry's Rocky Mountain Christmas on Thursday, December 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Lily Peter Auditorium. This is a free event. For more information call 404-697-7197.
EACC Family Series
Dates Will Vary!
The EACC Family Performance Schedule is as follows:
--The Ugly Duckling & the Tortoise and the Hare- Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 3 p.m.
--Alexander, Who's Not Not Not Going To Move- Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 3 p.m.
Both events will be held at EACC Fine Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now. For more information call 633-4480 ext. 352.