To publicize your non-profit event, send details to Mary Lynn: call 870-633-1252 or toll free at 800-246-5955; fax 870-633-1259; or email Be sure to include the who, what, when, how, and why for the event; the deadline (if there is one); and a contact number for listeners (for more information).
LEE COUNTY COOPERATIVE CLINIC
MONTH OF DECEMBER
The Lee County Cooperative Clinic offers free confidential HIV Rapid Testing for the month of December. Testing is confidential, as well as issues dicussed and questions asked. Take the test. Take control. Testing is Monday - Friday, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment to get tested for HIV, please visit Lee County Cooperative Clinic or call 870-295-5225. We are always accepting new patients.
2019 CHRISTMAS PARADES
Brinkley- Dec. 9, at 6:00 p.m.
Elaine-Dec. 7, at 5:00 p.m.
Forrest City- Dec. 6, at 7:00 p.m.
Helena/West Helena- Dec. 14, at 6:00 p.m.
Hughes- Dec. 12, at 7:00 p.m.
Marianna- Dec. 13, at 7:00 p.m.
Marvell- Dec. 1, at 2:30 p.m.
Palestine- Dec. 7, at 6:00 p.m.
Wynne- Dec. 5, at 7:00 p.m.
FCHS CHRISTMAS CONCERTS
The Forrest City High School Fine Arts Department will hold its annual Christmas Concert Thursday, December 12, at 6:00 p.m., in the Forrest City Junior High School auditorium. The concert will include performances by the Mustang band, concert choir, and Der Singkreis.
A HOPE FOR HUGHES
Come hear Dr. Steve Gaines from Bellevue Baptist Church speak on Thursday, December 12, at 5:00 p.m., at the Hughes First Baptist Church. It's free! Bring your family!
CLASS OF 67' HOLIDAYS
The Lincoln High Class of 1967 will host its annual Christmas get together on Saturday, December 14, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the AVESI Building located at the corner of South Rosser and Davis Streets. For more information, contact Charles Freeman at 501-442-2777 or Linda Watson at 870-317-7649.
The Jolly Elders at Ridgewood Baptist Church will meet at noon Tuesday, December 17, for a potluck lunch. Special guests Jim and Denise Whaley will present a Christmas program. For more information, call the church at 870-633-1121. Door prizes will be awarded.
Marianna Community Blood Drive will be held at the First Baptist Church, at 47 West Main St. in Marianna, on Thursday, December 19, from 1 until 5:30 p.m. Give something that means something!
Spread the word!! Partners Bank is collecting Letters to Santa in all Branches right now! Santa will be visiting the Helena/West Helena West Branch Bank on Highway 49 and the by-pass on Friday, December 20, from 2-4 p.m.
NOW UNTIL DECEMBER 20
The East Arkansas Community College Gallery in Forrest City presents Painterly Speaking, an exhibition by artist Kathy Bay of Sherwood. The exhibit will run through Friday, December 20. The EACC Gallery is located 1700 Newcastle Road in Forrest City. Daily hours for the Gallery are Monday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., or as scheduled for special group tours. There is no charge for admission. For more information, call 870-633-4480.
TAXIDERMY SEMINAR: EUROPEAN ANTLER MOUNT
Join us for a class on how to prepare, boil, and whiten your trophy from this season on Saturday, December 28, from 1-4 p.m. at the Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, 600 E. Lawson Rd. in Jonesboro. For more information, call 870-933-6787.
DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET
DU Banquet will be held at the Forrest City Civic Center on Friday, January 3, beginning at 6:00 p.m., the meal will be served at 7:00 p.m., and the auction will begin at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $40 for singles and $60 for couples. For more information, call John Jordan at 870-317-3220.
THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Forrest City Landfill will give away free mulch on the first Saturday of every month, from 7:00 to noon, weather permitting.
EVERY MONDAY NIGHT
The Oak Hill Church of God, 97 SFC 309, will host Monday Night Outreach each week, a free support group for people struggling with depression, grief, loneliness, or addiction. A complimentary meal is served at 5:30p.m., and the meeting starts at 6:30p.m. For more information, call 870-633-7331.
ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT MEETING
EVERY SECOND THURSDAY EACH MONTH
The Alzheimer's Support Program of East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging will host its monthly support group meeting on Thursday, November 8, starting at noon at Forrest City Medical Center. For more information call 870-494-3300. Meetings are held every second Thursday of the month.
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 CLASSES
Classes for an Arkansas Driver's License are held each Thursday at the Lee County Courthouse. The driving portion is at 9 a.m., and the written exam is given at 1:00 p.m.
DRIVER'S TESTING AT TROOP D
Arkansas State Police Troop D driver's testing for Skills will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The written exam will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. For more information call 870-633-1454. You will need an original copy of your birth certificate and also a photo ID. You can purchase a photo ID for $5 at the Revenue Office, this is just an option, NOT something you have to do. Either way you MUST have a photo ID.