EACC 2023-24 Entertainment Season
The 2023-24 entertainment season has been unveiled and as usual features country and pop/rock individuals and groups that have sold millions of records. It starts off with country artist Clay Walker on September 30, then pop group Orleans will be here November 4th. Country group Diamond Rio will be at the Fine Arts Center in March. April and May will be busy with iconic rock n roll group Grand Funk Railroad performing on April 20th and REO Speedwagon on May 3rd. Season packages are on sale now. Complete ticket information is available on the website at eacc.edu.
Chance for a Change
Chance for a Change will be providing after-school balanced meal giveaways Monday through Friday from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm pick up only for children ages 2 through 18 at the Sports Complex.
Crowley’s Ridge Saddle Club 2023 Charity PRCA Rodeo
The Crowley’s Ridge Saddle Club 2023 Charity PRCA Rodeo will be Friday and Saturday September 15th and 16th starting at 7:30 pm with gates opening at 6:00 pm nightly at the Wiley T. Jones Fairgrounds in Forrest City. Advance tickets are $9.00 and $10 at the gate. Children under 10 are free with a paid adult. There will be nightly door prices from local sponsors with Funny Man and clown Trent McFarland. Opening program both nights will honor our military veterans. Everyone is invited to attend!
There will be a Sanyo reunion at the Ole Sawmill restaurant, Saturday, September 16th starting at 3:00 pm. For more information call Lorine Oliver @ 870-295-5841 or 870-817-1881.
The Jericho Church of God in Christ will be celebrating their Pastor Lincoln and wife Paulette Taylor’s 13th Anniversary on Sunday, September 17th during the 11:00 Service. Everyone is invited to come. If you need more Information contact Catherine Bradford @ 870-588-1088 Or Delores Cowan @ 870- 270-0509.
Legal Aid of Arkansas @ FCPL
A representative from Legal Aid of Arkansas will be at the Forrest City Public Library on Tuesday, September 19t from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon. Please call the library to make an appointment @ 633-5646.
Enlightened, Powered by Woodruff Electric - St. Francis County Town Hall Meeting
Everyone is encouraged to attend the St. Francis County Town Hall Meeting regarding the funding received from Arkansas Rural Connect for the Broadband Internet in St. Francis County. The meeting will be Wednesday, September 20th at 3:00 pm located at the Woodruff Electric Community Room (3201 Hwy 1 N. Forrest City). For more information call 870-633-2262 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forrest City Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2023
The Forrest City Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2023 has been announced. The inductees will be recognized at a banquet at the Fine Arts Center at EACC before the September 22nd Mustang game against Batesville Southside. This year’s inductees include the Lincoln High School undefeated Tigers football team and Ronald Williams who played at Lincoln. From Forrest City High School prior to 1970 the inductees are Johnny McDaniel and the late Walter Gene Prewitt. From the modern era of after 1970 the inductees are Chris Williams, Cassandra Jackson Taylor, Barney Freeman, and Ryan Green. A meritorious award will be presented to the family of the late Raoul Carlisle, a nationally known sportswriter who lived in Forrest City. Tickets for the September 22nd banquet are $20 and available at Cedric Williams State Farm Insurance office, The Forrest City Area Chamber of Commerce office, and Delta Office Works.
In addition to the banquet the inductees or family members will meet for a private luncheon at Forrest City Country Club, speak to this year’s Mustang football team, and be introduced to the crowd at halftime of that night’s game at Mustang Stadium.
Junior Auxiliary of St. Francis County 4th Annual Golf Tournament
The 4th Annual Golf Tournament to raise money for the Junior Auxiliary of St. Francis County will be held Saturday, September 23rd at Ridgecrest Country Club located 264 SFC 310 Forrest City. The 3- man scramble will be $375 per team. Sign in @ 12:30 pm, Tee time @ 1:00 pm, and Dinner @ 6:00 pm. Cash Prizes for each flight. Pre-registration deadline is August 12th and includes fee, dinner and t-shirt. Contact Megan McClendon @ 870-821-1729 or any JA member to register.
2023 Cotton Picking Festival
SEPT 29 – 30
The 20th Annual Caldwell Cotton Picking Festival is Friday and Saturday, September 29th and 30th. On Saturday the pancake breakfast starts at 10:00 am and the Cotton Pickin contest will start at 1:00 pm. Other activities include a pet parade, kid’s games, local bands, a pageant, food, raffle, auction and so much more. For more information call 870-494-5132 or 870-261-2872.
SEPT 29 – OCT 3
The TRI-County Fair is fast approaching. The carnival will open on Wednesday, September 29th through Saturday, October 2nd. The Power Wheel Derby and Demolition Derby will be Saturday, Oct 2nd. This year they will have the traditional pageants starting on Saturday, September 23rd and again on Wednesday, September 27th. The fair will also have exhibit buildings, talent show, games, food and music in addition to the carnival and derby. For more information contact Barbie Washburn @ 870-829-1001.
Autumn On The Square
This year’s AOTS will be Saturday, September 30th. Lots of events are being planned and vendor spots are available. Applications can be picked up at the library or text 870-821-2666 and one can be emailed to you. You can also preorder a Festival T-shirt. The cost of the shirts are $20 per shirt and can be ordered at the library as well or text 870-821-2666 (do not call) orders must be paid in full by August 31st. For this and more information AOTS has a Facebook page @ Autumn OnThe Square.
King Biscuit Blues Festival
OCT 4 – 7
The 2023 King Biscuit Blues Festival will be Wednesday, October 4th through Saturday, October 7th in Helena. Events include the Biscuit Bash, a 5K run, Tour Da’ Delta Bike rede, Music, great food and Fun! Go to https://kingbiscuitfestival.com for more information and ticket information.
FCHS CLASS OF '83 40th Class Reunion
The Forrest City High School class of 1983 is getting ready to celebrate their 40th Class Reunion. Classmates can contact Sandra McMillion, Alvin Taggart, Regina Whitby or Ronald Sayles or join the Facebook page: Class of 1983 FCHS. The fee to attend is $100 for a single person or $150 for a couple. The address to send payment to is P.O. Box 2156 Forrest City, AR 72336.
First United Methodist Women present their Biannual Community Sale
The event will be from 8:00 am until 12 noon on Saturday, October 7th at the church parking lot, located on South Izard St. in Forrest City. Booth spaces are available for $20 per space, $10 for any extra space per customer. A limited number may also sign up for electricity for an extra $15. For more information contact First United Methodist Church M-F @ 633-1094 or Ann Claire Vaccaro @ 261-2064.
Run to the Park 5K
The city of Colt is having a 5K Run and 1 mile walk race to help raise money for the playground equipment for Colt city park. Sign up forms can be found at Colt City Hall or St. Francis County treasures office. Or you can register online @ www.runsignup.com/Race/AR/Colt/RuntotheParkfacebook.com/cityofcoltar. Donations and sponsorships are appreciated as well.
SFC Master Gardeners Annual Seminar
The St. Francis County Master Gardeners will host their annual seminar in October at the Woodruff Electric Cooperative’s headquarters on the Highway 1 Bypass. This year’s seminar will feature several speakers including Sherri Sanders, Randy Forst, Teresa Shannon, Jo Patterson and Joan Collier. For more information on the seminar, contact the St. Francis County Extension Service @ 870-261-1730. Registration forms may be picked up at the Extension Service and registration may be done in person. Forms can also be mailed to SFC Master Gardeners, c/o Linda Boren, 8830 Hwy 284, Forrest City, AR 72335. Registration fee prior to Oct. 1 is $30 and at the door $35. Seating is limited so register early to attend.
Relay For Life of Delta
It’s time to form your teams for fundraising today! The Relay FOR LIFE OF Delta will be held Saturday, October 14th from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Sam Smith Stadium. Go to www.relayforlife.org/deltaar click on Join this Relay or call 1-800-227-2345 Option 2 to sign up. For questions contact Shellie Cissell @ 870-261-0444 or 870-816-8610.
St. Francis County Fair
Save the Date! The St. Francis County Fair will be Monday, October 16th through Saturday, October 21st. Armbands go on sale Sept. 1st. Volunteers are needed, contact Candice @ 870-633-4112 extension 112. More information is to come, look forward to Rides, Food, Shows, Music and Fun!
Make it Pink Health Fair
Spread the word! Monday, October 23rd starting at 11:00 am at the Forrest City Medical Center employee parking lot (past the helicopter) will be a Community Health Fair hosted by Forrest City Medical Center. Free health screenings, door prices and fun! There will be tons of community resources, which are free of charge as well. Contact the Marketing Director, Shellie Cissel, if you want more information or would like to set up a vendor booth. Her number is 870-816-8610 or email email@example.com
Junior Auxiliary of Forrest presents JASFC Crown Fest. The event will be held at the Campbell House in Forrest City from noon until 4:00 pm. There will be food, vendors, and a carnival! For more information contact any Junior Auxiliary member or contact them through their Facebook page @ Junior Auxiliary of St. Francis County.
Forrest Street Halloween Parade
Mark your calendars! The Forrest Street Halloween Parade will be Tuesday October 31st this year from 5:30 pm until 7:00pm.
WOODRUFF ELECTRIC SPONSORS HOLIDAY GREETING CARD CONTEST
Woodruff Electric encourages elementary students (K through Fifth grade) to submit a holiday greeting card design. Students that attend a private, public or home school in the counties of Woodruff, Cross, Monroe, St. Francis, Lee or Phillips or in the town of Des Arc are eligible to participate. Students are allowed to use any medium or combination of medium, which includes a drawing, crayons, watercolor, oil, acrylic paint, pastel, chalk, etc. The designs should be on an 8 1/2” x 11” paper and in a horizontal (landscape) format. The winning artwork design will be used for the Official 2023 Woodruff Electric Holiday greeting card and will receive a certificate commemorating their achievement and a gift card. Complete rules and entry forms are available at www.woodruffelectric.com or at any of Woodruff Electric’s office locations. The deadline to enter the contest is October 31st.
MRSP-HUNTER AND BOATING EDUCATION TESTING SITE
The Mississippi River State Park in Lee County is a testing site for both hunter and boating education courses. Testing dates are by appointment only. For an appointment, call the park at 870-295-4040.
The Ties that Bind Quilting Group is accepting new members. Contact 870-633-5837 for more information.
PINK LADIES OF FCMC
TUESDAY AND THURSDAY
The Pink Ladies of the Forrest City Medical Center Auxiliary invite you to join them each week for exercise classes that can help all ages and levels of activity. The classes are FREE and are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. in the hospital cafeteria
ADULT EDUCATION AND LITERACY CLASSES
FREE Adult Education and Literacy Classes! Call 870-633-4480 extension 310 for more information.
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 a photo ID. You can purchase a photo ID for $5 at the Revenue Office, this is just an option, and NOT something you have to do. Either way you MUST have a photo ID.
TRANSPORTATION FOR VETS
MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY
The Disabled Arkansas Veterans is providing transportation to area veterans from St. Francis County to the VA in Little Rock. The van will pick up veterans every Monday and Wednesday at the Shell station on Holiday Drive in Forrest City at 7:05 a.m. and the Love's truck stop in Palestine at around 7:10 a.m. To reserve a spot or get more information please call 870-932-1052.
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.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS
Narcotics Anonymous meetings are every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Church, 400 Hill St. in Forrest City.
Lee County Cooperative Clinic at 530 West Atkins Blvd in Marianna, will be offering free drive thru flu vaccines & Covid-19 testing every Thursday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Call 870-295-5225 to pre-register. Walk ups are also welcome. Please wear your mask.
AA & AL-ANON MEETINGS
Alcoholics Anonymous & Al Anon Meetings are held at 568 W. Chestnut in Marianna every Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
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.
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.
MARS HILL CLOTHES CLOSET
OPEN THE LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH
If you or anyone you know needs clothing, please come shop! Our clothes are clean, gently worn, and FREE!
Take Hwy. 261 South from Palestine (turn at the Valero Station) and cross the Lee County line. Then take the first paved road to the right (LEE 814). The church is just off the pavement. Only 6 miles or so from Palestine.
Call for more info or emergency needs.
870-317-8848 or 870-295-0408
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.
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