SFC Elves 41st Annual Toy Drive
The 41st SFC Elves Inc., toy project is underway! Toys that are new or in good, working order may be delivered to five drop-off sites throughout Forrest City, which is the Beavers and Cline Law Office at 523 E. Broadway, Southern Furniture at 4000 N. Washington, St. Francis County Museum on Front Street, the Forrest City Public Library on South Washington (new this year) the First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas North Branch. Monetary donations are also accepted with 100% of the donations spent on purchasing toys. All of the project operating costs are covered by board members and volunteers. This is a locally operated toy project, and all toys are distributed to local children. For more information on the project or to make any type of donation, contact Kirk Billingsley at 901-218-3955 or Justin Reeves at 870-630-7486.
Lee County Veterans Christmas Shoebox Drive
NOW thru DEC 11
It’s time once again to remember our Veterans! The Lee County VFW and American Legion are filling shoeboxes and gift bags to uplift, honor and help our local men and women veterans. This year they will fill medium Christmas gift bags and showboxes with necessary items, a few little surprises and a Christmas card. Designated drop off locations are VFW Marianna, Armor Bank-Marianna Branch, Lee County Court House, First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas- Marianna branch and Lee County Library. Personal care items, reading and writing materials and whimsical gift items are needed and cash donations are always accepted. They would like to have items donated by December 11th. For questions, please call Jeannie Eddleman Hall @ 901-359-7310, Susy Keasler @ 870-295-2439 and Pamela Parten Pickett @ 870-295-0362.
First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas Annual Holiday Food Drive
NOW thru DEC 18
The First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas is having their annual Holiday Food Drive! Donations will be accepted at the Wheatley Branch until December 18th. The address is 122 Little Rock St. Wheatley, AR. All non-perishable food items are accepted. For more information or questions call Betty Mason @ 870-457-2311.
Drive-Thru Live Nativity @ Three Trees Cowboy Church
It’s that special time of year! Everyone is invited to join the magical journey through the heart of the Christmas story with the annual Three Trees Cowboy Church drive through Live Nativity! Located at 222 CR 381 Wynne, this event is free of charge and will be Saturday and Sunday, December 9th and 10th from 6:00 until 8:00 pm. See you there!
First United Methodist Church of Brinkley Pancake Breakfast
First United Methodist Church of Brinkley located @ 404 West Ash St. will be having a Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Saturday Dec 9 from 8:00 am until 10:30 am. Bring your kiddos, big or small, in their pajamas! Enjoy pancakes, get a picture with Santa, then paint a Christmas Ornament with Mar’s Art and Nancy Henry. Tickets at door $10.00 for first child and $5.00 for additional children. For more information call Marlene Gwathney @ 270-2029. All proceeds go to missions.
Christmas 2023 at the William Stone House
Christmas at the Williams Stone House this year will be featuring a Children’s Shopping Room, Mrs. Santa’s Bake Shop, Handmade Crafts, Preserves & Jellies and a special visit from Santa on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. The Williams Stone House will be open on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 am until 3:00 PM each day. For more information call 501-626-7254. See you there!
Annual Community Christmas
The Annual Community Christmas event, "Love thy Neighbor", will be this Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Forrest City Civic Center. Free Entertainment, Toy Giveaway, Free Food and Free Pictures with Mickey Mouse and the Crew. Children must be accompanied by an adult the entire time.
Delta Trade Days Christmas Extravaganza
The Delta Trade Days Christmas Extravaganza will be Saturday, December 9th from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm at the East Arkansas Community College Technology Center located at 1790 Falls Blvd. in Wynne. Indoor and outdoor booths with so many items to help you with all your Christmas shopping needs. Santa will be available for pictures! For more information call 870-588-2366 or 870-318-1325.
Storytime and Cocoa with Mrs. Claus
The Forrest City Public Library will host Storytime and Cocoa with Mrs. Claus Monday, December 18th from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. All children or children at heart are welcome to attend! If you have any questions call the library @ 633-5646.
PLUM Foundation Event
The PLUM Foundation will be giving away Christmas Toy Boxes on the following schedule this holiday season: Monday, Dec. 18th , 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Greater Powerhouse & Adams Temple Church located at 531 Ladino Street in Helena-West Helena. Tuesday, Dec. 19th , 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Nineveh Cathedral Church located at 600 Thompson Ave. in West Memphis. The last day will be Wednesday, Dec 20th from 3:00 pm to -5:00 pm at Nineveh Temple Church located at 208 West Broadway in Forrest City. Each location will feature free sleigh rides for children under 12. Call 888-215-4513 for more information.
Legal Aid of Arkansas
Legal Aid of Arkansas will once again be at the Forrest City Public Library Tuesday, December 19th from 9:00am until 12:00pm. Please call the library to make an appointment. Their number is 633-5646.
Movie and Craft at the Forrest City Public Library
The Forrest City Public Library is hosting Movie and a Craft at 10:00am and 2:00pm. All is free. Bring your kiddos and have fun! For more information call the library @ 633-5646.
Christmas Parade’s 2023
Marianna/Lee County – Friday, Dec 8th starting at 7:00 PM
Wynne – due to increased rain chances -Moved to Monday, December 11th starting at 7:00 PM
Helena – West Helena – due to increased rain chances -Moved to Sunday, December 10th starting at 6:00 PM
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.
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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