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).
RED CROSS ANTIBODY TESTING
Red Cross is now testing all donations for COVID-19 antibodies. The antibody test is authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and will indicate if the donor's immune system has produced antibodies to the coronavirus, regardless of whether they developed symptoms. Schedule your appointment today by calling 1-800-733-2767.
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.
MISSISSIPPI RIVER STATE PARK
Just a reminder that there are things to do at the Mississippi State Park. The Visitor Center including exhibit hall and gift shop are open Wednesday-Sunday from 8am - 5pm. Bike rentals are open 8am-4:30pm each day. They can take reservations and payment over the phone. They are now selling worms for fishing. Swim beaches are closed at this time. RV and tent camping are open at Beech Point and Lone Pine campgrounds, Storm Creek Campground is temporarily closed due to construction. The paillion and multi-purpose room are open with limitations. For questions call 870-295-4040 or visit https:///covid-19-update.
DELTA HERITAGE TRAIL STATE PARK BARTON VISITOR CENTER
Delta Heritage Trail State Park Barton Visitor Center located at 5539 US Hwy 49 W in Helena, AR will be hosting a Craft Day for Kids each Friday from June 18 to July 30 at 2:00 p.m. This event lasts about 45 mins and is free of charge to participate. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call 870-572-2352.
SUMMER SCHOOL AT ANNA STRONG LEARNING ACADEMY
JUNE 21 - JULY 16
Summer School at Anna Strong Learning Academy begins Monday, June 21 - Friday, July 16 from 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Also, Kindergarten registration is going on now until Friday, July 30. School starts back for Lee County School District Monday, August 16. For more information call 870-295-7130.
SFC 4-H FUNDRAISER
SFC 4-H Fundraiser will be held at the Forrest City Fairgrounds on July 8, at 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be a Petting Zoo, Plate Lunch, and a Silent Auction. For more information contact Carlie Bothum at 870-261-1730.
SFC SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM 2021
JULY 8 - JULY 29
SFC Museum will host the SFC Summer Enrichment Program 2021 beginning July 8 - July 29 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the SFC Museum. This program will be for Kindergarten to 5th grade children. K & 1st will need a parent to attend. There will be local stories & forklore and snacks & games. For more information call 870-261-1744.
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.
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.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS
Narcotics Anonymous meetings will begin in Forrest City on Wednesday, May 5, at 7:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Church, 400 Hill St. in Forrest City. Meetings will be held every Wednesday in the future.
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.