Heavy Police Presence for Holiday
Arkansas State Police officials will have two enforcement campaigns underway for the Labor Day holiday this weekend. Captain Jackie Clark, commander of Troop D in Forrest City, said troopers will be watching for distracted driving (drink, drugs, or cell phones), and that several sobriety checkpoints will be set up. Sheriff Bobby May said his department will be available for those who need assistance, up to and including getting people home if they've been drinking.
9/4 & 5/15
-Arkansas Gospel Jamboree at 7 p.m.
- 4-H Fun Day at the Fair for kids aged 5-15 from 10-12 p.m.
- From 12-5 p.m. it will be Kids Day, all rides $1.
- Milton Patton will perform at 7 p.m.
-From 2-3 p.m. All exhibits must be removed & prize money given.
*Admission will begin nightly at 5 p.m. M-F and at 12 p.m. on Saturday.
- Admission is $2 for children up to 12 and seniors 55 and older, $3 for all others. Armbands are $15.
- The Main Exhibit Building will close at 9 p.m. nightly. For more information you can call 261-1730.
Kountry Kitchen Menu for Fair Week
8/31/15 through 9/5/15
The Kountry Kitchen will be serving up its good home cooking during the St. Francis County Fair, Monday through Saturday. For $8, you get the entree, two veggies, roll, dessert, and tea. The menu includes chicken spaghetti on Monday, chicken and dressing on Tuesday, meatloaf on Wednesday, chicken and dumplings on Thursday, fried chicken on Friday, and sandwiches on the grill for Saturday. A barbecue plate, including slaw, beans, and fries, will also be available each day. Call 633-8291 to place your take-out order.
EACC Extends Registration
Late registration continues through Friday, Sept. 4, for the Fall 2015 semester's online classes at EACC. Late registration has also been extended for a variety of courses held on the main campus and the Wynne site. To get more information and to register, visit the website at www.eacc.edu or call 870-633-4480.
Forrest City High School Class of 1975--40th Reunion
Some time in September- Collecting Information
The reunion is being planned for some time in September 2015. They're currently collecting information for the event--if you have any, you can call Eric Hunter at 479-970-8954, Linda Driver at 633-6226, Ailverline Hill Gray at 270-9447 or Gloria Anthony at 630-7049.
Voting Underway for Barkansas Photo Contest
Voting on the Barkansas Photo Contest is still underway. The amateur grand prize winner will receive an all-inclusive, pet-friendly vacation package including a 3-day, 3-night stay in Hot Springs. The professional grand prize winner's all-inclusive trip will be in Eureka Springs. Voting (via facebook likes) for the two grand prize winners continues through Monday, September 7th. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 9th. For more information, visit www.Arkansas.com/barkansas.
A free community health fair will be held Saturday, September 5th, from 9-2 p.m. at the Hunt Education Building in downtown Helena-West Helena. Screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol and more will be offered. To pre-register for a prostate cancer test, call 501-379-8027.
42nd Annual Cotton Plant Day
The 42nd annual Cotton Plant Day celebration is scheduled for Saturday, September 5th. The parade will start things off at 10 a.m. with plenty of activities: bouncy houses, food vendors, gospel music, motorcycle and car show, and much more. For more information you can call 459-2121 or 270-6305.
42nd Annual All School Reunion
The 42nd annual All School Reunion will be at the Brinkley Convention Center on Saturday, September 5th, from 8 p.m.- 1 a.m. It is a semi-formal event and the theme is Come and Dance the Day and Night Away in New York City.
Lee County Commodities
The Mid Delta Community services will distribute USDA commodities for Lee County from 10-4 p.m. on Thursday, September 10th, at the Community Center in Marianna. For more information you can call 827-6631.
Annual AVESI BBQ Contest
9/11/15 & 9/12/15
The Second Annual All Veterans Empowerment Services, Inc., Barbecue Contest will be held on September 11th & 12th. Prizes will be presented to the first and second place winners in the chicken, ribs and Boston butt categories. There will be free activities for the children. Get more information from Wilford Banks at 494-3005.
Colt Pioneer Days
9/11/15 & 9/12/15
The 24th Annual Colt Pioneer Days is scheduled for Friday, September 11th, from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday the 12th from 9-2 p.m., at the William Stone House in Colt. Activities include: gospel singing, historical exhibits, informational & handcraft booths, a flag ceremony by Troop 18 of the Boy Scouts from Wynne, Children's Corral, and Rhea's Pony Rides. The Colt CDC will host the food booth, serving their famous beans and cornbread, nachos, hamburgers, hot dogs, chili pies and assorted soft drinks. Don't forget your lawnchairs!
Area Book Clubs
9/14 and 15/15
Wynne's Adult Book Club will meet at Cross County Library on Monday, Sept. 14, at 6:00 p.m. to discuss Fin and Lady by Cathleen Schine. The Parkin Book Club will meet Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the Parkin Branch Library. For more information, call 870-238-3850.
13th Annual SFC Cancer Awareness Expo.
The East Arkansas Enterprise Community, Inc. and partners will sponsor the 13th annual SFC Cancer Awareness Expo/ Mayor's Campaign and Health Educational Forum. It will be held at the Forrest City Civic Center on Thursday, September 17th from 2-6 p.m.
Sanyo Reunion Planned
A Sanyo reunion will be held at 4:00 on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Ole Sawmill restaurant. For more info, call Lorene at 870-295-5841 or 870-817-1881.
Down Syndrome Fundraiser
The Down Syndrome Association has once again given permission to Ruby Colvin and her daughter to host a fundraiser. The fundraiser will be on Saturday, September 19th from 8-4 p.m., tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The event will include door prize giveaways and a silent auction, located in front of Ruby's Clippers and Curls. For more information you can call 633-1050.
E-mail Basics and Job Assistance
9/21 & 22/15
Wynne Library is offering an E-mail Basics class on Monday, Sept. 21, starting at 9:30 a.m. Also, Benny McDowell from Arkansas Workforce is at the Wynne Library every Tuesday from 1:00 to 4:30 offering job assistance services. No appointments are necessary, and there is a designated computer for filling out job applications and performing job searches. If you need more information about either of these services, call 870-238-3850.
Local Artist Exhibit
Works by a local artist, Ron Taegtmeyer of Wynne, are on exhibit now at the Fine Arts Center Gallery at EACC. The exhibit of "Southern Country Scenes" will hang through Friday, Sept. 25.
21st Annual Autumn on the Square
The Annual Festival is set for Saturday, September 26th, with events starting at 10 a.m. and going until 4 p.m. There will also be a live band and street dance from 8-11:30 that night.
Headliners at EACC
The 2015 - 2016 Performance Season at EACC's Fine Arts Center includes performances by The Four Tops in October; A Christmas Carol in December; the Million Dollar Quartet in February; the Oak Ridge Boys in March; and Ragtime, the Musical in April. Check out the EACC website for more info.
Cinderella at the Orpheum
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella will be at the Orpheum in Memphis from October 13th-18th, with several show times. The shows Tuesday-Thursday start at 7:30, Friday starts at 8 p.m., and there will be two showings on both Saturday and Sunday. The times for Saturday are 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and times on Sunday are 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 31st and range from $25-$125. For more information you can call 901-525-3000 and 901-529-4226 for group sales.
Cotton Pickin' Pageant Pre-Registration
The King and Queen's Pageants for the Caldwell Cotton Pickin' Festival will be held Saturday, September 26, at 2:00 p.m. Registration forms are available at Caldwell City Hall. Booth space is available, as well--call 633-1513 or 261-2381 for more information.
Forrest City Reunion- Class of 1980
10/30 & 31/15
The 35th annual reunion for the Forrest City Class of 1980 is scheduled for the weekend of October 30th & 31st. Information on classmates is being sought--send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marianna/Lee Co. Chamber Banquet
The Marianna/Lee County Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be held Thursday, November 5, at Marianna's Civic Center. A silent auction will also be held at the banquet. Cajun Express will be catering this event. Tickets are $20. Call the Chamber at 870-295-2469 for more information.