City-Wide Clean-Up Project
The city of Forrest City has designated the month of May
for a major city-wide clean-up project. Mayor Larry Bryant is asking
for the public’s help in the clean-up effort. The clean-up schedule is:
--Ward 3 (week of May 2)
--Ward 2 (week of May 9)
--Ward 4 (week of May 16)
--Ward 1 (week of May 23).
Elderly Issues Workshop
The East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging is hosting a workshop to highlight consumer and legal issues regarding the elderly on Wednesday, May 4, from 10-2:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required, the deadline to apply is Monday, May 2, and a lunch will be provided. For more information you can call 633-2248 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Forrest City Public Library will have its Monthly Book Sale Monday, May 2, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Books will sell for $2 per bag and bags will be provided.
National Day of Prayer
There will be a National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5, at the St. Francis County Courthouse lawn. This event will start at 11 a.m. For more information you can call Judge Gary Hughes at 261-1700.
Tourism Day Celebrations
The Welcome Center in Helena-West Helena will be celebrating Tourism Day on Thursday, May 5, from 10-2 p.m. The theme of the celebration is Southern Heritage and a lunch will be served. For more information you can call 338-7602.
Mother's Day Dance
There will be a pre-Mother's Day Dance on Friday, May 6, at 9 p.m., at the Marian Anderson Gym. This event is sponsored by the Marian Anderson High School Commission, with tickets on sale for $2 per ticket or $5 for three.
Lincoln Middle Academy will host an orientation event for area students entering the sixth grade for the 2016-17 school year on Friday, May 6, at 9 a.m. The event will be held in the Lincoln cafeteria and is designed to help fifth-grade students with the transition to the sixth grade. For more information call Lincoln Principal Jana Richey at 261-1811.
Cinnamon Roll Sale
The St. Francis County School Nutrition Association is holding a cinnamon roll sale. They must be pre-ordered, and the pick-up date is Saturday, May 7, from 12-2:30 p.m., at the Forrest City High School cafeteria. Deadline for orders is Friday, May 6. For more information or to place an order, call Mae Jackson at 270-9556.
FC After-School Program
through May 6, 2016
The Save-the-Children/21st CCLC after-school program continues every weekday (Monday-Friday) through May 6, 2016, from 3:40 to 5:40. This program is for second- through fifth-grade students. It offers support in literacy and math, physical activity and healthy nutrition, and fun enrichment activities. Transportation is provided within FC city limits. For more info, call 633-7129 or 633-3248.
Good Hope Fundraiser
The Good Hope Baptist Church will be holding a fundraiser on Friday, May 6, from 7-4 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, from 7-12 p.m., located at the Family Life Center across from the church on Barrow Hill Road. For more information you can call 633-6608.
Concealed Handgun Course
A Concealed Handgun Course will be held Saturday, May 7, starting at 9 a.m. at the Forrest City Police Department. The cost is $75 for the full course and $50 for renewal. Your instructors will be Lt. Eric Varner and Chief Deon Lee. To make a reservation or if you have any questions, call 261-5992 or 581-0487.
Month of May
The Mississippi River State Park will be offering several
kayaking tours this month. The dates are as follows:
--May 7, Kayaking Tour of Hornor Neck Lake at 10 a.m.
--May 15, Kayaking Tour of Bear Creek Lake at 10 a.m.
--May 28, Kayaking Test Drive 10-12 p.m. (for beginners who aren't quite sure about it)
The cost for the guided tours is $12 per person and it is non-refundable. For more information you can call 295-4040.
Monroe Co. Commodities
Mid-Delta Community Services will be distributing commodities for Monroe County on Wednesday, May 11, from 1-4 p.m. They will be given out at the Community Center, at 553 North 7th Street in Clarendon. Participants that are eligible will need to bring some form of identification. For more information you can call 827-6631.
Lee Co. Commodities
Mid-Delta Community Services will be distributing commodities for Lee County on Thursday, May 12, from 10-4 p.m., at 53 Poplar Street. Eligible participants must bring some type of identification. For more information you can call 298-2128.
Lee Co. American Legion BBQ
The American Legion in Marianna will be hosting its annual BBQ on Thursday, May 12, at 5 p.m., at the American Legion. Tickets for a plate are $7. You can either dine in or carry out.
The St. Francis County 4-H Leadership Club will be hosting a fundraiser on Friday, May 13, from 3-6 p.m., at the old Advanced Auto Parts parking lot. They will be selling different types of meat. There will be boneless skinless chicken breast, chicken nuggets, hickory smoked bacon, baby back pork ribs and much more. For a complete product list or more information you can call 261-1730.
All Summer Long!
The Ridgecrest Country Club will be hosting several golf
tournaments throughout the summer. The schedule is as follows:
--One Day/One Man Scramble will be May 14.
--Languille Two Man Scramble will be June 11-12.
--Jacob Fitzh Memorial Tournament, a One-Day Two-Man Scramble, will be July 16.
--The Club Championship will be July 30-31.
--Al Burkhart Three Man Scramble will be August 13-14.
For entry information and all other questions, please call Tony Downey at 270-0361.
The Toler L. Hutchins, Jr., AVESI will be hosting their 2nd Annual Crawfish Festival on Saturday, May 14, at 500 S. Rosser Street in Forrest City. There will be activities for all ages, with all events starting at 10:30 a.m. For more information you can call 434-3005.
The Forrest City Post Office will be hosting a food drive on Saturday, May 14. To make a donation you will need to put any nonperishable food items in or by your mail box so that the mail carriers can pick it up, or you can bring it to the post office yourself. This event will last all day (pick-up times depend on your mail route). For more information you can call 633-4238.
The Women in Transition to Glory Services, Inc., will be presenting a Women's Workshop and Luncheon on Saturday, June 18, from 10:00 to 2:00 at the Forrest City Civic Center. The theme of the workshop is "Do You Know Who You Are?" with pre-registration required. The deadline to register is Wednesday, May 18. For more information you can call 945-5292.
Golf Cart Safaris
Golf Cart Safaris are back at Village Creek State Park, with the first one scheduled for Friday, May 20. The safari will start at 7 p.m., and the fee is $10 per person. You will need to register in advance. For more information or to make your reservations, you can call 238-9406.
The Master Gardener's Club of Forrest City will be hosting a plant sale on Saturday, May 21, starting at 8 a.m. and going until all plants are sold. They will be on Highway 1, on the north side of Payless Shoe Source. For more information you can call 261-8608.
Volunteers are needed to put out American flags at local cemeteries for Memorial Day. For more information call Harold Campbell at 270-6011 or Bud Brown at 270-7656.
ACT Prep Course
June 6 - 9, 2016
East Arkansas Community College is offering an ACT Prep Course Monday through Thursday, June 6 - 9. The ACT test date is June 11 (registration deadline for the test is May 6). Certified instructors from Sylvan Learning will teach a plan to help students prepare for the standardized exam, with comprehensive content review for each of the four required tests--English, math, reading, and science. Fee for the Prep Course is $170. Call 633-4480, ext. 289, for more info.