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  • aug 21, 2017 - aug 28, 2017
  • aug 28, 2017 - sep 04, 2017
  • sep 04, 2017 - sep 11, 2017
  • sep 11, 2017 - sep 18, 2017
  • sep 18, 2017 - sep 25, 2017

5jun - 28juljun 512:00 pmjul 28Nashville School Summer Meal Program

30jun7:00 am- 11:00 amHoward County Farmers Market

1jul6:00 pm- 9:00 pmStand Up For America Event Organized By: Nashville Chamber of Commerce


Upcoming Events

The intersection of Crawford and McCrary Street in Mineral Springs is closed until further notice due to sewer work.

Delight First Baptist Church is holding vacation bible school June 25-29 from 6 until 8:00 each evening for prek- through the 6th grade.

Unity Baptist Church at 380 Buck Range Road will be in revival June 26, 27 and 28th at 7:00 each evening.  Bro. Chuck Reel Monday night, Bro. David Raulerson Tuesday night, and Bro. Wayne Reed Wednesday night.  Everyone is invited to attend.

The annual Nashville Chamber of Commerce Stand Up For America event will be held on Saturday, July 1 at the Nashville City Park.  Gates open at 5, patriotic celebration at 6:30, Barrett Baber starts at 7:30, fireworks at 9:30.  Cost is $10 per adult.  Ages 6 to 12 is $5.  Tickets available at the Nashville City Park, Chamber of Commerce and other locations around town.

Murfreesboro city offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th.  Sanitation schedule will run regular route Monday, closed Tuesday, will pickup Tuesday and Wednesday route on Wednesday, and regular schedule for Thursday and Friday.

Hempstead County Courthouse will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th to observe Independence Day. All COUNTY residential trash routes will be collected as normal on Tuesday, July 4th.

Howard County trash collection for the July 4th holiday will include a regular pickup for Monday the 3rd.  Tuesday’s pickup will run on Wednesday, Wednesday on Thursday and then both the Thursday and Friday trash collections will run together on Friday.

The Newhope Volunteer Fire Department 4th of July Celebration will be held on Tuesday, July 4 at 4:30 p.m. (Newhope Fire Department- 5578 Highway 70 W, Newhope, Arkansas).  Food, music, door prizes, auction, and fireworks.

Blevins Community 4th of July Cookout and Fireworks will be Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at the Blevins High School Cafeteria and field next to Elementary. Free hamburgers and hot dogs will begin at 7pm (Sponsored by local churches) and Fireworks begin at dark.

The Nashville Rotary Club will not meet on Wednesday, July 5th due to the July 4th holiday.

The monthly singing at Okay Community Baptist Church near Saratoga is Friday, July 7, starting at 6:30 pm. There will be potluck supper. For directions and information, call 870-388-9200 during the day.

As a hunter, hiker or outdoor enthusiast it is very important to know how to pack for a trip outdoors. Packing the correct items and learning some basic skills could save your life if you were to get lost or stranded in the wilderness. Join the staff at Rick Evans Grandview Prairie on Saturday, July 8th from 5 until 6 p.m. to learn some new skills and get a better understanding of how to survive the outdoors. Participants will make and take home their own survival fire starters.  This is a free program; however, registration is required by calling 870-983-2790.  There is no fee for this program thanks to your support of the 1/8 Cent Conservation Sales Tax.

First Baptist Church of Dierks will hold vacation bible school July 9-13 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  The church is located at 422 Main Ave in Dierks.  Kids age 4 years old through finishing 6th grade are welcome to attend.  For more info: http://fbcdierks.com/home/event/vbs-2017/.

July 11: A trial mid-week market is now available every Tuesday at the Southwest Arkansas Radio Station, 1513 South 4th Street in Nashville from 3 until 6 p.m. (or until sold out).  Local produce, fried pies, honey, and other products.  Watch for weekly postings on available produce.

Application deadline for the fall Howard County Single Parent Scholarship is July 15th.  For more information, click here.

Nashville Elementary School will hold a jumpstart program July 24-28 from 8a.m. until 2 p.m.  Lunch and transportation will be provided.  This introduces students to the next grade level, it is not punitive based on previous year grades.  It is open to all students.

Harvest Regional Food Bank will return to Pike County/Murfreesboro on July 26th from 10 until noon.

Nashville High School 2017-2018 Senior and Junior Orientation will be held July 27th at 6 p.m.  Please set aside this date to pick up schedules and ask for changes. Must have a parent/guardian. Location TBA.

The 41st annual Hope Watermelon Festival will be held August 10-12 at Hope’s Fair Park (800 South Mockingbird).  Admission is free, parking is $5.  Festival features arts & crafts, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting, 5K, giant melon auction, kids’ activities, and ice-cold Hope Watermelon by the slice. Hope is the home of the world’s largest watermelons with three Guinness World Records.

Pack the Park Car Show will be September 9th, 2017 at the Nashville City Park.  Open class car show for cars and trucks. Divided by year: 1949/back, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s. 1980-1999, 2000-new. Corvettes by generation. Blue Grass,5Krun.  Pack the Park Car Show is a fund raiser for the 1912 EA Williams Chapel/Museum and is sponsored by the Howard Co. Historical Society. Your participation in this great car show helps support the museum and helps preserve a part of our local history and a beautiful building that is on the National Registry of Historical Places.  Call or text Freddie Horne for more information at 870-451-4288.

On-Going Events

Any new student to Nashville Primary School, kindergarten through the third grade for the 2017-2018 school year is encouraged to call the school at 870-845-3510 or visit the school at 1201 N. 8th Street to pre-register for the upcoming year.  Any kindergarten student that has not pre-registered yet, needs to stop by the school to complete registration papers.

The Nashville Social Bicycle Club meets weekly: Mondays at 5:30 p.m. at 104 Jack Lake Road, Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Nashville City Park and on Saturdays at 8 a.m. at 104 Jack Lake Road.  Beginners are also welcome to call to make arrangements for an easy ride with the club.  For more information contact Peter Wolf or Terri Wolf at 334-524-0226.

The Dierks Athletic Booster Club is selling tickets for a 52 for 50 gun drawing.  A total of one thousand tickets are being sold this year for a chance to win a gun every week.  The drawing will begin the first Saturday of 2018 with the Arkansas Lottery Cash 3 Number.  Tickets can be purchased for a $50 donation.  All proceeds will benefit Dierks Outlaws Athletics.  If you would like to purchase a ticket call 870-557-2284 or 870-279-2109.

The 1912 E.A. Williams Chapel and Museum in Nashville now has regular open hours. The building is open Tuesday through Friday from noon until 4 each day.  There is no charge for the daily tours. The facility will also be available for after hour tours, special events, meetings, weddings, showers and Christmas parties at nominal fees.  For more information or to schedule a visit, call 870-451-4288.

The Mineral Springs Community Table serves meals the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month beginning at 5:30 pm in Town Hall.

The newly updated version of the Arkansas State Police drivers license examination study guide is now available at all troop headquarter locations. The study guide can also be downloaded here.

The Mineral Springs City Council now meets the second Monday of the month at 5 p.m.

Nashville High School journalism students are selling copies of yearbooks on DVD for $10.00 per year, or all years for $100. The years 1947 – 2010 are available, excluding 1949 and 1950 (there was not a publication for those years).  If you would like to order a DVD of a Nashville High School Yearbook, or for more information, contact Fran Strawn at 870-845-3261 or e-mail fran.strawn@nashvillesd.com.

The Howard County Weight Watchers meet every Monday at the Howard Memorial Hospital Cafeteria.  Weigh-in will be at 5:30, with the meeting to take place at 6:00.

The Howard and Pike County Foster Parent Association is seeking donations of new or gently used clothing.  The Layers of Love closet is being established to provide clothing to foster children who come into care with little or no clothing.  To make a donation, drop off items at the Howard/Pike County offices.

The McCaskill Community Center hosts a community coffee every Saturday from 9 until 11.  All are invited.

The historic Langley Gymnasium is now a drop-off point for the Dierks Food Bank. Please drop off any non-perishable food items and those will be donated to the food bank and needy families.

City Officers Wives are still collecting old cell phones. You can drop them off at Steely Insurance or Nashville Police Dept. They do not have to work, and all money from recycling them will be donated to Howard County Relay for Life. Call 845-2500 if you have any questions.

The Southwest Arkansas Crisis Center in DeQueen is seeking donations so that they can continue to provide services to the area. They are also seeking volunteers. They provide a number of services to the area including crisis intervention and prevention services, outreach, housing, counseling, financial assistance, criminal justice advocacy, and emergency food and clothing. They also staff a 24/7 crisis hotline at 1-800-338-9844. Call 870-584-3441 for more information or learn more at www.arcrisiscenter.org.

The Howard County Christian Health Clinic is open the second Thursday of each month from 4 until 6 p.m.

The Mineral Springs Public Library is now open 3 days a week.  Tuesday 12pm-6pm, Wednesday and Thursday 11am-5pm.   There are two public computers available for use.  870-287-7162.

The Pike County Library in Murfreesboro is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 until 5. For more information, call 870-285-2575.

Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce Board Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 PM at the Municipal Building.

Westside church of Christ in Dierks holds a grief support class every third Tuesday at 7 p.m. This is a caring group for all who feel the pain of loss. For questions call 870-451-3929.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office now has an unwanted prescription drugs drop box. It is located in the lobby of the sheriff’s office and anyone can drop off their unwanted prescription drugs anytime. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

The Southwest Arkansas Beekeepers Association will collect honey bee swarms on your property at no charge. The bees are then used in the junior beekeeping program. Call Ellen at 870-557-4349 or Debra at 870-557-2352.  For a complete list of contacts, click here.

The Bread of Life Food Ministry soup kitchen is open each Tuesday from 5 until 7:00 at the Legion Hut on Dodson Street in Nashville. For more details call Cary Lott at 845-8809.

The Dierks Food Pantry is open on the third Saturday morning of each month. The pantry is located at the Dierks Community Center. For more information call Jerry Mounts at 557-7298. The food pantry is a registered 501-C3 nonprofit organization.

The Millwood Lake Focus Committee meets once a month to discuss issues, plan improvements and conducts an annual fishing tournament to raise funds for projects. For more details call Chairman Jim Stanton at 870-898-3534 or 870-403-1904.

The Saratoga Tri-County Lions Club is collecting used eyeglasses to recycle and reuse. Glasses can be dropped off at Dale’s Grocery in Saratoga or at the Southwest Arkansas Radio Station studios in Nashville. For more information, call 870-388-9200.

Click here for a listing of special programs at Cossatot River State Park.