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Upcoming Events

Burn Bans: Hempstead – Howard – Pike – Sevier

Mine Creek Conservation District Annual Pecan Sale Fundraiser: All proceeds go to fund a scholarship for Howard County senior entering a field of conservation. Orders taken until October 27th. Contact Louise Morris at 870-845-4121 extension 3, office location 101 S. Washington Street in Nashville.

The CALL in Howard County is holding a diaper drive during the month of October for diapers/wipes, but will accept all sizes of children’s clothing in good condition at any time (newborn and up). The CALL mall provides clothing and necessities for area foster children. Please Contact the County Coordinator, Jodi King @ 870-557-0747 for drop off/pick-up arrangements on clothing.

October 16-20: Spirit Week and ACH Fundraiser at Nashville High School.  Click here for more information.

Nashville Elementary School Book Fair week is October 16 – 20. The Book Fair will also be open during Parent/Teacher Conference night on Oct. 17 from 3:30 – 7:00pm.

Newhope Freewill Baptist Church will be holding a fall family fun night at the church on Saturday, October 21 from 5 until 7:00. Fun activities for the kids and food including hot dogs, frito chili pies and nachos.

Nashville JA will be hosting BOO at the Library on Saturday, October 21.  The activities will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Howard County Library.  There will be story time, crafts, and games.  This event is intended for students ages 5 to 9.

The De Queen/Sevier County Chamber of Commerce will host a zombie themed run, The Running Dead 5k, at the Lockesburg City Park on October 21 at 6:00 pm. Online registration forms are available through the Chamber’s website or the Chamber’s Facebook page. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up to run or register to scare runners by dressing up as a zombie throughout the course of the 5k. Pre-registration will end on Friday, October 13 and will include a t-shirt. Registration opens at 5:00 pm. For more information on this event, please contact Daniel Martinez at 870-584-1144, or email him at dmartinez@cccua.edu.

The annual Nashville High School Scrapperette Orange/Black Basketball Scrimmage will take place on Tuesday, October 24th at Scrapper Arena at 5:30 p.m.  Coach Ron Alexander says a benefit auction will also be held during the event to help raise funds for Todd Morris, who is battling cancer.  Information on auction items will be available soon.

The Delight Elementary PTO will host their fall carnival on Tuesday, October 24 from 6 to 8:00. Everyone is invited.

The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce Community Coffee on Wednesday, October 25th will be hosted by Old Washington Historic State Park. The Coffee is set for 9:30-11:00 at the Old Washington Court House.

The Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce is finalizing the schedule for the Diamonds in the Fall Festival to be held on the Square on Saturday, October 28th.  The festival will begin at 10:00 A. M. with a variety of food and craft vendors.  A cakewalk sponsored by the Senior Citizens Center will begin also at 10:00.  Music and variety will be on the outdoor stage most of the day beginning at 11:00 through 5:30.  Games, rides, contests, Rusty Relics Tractor Show, Family Fun Walk/Run.  Forms available at mayor’s office in Murfreesboro.

Center Point Baptist Church Fall Festival will be October 28th from 5 until 7:00 at the church. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Amy Holland at 870-818-8170.

Tollette VFD will have their annual Halloween Carnival on Oct. 28, 2017 @ 6:30.

4 Nashville Arkansas Community Presents Legends Ball 2017 on October 28th at the Nashville Elementary School. Dinner, live music and awards, formal attire required. Red Carpet 6 p.m. Dinner and award celebration at 7 p.m. Proceeds to benefit 4NAC Scholarship Fund. Purchase tickets online at 4naclegendball.eventbrite.com. For more information and ticket sales contact Sherese Phillips at 870-703-5525, Kissy Pryoer at 903-809-8787 or Annette Witherspoon or Shamara Benson.

The 2017 Nashville Parks and Recreation Trick or Treat Trail event will be held on Tuesday, October 31st from 5 to 7 p.m. The event begins with a costume contest at the Dogwood Pavilion and also includes a Jack O Lantern contest at dark. Pumpkins must be delivered to the park office before 2:00 that day. For more information call 845-7405.  For a vendor form, click here.

The Howard County Relay For Life is planning a 5K to be held on Saturday, November 4th at 8 a.m. at the Dierks City Park. You may register at arkansasrunner.com.

The Tuskegee Airman Mineral Springs Veterans Day Parade will take place on November 4th. Contact Robert Forbest for more information or to enter a parade float at 870-200-3306.

The annual Veterans Day observance at the Howard County Courthouse in Nashville will be held on Friday, November 10th at 11 a.m.

The quarterly meeting of the Tri-County Regional Library System will be held on Tuesday, November 14th at 5 p.m. at the De Queen branch of the Sevier County Library. Items on the agenda are: set meeting dates for 2018; computer antivirus purchase possibility; and financial updates.

The Dierks Chamber of Commerce annual Christmas parade will take place on Monday, December 18th at 6:30 p.m.  Anyone interested in singing after the parade, setting up a booth, or having a float in the parade contact a member of the chamber or Jerry Mounts at 870-557-7298 or bullmts@gmail.com.


On-Going Events

Little River County 4-H is having a Poinsettia sale this year as a fundraiser. They are $15 dollars each. You have the options of Traditional Red, Dazzling White, or the Modern Pink. The deadline to Order is Nov. 1st. The Pick-up Date is Dec. 1st. Call 870-898-7224 to order.

Bank of Delight is holding a coat drive. If you have any new or used coats or jackets that could help a child in need, they are taking donations. The bank will provide gloves and toboggans for each coat that is donated. They have contacted local schools and churches to find children that are in need.

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 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.

 

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