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23aug12:00 pm- 1:00 pmNashville Rotary Club Weekly Meeting Event Organized By: Nashville Rotary Club

 

Upcoming Events

The Nashville Scrappers will scrimmage against El Dorado this Thursday at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia at 6 p.m. Nashville Junior High School will travel to El Dorado this Friday at 6:30 p.m.

The Murfreesboro Park & Recreation will hold sign-ups for youth tackle football for grades 3-6 throughout this week. Sign-up forms will be sent home from school. The fee is $50 & can be turned in at the park office from 8-4, Monday through Friday! They need players to signup to be able to continue this program!

The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center will be in Nashville on Tuesday, August 22nd at Wal-Mart from 10:30 until 2:00. The Mobile Vet Center provides outreach to Veterans in Arkansas counties with a number of different counseling services available.

Registration for Adult Education classes, including GED & College Prep, English as a Second Language, Employment Prep, and others is open through August 28th at UA Cossatot Nashville campus. Students who don’t enroll during this period will not be able to take classes until the next enrollment period begins. Classes are free of charge. Call 870-584-1318 for more information (Dawn Humphry or Brandi Woods).

Chapel Hill Church of Christ will hold a gospel meeting August 23-27.  Sunday services 10am bible study and 11 am worship.  Fellowship meal following AM services.  7 p.m. Sunday Night.  Weekday services at 7 p.m.  Lessons by Chris Hooten, minister of Highland Church of Christ in Texarkana, AR.  Chapel Hill is located at 1963 Mt. Pleasant Road about 3 miles north of Nashville.

Jean Ince of the Howard County Extension Service will be at the Howard County Farmers Market on Friday, August 25th demonstrating new recipes for using okra. She will also be sharing samples of Mediterranean Baked Okra. Stop by the market around 8:30 a.m. to sample.

Howard County Fair Preparation on August 26th for 4-H and FFA participants planning to show animals. Hoof trimming from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Poultry bleeding at 9 a.m. Fair clean-up all day. Showmanship practice after cleaning.

The Nashville Rotary club welcomes Nashville head football coach Mike Volarvich as the speaker on Wednesday, August 30th at Western Sizzlin at noon. Contact President Carol Murray or President-Elect Larry Dunaway for more information…or any Rotarian.

Grace Point Christian School will hold a back to school fundraiser on September 1 at 7 a.m. on Main Street in Nashville (across from Fred’s).  Fried pies, cinnamon rolls, maple nut twists, bread, pumpkin rolls, and more!

The Nashville School District will be honoring Joe Goodrum before the kickoff of the Hope football game on September 1st. The 1967 state championship football team (50th year anniversary) will also be recognized during the pre-game activities. All former Scrappers are invited to the Scrapper Room for a reception starting at 6 p.m.

The Great Pumpkin Commonwealth Watermelon Weigh-off will take place at Historic Washington State Park on Saturday, September 2nd at 11 a.m. during the Old Washington Farmers’ Market. Along with the official weigh-off, there will be activities for all ages. For more information, contact Josh Williams at 870-703-8256.

Registration deadline for the 2017 Fall Soccer Program at the Nashville City Park is September 4.  The 2017 Fall Soccer Program is for area youth ages 4-13. Practice and games will be held at the Nashville City Park. The registration fee is $50 and may be turned in at the Nashville City Park, 1301 W. Johnson St. or paid by phone by calling 870-845-7405. No late sign ups will be accepted.

The Howard County Fair will take place September 4-9 in Nashville. If your club or organization would like a booth at the fair this year, please call the Howard County Extension Service office to reserve your space at 870-845-7517.  Entry day will be Tuesday, September 5 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. You can enter all household arts and crafts, clothing, baked products, horticulture, art and plants. Baked products and plants will also be accepted on Wednesday, September 6 from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Booths may be setup on Monday, September 4 from 8 until 6…all booths must be in place by 6 p.m. on September 5th.

Harvest Regional Food Bank will distribute pantry boxes and USDA commodities from the Community Room in the municipal building at 204 E. Main on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 10 am to noon.

Crater of Diamonds State Park will hold a freeform wire-wrapping jewelry-making workshop on Saturday, September 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. This class is for participants ages 13 & up. The workshop will begin with a discussion of essential wire-wrapping tools and materials, and participants will make their own freeform jewelry with practice wire and stones. Each participant will also receive wire, instructions, and tools to get started in this fun craft. Cost is $30 per person, including a $15 registration fee due by Friday, September 8. The remaining $15 will be due on the day of the workshop. Call Crater of Diamonds State Park at 870-285-3113 by September 8 to register, and learn how to create jewelry of your own design!

On September 8, 2017, the De Queen Leopards will host the Nashville Scrappers. Prior to the game, there will be a chicken supper fundraiser for Brandon Hagood, 17 year old Leopard senior who suffered a brain injury after a horrible auto accident on July 17th. He is currently undergoing extensive treatment at Baptist Health in Little Rock. Each plate includes grilled chicken, baked beans, potato salad, bread and drink for $7. Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated. For more information, contact Blaire Harp at (870) 279-0444 or Chayla Earney at (870) 584-8954.

The Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center in Columbus invites you to take the Arkansas Hunter Education Course on September 9th from 7 until 5:00. Registration required. Visit www.register-ed.com to register. Lunch not provided. Bring a sack lunch. For more information, please contact the Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Conservation Education Center at 870-983-2790.

Register for the SCRAPPER 5K Saturday, September 9 At 8:00AM, Nashville City Park. $20.00 to preregister or $25.00 on day of event. Sponsored by Scrapper Booster Club . http://www.scrapper5k.myevent.com.

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.

The Washington Vintage Dancers will hold a dance workshop on Saturday, September 9th from 7 to 10 p.m. at Historic Washington State Park at the WPA gym. Dance experience is not required for this fun evening of dance and fellowship! Join the staff of Historic Washington for an exciting class that will leave you with unforgettable memories. Throughout history, dance has been not only an art form but also a way to socialize and make new friends. Come alone or with a partner and you will leave with new friends and new knowledge of dances such as the Virginia Reel, and many more. Refreshments will be served and fun will be had by all. Casual dress or period dress as you like. To reserve your spot for the evening call (870) 983-2684.

Ridgeway Baptist Church will host The Mark Trammell Quartet on Friday, September 15th from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information on this concert, please call: 870-557-3597.

The Pike County Fair in Glenwood will be held September 18-23.

The Nashville Rotary club will sponsor a hunter education course on September 23rd from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UA Cossatot Nashville campus. The class is limited to 40 participants. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Register at register-ed.com or call 870-983-2790 for more information.

Nashville High School will hold a financial aid workshop on September 25th at 6 p.m. at the school cafeteria for both seniors and their parents.

The Southwest Arkansas District Fair in Hope will be held September 26-30.

The 2nd annual Glen Campbell 5K Ramble is scheduled for September 30th, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. in Delight, Arkansas. Follow the link below and you can register online!  https://runsignup.com/Race/AR/Delight/GlenCampbell5KRamble

The 24th annual Golden Gathering event at the Nashville City Park is Thursday, October 5th from 9 am until noon. This is a wonderful, fun filled event designed for ages 55 and up. If you would like to have a sponsor booth at this event, please call 870-845-7405 or email nashvillearpark@gmail.com.


On-Going Events

Registration is open for the Howard County Fair Youth Talent Show. Categories include ages 3 to 6, 7 to 9, 10 to 15, and 16 to 21. Participants may compete in vocal, dance, instrumental or variety. Contact Michale Kuntz for more information at 870-200-1187.

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 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.

 

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