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July 28, 2019 at 12:00 a.m.


Sharp County Historical Society Meeting

ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. in the Carpenter Community Room at FBNC. Mick Havens, a re-enactor who also works at Powhatan State Park, will talk about the history of medicine through the 19th century, from the heroic measures of early American doctors to the advancements made during the Civil War. Visitors are welcome to attend.

Monday – Saturday

Sharp County Fair

ASH FLAT — The 80th annual Sharp County Fair will take place Monday through Saturday at the Sharp County Fairgrounds, 89 Fairgrounds Road. Jay Johnson with Johnson’s Brothers Amusements will provide the fair’s carnival.


Chairman’s Memorial Golf Tournament

SEARCY — The Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 20th annual Chairman’s Memorial Golf Tournament will take place at the River Oaks Golf Club. There will be a ball drop, at $5 per ball, for chances to win a $250 Pro Shop certificate and a helicopter ride for two, sponsored by Bulldog Aviation. The tournament honors past Yarnell’s Ice Cream chairman Albert Yarnell. To register for the tournament, visit For more information, call the chamber at (501) 268-2458 or email


Stuff the Bus

SEARCY — Stuff the Bus will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Searcy’s Walmart Supercenter and Harps Food Stores to benefit White County Central. Needs are, for students: glue sticks, bevel erasers, pocket folders, No. 2 pencils, crayons (24), school boxes/zipper pouches and backpacks; for teachers: post it notes, dry-erase markers, pens, Hi-Liters, Flair pens and Sharpies; and for school nurses: unisex bottoms, (shorts and sweats), underwear (K-5th grade), deodorant, toothpaste, lice kits and feminine pads. Canned goods are also welcome. Drop off early donations from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday at the United Way of White County office, 106 N. Spring St. To volunteer for the event, call (501) 268-7489.


Ash Flat Senior Center Activities

ASH FLAT — The Ash Flat Senior Life Center invites residents of Ash Flat and surrounding areas to the following weekly events: bingo from 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; card games, board games and painting from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursdays; and exercise classes from 10-10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Coffee, cookies and more will be available throughout the week. Visit the senior center, and sign up for $3 meals served at 11:30 a.m. For more information, including travel arrangements, call Veronica Fortich at (870) 994-2174.

Main Street Searcy Farmers’ Market

SEARCY — The Main Street Searcy Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon, or until sold out, Saturdays on the east side of the Courthouse Square. The market offers a variety of Arkansas-grown seasonal produce, baked goods, farm-fresh eggs, jellies, local honey, handmade soaps, U.S. Department of Agriculture-certified meat, and arts and crafts. To participate in the farmers market, call the Main Street office at (501) 279-9007 or email

Painting Class

FAIRFIELD BAY — Jim Tindall’s painting class will meet with a new subject from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the Fairfield Bay Community Education Center, 130 Village Lane, Suite 5E. Each class costs $45, and all materials are provided. For more information, call the center at (501) 884-4440, or visit the center’s Facebook page.

Heber Springs TOPS Meetings

HEBER SPRINGS — TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Monday at the Church of the Nazarene, Eighth and Quitman streets. Weigh-in begins at 7:30 a.m., and a support meeting emphasizing weight loss and healthy living takes place from 9:30-11 a.m. Prospective members are welcome to attend. Enter the church through the back entrance. For more information, call Geneva Earles at (501) 827-1243 or Janiece Brierly at (501) 250-5087.

Searcy Lions Club

SEARCY — The Searcy Lions Club meets at noon every Tuesday on the second floor of the Heritage Building at Harding University. The Lions Club raises funds for eye care and eyeglasses for White County residents who otherwise could not afford such care. New members are always welcome. For more information, visit the Searcy Lions Club on Facebook.

VFW Tuesday Night Bingo

QUITMAN — Tuesday Night Bingo takes place each week at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1295 Bee Branch Road. Doors open at 5:30 for bonanzas, and regular play starts at 6:30 p.m. Food is available. For more information, call (501) 362-9979.

American Legion Friday Night Bingo

HEBER SPRINGS — Friday Night Bingo takes place each week at the American Legion Hall, 49 Park Road. Doors open at 5:30 for bonanzas, and regular play starts at 6:30 p.m. Food is available. For more information, call (501) 362-9979.

Cabot Lions Club Meetings

CABOT — The Cabot Lions Club meets at noon the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Colton’s Steak House & Grill, 195 Northport Drive. All are invited to the meetings.

Free Brown-Bag Lunch

CABOT — The Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Women of Cabot serve a free brown-bag lunch at 11 a.m. each Thursday at the church, 4100 Arkansas 89 S. All are welcome. To volunteer or make a donation, call (501) 843-3797.

Bluegrass Music Night

HEBER SPRINGS — Heber Springs Christian Church, 1101 N. Broadway St., offers a bluegrass music night from 6:30-8:30 every Tuesday. Musicians are invited to participate. Free coffee is available. For more information, call the church at (501) 362-2389.

Beebe Kiwanis Club Meetings

BEEBE — The Beebe Kiwanis Club meets at noon the first and third Thursdays of each month in the Stephens Room of the Student Center at Arkansas State University-Beebe. Kiwanis is a volunteer organization with the mission of helping youth in the community. For more information, call Flo Fitch at (501) 230-2890 or Debra Crisco at (501) 454-3505.

Civitan Meetings

CABOT — Civitan meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at First Security Bank in downtown Cabot. Civitan is an organization that provides training and support for people with developmental disabilities.

Opportunity for Bridge Players

BEEBE — Bridge players are needed at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Shepherd’s Center at Beebe United Methodist Church, 302A N. Main St. Beginners are welcome. For more information, call (501) 843-2930.

Beebe Caregivers Support Group

BEEBE — The Beebe Caregivers Support Group meets at 3 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Shepherd’s Center at Beebe United Methodist Church, 302A N. Main St. For more information, call Sandra Garrett at (501) 940-4021.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

CABOT — The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Cabot United Methodist Church, 2003 S. Pine St. For more information, call (501) 265-0027.

Republicans Meetings

NEWPORT — The Jackson County Republicans meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Merchants and Planters Bank, 915 Arkansas 367 N. For more information, call Jeff McDonald at (870) 731-7646.


Books & Bluegrass Music

CABOT — The Cabot Public Library will host Books & Bluegrass Music from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 5 in the Arlene Cherry Community Room at the library, 909 W. Main St. Everyone is welcome to come listen to and play music. For more information, visit

American Legion Riders Meeting

CABOT — The American Legion Riders, a group for veterans who ride motorcycles, will have their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First St. To join the group, come by Post 71 or call (501) 203-5715.

Sterling Scholars Speaker Series

FAIRFIELD BAY — As part of the Sterling Scholars Speaker Series, Christopher Koy will speak from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Fireside Room of the Indian Hills Golf Club. Koy will present a program about Charles Alexander Eastman, a Santee Dakota physician educated at Boston University, a writer, a national lecturer and a reformer. The event is free and open to the public. Purchase of lunch is optional. The series, co-sponsored by the Fairfield Bay Rotary Club, takes place the first Wednesday of each month.

Canning Fall Vegetables

BATESVILLE — The Independence County Library, 267 E. Main St., will offer a program on canning fall vegetables at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7. The program, sponsored by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, will be presented by Julian Carpenter, county extension agent. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call (870) 793-8814.

Oil-Painting Class

HARDY — The Hardy Senior Life Center, 304 Johnson St., will host an oil-painting class with artist Brenda Lawrence at 1 p.m. Aug. 9. Lawrence is a certified Bob Ross instructor in landscapes and florals and also teaches Jenkins & Wilson Bickford paint classes. She will supply the canvas and all the supplies needed for a fee of $25. The class will paint a lighthouse over the moonlit ocean. Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a spot, call the center at (870) 856-2175.

Golf Tournament

HORSESHOE BEND — The Fulton County Hospital Foundation will host its 10th annual golf tournament Aug. 10 at the Turkey Mountain Golf Course. Registration for the three-person scramble will begin at 7 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $120 per team, with carts available for a fee at the Pro Shop. Proceeds will benefit the Fulton County Hospital. To enter a team or be a sponsor, visit or call (870) 895-6209.

Sons of American Legion Meeting

CABOT — Sons of American Legion (SAL) will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First St. To join the group, come by Post 71 or call (501) 203-5715.

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