To submit your group event to our coming events calendar, bring information by the Banner-News office at 130 S. Washington Ave.; mail it to P.O. Box 100, Magnolia, AR 71754-0100; email it to [email protected] ; fax it to 870-234-2551; or call 870-234-5130. Events will appear as space allows.

THURSDAY - June 13

The Magnolia City Council will hold a specially-called meeting at 8 a.m. to discuss changes to Magnolia Regional Medical Center and its possible conversion to nonprofit status.


Dorcheat Public Water Authority of the State of Arkansas, 71 Hwy. 160, Magnolia, will hold its regular Monthly Meeting at 7 p.m.

FRIDAY - June 14

United Community Organization’s Juneteenth Festival Gospel Explosion at Southern Arkansas University’s Foundation Hall—located in the Reynolds Building. This event will feature Righteous Living, God’s Purpose, One Vision’s Ministry in Motion, Zaneta Kitchen, and our very own Juneteenth Community Choir. Our guest emcee is Anthony Jackson from Fordyce, AR. Event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program begins at 7 p.m. For information on how to be a part of the community choir, please contact Vanti Morris (870) 949-4068. This event is sponsored by Magnolia’s A&P Commission.

SATURDAY - June 15

United Community Organization’s Juneteenth Festival Parade. The parade’s route will run down South Jackson Street (from the parking lot of Life Builder’s Restoration Church) and end at South Side Park. Parade will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Parade entry is free and open to the public. Sign up today on or on our Facebook page: United Community Organization.

Juneteenth Festival will begin at 3 p.m at South Side Park. Festival will include our annual Rib Cook-Off, Domino Tournament, Cake Walk, Bingo, Softball Game, Kiddie Land, Food/Craft Vendors, and other opportunities to enjoy community unity. Rib Cook-Off and Vendor Applications are available for pickup at CADC and Blackmon’s Barber and Beauty Salon. Applications can also be downloaded and printed from our website Williams Used Automotive will also be sponsoring this year’s Juneteenth Festival Treasure Hunt. Daily clues will be given beginning the Monday of Festival week. This event is free and open to the public. For questions or concerns, please contact (870) 904-7435.


CCAPS (Columbia County Animal Protection Society) will hold a “Barking Lot” sale, at CCAPS’ furniture store.

There will be free hot dogs and drinks starting at 11 a.m., and there will be bargains for everyone.

All proceeds go toward maintaining the animal shelter.

MONDAY, June 17 — THURSDAY, June 20

Logoly State Park — Discovery Day Camp: Session 2

Logoly State Park is continuing the summer fun with its second session of Discovery Day Camp. In this 4-day camp, kids ages 7-12 will find themselves immersed in a natural world of wonder at the park. Campers will have a chance to participate in engaging nature explorations and fun games each morning, while memorable crafts will be constructed in the afternoon. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. This camp costs $65, with a $10 non-refundable deposit that is due at pre-registration. If you can’t make this session, don’t worry. Logoly will feature a total of 6 day camp sessions throughout the summer. Call the park at (870) 695-3561 to learn more.

TUESDAY, June 25 — SATURDAY, June 29

Magnolia Arts presents High School Musical Jr. — 7 p.m. at 116 S. Washington

Tickets are $8 for Magnolia Arts members and students, $16 for general admission

Advance tickets sold at, or call 870-901-3600.

SUNDAY - June 30

Magnolia Arts presents High School Musical Jr. — 2 p.m. at 116 S. Wahsington

Tickets are $8 for Magnolia Arts members and students, $16 for general admission

Advance tickets sold at, or call 870-901-3600.

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