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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 news@bannernews.net; fax it to (870) 234-2551; or call (870) 234-5130. Events will appear as space allows.

THURSDAY - May 9

Dorcheat Public Water Authority of the State of Arkansas, 71 Hwy 160, in Magnolia, is having its regularly monthly meeting at 7 p.m.

FRIDAY - May 10

Juneteenth Festival T-Shirts are on sale at CADC and Blackmon’s Barber and Beauty Salon. Take advantage of UCO’s “Merging in May Special” T-shirt Sale. Festival t-shirts of ALL sizes are $10 until Friday, May 31. T-shirt prices will increase to $15/t-shirt for all sizes effective June 1, 2019.

SATURDAY - May 11

The Hot Springs Daylily Society will be meeting at 10 a.m. at the Ouachita Behavioral Health and Wellness, 125 Wellness Way, Hot Springs, AR 71913. Guests are welcome, for directions or more information call Lin Johnson 501-318-0288 or 870-942-6040.

The Ware’s Chapel Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting in the Ware’s Chapel Church at 11 a.m. All members and others who are interested in the Ware’s Chapel Cemetery are encouraged to attend. Donations to the cemetery account may be mailed to 327 Scott Rd, Haynesville, LA 71038. For more information call 318-624-1870

MONDAY - May 13

Magnolia Community Awareness Council (MCAC) will host a Community Meeting at the Hospitality House, 100 Meadowbrook Lane in Magnolia, AR, at 6 p.m. Refreshment will be served. Our guest speakers: State Representative District 5 - David Feilding and State Senator District 12 - Bruce Maloch will discuss the 2019 Legislation Session. There will be opportunity for questions and answers after the presentations. Your participation and input will be highly valued and appreciated.

The City of Waldo will have its regularly scheduled council meeting at 6 p.m. at the Waldo City Hall. All meetings are open to the public.

TUESDAY - May 14

The regular monthly meeting of the Southwest Arkansas Bluegreass Associate will be held at 7 p.m. in the Bethel Fellowship Hall of the Bethel Church, 131 Bethel Road in Magnolia, AR. Pickers, singers, and listeners of acoustic bluegrass music are most welcome to come and participate. There is no admission charge. For more information please call 870-904-2817.

The Attorney General Mobile Office: The mobile offices assist constituents with consumer-related issues in filing consumer complaints and providing information about scams, identity theft, fraud and other protections. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Columbia County Nutrition Center, 600 Lelia St. Magnolia, AR 71753.

Prescription Drug Take Back: Authorities will be collecting prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, pet medicines, medicated ointments and lotions, inhalers, liquid medicines in glass or leak-proof containers and medicine samples. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Columbia County Nutrition Center. Prescription drug take back partner: Sheriff Mike Loe

Senior Scams and Identity Theft Prevention Presentation: Seniors and older adults can learn about common scams that target them, along with way to spot and prevent identity theft. From 11 to 11:30 a.m. at Columbia County Nutrition Center.

WEDNESDAY - May 15

The Columbia/Lafayette County Unit of the Arkansas Retired Teachers will meet at 1 p.m. in the FBC Bus Barn. The greeter will be Mona Harrington and the hostesses will be Sue Cook and Merilyn Jones. Steve Stroebele will give the program. The special project this month is the Independent Living Center for Women. For more information contact Elizabeth Tye at 870-234-3497 or 870-904-0382.

SATURDAY - May 18

In conjunction with Magnolia Blossom Festival, the Columbia County Master Gardener plant sale will be from 8 a.m. until noon at Wilson Garden, across the street from Wilson Bearden Pharmacy in Magnolia, AR. A variety of plants grown by Master Gardeners from Columbia and Lafayette Counties will be available. Columbia County Master Gardeners encourage you to visit the plant sale and learn more about joining Arkansas Master Gardeners organization. You may also contact the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Columbia County Extension Office, 870-235-3720, Jerri Lephiew, Columbia County Extension Agent-Staff Chair or you may contact Sue Cook, President, Columbia County Master Gardeners, 575-430-4622.

SATURDAY - May 25

St. Mark fishing derby is May 25, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the SAU fishing pond. Free and open to the public. Snacks will be served and drawings for prizes.

Relatives of Abraham Boyd and Eula Easterling Boyd are invited to attend the Boyd family reunion at the old Boyd home place located at 760 Scott Road, New Edinburg, AR. Also neighbors and friends of the family are encouraged to attend. A potluck lunch will begin at noon. Bring a lawn chair and your old photographs to share with everyone. If you would like more information please contact Randy Boyd at 870-357-2954.

SATURDAY - June 1

Kids’ annual fishing derby starts at 7:30 a.m. at the visitor center at Logoly State Park. Kids ages 5-15 will be able to fish at Logoly’s pond until 11 a.m., when the casting contest begins. Awards will be given for biggest fish, smallest fish, most fish, and casting contest winners of the three different age groups. Parents are encouraged to help, but the kids must do the fishing. This event is free, so all that you need is your favorite lawn chair and fishing gear to participate. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call the park or stop by to sign your child up.

MONDAY - June 3

Families and Children Together, Inc. (FACT, Inc.) has scheduled a meeting of the Policy Council at 4:15 p.m. The meeting will be held at the FACT, Inc. central office at 2720 Vine Street in El Dorado and is open to the public.

THURSDAY - June 6

Families and Children Together, Inc. (FACT, Inc.) has scheduled a meeting of the Board of Directors at 2:45 p.m. The meeting will be held at the FACT, Inc. central office at 2720 Vine Street in El Dorado and is open to the public.

SATURDAY - June 8

United Community Organization’s “Southern Soul on the Move” Pre-Juneteenth Festival Blues Concert featuring Benito, Mo’B, and Ghetto Cowboy at the Main Event Pavilion in Magnolia, AR. Tickets are on sale now at Blackmon’s Barber and Beauty Salon and CADC. Early Bird Special for the first 100 tickets are $15. $20 advance tickets and $25 tickets at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m. Showtime is at 9 p.m. For more information, please call (870) 904-7435 or go to our website www.columbiacountyuco.com.

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.

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