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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 [email protected]; fax it to (870) 234-2551; or call (870) 234-5130. Events will appear as space allows.


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.


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.


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.

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