National Family Caregiver Support Program

The Charleston Senior Center will have a caregiver support meeting on October 19th, 2016 at 10:20 a.m.. If you are a caregiver(of any age) of an adult 60 years and older please come join us. This information could be extremely helpful to you. The topic will be on Medication Safety. If you need more information please feel free to call Nikki Claiborne at 479-965-2557 Hope to see you there! Refreshments will be served.


Dardanelle, Ark. October 27, 2016—The Arkansas River Valley Area Council (ARVAC, Inc.) currently has a vacancy in the low-income sector of the ARVAC Board of Directors. ARVAC welcomes representatives of low-income to apply for a position on the ARVAC Board of Directors. ARVAC is a private, non-profit community action agency charged with providing community, individual, and family support. The Board meets six (6) times per year to establish goals, strategic planning, financial initiatives, and compliance measures of the agency. Voting of a new member will occur at the next Board Meeting on the 27th.

Nutrition & Cancer Series: Nutrition for the Breast Cancer Survivor

Wednesday, October 19th 11:30am. Presented by Ryan Ellison, RD, LD, Sparks Nutrition Center. Reynolds Cancer Support House 3324 South M Street, Fort Smith, AR. Call (479) 782-6302 to RSVP or for information.

Flag Retirement Ceremony

October 22nd at 7:30 pm at Bell Park in Greenwood, AR. Troop 54 would like to extend an open invitation to our Flag Retirement Ceremony. The formal ceremony will start at about 7:30 pm. Please bring your own chair if you can, seating will be limited. Desserts and drinks will be provided by Troop 54. If very bad weather the ceremony will be rescheduled.

Making Herbal Cheeses and Homemade Paper

October 22, 2016 starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m. There is a $20 admission fee. This event will be held at The Learning Fields at Fort Chaffee, 7300 Gardeners Ave. Fort Smith, AR. For more information call: (479) 646-8234.

Herbs and spices make it easy to add even more flavor to your favorite cheese recipes. Many cheeses are flavorful on their own, but sometimes a little extra pizzazz is in order and herbs and spices are the perfect tools. The River Valley Master Gardener’s Herbal Adventure group will host a seminar on making herbal cheeses. We will also venture into the art of making homemade paper, using herb leaves, scrap paper, and junk mail. Our goal is to make a Thanksgiving card using the homemade paper. This should be a fun experience for adults and kids alike. Registration required.

Golf Tournament at Vache Grass Country Club

Oct. 22nd $250/4-man team (includes 1 golf cart). Sign up and registration begins at 8am. Call 479-651-2224 or 479-462-4499 to sign up or for more info. (Rain date will be the following Saturday, Oct. 29th)

Club Velocity Volleyball Tryouts

Players ages 8 to 18 years old are invited to try-out for Club Velocity Volleyball Club. Actual season is from January through March, but most teams will practice November and December also. Teams will participate in five or more events. Tryouts at Lady Bulldog Volleyball Gym Sunday, October 23rd.

U10/U11’s (3rd, 4th, 5th) 1:30 pm

U12/U13’s (6th, 7th) 3 pm

U14 (8th) 4:30 pm

U15 & Older TBA

Tryouts are closed to parents. For more information and to register for try-outs, please email or call or text 479-774-8305. There is a $25 tryout fee. Look for us on Facebook.

Annual Franklin County 4-H Banquet

On Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. - Meal Served it will be held at the Charleston Community Center. 311 Freedom Road (Across from the South Franklin County Fairgrounds). There will be Award Recognition’s and County Officer Elections. Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 18th for Food Count.

Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Thursday, October 27th-at Reynolds Cancer Support House, 3324 South M Street, Fort Smith, AR. Located behind Creekmore Park. 9am-2pm: Mercy Mobile Mammography Van. Call (479) 314-7855 to schedule your appointment. 9am-2pm: Breast Care Consultations & Sign-ups. Arkansas Department of Health for no-cost mammograms. 5:30pm: Breast Cancer Survivor-ship: Life after Treatment. Presented by Aida Jones, APN, Sparks Cancer Center. You’ve survived breast cancer, but what does that mean? Learn about long-term side effects, emotional well-being and living life as a breast cancer survivor! Refreshments provided by Panera Bakery-Cafe. Call (479) 782-6302 for information or to RSVP.

Annual Hallelujah Night

Hosanna Free Will Baptist Church 2107 Rice Loop, Charleston, AR Saturday, October 29th. 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. for inflatables 8:30 p.m. - ? for hayrides. ABSOLUTELY FREE OF CHARGE! No costumes, please. Families are encouraged to come out and enjoy the evening. Inflatables for small and big kids! Old fashioned hot dog roast, funnel cakes, marshmallow toast, s’mores, & popcorn! ……..Cake walk & hay ride……..Plus drawing for prizes! Phone: 479-965-3184

Mt. Zion Fall Harvest Festival

On Saturday, October 29th from 4-6pm, Mt. Zion Baptist Church will be hosting our Annual Fall Harvest Festival. This will be an evening filled with hayrides, games, food, pony rides, bounce around, door prizes, live music and more! This is a free community event and everyone is welcome! We are located at 5711 Mt. Zion Road- between Greenwood and Hackett. For more information visit or call 479-996-7697.

Community Trunk or Treat

Local churches are collaborating to bring the first annual TRUNK OR TREAT to the Greenwood Square! Bring the family out to enjoy games, popcorn, face painting, inflatables, prize drawings, and more! October 31st at 6:00-8:00 p.m. Greenwood First Free Will Baptist, Greenwood Church of the Nazarene, Westwood Baptist, Calvary Temple United Pentecostal will be hosting.

Hackett First Baptist Fall Festival

On Monday, October 31st, Hackett First Baptist Church will be having their annual Fall Festival. Please join us from 5:30 to 7:30pm. for fun, games, chili cook-off, heavenly desserts and lots of food and soft drinks. This event is for the entire family and it’s all FREE!!!!!!!! We are located at 401 E. Greenwood St. Got questions? Call Bettie 479-806-4929

Annual Chamber Banquet

Don’t miss this this spectacular event! Come join us on Nov. 3, 2016 at 6pm in the Student Union for a night of celebration as we honor the recipients of Citizen of the Year, Shining Star Award, and Horizon Award. Enjoy a savory meal and a night of entertainment. It is $200 to sponsor a table with 8 seats. Includes signage on your table and a running ad with your logo, and $25 per individual ticket. We will also be having our Silent Auction with some fantastic items up for grabs, so don’t miss out! Please RSVP to sponsor your table or purchase your ticket. Thank you, all! Tanya Taylor Greenwood Chamber of Commerce 479-996-6357

Pancake Breakfast

Nov. 5that Beef O’Bradys from 8 - 10:30 am.

Charleston Open Town

Thursday, November 10th. Merchants will have specials and will stay open late- until 8pm. We are in the process of compiling a list of merchants/restaurants that will be participating in the festivities. Please contact Jamie Schmalz with MediSav Pharmacy at or 479-452-0278 to be included in posters and signage.

Mt. Zion Fall Festival

On Saturday, November 7th from 4-6pm, Mt. Zion Baptist Church will be hosting their Annual Fall Festival. This will be an evening filled with hayrides, games, food, pony rides, bounce around, door prizes, live music and more! This is a free community event and everyone is welcome! We are located at 5711 Mt. Zion Road- between Greenwood and Hackett. For more information visit or call 479-996-7697.

Charleston Holiday Bazaar

The Bazaar will be held on Saturday Nov. 12, 2016 at the Charleston Community Center from 8:00am-2:00pm. For more information call (479)965-6035 or (479)965-6729.