Friday, June 14, 2019

More Fun & Education, Warren Library

There is always something fun and educational going on at the Warren Library.  the Library was full Thursday, June 13th with kids and adults as two programs were underway. 

Mr. Roger Grider, retired Warren Public School science teacher addressed a group of young students ages 9-12 on the subject of comets and meteors.  The youngsters seemed to enjoy the presentation and asked questions.  Mr. Grider appeared to have a great time teaching.

At the same time in another section of the library, staff from the state Geological Department addressed children ages 5-8.  They too seemed to have a wonderful time learning and taking part.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Ozzie is on His Way!

Ozzy Jones completed his first 100 books in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program!! Way to go Ozzy and family!

Friday, June 7, 2019

May Memorials to Library

Musicfest in ElDorado Lineup Released

EL DORADO, ARK. (June 7, 2019) – Murphy Arts District (MAD) and Main Street El Dorado are presenting two days of family fun and great music this September 27th and 28th in El Dorado, Arkansas. With more than 30 years of history, MusicFest delivers memorable performances from national acts and fun for the whole family at affordable prices in one of the South’s prettiest downtowns.

This year’s lineup in the outdoor MAD Amphitheater includes Country, Rock and Alternative artists who have won national awards, generated millions of downloads, and crafted chart-topping singles.

Friday, September 27th, will feature headliner Walk The Moon (850 million streams and two Billboard Magazine Music Awards), lovelytheband (2019 iHeart Radio Music Award Best New Rock/Alternative Artist), The New Respects (a high energy throwback rock and soul band, one of Rolling Stone’s ‘Bands You Need To Know About’), and a late night show in the Griffin Restaurant with alternative hip-hop group RDGLDGRN. A ticket to Friday’s Amphitheater show is required to attend the RDGLDGRN performance.

Saturday, September 28th, will feature headliner Brett Young (2018 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year), Gone West featuring Colbie Caillat (new Country power group with Grammy and Country music award winners), Tyler Rich, Gabby Barrett (2018 American Idol Finalist), and Teddy Robb (rising Country music artist). Regional favorite Trey Johnson rounds out the bill.

Monday, June 3, 2019

GFWC Warren Woman's Club Conducts Contest

The GFWC Warren Woman's Club recently conducted a Poetry and Short Story Contest in Bradley County in grades K-12.  Poems and Stories were chosen to be judged in the Audrey Swope Poetry and Short Story Contest in Little Rock at the GFWC State Convention.

Winners from Warren were: In Category K-2 Short Story, Stormy Taylor, from Home School for "A Time to Remember", Category K-2 Poem, Carbyn Curry, an Eastside student, for "I Am Corbyn Curry: Small and Naughty"; Category 3-5zem:  Jaycee Courtney, student from Eastside for "Dragon Fly"; Category 6-8 Short Story: Weston Reep from Middle School for "Michael Jackson:  The Jackson One----King of Pop"; Category 9-12 Shortr Story: Junior Pacheco a senior for "Radio Silence"'; Category 9-12 Short Story:  Junior Pacheco for "White Noise".

From Hermitage Category 3-5 Short Story Abby Huitt, Hermitage Elementary for "All About Killer Whales"; and 6-8Poem Category: Hayley McKinley for "Invisible". Each winning student received a certificate plus $25.00.

Also pictured is Diane Parnell, winner for the member poetry contest for "Homeless" and her short story, "Alessa Plants a Garden".

GFCWC Warren Woman's Club Wins Many Award at State Convention

Jane Powell, Joen Bryant, Glenda Cross, Jennifer Taylor, Judy Gibson, Brenda Johnson, Jan Smalling, JeNelle Lipton, and Jonalyn Reep attended GFWC Woman's Club State Convention.
Nine members of GFC Warren Woman's Club attended the GFWC State Convention in Little Rock, May 3-5, 2019.  Attending were Jane Powell, Joen Bryant, Glenda Cross, Jennifer Taylor, Judy Gibson, Brenda Johnson, Jan Smalling, JeNelle Lipton, and Jonalyn Reep.

The club received 1st place in Art, WHRC, Membership, Legislation & Public Policy, Domestic Violence, Communication & Public Relations, Advocates for Children, and Conservation.  The received 2nd place in International Outreach and President's Special Project; and 3rd place in Scrapbook.  Diane Parnell received the 2nd Century ESO Certificate for reading 100 books since last state convention.

Fordyce Chamber Manager Retires

Barbara Finley, the longtime manager of the Fordyce Chamber of Commerce, has retired.  A retirement reception in her honor was held May 30th at the First United Methodist Church in Fordyce.  A crowd of well wishers and friends from Fordyce, Dallas County and surrounding counties were present.

State Senator Bruce Maloch read a proclamation issued by the Arkansas State Senate honoring Mrs. Finely for her time of service to the community.  Other local and state elected officials were on hand as well.  

Saturday, May 25, 2019

GFWC Warren Woman's Club Has Been on the Move

The GFWC Warrren Woman's Club attended the District VIII Southeast Spring Convention on Thursday, April 11, 2019, in DeWitt at the First United Methodist Church.  Attending were Diane Parnell, Hilda Thornton, Brenda Johnson, Judy Braswell, Glenda Cross, Je Nelle Lipton, Judy Gibson, Jan Smalling, Sandra Gatling, Jonalyn Reep, and Clydine Davis.

Five of the members of the Faith Sunday School Class of Immanuel Baptist Church of Warren visited the Arkansas Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House in Little Rock on Monday, May 20, 2019.  They donated 265 crochet caps to the Children's Hospital and 100 crochet caps, paper towels, and cleaning supplies to the Ronald McDonald House.  The caps were made by different members of the class under the direction of class member Mary Joyce Mullins.  Attending were Bro. Matt Overall, pastor, Ruth Lephiew, Barbara Taylor, Donna McGaha, Diane Parnell, and Mary Joyce Mullins.

Good Work Hannah and Josie

Hannah Harris read 600 books in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. (Right) Josie Harris read 400 books in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

More Acts Honoring BCMC During Hospital Week

Tuesday, May 14, the hospital was honored by students from Eastside Elementary.  Artwork of the students was displayed around the hospital.

Wednesday, BCMC administration served pancakes to employees.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Bradley County Health Unit to offer extended hours

Warren, AR –Starting on 5-16-19, 2019, the Bradley County Health Unit will have special hours every Wednesday from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM. These extended hours allow the unit to stay open later on Wednesday’s only to accommodate those who cannot come in during normal business hours.

Clinical services that are available during these later hours, from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM each Wednesday include: Women Infants and Children (WIC), nutrition counseling and support, family planning, sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening and services, and immunization appointments. Staff will be available from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM on Wednesday to schedule appointments, answer calls, and issue birth and death certificates.

On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday’s the Bradley County Health Unit will continue with regular business hours from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

For more information, please call Bradley County Health Unit at 870.226.8441.  Bradley Local Health Unit location and services information can be found at

Cooking Matters Programs to be Held

Bradley County Local Health Unit will partner with Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention to host a Cooking Matters Demonstration May 21st at the Bradley County Extension at 100 First Street, Warren, AR  Time will go from 1:30-3:00 pm.

Another demonstration will be at Hermitage on May 22 at Hermitage Culture Center, Hermitage AR from 1:00-2:30 PM

Ashleigh Story with Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention will be the instructor.

This event is free to the public however reservations must be made for you to attend. To reserve contact Alicia Outlaw at Bradley County Local Health Unit @ 870-226-8440 by 9AM May 20th.

Library Events

Monday, May 6, 2019

Library Memorials

Elijah Strong Places 1st in Broiler Competition

The Bradley County 4-H recently competed in the District Broiler BBQ Contest in Arkadelphia.  Elijah Strong placed first in the senior division, Emmanuel Strong placed fourth in the junior division, and Mayli Castleberry took fifth place in the junior division.  Elijah will compete in the state contest in Rogers, AR,  in June.