Little River County Fair and Rodeo

Little River County Fair and Rodeo

Get ready for this years fall spectacular Little River County Fair and Rodeo! Gates open Tuesday, August 10 and the fun lasts all week. Ride the Ferris wheel, check out all the blue ribbon winners and tank up on cotton candy! Then come back Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm for two great rodeo finales featuring the best cowboys in the county riding the meanest broncs and bulls! It’s good, old fashioned fun for the whole family! Don’t miss it!

Officials break ground for Foreman park facility

Ground Breaking Ceremony

By Jud Powell Staff Reporter Little River News
Story reprinted by permission of Little River News

Officials started the physical portion of a new 43-acre recreation park in Foreman on Wednesday morning, Oct. 9, with a groundbreaking ceremony attended by State Sen. Barbara Horn, D-Ark., Teton Industrial Construction Company Civil Superintendent Jeff Henry, former State Rep. Ken Cowling, D-Ark., and Foreman Recreation Park Commissioner Teresa Woods,  as well as a number of other local community leaders.

Teton is one of several subcontractors that worked on the recent Ash Grove Cement plant expansion, and their donation is part of its community involvement initiative that seeks to give back to the communities in which they have been privileged to work.

“I have nothing but free time as far as this project is concerned,” Henry said.“I been with this project for over two months and the company has donated 5,100 concrete blocks for construction of restrooms, the concession stand and a multipurpose building at the park.”

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City Wide Yard Sale!

Yard Sale
Get ready for the Foreman Second Annual City Wide Yard Sale!  The big event is planned for the weekend of October 9th & 10th, and we’re expecting big crowds. If you love to browse yard sales looking for that perfect item or rare collectible, be sure to mark your calendar for both days. And if you’ve got something to sell, plan to set up shop Friday and Saturday.
Everyone is invited to participate.
For more information contact Joyce Green at 870.542.6606

More of the great outdoors is coming to town

Foreman announces plans for new park!

Foreman officials have been very busy lately with several new projects.  One of the most exciting is the recent announcement that the city has obtained funds to develop approximately 40 acres on North Malden Street for a city park.  The new park project is the result of the efforts of several area individuals.  Special recognition is due State Senator Barbara Horn and former State Representative Ken Cowling who both worked diligently to help secure more than $400,000 for the project.  Total funds include a $220,000 grant from Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, a $48,300 grant from the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Program and a $150,000 grant from the State General Improvement fund.

The monies will be used to develop the land, which the city already owns, for use as the city’s outdoor recreation area.  Along with beautiful landscaping and lots of trees, the new park will feature playground equipment, a picnic area and a baseball/softball field.  The addition of a second ball field for city use is particularly exciting as it is one of the requirements for hosting the annual state softball tournament.  Foreman’s own Lady Gators have won the state tournament five years in a row, and city residents are eager to now be able to bid to host the competition that they have dominated for so long.

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