Lakes

Millwood LakeWhether you enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, or hiking Millwood Lake has an activity for you. With an abundance of food a varied habitats, multitudes of birds are attracted year-round to Millwood Lake. Birders from across the nation come to Millwood to get a glimpse of a wide variety of birds that include over 333 species reported within a 7.5-mile area. A flock of white pelicans make their home year-round on the lake, while Bald Eagles, Golden-winged Warblers, Gulls, and several species of ducks are among the birds making an appearance throughout the year. Millwood has 12 recreation areas around the lake. There are 12 boat ramps, 8 campgrounds, 3 picnic shelters, and 1 designated swim area. Alligators are a part of the natural habitat at Millwood be cautious and keep safety in mind while boating, swimming, or fishing. Please remember whatever your recreational interest – play it safe at the lake.

Millwood Lake is a key unit in the general flood reduction system for the Red River below Lake Texoma. The lake operates in conjunction with Lakes Texoma, Pat Mayse, and Hugo and five upstream lakes in the Little River Basin. In addition to flood control, it also is used for water supply and recreation and to improve fish and wildlife.

Fire and Rescue

Foreman's Fire and Rescue Department stands ready for any emergency.

The Foreman Volunteer Fire Department is a fully-equipped operation providing fire protection and rescue services to the community of Foreman and the surrounding area.  Foreman maintains 3 fire engines as well as rescue vehicles. The main station is located at 203 S. Hwy 41, Foreman – (870) 542-7200. The department features the latest in fire and rescue equipment.  

The Foreman Fire Department Officers are:

  • Chief Justin Roden
  • Assistant Chief Chad McElhannon
  • 1st Captain Dennis Bates
  • 2nd Captain Bryan Roden
  • Fire Marshal Bryan Roden
  • Secretary Trent Liggin
  • Chaplin Trent Liggin

If you have an emergency to report, please call 911.

Address:
203 S. Hwy 41
Foreman, AR  71836

 

Phone:
Emergency – 911 

Non-Emergency – (870) 542-7200

 

Email:
foremanfiredepartment@yahoo.com

 

City Hall

Foreman City Hall is the hub of city operations and houses offices for the Mayor, City Recorder/Treasurer, and Foreman Municipal Waterworks.  The City Hall is centrally located at 209 Schuman St. and the normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm.  Office is closed from 12pm to 1pm for lunch and on all government holidays.

We welcome your interests and encourage open communication between all citizens and City Hall officials.  We’re here to serve you.  In addition, our offices are often made aware of opportunities for citizen involvement or have needs of volunteers for specific community projects.  To find out more of learn where you can get involved, contact City Hall.

City Hall

209 Schuman St.
P.O. Box 10
Foreman, AR  71836

Mayor                                   (870) 542-6050

Recorder/Treasurer        (870) 542-7434                   foreman@whti.net

Water Department         (870) 542-6234                   foremanwater@whti.net

Parks and Recreation

The city park is a favorite destination of adults and children alike.

Foreman maintains a public use park with multiple amenities including playground equipment, pavilion and Bar-B-Que grills.  Centrally located, the city park is a convenient meeting place and recreation area for residents and visitors alike.

The park is available anytime, but use of the pavilion should be scheduled to ensure availability during your event.  To make pavilion reservations, please contact City Hall at  (870) 542-7434 or (870) 542-6234.

The City of Foreman also has a forty-two acre Recreation Park located at 856 N. Highway 41. The recreation park has two regulation ball fields, a one-mile lighted walking trail, playground equipment, and covered canopy with picnic tables. To reserve the ball fields or covered picnic area, contact Tommy McDonald at (615) 630-1338 or City Hall at (870) 542-7434.

The City of Foreman asks that you do drive on the grass and park in designated parking areas. 18-wheelers are not permitted in the parking areas.

The city encourages everyone to enjoy the park while reminding users to tread lightly.  Remember to be courteous and respectful of other park visitors and always clean up any litter left after your activities.  This includes cleaning Bar-B-Que grills after use.

Park facilities are overseen by the Foreman Parks and Recreation committee.  This committee is appointed regularly by the City Council.  For questions or comments, please contact Foreman Parks & Recreation Director Tommy McDonald  at PO Box 10, Foreman, AR  (615) 630-1338.

People love our parks!  Let’s keep it that way!

Utilities

The City of Foreman maintains a water and sewer system for the community.  For more information on how to acquire these services contact Foreman Municipal Waterworks at (870) 542-6234.  The Water department is located inside Foreman City Hall at 209 Schuman Street.


Other utilities are provided by outside companies.  For information on these utilities contact the appropriate company below.  I you have a question that is not covered by one of these companies, please call City Hall at (870) 542-7434.


Southwestern Electric Power Company
P.O. Box 24404
Canton, OH 44701-4404
888-216-3523 or visit us online at www.swepco.com


Walnut Hill Telephone
P.O. Box 729, 120 East First Street
Lewisville AR 71845
800-255-1975 or visit us online at www.WalnutHillTel.com


CenterPoint Energy
P.O. Box 4583
Houston, Texas 77210-4583
800-992-7552 or visit us online at www.centerpointenergy.com


For water service outside the city limits contact:

Little River RDA Water Office

2895 Highway 32 W
Foreman, AR  71836
(870) 542-7701

Attachments

Police

Foreman police officers with patrol cars

Law enforcement for the City of Foreman is provided by a special arrangement between the City of Foreman and the Little River County Sheriff’s Department located in Ashdown, Arkansas.  The Sheriff’s department also has a satellite office in Foreman located at 203 S. Hwy 41.

The City of Foreman has 24 hour coverage provided by the Little River County Sheriff’s department.  The Sheriff’s department provides scheduled Deputies to patrol the streets of Foreman within the city limits seven days a week.   

Dispatchers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to any law enforcement matter in the Foreman area.  Non-emergency number is (870) 898-7222; for emergencies dial 911.

For general information, call (870) 542-7602‎.

The staff of the Foreman Police Department includes:

  • Little River County Sheriff: Bobby Walraven
    (870) 898-5115 24 Hour Non-Emergency Number
  • Chief Deputy: Kevin Sanders
  • Captain: Danny Hallett

 

 

Elected Officials

City Officials

  • Mayor – William “Bill” Harp: foremanmayor@whti.net
  • Recorder/Treasurer – Roger Quilty
  • Deputy Recorder/Treasurer – Theresa Woods
  • Parks & Recreation Director – Tommy McDonald
  • City Council Member – Tommy McDonald
  • City Council Member –   Joyce Green
  • City Council Member – Jacqueline Wiseman
  • City Council Member – Mike McKee
  • City Council Member – Alana Cody
  • City Council Member – Perry Young

County Officials

  • Treasurer – Dayna Guthrie
  • Circuit Clerk – Lauren Abney
  • Sheriff & County Collector – Bobby Walraven
  • Assessor – Allie Rosenbaum
  • County Clerk – Deanna Sivley
  • Deputy County Collector – Mary Baker
  • County Judge -Mike Cranford
  • Quorum Court Representative- District 1 – Al Austin
  • Quorum Court Representative- District 2 – Larry Cowling
  • Quorum Court Representative- District 3 – Keith Pullen
  • Quorum Court Representative- District 4 – Mark Ardwin
  • Quorum Court Representative- District 5 – Chuck Davis
  • Quorum Court Representative- District 6 – Ruth Ann Smithson
  • Quorum Court Representative- District 7 – Charles Henderson
  • Quorum Court Representative- District 8 – Phillip Penny
  • Quorum Court Representative- District 9 – Beverly Glanville

State and US Officials

  • Governor – Asa Hutchinson
  • US Senator – John Boozman
  • US Senator – Tom Cotton
  • US Representative – Bruce Westerman
  • State Representative – De Ann Vaught
  • State Senator – Jimmy Hickey

High School

Foreman Highschool

The Foreman Public School system is a vital part of our community.

The high school currently employs approximately 19 teachers.

The Foreman School District encompasses several square miles and has a total enrollment of 254  students in grades 7-12.

The Foreman High School athletics program has shined over the last few years with the Lady Gators winning the state softball championship 4 years running.

The high school is located at 700 Rocky Comfort Rd.  The office can be reached by calling (870) 542-7212.

The district’s annual budget is approximately $4 million.

School Statistics
School Level High School
Grades Offered Grades 7 – 12
County Little River County, AR
Student & Faculty
Total Students 254 students
Percent Male/ Female 52 / 48
Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Students by Grade Grade 7 – 9 students
Grade 8 – 38 students
Grade 9 – 27 students
Grade 10 – 42 students
Grade 11 – 38 students
Grade 12 – 47 students
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:13 1:15
Students by Ethnicity This School ( AR ) School Average
% American Indian 1% 1%
% Asian n/a 1%
% Hispanic 4% 7%
% Black 15% 25%
% White 80% 66%
Additional Student Information This School ( AR ) School Average
% Eligible for Free Lunch 38% 48%
% Eligible for Reduced Lunch 15% 9%
% Migrant Students Enrolled n/a 1%
This School’s Agency ( AR ) District Average
Number of Schools Managed 2 3
Number of Students Managed 537 students 954 students
District Total Revenue $4,551,000 $7,602,000
District Expenditure $3,996,000 $7,548,000
District Revenue / Student $8,475 $8,918
District Expenditure / Student $7,441 $8,749
District Graduation Rates 94% 84%

Elementary School

Foreman Elemetary School

The Foreman Public School system is a vital part of our community.

The elementary school currently employs approximately 23 teachers.

The Foreman School District has a total enrollment of 283 students in grades K-6.

Recent building projects include the construction of a new elementary school.

The elementary school is located at 311 W. 10th Ave. The office can be reached by calling (870) 542-7214 or (870) 542-6369.

The district’s annual budget is approximately $4 million.

School Statistics
School Level Primary school
Grades Offered Grades PK – 6
County Little River County, AR
Student & Faculty
Total Students 283 students
Percent Male/ Female 49 / 51
Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Students by Grade Pre-K – 9 students
Kind – 38 students
Grade 1 – 27 students
Grade 2 – 42 students
Grade 3 – 38 students
Grade 4 – 47 students
Grade 5 – 40 students
Grade 6 – 42 students
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:12 1:15
Students by Ethnicity This School ( AR ) School Average
% American Indian 2% 1%
% Asian 1% 1%
% Hispanic 4% 7%
% Black 22% 25%
% White 72% 66%
Additional Student Information This School ( AR ) School Average
% Eligible for Free Lunch 52% 48%
% Eligible for Reduced Lunch 16% 9%
% Migrant Students Enrolled 1% 1%
This School’s Agency ( AR ) District Average
Number of Schools Managed 2 3
Number of Students Managed 537 students 954 students
District Total Revenue $4,551,000 $7,602,000
District Expenditure $3,996,000 $7,548,000
District Revenue / Student $8,475 $8,918
District Expenditure / Student $7,441 $8,749

Area Churches

Foreman is home to several vibrant churches. Whether you’re looking for a large, contemporary congregation or a small traditional service, you’ll find it here. Below is a listing of all churches within the city limits. In addition, our area boasts many fine, smaller country churches on the outskirts of town and in the surrounding county. For more information, use the contact information below to find out current service times, staff, etc…


Freedom Temple

Freedom Temple
212 S 2 St
Foreman, AR 71836
(870)542-7184


First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church
220 N Bell St
Foreman, AR
(870) 542-7433


St. Matthews Baptist Church

St Matthews Baptist Church
PO Box 176
Foreman, AR 71836
(870)542-7454.


St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

St Barnabas Episcopal Church
202 N Bell St
Foreman, AR 71836
(870)542-6880


First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church
915 Schuman St
Foreman, AR 71836
(870)542-7094


Church of Christ

Church of Christ
421 Tracy Lawrence Ave
Foreman, AR 71836
(870)542-6560


Catholic Church

Catholic Church
St.
Foreman, AR 71836
(870)542-