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-


Community Center

The Community Center is located at 200 Schuman Street and is available for private use by reservation. It is often used for family reunions, class reunions, various indoor activities and town get-togethers such as the monthly City Council meetings. The facility is fully heated and cooled and furnished with a full kitchen and folding tables and chairs.

To reserve the center, please contact Foreman City Hall at (870) 542-6234 or (870) 542-7434.

Annual Events

Foreman hosts several annual events including:

  • Southern Sportsman Foundation
    • The Southern Sportsmen Foundation is a group of enthusiasts who want to share our love for the outdoors with people who have disabilities, including children and veterans. Our supporters believe that in the world of hunting, there is room for people of all abilities. We are dedicated to raising funds to help provide exceptional outdoor activities for people who have missed out on the kinds of experiences that can provide memories and enjoyment for a lifetime.The Southern Sportsmen Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Foreman, Arkansas. The foundation is a spin-off organization of a local chapter of the Buckmasters American Deer Foundation (BADF), which includes participants from Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. That organization, formed in 1998 after founders realized a need to provide hunting opportunities for the disabled, has fulfilled many hunting wishes for children and young adults.

      Since forming in 2004, SSF has sponsored over 200 men, women & kids with disabilities from all over the US. The generous support of businesses and individuals has helped hunters from more than a dozen states across America take part in exceptional hunting excursions. Consider supporting us as a Platinum, Gold or Silver level sponsor. For more information, contact us.

      The foundation works closely with the outdoor and wildlife departments of each state. We support their efforts to ensure the protection, conservation and preservation of our natural resources. Learn more:

      • www.sharingtheoutdoors.com
        Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
        Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation
        Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.
        Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries
  • Christmas Parade
  • Little River County Fair and Rodeo

Foreman Public Library

Foreman's Public Library is a great place to relax with a book.Foreman is proud to support a fully stocked and staffed public library complete with a large selection of titles in various genres as well as periodicals. Guests enjoy a clean, quite atmosphere with freely available reading materials of every kind.

The library is affiliated with the Southwest Regional Library Association.

In addition to various events throughout the year, the library staff prides itself on an excellent children’s section and yearly kid’s summer reading programs. The programs are available to all children, classes, preschool and other groups.

In addition to printed material, the library also offers the following services:

Inter-library loan- For materials not immediately on hand.
Computer/Internet- Computers with filtered internet access are available on a first-come, first-served basis with a use limit of 30 minutes if other patrons are waiting.

Open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, the library offers something for everyone. Visit Foreman’s library today to see what we have for you!

Civic Clubs

Foreman is home to an array of organizations dedicated to various causes and activities. From volunteer groups devoted to helping people in need to hobbyist clubs dedicated to the enjoyment of lifes simplest diversions, folks around here stay busy. And it shows! Below are some of our more popular organizations.


Veterans of Foreign War  Veterans of Foreign Wars


Masonic Lodge  Foreman Masonic Lodge


Order of the Eastern Star  Order of the Eastern Star


United Fund  Foreman United Fund


TexArk Anique Auto Club  TexArk Antique Auto Club


 Southern Sportsmen Foundation

For more information on this organization contact:
Mike Cranford PO Box 209 Foreman, AR 71836 (903) 826-3318.

Downtown

Downtown ForemanWhile you’re in town, be sure to take time to stroll through Foreman’s downtown, where there’s no fast lane and window shopping is a local pastime.

Tucked in the middle of Little River County, this little haven is full of history. Every shop has a story all its own, and the record of Foreman’s past is preserved in each one of the buildings that line the streets.

Meander through the old shops that have been around since long ago and experience the kind of warm, friendly folks and relaxed atmosphere that you’ll never find at a big box retailer. No fighting traffic. No crowds or loud music. No pushy salespeople. And no gimmicks guaranteed to make you buy something. Just the simple, hard-working men and women that call Foreman’s main street home. Spend a day downtown. The only thing we guarantee you’ll go home with is a smile!

Foremandiscover a simpler life!