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Park Pickin’s Flee Market is ongoing today at Lead Hill City Park till to 2 p.m. Bring ‘yer stuff, $5 for a 10x10 spot, bring your own tables. The next Pickin’ takes place Saturday, Aug. 3. For information call Mary Farmer at (870) 436-7388 or Sue Trimble (870) 416-8157 (call or text).

VFW Post 10417 held a dedication ceremony at our Veterans Memorial Park on Memorial Day. Four monuments listing wars and conflicts throughout US History were dedicated. Commander John Hall open the ceremony followed by a prayer by VFW Aux Chaplain Donna Brittich. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Bergman School’s Elena Mendez and Olivia Robinson. The national anthem was sung by Mark Darfhiva. Lead Hill choir, music leader Josh Sugit and Lynn Sinland, along with the l Choir performed. Lead Hill Baptist Church Pastor Mathew Kerley; military service officer, out of Harrison, Red Millis and Commander John Hall each spoke about the meaning of Memorial Day and what it meant to them personally. Taps was performed by Dalton Decker and Lynn Sinland. Much appreciation to Edna Gardner for decorated the monuments, to the ladies and gentlemen of the VFW and Auxiliary, and to all the members of our community who came out to this wonderful event.

Each Memorial Day, VFW Post 1041 provides American flags to eight cemeteries in the area for each veteran grave. They also provide maintain large flags to the cemeteries.

A big shout out to Lead Hill’s VFW Post 10417, Fred Gardener, Clint Pettaway, Ron Schafer, Mark Blount and Frank Brittich and to the Diamond City’s Robbie Atkins and Mike Ellington for hanging American flags in our community from South Lead Hill through Diamond City.

Kids Free Fishing Derby takes place Saturday, June 1, Lead Hill Corp of Engineer Park. Fishing from 8-10 a.m. Registration at 7 a.m. Prize and pictures at 10:15 a.m.; for kids 6-12. Bring your own poles, bait, stringers and tackle. A grab and go breakfast will be provided. Hot dogs, chips, drink provided. The Arkansas Game and Fish are providing catfish. Prizes, games and great times for each registered participant. Some prizes are; fishing poles, tackle, tackle boxes, trinkets; sponsored by Diamond City Chamber of Commerce, Sugarloaf Inn, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, Bill and Janet Long.

Our Fourth of July Picnic takes place Thursday-Saturday, July 4, 5, and 6 at the Lead Hill City Park. The picnic has been a tradition for more than 100 years. Thursday and Friday festivities start at 5 p.m. and on Saturday, the car show takes place in the morning, the parade at 1 p.m. and the picnic throughout the afternoon into the evening with live music and loads of activities, for the whole family. This year the rodeo will be out here all three days.  Make plans for a parade float on the 6th (cash prizes). Sign ups are on going for the car show Saturday, July 6. Contact Larry Nutter at (870) 688-6376 or Larry and Janie McBride at (870) 436-5354.

 Broken Vessels Resale Shop "First Fruit Friday" takes place Friday, June 7, with all proceeds going to the Good Neighbor Food Cupboard. And the food cupboard will have a sale set up in the vessels parking lot on the 7th and 8th.

School News: Mason Cain is Student of the Week for May 19. Middle School Student of the Week, May 24 was Victoria Macedo. Good job.

The school library will by open to the community, every Thursday in June and July from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Storytime with Ms. Curtis at 10:15 a.m.

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