Buckaroo Community

Smackover Youth Baseball Registration

Registration is under way for the 2019 Smackover Youth Baseball season.

Please complete front and back of all registration forms and return in an envelope with Smackover Baseball on the outside.  Turn forms into Smackover Elementary School Office or the Norphlet Middle School Office.

Make sure to include your child’s registration fee.

Smackover Youth Baseball has the following age divisions:

  • T-Ball (4-6 year olds)
  • Pitching Machine (7-8 year olds)
  • 9 – 10 year olds
  • 11 – 12 year olds

smk youth baseball reg form

New Mentoring Program to Begin!

The Smackover-Norphlet School District is in the process of creating a new mentoring/volunteer program for people in our community who would like to support the students in our school.

Buckaroo AIMS

(Adults Investing by Mentoring Students)

If you would like to learn more about becoming a mentor or a volunteer in the Smackover-Norphlet School District, please make plans to attend one of our informational meetings/trainings.  The sessions will last about an hour and a half.

There is no pressure to become a mentor if you attend the meeting.  The meeting is to share our vision for the mentoring program and to provide support to individuals who are interested in mentoring.  The dates for the meetings are:

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 6 pm in the board room of the central office
  • Friday, January 11, 2019 at 1 pm in the board room of the central office

If you are interested in attending one of the meetings, please click on the link below and complete a brief survey so that we can make sure that we have enough materials for the people in attendance.

Registration Link

If you are unavailable to attend one of the above meetings, please complete the survey as well so that we can contact you when we schedule our next meeting.

Angel Tree Program

The last call for registration for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program serving residents of Calhoun, Ouachita, and Union County residents is October 30, 2018.

Angel Tree Applications will be taken from 9 am to 7 pm on a first come-first served basis.  Doors will close 10 minutes early.

What to bring:

  • Picture ID
  • Birth certificate for all children 12 and under
  • Proof of guardianship
  • Proof of address
  • Proof of all income and expenses of everyone in household
  • If you receive food stamps/SNAP benefits, you will need to go to DHS and obtain a verification form from them.

All applications will be taken at the Salvation Army located at 419 South Madison in El Dorado, AR.

Acceptance is not guaranteed.

If you have any questions, please call Captain Elyshia Perdiue at (870) 863-4830.

SouthARK Lecture Series Free Event Coming Up!

Against all odds on a gridiron in South Bend, Indiana, Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger in twenty seven seconds, carved his name into history books as perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

The son of an oil refinery worker and third of 14 children, Rudy rose from valleys of discouragement and despair to the pinnacles of success. Today, he is one of the most popular motivational speakers in the United States. It took years of fierce determination to overcome obstacles and criticisms, yet Rudy achieved his first dream – to attend Notre Dame and play football for the Fighting Irish.

As fans cheered RU-DY, RU-DY, he sacked the quarterback in the last 27 seconds of the only play in the only game of his college football career. He is the only player in the school’s history to be carried off the field on his teammates’ shoulders.

25 years ago, in 1993, TRISTAR Productions immortalized his life story with the blockbuster film, RUDY. Written and produced by Angelo Pizzo and David Anspaugh, the award-winning team who brought us HOOSIERS, the critically acclaimed RUDY received “Two Thumbs Up” from Siskel and Ebert and continues to inspire millions worldwide.

Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He reaches school children, university students, and professional athletes with the same enthusiasm, portraying the human spirit that comes from his personal experiences of adversity and triumph. His captivating personality and powerful message of “YES I CAN” stays with his audiences forever. Rudy’s opening remarks receive thunderous applause and standing ovations from audiences of 200 to 20,000 people who emotionally chant RU-DY, RU-DY!

Rudy has appeared on various high profile nationally televised talk shows and radio shows across the country, is featured in national magazine publications, and has been honored with the key to many cities in the United States with special proclamations for his inspiration, commitment, and human spirit. Rudy received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Our Lady of Holy Cross College, the Distinguished American Award, A Proclamation from the Governor of Nevada granting an Official Rudy Award Day, was inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame, and spoke at the White House during the presidencies of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.