In addition to homecoming events at Booneville High School, here are a few of the things going on in, or a short distance from South Logan County in the coming days.

Arise Returns

The Arise Ensemble of Wichita, Kan., performed in 2016 at Greenwood High School to great acclaim in an event sponsored by the South Sebastian County Historical Society. They are returning, this time to Fort Smith, under the sponsorship of the University of Arkansas and St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church of Fort Smith.

“One Family: A Celebration of Brotherhood in Story and Song,” will be presented Saturday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. at Northside High School. There is no admission fee.

The 40 member choir will perform historic spirituals and share the stories behind them- their origins and their encoded messages. They will be joined in two numbers by the Northside Mixed Chorus under the direction of Kate Featherston. History Professor Tom Wing of UAFS will share the historical context.

A centerpiece of the presentation is the story of Greenwood’s Henry Norwood, who walked from Sevier County, to Greenwood’s White Oak community when he was emancipated from slavery. Donna Goldstein, Norwood’s biographer, will share his inspiring story and his belief in the goodness of man. Henry Norwood’s grandson, Gerald Norwood, a soloist with the choir will also address the audience.

Brass In The Clouds

Performers from the Arkansas Tech University Department of Music will provide an evening of entertainment at one of the Arkansas River Valley’s most beautiful points of interest on Saturday, Sept. 29.

The 2018 Brass in the Clouds concert, co-sponsored by Mount Nebo State Park and the Arkansas Tech Department of Music, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Mount Nebo’s Sunset Point. The public is invited to attend.

Brass chamber ensembles and the ATU Brass Choir will perform under the direction of Arkansas Tech Department of Music faculty members Dr. Sean Reed and Dr. T.J. Perry as well as Clayton Maddox and Evan Mino, visiting lecturers of music.

Mount Nebo State Park recommends that audience members bring blankets or chairs for seating comfort.

For more information about Brass in the Clouds and other public performances by the Arkansas Tech Department of Music, call (479) 968-0368 or visit

State Fair Ongoing

The 2018 Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair will take place through Saturday, Sept. 29, at Kay Rodgers Park, 4400 Midland Blvd., and the family friendly event will feature the Xtreme Bulls competition, concerts and the Mighty Thomas Carnival.

This is the first time for the Xtreme Bulls at he fair. The event starts at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 and feature more than 40 competing bull riders. It’s a PRC-sanctioned event.

Jackyl will launch into a show that will merge Southern rock, hard rock and more beginning at 8 p.m. Sept. 28.

Fair events are free with paid gate admission.

Free Concert

Vince Neil, the frontman of Motley Crue, will perform a free concert at CenterStage inside the Choctaw Casino and Resort in Pocola, Okla.

Show time is at 8 p.m. and all guests must be at least 21 years old.