SMACKOVER, Ark. (KTVE/KARD) — The First United Methodist Churches of Smackover and Norphlet are teaming up to ensure the “Buckaroos” of the Smackover/Norphlet School District have a new pair of shoes to start the school year. The churches will be collecting monetary donations to provide new shoes for any K-12 grade students in need this school year.

Monetary donations can be made by mailing them to Norphlet UMC (P.O. Box 28, Norphlet, Ark.) or to FUMC Smackover (P.O. Box 43, Smackover, Ark.). Donations can also be made online at

Parents needing shoes for their child can contact the following schools to get more information:

  • Smackover Elementary School: 870-725-3601
  • Norphlet Middle School: 870-546-2781
  • Smackover High School: 870-725-3132

The pickup date for shoes is on Monday, August 15, 2022, from 5 PM to 7 PM at Norphlet UMC and on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, from 5 PM to 7 PM, at FUMC Smackover. For more information, contact Rev. Robin Roark (FUMC Smackover) at or 870-725-3701, or Rev. Amanda Smith (Norphlet UMC) at or 870-546-2577.