The fifth annual Marks Cemetery nature trail and picnic area cleanup is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at the cemetery. Participants are asked to bring gas blowers, rakes, and yard brooms.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in this community activity. Re-New-ing Edinburg is sponsoring the Marks Trail event as a part of the Keep Arkansas Beautiful campaign, according to a news release.

Also, Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears is again supporting a county-wide clean up by providing garbage bags to all volunteers and arranging for trash to be picked up in designated areas, according to the release.

To obtain bags, groups should call the county judge’s office at 870-325-6214 to make arrangements. He is encouraging the justices of the peace to reach out to churches, fire department, school clubs, youth groups and other groups within their districts to organize individual cleanup efforts. Residents are encouraged to pick up trash along the roads around their homes.

For details about the Marks Cemetery event, contact Roger McClellan at 870-643-0150 or Patricia McClellan at

For details on the county wide cleanup, contact Malinda Berry, the coordinator of the Keep Cleveland County Clean and Beautiful Spring Campaign, at 870-357-8242 or 520-490-5903.