The ninth annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive hosted by the United Way of Greater Texarkana is underway. You can help by dropping off supplies at participating businesses now through Friday, July 20.

Be sure to stop by one of these businesses: Bank of the Ozarks; Collom & Carney Clinic; Christus St. Michael Health System in Texarkana and Atlanta; Healthcare Express and the Leadership Academy; LifeNet; Mayo Manufacturing; Red River Federal Credit Union, Shelter Insurance and Servpro; and Texas A&M University – Texarkana; Texarkana Arkansas ISD; Texarkana College, and Texana Bank.

Businesses can still sign up to host a supply drive now through July 20 by contacting the United Way office. Supplies needed include your basic school supplies: backpacks, pencils, pencil sharpeners, markers, highlighters, paper and pens.

New this year! The first annual Texarkana Beer Derby at New Haven Golf Club on Saturday, July 14 at 5:30PM. Entry is $25 for runners and non-runners. Sign up at runsignup.com. Draft beer specials, food, lots of fabulous door prizes…..and t-shirts and pint glasses to all participants. What is a beer derby? It’s a one-mile run around the New Haven driving range. Every quarter mile, you have a beer. Enter as a team of four or run solo. Search for Texarkana Beer Derby at runsignup.com.