Sporting Events

Local Sports

The Marion Youth Sports Association and the Amateur Softball Association offers an active youth sports program, with community leagues for children 5-18.

The sport related activities include baseball, softball, basketball, football and junior cheerleading. There are several city parks, and the new Marion Recreational Complex, that houses three softball and two baseball fields, with more additions planned in the future.

The Marion Golf and Athletic Club is open by membership and offers an 18-hole championship golf course, recreational swimming, a fitness center, and tennis.

Marion Patriots

Marion students participate in a wide variety of sports including football, baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, track, cross-country, golf, and tennis. Most events take place on the main campus of Marion High School offer an exciting, fun atmosphere.

Esperanza Bonanza Rodeo

Each year, there is always a great turn out of cowboys and cowgirls from all over the United States to participate in the annual Esperanza Bonanza Festival Rodeo, as well as standing- room only spectators.  Our rodeo is sanctioned through the International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA), and in addition to earning points, winners also receive prize money.

Our rodeo consists of seven events: Saddle Bronc, Bareback Bronc, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, and Cowgirl Barrel Racing.  Prize money added per event is $700 in addition to entry pool.  Total number of places awarded (and prize amounts) will be determined by the number of participants for each event.

For more information about IPRA, including world & regional standings, click here to visit their website.

Garbage Pick-Up News


No pick-up Monday & Tuesday, 12/25 & 12-26. Make-up days will be 12/27 & 12-28, then normal schedule on Friday.

New Years Day

No pick-up on Monday 1/1. Make-up day will be 1/2.

The City of Marion has begun utilizing a one-arm truck for trash pick-up, meaning that cans will be picked up by the arm of the truck.

Residents are asked to take extra care to be sure your garbage can is placed close to the road and out of the way from anything that would block the truck arm movement, including vehicles, mailboxes, etc. Garbage and recycling pick-up schedules remain the same.

If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 870-739-5410.

City Street Lights
To report a problem with a city street light, contact Gail at City Hall - 870-739-5410 and reference the pole number found on the street light pole.
Water Department

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Water bill auto pay available at no charge…call 870-739-3073 or Email us Here

Used Tire Disposal

Tire disposal is available for both businesses and residents.

The hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 to 3:30.

There is no charge at the time of service, but there will be bills sent out quarterly for each tire.

The tire prices are: $1.75/passenger tires; $5/semi-truck tires; $26/ implement tires.

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