Leader Blues

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

EVENTS

Jacksonville’s holiday open house is Dec. 16

The city of Jacksonville’s annual Christmas Open House will be held at city hall from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16.
The ceremony to present year pins and certificates to city employees will begin at 2 p.m. in the council chambers. Everyone is invited to stop by for refreshments.

Junior auxiliary to host Christmas Tour of Homes

The Junior Auxiliary of Jacksonville will host their annual Christmas tour of homes from 2-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec.11.
The following homes are included on the tour: Mr. and Mrs. John Vanderhoof, Mr. and Mrs. Gid Branscum, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Carlisle, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Sherman. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds benefit the underprivileged children of Jacksonville. For ticket information, call Mandy Watson at 501-982-1241.

Holiday Closings

Nearly all area city offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for observance of Thanksgiving Day, while sanitation schedules in some communities will be altered because of the holiday.
In Jacksonville, city offices will be closed both days and there will be no sanitation or recycling services on either day. Landfill (bulky items) will instead be collected today.
City offices in Beebe will be closed Thursday, but open on Friday.
In Cabot, city offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. Thursday garbage collections will be moved to Friday and Friday collections will be moved to Saturday for Cabot residents.
In Lonoke, regular sanitation schedule will take place on Friday, while Thursday’s route will also be run on Friday.
Trash pick-up in Ward will also run as usual on Friday and what doesn’t get picked up on Friday will be picked up on Saturday, according to city officials.
Austin’s city offices will be closed Thursday, but will be open Friday. The sanitation schedule won’t change.
Sherwood’s offices will be closed both days. Thursday’s sanitation schedule will be picked up today and Friday’s regular schedule will be picked up on Monday.