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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

EVENTS>>Fall 2006


Midway school reunion 2006 at Cabot High School cafeteria will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. A potluck lunch will be served. All of those interested in this event including former teachers, students, administrators, bus drivers and families are urged to attend. Participants are invited to bring pictures to share with the group. For more information contact Jo Etta Aten at 843-7062 or 412-6845 or Arlene Davidson at 676-5972.

An explosion at the Little Rock Air Force Base’s 308th Titan II Missile Wing’s silo in Damascus 26 years ago will be the topic of the Jacksonville Museum of Military History’s War Stories lecture series at 6 p.m. Thursday at 100 Veterans Circle in Jacksonville. Admission is $2. For more information, call 241-1943 or e-mail dkduggarmilitarymuseum@centurytel.net or visit www.jaxmilitarymuseum.org.

Donations are being accepted for the Reynolds family of Highland Court in Cabot. The family lost their home and 77-year-old grandmother Velma Metcalf in a fire last week. Donations can be made at any Bank of the Ozarks to the Jannie Reynolds Fire Fund.

The Lonoke County Democratic Women’s Club will hold its next meeting at Maria’s in England Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. The Annual Donkey Day dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturrday, Sept. 23, in the Cabot North Middle School cafeteria. Guest speakers will be Attorney General Mike Beebe, Bill Halter, candidate for Lt. Gov, and the master of ceremonies Judge Mark McRoy of Desha County. Next meeting will be at Maria’s in England Tuesday at 7 p.m. For tickets or more information, call Juanita Horn at 843-3934 or 605-3776, Sue Wagner at 843-8160.

Arkansas is preparing for Breast Cancer Awareness month coming up in October. To further breast cancer education and awareness, the Faith Support Ministry at Faith Baptist Church in Cabot is hosting a Brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday. All women in the community and surrounding areas are invited to attend.
This year’s program will focus on education. Sandra Bennett, BSN, RN, an Instruction Development Specialist with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, will present the latest information from the Komen Foundation and the American Cancer Society regarding risk factors and early detection. Certified by the Komen Foundation, Bennett will also instruct proper methods for self-breast exams.
Entertainment will be provided by local vocalist, Lis Geoghegan.
Statistics indicate one in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. An estimated 2,000 women in Arkansas will be diagnosed this year.
Who is at risk? You, your sister, your daughter, your neighbor, your mother, your niece are at risk. Women as young as 14 up to senior ladies in their 70’s or 80’s all need to be aware.
The Komen Mission is to eradicate breast cancer as a life threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment.
Plan to attend this community event and participate in the mission. There is no cost to attend, but reserve a seat by calling Faith Baptist Church at 843-5291 or e-mailing elaine@faithcabot.org.

Called the “Patriot’s Pen,” this Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary program is an essay contest for students in sixth through eighth grade, and also home schooled students. The program offers students the opportunity to express their opinion on a patriotic theme and improve their writing skills while competing for prizes. Prizes are awarded at the local, state and national levels. The first place national winner will receive a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond during the VFW/Ladies Auxiliary Community Service Conference in Washington, D.C. in March.
The theme for 2006-07 is “Citizenship in America.” The essay needs to be between 300-400 words. The deadline for students to submit an entry for local judging is Nov. 1. Information and entry forms should be available at the middle schools, or can be downloaded from the VFW website, www.vfw.org.

The North Pulaski VFD will be conducting its annual fundraising drive. This year’s goal is to purchase unbudgeted equipment needed to lower the ISO rating, which lowers home owners Insurance. Any additional funds will be used to update station No. 2. For the next several weeks, representatives will be going door-to-door offering an 11x14 family portrait for only $30.

The Arlene Cherry Memorial Library resumes its preschool storytime program on Wednesday and will run it every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from then on. Storytime includes fingerplays, songs, games and craft time. Daycare and other groups are welcome to schedule separate storytimes. Questions? Call the library at 843-7661.

A ladies fellowship luncheon will be held at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 23. Guest speaker will be Sister Mosco Christian of Bountiful Blessing Church in Little Rock. Lunch will be served immediately after she speaks.
Women’s and Men’s Day services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 at the church. Dr. Quinton E. Hammonds of Antioch Baptist Church, Birmingham, Ala., will be the speaker. His theme is “Women and Men Uniting Together for Christ.” Mt. Pisgah is located at 1017 Ray Road in Jacksonville. For more information, call 982-6215.

The Arkansas Choral Society will start rehearsals for its 76 Messiah concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept.11 at the Bible Church of Little Rock, 1911 Cantrell Road. All singers welcome, no auditions required. For more information, please call (501) 851-2383 or (501) 568-1077.

FaithWeaver Friends is a mid-week Christian education opportunity at Cabot United Methodist Church for children 2-years-old to 6th grade. “Friends” will be held every Wednesday during the school year, beginning Sept. 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Children will learn to grow in their faith through Bible study, music, crafts, puppets and much more. The 5th and 6th graders are “Mission Maniacs” during the same time and are involved in different service projects in our church and community, as well as their own Bible study. The cost is $20 for the year. For more information or to sign up, contact the church office 501-843-3541.

The 23rd Annual Camp Aldersgate Fish Fry at First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville will be Sept. 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church. Activities include live entertainment, a children’s area, bake sale, silent auction and more. All proceeds benefit Camp Aldersgate. For more information call 501-225-1444. Also, AARP is still holding the “Eden at Home” workshops for those who care for aging or disabled persons. If you care for someone who falls in this category and need advice on caring for their needs call 501-217-1628 and speak with Theresa for a schedule of workshops.

Saturday, October 21ST
Sherwood Fest
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sherwood Forest
1111 W. Maryland Ave
Arts & Crafts Show, Children’s Fun Activities
All Day, Chamber of Commerce Pancake
Breakfast, Pony Rides, Cute Kids Contest

Tuesday, October 31ST
City of Sherwood
Halloween Carnival
6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Sherwood Forest
1111 W. Maryland Ave
Carnival Games, Costume Contest

December 1ST-30TH
Enchanted Forest
Holiday Trail of Lights
6:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
Sherwood Forest
1111 W. Maryland Ave
(501) 835-8909

Friday, December 1ST
Christmas Party
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Duran Youth Center
508 Sherwood Ave.
Sunday, December 3RD
2:00 P.M.

Chamber of Commerce Event
Saturday, December 9TH
With Santa
8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
Sherwood Forest
1111 W. Maryland Ave
(501) 835-8909

Cabot High School’s open house will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and greet students’ teachers and see the new school. There will be no general assembly, so parents are invited to follow their student’s schedule for a regular school day. Available for those interested will be a 7 p.m. report to the public in the second floor loft. Please remember, this is not the official dedication of the new high school. That date will be announced later.

Zainy Zebra Children’s Consignment is donating 20 to 30 percent of profits from sales to the Homeless Ministry at Cabot First Baptist Church until Monday, Sept. 25. Consignments and donations are being accepted. For more information please call (501) 952-1919.

The Beebe Shepherd’s Center conducts classes each Wednesday at College and Cherry streets. A new program in “Adventures in Learning” will be held Thursday, Sept. 7 through Wednesday, Oct. 25. Senior adults take classes for fun or learning. Class times will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers are needed to share their knowledge or hobbies with others. For more information, Paul Ramsey, director at 501-882-0243.

Do you have a child that is 3 or 4 years old? Have you heard about the Cabot HIPPY program? Then it’s time to see for yourself what HIPPY is all about and for you to become part of our HIPPY family. Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a parent involvement, 30-week school-readiness program that helps parents prepare their 3- and 4-year-old children for success in school and beyond. The parent is provided, free of charge, with a set of carefully developed curriculum, books and materials designed to strengthen their children’s cognitive skills, early literacy skills, social/emotional and physical development. Along with the 30-week curriculum, HIPPY hosts a monthly group meeting for all the HIPPY families to come and have a good time with friends.

Each month your children will enjoy a themed meeting with story time, songs, crafts and special surprises. If HIPPY sounds like something you and your child would be interested in, call soon, as spaces are limited and it’s almost time to start lesson one. If you want more information please call Kelley Smith at 501-842-1737, or Michelle Barrick at 501-843-5693 or 501-941-9299.

There will be a dance at the Senior Citizen’s Center in Cabot the first Wednesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m.