Leader Blues

Monday, October 09, 2006

EVENTS>>Fall 2006

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Asa Hutchison’s campaign bus will stop off at the Jacksonville Community Center at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, according to local campaign director Otis Stewart.
Hutchinson will stop at Sherwood at 3 p.m., Stewart said.

The Mount Tabor United Methodist Women’s fall style show and mother/daughter luncheon will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 21 at the church, 4100 Hwy. 89 S. in Cabot.

Deadline for reservations is Oct. 18. Reservations can be made by calling 843-1084 and leaving a message. The style show is sponsored by Unique Creations and features local models. The luncheon will be prepared and served by the men of the church. A $5 donation will be accepted at the door.

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.

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.

As part of the special centennial celebration this year, the Carlisle High School Alumni Association is having a focus on several individual groups during homecoming weekend this year. These include football, basketball, cheerleaders, and band. So many alumni have special memories relating to activities with these groups and the association is in need of help in developing really great presentations about each of these for homecoming weekend. Specifically, the association is searching for things like pictures, programs, uniforms, patches, documents, etc. Any type of item relating to these area would help make an interesting presentation and display.
The association will gladly accept any item that an individual would like to contribute. Items can either be donated to the historical collection of the association or loaned to the association for the weekend. Please contact the following individuals who are heading up each area. Football: Bob Hillman ‘62, 870-552-3152, sandrfarms@centurytel.net; Basketball: Marla Ward Cunningham ‘84, 870-552-3897, marlac@cashionco.com; Cheerleaders: Sharon Jackson Hillman ‘63, 870-552-3152,sandrfarms@centurytel.net; Band/Majorettes/Flags/Rifles, etc:, Mike Calvert ‘84, 501-519-1202, mcalvert@carlislealumni.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 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.

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.

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

White County Junior Miss Program will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 in the Searcy High School auditorium. College bound seniors with a 2.5 grade point average are encouraged to enter. Each contestant is evaluated in the areas of scholastic achievement, fitness, poise, interview and talent. For more information contact Cindy Dixon at 230-6084, Robin Pratt, at 593-1461 or Nancy Thompson at 268-6292.

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.