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Saturday, October 21, 2006

EVENTS>>Fall 2006

There will be a training session for Pulaski County poll workers from 9 a.m. until noon, today at the quorum court meeting room on the fourth floor of the Pulaski County administration building. This training seminar is for people who want to be poll workers for the general election Tuesday, Nov. 7. Poll assignments will be made after the seminar. Poll workers are paid $75 to work on Election Day and $37.50 for working a half-day. For more information, call the Pulaski County Election Commission at 340-8383.

The Great Safety Adventure, a free nonprofit interactive children’s exhibit, will be at the Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse in Jacksonville from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. The 1,000 square foot animated home educates children and parents about home safety.

Lonoke County Safe Haven sponsors the Silent Witness project from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today outside the Wal-Mart in Lonoke. Life-sized red wooden figures represent women who were murdered by their domestic partners in the past year. For more information visit www.silentwitness.net.

The public hearing to discuss the new Jacksonville library today at the Central Arkansas Library System, 100 Rock St. in Little Rock has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled.

The first annual Lonoke County Wade Knox Child advocacy Center Charity Gold Tournament is slated for October 23 at Cabot’s Rolling Hills County Club, according to Blake Fletcher, chairman.
The entry fee is $300 per four-person scramble. Hole sponsorships are $200 or sponsor a hole and enter a team for $450. Lunch begins at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon. Prizes will be awarded for closest to the hole, longest drive and most accurate drive. Entry checks should be payable to the Wade Knox Child Advocacy Center, 1524 N. Center Street, Lonoke AR 72086. For further information, contact Fletcher at (501) 259-8454.

Our Savior Lutheran Church of Cabot is hosting a hog roast plate-lunch fund-raiser starting 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct.21. The cost is $5.50 and includes sandwich, salad, drink and dessert. The church is raising funds to purchase medical equipment for a church member with lymphoedmea, which causes debilitating fluid build-up in the body.

The Arkansas State Firefighters Association central district meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 at First Electric Cooperative, 1000 J. P. Wright Loop Rd. in Jacksonville. For more information, please call Hubert Chapman at 676-6693.

There will be a going away party for children’s librarian Amy Mille at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Esther D. Nixon Library, 308 W. Main St. in Jacksonville.

The Fear Factory haunted house will be in the old Pet Quarters building on Hwy. 70 E. in Lonoke this Friday and Saturday as well as Oct. 27, 28, 30 and 31. Admission is $7.

Monday, Oct. 23 is the deadline to register for the Ward Great Pumpkin Hunt at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Children who register will get to search for plastic eggs containing candy and prizes. The hunt will be followed by the Ward Fall Festival from 5 to 7 p.m. at the municipal complex. To register for the Great Pumpkin Hunt or the costume contest, contact the Ward Water Office at 843-7686. All carnival games will be one ticket. Tickets are a quarter each or five for $1 and are available at the door. There will also be fall portraits available for $3. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Ward Annual Egg Hunt.