City offices for Jacksonville, Sherwood, Cabot, Austin, Ward, Lonoke and Beebe will all be closed Monday, Jan. 1 for New Yearís.
The trash pickup schedule for New Yearís Day will be as follows:
In Jacksonville, garbage, yardwaste and recycling routes for Monday, Jan. 1 and Tuesday, Jan. 2 will be collected one day late; normal routes will run the remainder of the week.
In Sherwood, trash pickup will be on Tuesday, Jan. 2. In Cabot, Austin and Beebe, trash pickup will run one day behind all week for New Yearís Day. In Ward and Lonoke, the trash pickup will not be affected by the holiday.
The Melody Boys Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Jacksonville Community Centerís ballroom to usher in the New Year. The Kinsmen Quartet from Monticello will also perform.
Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $7 for children with a group rate of $12 per person for 20 or more.
For more information, call Mike Franklin at 501-835-6471.
The Lonoke County Extension office has planned an AG Day Program for Monday, Jan. 8, starting at 8 a.m. and concluding with a complementary lunch at noon. This meeting will take place at the Lonoke Agricultural Center on Highway 70 just east of Lonoke.
Topics for this yearís program include soybeans and rice insects, Asian rust and soybean diseases, rice and soybean weed control, salinity solutions for soybeans and rice, rice disease update, and water management for rice and soybeans.
This is an excellent opportunity for Lonoke County producers. If you would like additional information, contact the County Extension Office at 501-676-3124.
Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) will begin accepting applications for the Winter Home Energy Assistance Program on Monday, Jan. 8. Applications will be accepted at CADC in Lonoke from 8 a.m. until noon Monday, Jan. 8 through Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 117 S. E. Front St. Applications will also be accepted by appointment only at Jacksonville Workforce Center, 2 Crestview in Jacksonville. Call 982-3538 to make an appointment.
All households receiving food stamps are potentially eligible to receive this assistance but it is not limited to food stamp recipients.
To apply for assistance the household should bring a copy of the current utility bill, Social Security numbers, and date of birth for all household members. The client must have working knowledge of household resources.