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Friday, January 12, 2007

EVENTS>>Winter 2007

Residents who want to learn how to save money for home ownership or improvement, expand a small business, or fund post-secondary education should come to the Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) IDA (Individual Development Account) orientation meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the CADC Lonoke Office located at 117 S.E. Street in Lonoke.  For more informaton, call Angel Clingmon at 501-676-0019.

There will be a open house at Cabot’s Veterans Park Community Center from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tour the new state-of-the-art facility and equipment. Refreshments and door prizes will be given out.

Cabot will hold its annual Chamber Banquet hosted by the board of directors Friday at the new Veterans Park Community Center. A reception and silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. with awards and the Citizen of the Year presentation. Dinner follows at 7 p.m. For additional information, call the chamber at 843-2136.


On Jan. 27 the Miss Sweetheart Pageant will be held at the Beebe Auditorium. The pageant is sponsored by the Beebe Reach program and is a fundraiser for students to travel to New York city in May.
First, second, and third place winners will be awarded in each division. In addition, a Most Photogenic award will be awarded for each age division. Age divisions for the pageant are: 0 - 12 months, 13-23 months, 2 - 3 years, 4 - 5 years, 1st - 2nd grade, 3rd - 4th grade, 5th -6th grade, 7th - 8th grade, 9th - 10th grade and 11th-12th grade.
Cost for pageant entry is $25 with an additional $10 for those participating in the photogenic competition. Those interested in participating in the pageant may pick up applications at any Beebe School office, Beebe’s Central Office, or they may be mailed upon request by contacting Lorrie Welch Belew at 501-231- 9085 or Karla Tarkington at 501-882-5463. All entries must be received by Friday, Jan. 19.

There will be two AARP driver safety programs offered in January.
The first will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Jan. 17 at First Arkansas Bank and Trust, 600 W. Main Street, in Jacksonville. Call 985-4068 to register for this daytime class. The second class will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 18 at Rebsamen Medical Center’s Health Education Building. To register for the evening class call 988-4844 or 988-4553. The cost is $10 per person for each class.  

There will be a celebration and parade in Cabot on Saturday, Jan. 20 for Gen. Robert E. Lee’s 200th birthday observance. For more information, call E.J. Hart at 501-743-8315.

The Lonoke County Hometown Health Coalition will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cabot City Annex.

First Presbyterian Church, 1208 West Main Street in Jacksonville will hold its annual birthday celebrations/potluck meal at noon Sunday following morning worship service. A birthday cake provided for each table will reflect a special theme for a specific month. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. and service begins at 11 a.m.

Sherwood will have a Keep Sherwood Beautiful certification campaign at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bill Harmon Recreation Center. Call 835-7600 for more informaiton.

First Presbyterian Church, 1208 West Main Street in Jacksonville will hold its annual birthday celebrations/potluck meal Jan. 14, at noon following morning worship service. A birthday cake provided for each table will reflect a special theme for a specific month. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. and service begins at 11 a.m. Visitors are welcomed.