Leader Blues

Monday, March 05, 2007

EVENTS>>Winter 2007

Tickets are on sale for the Cabot Scholarship Committee’s 12th annual Roast and Toast banquet that will be held at 7 p.m. April 12 at the Cabot Junior High South cafeteria.
Tickets are $25 a person or $200 for a table of eight and are available at all local Cabot area banks as well as from Cabot Scholarship Foundation board members. Dinner will be catered by Colton’s Steakhouse in Cabot.
Cabot native Jerry Waymack will be the guest of honor and roastee at the event. He will be roasted by his son Darrin and friends Harold Bibbs and Will Feland. More than $25,000 in scholarships was awarded last year in 29 scholarships that went to over 25 recipients.


Simply Delicious Restaurant located at North Pulaski High School  will be closed for two weeks while students prepare for the Pro-start Culinary Contest held March 8 and 9.  The restaurant will be closed from Feb. 26 through March 9.  It will reopen on March 12.  


The Literacy Council of Lonoke County is planning a spring garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9 and 10 and would like donations of items set aside during spring cleaning.
The garage sale is a fund-raiser to raise money for books and materials for students and tutors participating in the program. Donations are tax deductible. Drop off donated items at the Literacy Council office behind the Lonoke County Courthouse from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.


The Junior Auxiliary of Jacksonville is preparing for its biggest fund-raising event of the year. The second annual Mardi Gras in March Casino Night will be held at the Foxwood Country Club from 6 to 9 p.m. next Saturday.
The evening will include a variety of gaming tables, $25,000 in play money, heavy hors d’oeuvres, drink tickets, a silent auction, party favors, and great prizes at the end of the evening. Tickets may be obtained by a tax deductible donation of $50. Space will be limited to the first 130.
All proceeds from the event will go to fund Junior Auxiliary projects benefiting under-privileged children of Jacksonville. For more information or to purchase a ticket, contact event chair Amanda Stanisor at 501-982-9440 or shanayoung@centurytel.net.


The third annual Junior Auxiliary of Cabot Bunko Bash charity fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 17 at the Cabot High School cafeteria. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m. Cost to play is $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
Those interested in playing can register at Knight’s Super Foods in Cabot or by mail to J.A. Bunko Bash, P. O. Box 267, Cabot, Ark. 72023. Make check payable to J.A. of Cabot. Deadline for mail-in entries is March 10; must be 18-years-old to play.
Prizes will be awarded for most wins, most bunkos, and most losses.
Bunko Bash is a charity fund-raiser that enables the Junior Auxiliary of Cabot to help the needs of children in the Cabot School District.
For more information call Paula at 501-843-6274 or email jaofcabot@yahoo.com.


Danny Gunter of Cabot, who works for a drilling company, last weekend was seriously injured when he fell 28 feet while working. He has some broken bones, extensive muscle damage, and has been diagnosed with a very serious condition known as ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome), lung damage caused from the force of the fall along with the ingestion of the matter that was in the bottom of the pit that he fell into.
Anyone wishing to contribute towards his recovery may do so at any Arkansas Federal Credit Union Branch. For more information, call Teri Miessner, the Cabot branch manager, at 501-533-2310.


Arkansas State University-Beebe is offering students a chance to start eight-week online classes Monday, March 12.  A wide selection of general education and business classes will be offered including Arkansas history, college algebra, and the freshman English sequence.
ASU-Beebe offers an entire Associate of Arts degree online. A complete list of Term IV offerings can be found online on the ASU-Beebe homepage, www.asub.edu.  Students interested in taking online classes may contact the ASU-Beebe Office of Admissions at 1-800-632-9985.  For more information about online learning, contact the Office of Distance Learning at (501)882-4442.