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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

EVENTS>>Spring 2007

The Sherwood Fire Department, in cooperation with Central Arkansas Water, is conducting the first phase of the year 2007 flow-and-drain tests on public fire hydrants in the Sherwood, Sylvan Hills and Brushy Island areas this month.
Because the inspections involve the increased flow of water from fire hydrants, customers occasionally may notice discolored water during the process. The inspections began Sunday and will continue through Monday, April 30.
The increased flow of water from the hydrants occasionally causes the scouring of manganese that has built up on the lining of water mains. The scouring can result in discolored water at the customers’ taps. The water is bacteriologically safe but can stain clothing so customers are advised not to wash clothing in the water. It is advised that customers check washing machines for discolored water before washing clothes.
Customers who experience discolored water at the tap for an extended period of time (more than an hour) during the testing should call CAW at 501-377-1239. For more information or questions call the Sherwood Fire Department at 501-835-0342.

The Central Arkansas Development Council will be distributing U.S. Department of Agriculture food commodities beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 12 at the Jacksonville Care Channel at 201 North Elm Street in Jacksonville and New Dora Baptist Church, 317 Jamison Ave. in McAlmont. Income eligibility guidelines apply.

The Holly Grove AME Church’s annual “Soldiers of the Cross” parade will begin at Fireworks World at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7 at 8920 Landers Road in North Little Rock. The parade will be followed by a fish fry and flea market at the Holly Grove Church, 7007 Hankins Road in North Little Rock. The church’s youth will present an Easter program at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 8 followed by a baptism during the 11 a.m. worship service.

In observance of Child Abuse Awareness Month, the Wade Knox Child Advocacy Center, Open Arms Shelter and CASA of Lonoke County will host a “Blue Ribbon Lunch” to raise the public’s awareness concerning child abuse. The lunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, on the lawn of the Lonoke County Courthouse. The public is invited.