Leader Blues

Monday, April 09, 2007

EVENTS>>Spring 2007

During Aprilís annual observance of Child Abuse Awareness Month, the Wade Knox Child Advocacy Center, Open Arms Shelter and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lonoke County will host a Blue Ribbon Lunch to raise the publicís awareness concerning child abuse. The lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12 on the lawn of the Lonoke County Courthouse. The public is invited.

There will be two AARP driver safety programs offered in April. †The first will be 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18††at First Arkansas Bank and Trust, 600 W. Main Street, in Jacksonville. Call 985-4068 to register for this daytime class. The second will be 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, April 19†at the Rebsamen Medical Center Health Education Building. To register for the evening class call 988-4844 or 988-4553. The cost is $10 per person. †

Jacksonville High School Athletic Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 23 at the field house. We will be discussing the All Sports Banquet and electing new officers. For more information please contact Coach Wilson at 982-2128.

Lonoke Community Center will sponsor wellness screening, exercise programs, diabetes control, and presentations on healthy aging from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. Participants will enjoy a free lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Be sure to RSVP for lunch by calling 501-676-4390 or stop by the Lonoke Community Center check-in desk.

Southbend Firefighters Asso-ciation will have its monthly free family breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. April 14 at Station 1 located at 4414 Hwy. 294 in Jacksonville. This is free but donations will be accepted. There will be a $200 VISA gift card given away at the April breakfast. Contact any member of the association or come to the breakfast for details.

A cholesterol and blood sugar screening is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14 at First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville. The screening is free and open to the public. Tests will be done by Rebsamen Home Health nurses. It is necessary to fast for two hours prior to the blood sugar testing. Drinking water, black coffee, or diet cola is okay. For more information, call 982-0588.

Arkansas State University-Beebe will offer beginning photography beginning April 17.
Beginning photography will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday through May 22 in room 117, University Center on the Beebe campus. For more information, call 501-882-8232.

There will be an exploratory meeting for those interested persons who want to help develop a Cabot Christmas parade for 2007. The meeting will be at held at noon Thursday, April 12 at the Veterans Park Community Center in Cabot. For more information, call 501-920-2122.