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Monday, May 21, 2007

EVENTS>>Spring 2007

Lonoke County 4-H is sponsoring a day camp Tuesday and Wednesday, June 19-20. This day camp is designed to provide an introduction to shooting sports. The two-day event will involve hands-on demonstrations and classroom education. At the end of the second day, you will have earned your Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hunter education card. (You must pass a test in order to earn the card.)
The camp will include archery skills and games; pellet rifle skills and games; fishing education; hunter education certification; all equipment provided; introduction to 4-H Shooting Sports and conservation education.
Space is limited, so be sure and to contact the Lonoke County Extension Service for an application. This will be first come – first serve. Cost of the camp is $30 before May 15 and $40 after that day. You must sign up by June 12.
The camp will be held at the UAPB Farm on Hwy. 31 North from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Pack a sack lunch for both days. Drinks and snacks will be sold to the campers.

If you have any questions, contact Keith Perkins at 501-676-3124.


The 2007 Lonoke County Lincoln Day Dinner will be held Saturday, June 9 in the Cabot High School cafeteria. Bill Vickery, political consultant and radio talk show host, will be the featured speaker. The program will start at 7 p.m. with dinner being served at 7:15 p.m.
Tickets are $30 each, $50 per couple, $200 for table of eight. Contact Johnie Benefield at 843-3147 for more information.


The South Bend Firefighters Association will have its monthly family breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. June 9 at Station 1 located at 4414 Highway 294, Jacksonville. The event is free, but donations are accepted.



Evangelistic Ministries Church in Jacksonville will be holding a Community Homeownership Workshop Saturday, June 30 at the church.
The event will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. It is aimed at those who would like to own their own homes.
For more information or to register for the workshop, call 985-3067.


The Cabot High School Class of 1987 will hold its 20-year reunion in October. The two-day event will kick off Friday, Oct. 12 at the Cabot Panther homecoming football game and will continue with a dinner in Little Rock on Saturday, Oct. 13. For more information, class members can contact Lisa (Young) Lee at CabotHigh87@yahoo.com or visit the official class website at www.CabotHigh87.com.


Children all over Cabot will be selling lemonade from stands Saturday as part of Lemonade and Love, a Cabot United Methodist Church’s Senior High Sunday School Class fundraiser for abused and neglected children who are housed at the Open Arms Shelter.

“We are challenging the youth and children in other Lonoke County churches to sell lemonade at stands all over the county on Saturday. We are asking kids to sell cups of lemonade for donations to the activity fund at Open Arms Shelter,” Marley Huckabee, who organized the event aloong with Jared Santiago.

“We are trying to get kids excited about helping other kids,” she said.


Lebanon homecoming scheduled for June 10
The Lebanon Cemetery Association invites you to attend the annual homecoming at the Lebanon Cemetery Pavilion on Sunday, June 10. The morning activities will begin with a memorial service at 10:45 a.m. A potluck dinner will start at noon, followed by an afternoon of singing and fellowship.
If you are not able to attend and would like to make a donation toward cemetery maintenance, please mail your contribution to Lebanon Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 74, McRae, Ark., 72102.


Annual construction appreciation fair scheduled
The second annual construction appreciation fair sponsored by the Cabot Area Homebuilders Association will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Richie Road ball park. In case of rain, participants should go to the basketball complex.
Many representatives will be on-site. For more information contact Bill O’Brien at 843-3067 or Fayon Haynes at 941-8159.


Lonoke County Lincoln Day Dinner set June 9

The 2007 Lonoke County Lincoln Day Dinner will be June 9 in the Cabot High School cafeteria. Bill Vickery, political consultant and radio talk show host, will be the featured speaker. The program will start at 7 p.m. with dinner being served at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $30 each, $50 per couple, $200 for table of eight. Contact Johnie Benefield at 843-3147 for more information.


Firefighters breakfast slated for next Saturday

The SouthBend Firefighters Association will have its monthly family breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. June 9 at Station 1, located at 4414 Hwy. 294, Jacksonville. The event is free, but donations are accepted.


Kung-fu fundraiser for Jacksonville library

To help raise funds for the new Jacksonville Esther D. Nixon Library, an evening of Chinese Kung-fu performances will take place at the Unique Connection Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. June 9. Mayor Tommy Swaim and Bobby Roberts, director of Central Arkansas Library System, will be the guests of honor.

There will be 20 masters performing. Tickets are on sale at Unique Furniture and Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call Sue Khoo at 501-985-8888 or 501-786-1798.


Exploratory forum for Cabot parade scheduled

The sixth installment of an exploratory forum to have a Cabot Christmas parade will be held at noon June 14. The meeting will be held at the Veterans Park Community Center and lunch will be provided. Items to discuss include a route and line-up, funding, invitations and mailings, non-profit status and community Christmas tree.
For more information call 501-920-2122


Cabot Chamber to hold an open house June 21

Cabot Chamber of Commerce will have an open house June 21 at their new location, 110 S. First St. This event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m.


Alzheimer’s caregivers support group will meet

The Jacksonville Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group will be meeting at 7 p.m. June 21 at Rebsamen Medical Center in the Education Building. This group provides caregivers with a private session for personal questions to professional advisors and seasoned caregivers.

Interested participants can share ideas and express concerns in order to gain helpful information. For more information contact Priscilla Pittman at 224-0021 or Col. Norman at 912-0614.


Register now for 4-H sewing, baking day camp

The Lonoke County Cooperative Extension Service, 2001 Hwy. 70 East in Lonoke, will be the site for a 4-H sponsored ‘Adventures in Baking and Sewing’ Day Camp June 25 through 29.

This day camp will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Youth ages nine- to 19-years-old will learn basic hand sewing, basic baking techniques, and how to operate a sewing machine. They will practice these techniques by making a quilt and baking various foods. Cost is $60 before June 4 and $75 after; call Carolyn Burns at 501-676-3124 for an application or questions. Space is limited, so call soon.

The quilts will be suitable to enter in the county fair in September. They can easily duplicate the baked goods to also enter in the fair, if they would like. There will also be games and experiments for fun and to reinforce what they are learning. Youth will need to bring a sewing machine and basic sewing supplies, plus the fabric for their quilt. There are several machines available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cost is $60 before June 4 and $75 after. Please call Carolyn Burns for an application or questions. Space is limited, so call soon.