Leader Blues

Friday, June 15, 2007

EVENTS>>Summer 2007

Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) will host a free Make Your Money Work financial literacy class from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 22.
Class will be held at the CADC Lonoke County Office, 117 East Front Street in Lonoke.
The Make Your Money Work class is free and open to the public. Those who attend will learn a multitude of tips to increase their earning power including learning how to budget, spending money more wisely and improving credit.
CADC is a private nonprofit community action agency that was formed in 1965 to fight and win the war on poverty. The mission of CADC is to improve the quality of life and build strong communities in Arkansas. For more information, call Angel Clingmon at 676-0019.


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


The Jacksonville Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Rebsamen Medical Center in the education building. The 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.


Neil Curry will speak to Lonoke County Master Gardeners about creating bird-friendly landscapes at 9 a.m. Thursday.
Tips will be provided on how to enhance property for the benefit of wildlife and viewing enjoyment. Curry is the director of the Witt Stephens, Jr., Central Arkansas Nature Center, which will open next year in Little Rock.
Curry has been involved with wildlife and nature for many years and has accumulated a wealth of knowledge. The program will be held at the Lonoke County Extension Office on Hwy. 70 East, two miles east of Lonoke. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact County Extension Agent Keith Perkins, at 501-676-3124



The Cabot Chamber of Commerce will have an open house at its new location, 110 S. First St., from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday.
The event is open to all chamber members and the public.


The Austin Community Auxiliary and Volunteer Fire Department is having an all-you-can-eat hot dogs and hamburgers fund-raiser Friday at Austin City Hall.
The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.


Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 1017 Ray Road, Jacksonville, will have a Strengthen Our Faith Walk-A-Thon and Health Fair from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 at Jacksonville High School’s Jan Crow Stadium, 2400 Linda Lane.
This is a benefit for the young people and to award scholarships to academically-deserving students.
Free screenings for diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol, AIDS/HIV, and prostate cancer will be offered. There will be door prizes, information, food, games and lots of fun. Those wishing to have diabetes and cholesterol screenings should come early and remember to fast. This will ensure a more accurate test reading.
All are welcome to attend.
For additional information, call the church at 501-982-6215.


Brian Arnold will be at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cabot at 6 p.m. Sunday to preach, sing, and play the piano.
Brian has a dynamic testimony of overcoming adversity. On the piano he makes one hand sound like two, and writes many of his own songs. He will bring a message of encouragement and the need for Jesus and the salvation that comes only from Him. Plan to attend this service and invite your family and friends to come with you.
A love offering will be received during the service.
The church is located on Zion Hill Road near the intersection of Highway 89 and 107, approximately 7 miles west of Cabot.
For more information, contact the church office at 988-4989.


The Lonoke County Cooperative Extension will be holding a baking and sewing day camp from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25 through 29 for youth 9 to 19 years old. They 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. 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 we 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 Friday and $75 after. Please call Carolyn Burns for an application or questions. Space is limited, so call soon.


The Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office rodeo and field events is being rescheduled to due to other events already scheduled for the year. Plans to schedule the event will be considered for the beginning of 2008. For more information call Lt. James Kulesa at (501) 676-0414.


Have you lost someone close to you to death? Are you grieving? Beginning June 24 and continuing through Aug. 12, First United Methodist Church of Jacksonville is offering Toward the Light, an eight session grief recovery workshop, to help those experiencing grief from the death of a loved one. The one and a half hour sessions are from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The workshop is open to all interested persons from the area. There is no charge for the workshop, but in order to have enough materials, please register by calling FUMC at 982-8176.


Our Savior Lutheran Church 301 S. Pine St.(S.89) in Cabot will present Group’s “Avalanche Ranch” vacation bible school June 25 to 29 for ages 4 to 12. To register contact Melanie Potter (501)941-0011 or (501)425-5950.