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Monday, July 09, 2007

EVENTS>>Summer 2007

Angel Clingmon, a family development specialist at the Lonoke CADC Office, will hold an IDA (individual development account) orientation at 5 p.m. July 10 at the Lonoke CADC Office at 117 E. Front St. in Lonoke. Interested individuals will be given applications at the orientation.
IDAís are matched-savings accounts. For eligible participants, IDAís can provide money to open or expand a small business, help pay for college expenses, purchase a home, or make home repairs. Persons who qualify can receive up to $2,000 per individual or $4,000 per family.
To be eligible, the individual or family must meet income guidelines, which for this program is 185% of the federal poverty level. Additional program guidelines will be explained at the orientation.
For more information contact Angel Clingmon at 501-676-0019.


Autism and Developmental Disabilities Support of Searcy will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 at Simmons First Bank on Main Street in Searcy.
Tamara Jenkins, with the Office of Emergency Managagement and 911 coordinator for White County, will speak. Anyone with a child or knows of anyone with developmental disabilities and is interested in the subject is invited to attend. The group is a chapter of the Arkansas Federation of Families for Childrenís Mental Health, Inc. For more information, contact Suzanne Modlin at 593-5399, James at 593-3534 or email to aaddsos@gmail.com.


Congressman Vic Snyder will be accepting applications from high school juniors in Arkansasí Second Congressional District for the 2007 House Fall Page Program. Congressman Snyderís office is eligible to nominate one student from central Arkansas to serve as a page in the House of Representatives from Sept. 2 until Jan. 25. The deadline to submit an application is July 20.
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age prior to the start of the program, a junior in high school, have a 3.0 or higher grade-point average in major subjects, and must be a citizen of the United States. Applicants must submit a completed application form, an official transcript from grades 9 and 10, a 250-300 word autobiographical essay, three letters of recommendation, a parental consent form and a school report signed by a principal or counselor.
To request an application form, students should contact Valerie McNeese at valerie.mcneese@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-2506.



The Pulaski County Republican Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 12 at the Republican Party of Arkansas offices at 1201 West Sixth Street in Little Rock. For more information, contact Jane English at (501) 607-2116.


If you have difficulty visualizing a new decorating idea in your home and would like to see the latest trends, plan now to attend the Third Annual Cabotís Avenue of Dreams on July 14-15. Youíll see the latest ideas in decorating and building concepts incorporated into show homes located throughout the Cabot area. Plus, youíll have a chance to win prizes as well.
The Idea House 2007 is built by David Reed of Reed Home Sales, Inc. and is furnished by Dillardís-McCain. It is the home of Perry and Kim Hutchins, owners of Regency Cleaners, and is located in the new, gated-subdivision Hunters Chase, near Rolling Hills Golf Course on Mount Carmel Road. All 13 show homes will be available for tours on July 14 and 15, Saturday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and are available at The Furniture Store in Cabot, First Security Bank, Community Bank, Arkansas Federal Credit Union, Arvest Bank, Metropolitan National Bank, Cabotís Kroger Store as well as at the door of the show homes during show hours. For the latest information, visit www.cabotaveofdreams.com or call the Cabot Chamber of Commerce at 501-843-2136. Cabotís Avenue of Dreams is a project of the Cabot Area Home Builders Association.



Free fire safety inspections are offered by the fire department in Cabot, according to Capt. Marty Stumbaugh.
The Cabot Fire Department is offering free in-home fire safety inspections for the cityís residents.
To schedule a home inspection or to receive free fire safety tips from fire department personnel, call 501-843-7671.


Sherwood First Church of the Nazarene will have a free divorce-care program at the church in August.
The first session will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7 and will meet each Tuesday at 7p.m. for 13 sessions. Childcare will be provided. For more information or to register for the program, call 835-2072 or 607-1147.



The Cabot High School Class of 1987 will hold its 20 year reunion in October. The two-day event will kick off Friday, October 12 at the Cabot Panther homecoming football game and will continue with a dinner in Little Rock on Saturday, October 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.


Living Waters Assembly of God Church has opened the Taste of Heaven Soup Kitchen serves lunch to the elderly and needy on Mondays from noon to 1 p.m. at 2100 North 2nd Street. Meals are more than just soup. Meals so far have included spaghetti, homemade chicken soup and grilled cheese sandwiches and open faced roast beef sandwiches and green beans. Expect a good home cooked style meal served with love and compassion. There is no obligation to join the church or attend services. Taste of Heaven is coordinated by Luan Sitzmann of Cabot. Food is provided and prepared by church members. Potluck Outreach has also donated food and we are working to establish other means of provision. If you would like to help, please contact the church at 843-5944. Help is also needed to get the word out to the community.


Zion Hill Baptist Church invites the community to its 12th annual church and community picnic beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sunday for games, food, fun and a community fireworks display.Weather permitting, there will be basketball, volleyball, horsehoe toss and lots of outdoor activities with a designated activity area for children.
From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. a fried chicken dinner will be served in the fellowship hall with ie cream sundaes for dessert.
Games will continue until dark followed by a large fireworks display if the weather cooperates. The church is located on Zion Hill Road near the intersection of Hwys. 107 and 89, about seven miles west of Cabot. For more information call 988-4989.