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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

EVENTS>> Fall 2007

Cabot High School to start new PTSO group

Cabot High School is creating a Parent, Teacher, Student Organization (PTSO). The initial meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The meeting will be held in the LOFT at the high school.

The organization stresses that student success if contingent upon the best effort of all involved: students, parents and teachers. This is your opportunity to come and be active voice at Cabot High School—be part of the PTSO.

Beebe VFW to distribute free toys to children

The Beebe VFW 7769, 1405 E. Center St., will distribute toys free to children 12 years old and younger from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
More than 800 brand new and wrapped toys will be given away to children who attend.

NARFE holding monthly meeting Thursday

Jacksonville Chapter 1597 National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will host its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Western Sizzlin Restaurant.

Members are asked to bring “white elephant” gifts, also bring non-perishable food or canned goods for the Care Channel. Come prepared to have Christmas Dinner and play plenty of games.

Tour of holiday lights planned in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the Holiday Tour of Lights at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 17 and 18.

The cost to participate is $2 per person. Those who wish to participate must register in advance and pay by Saturday.
According to Dana Rozenski of the parks department, the route is not yet firm and some residents are calling the department asking that their homes be included in the tour.

Rozenski, who is coordinating the event, says the department will use its van or a bus can be used if there are more participants. Last year about 25 people attended. This is the second year of the tour.

Cabot group collects toys for needy children

Cabot’s Christmas for Kids committee is collecting toys for local children. Now in its 31st year, the group serves about 700 families and nearly 1,100 children. Toys will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 21.

Boxes are in place for toy donations at all Cabot School District elementary and middle schools. They may also be dropped off at Express Printing, Cabot Kmart, all Community Bank locations, Waffle House and Dollar General.

Checks may be mailed to Christmas for Kids, 100 Gunsmoke Drive, Austin, AR, 72007 or they may be brought to the toy collection warehouse, 319 G.P. Murrell Drive in Cabot, the Cabot Schools warehouse in the industrial park off Hwy. 367 on the way to Austin. For more information, call one of the volunteers on the committee: Bill Holden at 743-3560; Randy Holden at 743-6171; Shelley Montoya at 605-3403 or Rita Stewart at 743-3560.

Sherwood church invites public to hear cantata

Sherwood First Church of the Nazarene on Hwy. 107, will hold its Christmas cantata “Noel - Jesus is Born” Sunday during its evening service beginning at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.