Leader Blues

Saturday, December 29, 2007


Cabot Chamber seeks items for first auction

The Cabot Chamber is currently seeking 10 quality items for the first “live auction” to be held at the annual chamber of commerce banquet on Friday, Jan. 18. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation, contact Angie at 501-843-2136.

The speaker for this year’s banquet will be Governor Mike Beebe. Tickets are available at the Cabot Chamber of Commerce and are $30 a person or $240 for a table of eight.

Nominations sought for Jacksonville citizen award

Do you know someone who enriches Jacksonville through meaningful service to the Natural State? Nominate your ideal civic leader for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award.

The Citizen of the Year award is given to a person who: 1) Has made major contributions to the betterment of Jacksonville; 2) Has distinguished himself or herself through outstanding service to the community; and 3) Typifies the true spirit of service and self-sacrifice in representing the finest ideal of Jacksonville citizenship.

The 2007 Citizen of the Year will be honored at the 60th Annual Banquet on Jan. 29. The application includes a nomination form, a brief biographical sketch of the nominee, and supporting testimonials. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 20.
Contact Amy Mattison at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce with questions or to receive a nomination form at events@jacksonville-arkansas.com or call 982-1511.

CADC offers make-your-money-work classes

Central Arkansas Development Council is offering individuals the chance to take Make Your Money Work classes at their convenience.

Computer discs containing the MYMW curriculum are available from Angel Clingmon at the CADC Lonoke office at 117 SE Front St. The discs can be taken home and completed, or persons interested in completing the course may use a computer in the office to do so.

Classes are available for individuals or groups as requested. The MYMW class is free and available to the public.

Through this curriculum, persons learn a multitude of tips to increase their earning power. That includes learning how to budget, spend money more wisely and improve their 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, contact Clingmon at 501-676-0019.

Melody Boys and others perform on New Year’s Eve

The Melody Boys Quartet will host their annual New Year’s Eve concert at 8 p.m. Monday at the community center ballroom in Jacksonville.

Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. At the door, tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children. Advance tickets for groups of 20 or more are available for $10 each in advance and $12 each at the door.

In addition to the Melody Boys, other performers will be The Apostles and the Hallelujah Harmony Quartet. The Apostles’ bass singer, Steve Williams, is the son of Gerald Williams, bass singer for the Melody Boys, and the group’s baritone singer, Daran Robertson, is brother of Terry Robertson, lead singer in the Melody Boys Quartet. Gerald Williams was a 2006 inductee into the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Order advance tickets by calling 501-835-6471.