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Saturday, January 12, 2008

EVENTS >> 01-12-08

Jacksonville to host Gravel Ridge meeting

A meeting about Jacksonville annexing Gravel Ridge is set for 6 p.m. Monday at the Jacksonville Community Center.

It is the second meeting Jacksonville has sponsored to explain the annexation issue. The first meeting was Monday in Gravel Ridge. About 300 people attended the meeting and made it clear to Jacksonville Mayor Tommy Swaim that the community wanted to be left alone.

Jacksonville has scheduled the annexation vote for Feb. 5. Sherwood, which also wants the community, has scheduled its annexation vote for March 11.

Cabot chamber seeks auction items for banquet

The Cabot chamber is seeking 10 quality items for the first live auction to be held at the annual chamber banquet 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 Gov. Mike Beebe. Tickets are available at the Cabot Chamber of Commerce and are $30 a person or $240 for a table of eight.

Fraternal Order of Police seeks event sponsors

The Jacksonville FOP (Hap Horton Memorial Lodge #16) will hold a “Night of Laughs” comedy show at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at Jacksonville High School. Area businesses and residents are being called for sponsorships and ticket sales. The funds raised will go toward the many worthwhile endeavors the lodge has sponsored.

ASU-Beebe will hold double-feature music night

Baptist Collegiate Ministry will hold a double feature featuring Cabot band After the Tragedy and Kingsdown with special guests Another Day’s Journey, Karniam and The Weeping Gate beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the ASU Beebe Student Center, 610 Pecan St. Admission is $7. For more information, call Zach at 827-8006.

Parade honoring Confederate general is in Cabot

General Robert E. Lee’s birthday is a state holiday. A parade will be in Cabot on Saturday, Jan. 19 to honor his 201st birthday. Everyone is invited to come and honor one of America’s great generals.

The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. and the parade will start at 1 p.m. at 1113 S. Second St. (367 South) and end at 401 S. Second St. (367 South) in downtown Cabot.

For more information, call Col. E.J. Hart at 501-743-8315.

Jacksonville chamber to hold dinner and auction

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual dinner and silent auction at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Jacksonville Community Center.

Reservations are due before Saturday, Jan. 19. Call 982-1511 or e-mail welcome@jacksonville-arkansas.com to RSVP or to donate to the silent auction. Proceeds benefit the chamber’s year-round programs.

Jacksonville Teen Council meets Monday evening

The Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Teen Council will have its monthly meeting at the Martin Street Youth Center, 201 Martin Street, at 5 p.m. Monday. Teen Council is open to all youth ages 15-18 who are enrolled in school. For more information, please contact Dana Rozenski at 982-0818.

Volunteer juvenile probation officers needed

Pulaski County Juvenile Court is now recruiting individuals to be trained as volunteer probation officers. These volunteers work with first time offenders to provide one-on-one supervision in an effort to redirect youth at risk.

Any person who is over the age 21, has no criminal history or involvement in the Juvenile Court System, and is interested in helping youth may volunteer. Time commitment can be as little at one hour a week or as much time as wanted.

The next training session will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 and participation in a mock trial will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 for a total of 12 hours. Call 340-6676 for an application.

Jacksonville HS holds financial-aid workshop

Jacksonville High School Guidance Counselors’ office will hold their annual college financial aid workshop at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 in the high school media center. The yearly meetings are always full of valuable information for the parents and students planning to continue their education.

Experts will be on hand to discuss many sources of financial aid, including the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students, parents and other interested parties are welcome at the Jacksonville High School media center, 2400 Linda Lane.