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EVENTS >> 01-16-08

Jacksonville will hold home-buying seminar

Jacksonville’s Community Development and Consumer Credit Counseling Service is sponsoring “The Nuts and Bolts of Home Buying,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at First Electric Cooperative, 1000 JP Wright Loop Road in Jacksonville. The class offers a wealth of information to first time and potential homebuyers interested in preparing to buy a home for the first time.

Upon completion of the classes, a certificate will be issued to all qualified participants. The certificate will be valid for one year and can be used when purchasing a home anywhere in the state. The certificates range from $1,000-$3,000, depending on the cost of the home. Attendance is required for the entire session to qualify for assistance.

If buying a home within the city limits of Jacksonville, assistance through the Community Development Department for a Home Buying Assistance Grant may be available. For more information and to register for the class contact Vicky Reeves at 501-982-0026.

Sherwood hosts Gravel Ridge annexation meeting

Sherwood Mayor Virginia Hillman will hold a public meeting on the annexation of Gravel Ridge at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 at First Baptist Church in Gravel Ridge. This is the first meeting held by Sherwood regarding the city’s attempt to annex Gravel Ridge.

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 held in Cabot on Saturday 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.

Deadline for Miss Jacksonville pageants is Feb.15

The Miss Jacksonville Pageant and the Miss Jacksonville Outstanding Teen Pageant have been set for Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Jacksonville Community Center. These pageants are preliminaries to the Miss Arkansas and Miss Outstanding Teen Pageants to be held in Hot Springs in July.

Candidates must be residents, college students or full-time employees of Pulaski or Lonoke counties for at least the last 6 months to be eligible. Miss contestants must be at least 17 years old on Feb. 23 and no older than 24 as of Sept. 30.

Outstanding Teen contestants must be at least 13 and no older than 17 and not be a senior by Feb. 23.

The winner of the Miss Arkansas title will represent Arkansas in the Miss America Pageant. The winner of the Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen will represent Arkansas at the national pageant.

To be held the same day, categories for the younger contestants are: Baby Miss, 12 months and under; Toddler Miss, 13-35 months; Wee Miss, 3-4; Tiny Miss, 5-6; Little Miss 7-9; Petite Miss, 10-12. These contestants will compete in beauty, with optional areas of competition in talent and photogenic. Deadline for entries is Feb. 15. For more information and applications for all categories, call Sharon Boyd or Martha Boyd at 982-3898 or 982-2222.