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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

EVENTS >> 4-14-10

JACKSONVILLE BULK WASTE PICK-UP SERVICE NOW WEEKLY

Jacksonville’s monthly bulk-waste pickup is canceled. It will be replaced with weekly service by appointment only.

All areas will be picked up on Wednesday. Residents must call 501-982-6071 to request a pick up. Bulk waste includes old appliances and unwanted furniture, for example. Also, the city has free mulch available at 1300 Marshall Road, which is open every day.

BEEBE CLEANUP DAYS BEGIN MONDAY THROUGH APRIL 24

Beebe residents may bring unwanted items to the city shop on Idaho Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, through April 24 as part of the city’s annual cleanup event.

Call 501-882-9379 for more information.

CABOT LIONS SEEK BOOK DONATIONS FOR APRIL 30 SALE

Cabot Lions Club will hold its annual book sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 30 at Centennial Bank of Cabot, 2171 W. Main St. Books will sell for $1 each.

The club is seeking book donations in a variety of subjects, including children’s and Christian books. Textbooks and encyclopedias are not accepted. Books may be dropped off at all Cabot First Security branches until Thursday, April 29.

Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase eyeglasses for children and adults and support the club’s local community programs.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WARD PLANS WEEKEND REVIVAL

First Baptist Church of Ward, 208 S. Scott St., will hold a weekend revival on April 17th and 18th.

Next Saturday’s services begins at 7 p.m. and Sunday’s events begin at 11 a.m. and again at 6 p.m.

David “Doc” Spurlin, evangelist, psychologist and a ventriloquist will speak on Sunday. For more information, call 501-843-5648.

CABOT KIWANIS CLUB HOLDS A PIZZA FUNDRAISER

Cabot Kiwanis Club will host a Pizza Parade fundraiser at 5 p.m. Monday, April 19 at Larry’s Pizza on South Second Street. Pizza will be served by Cabot High’s Key Club members. For information, call 501-941-4905.

BEEBE BEGINS ANNUAL FIRE HYDRANT TESTING MONDAY

Beebe will begin testing fire hydrants on Monday to ensure they are working properly. The testing is routine and can result in low water pressure and brown water. The testing will continue for several weeks.

SENATORS WILL SPEAK AT LONOKE DINNERS

Sen. Mark Pryor will speak at the Lonoke Chamber of Commerce banquet at 6 p.m. Friday at the Lonoke Community Center. For tickets, call 676-4399.

Sen. Blanche Lambert-Lincoln will be the guest speaker at the Lonoke County Democratic Central Committee’s banquet at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lonoke Primary School in Lonoke.

The committee invites state and local candidates to join the group for dinner. Tickets are $20 per person or $260 for a table for eight.

To order tickets or a table, call chairperson Jaunita Horn, 501-605-3776; secretary-treasurer Pat Main, 501-676-7278, or Dawn Porterfield, 501-676-3020.

THAI/LAOS NEW YEAR'S SONGKRAN CELEBRATE SUNDAY

A celebration of the Thai and Laotian New Year will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18 at the Wat Jacksonville VanaRam temple near Furlow. The festival called Songkran signifies spring cleaning and the washing away of sin. Three monks from Thailand will be on hand giving sermons. Food offerings will be given to the monks as alms. There will be the selling of Thai/Laotian food for donations, a symbolic water festival and music. The temple is located at 1410 Highway 294 near Furlow about 10 minutes away from Jacksonville. It is near Schilling’s Christmas Tree Farm.

NORTH METRO FUNDRAISER FEATURES JEWELRY AND PURSES

North Metro Medical Center’s Guys and Dolls Relay for Life team is planning a jewelry and purse sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday in the hospital’s cafeteria. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the American Cancer Society.

Jacksonville’s Relay for Life will be held from 6 p.m. Friday, April 23 to 6 a.m. Saturday, April 24 at Jacksonville High’s football field.