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Monday, January 21, 2008

EVENTS >> 01-19-08

PCSSD head to speak on goals for schools

Pulaski County Special School District Supt. James Sharpe will speak at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the North Pulaski High School cafeteria. He will discuss plans for the district with an emphasis on Jacksonville schools.

Sharpe will also be hosting a superintendent’s coffee for parents and the public. His goals are to inform the public about the district’s plans, answer questions, address concerns and encourage parental and community involvement.

Coffees will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 4 at Sylvan Hills High School, April 1 at North Pulaski High School and April 22 at Jacksonville High School, all Tuesday evenings.

Jacksonville Senior Center plans annual roast

First Arkansas Bank and Trust president Larry Wilson will be guest of honor and will be officially roasted at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Jacksonville Senior Center, 100 Victory Circle.

This is the Jacksonville Senior Center’s main fund-raiser of the year. The center serves area seniors through its two centers, one in Jacksonville and a McAlmont satellite, which provide meals, recreational activities and transportation for shopping and doctor’s visits for seniors who need them. For tickets, call 982-7531.

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. this evening at the ASU-Beebe Student Center, 610 Pecan St. Admission is $7. For more information, call Zach at 827-8006.

Jacksonville FOP plans a ‘Night of Laughs’ Feb. 8

The Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police Hap Horton Memorial Lodge No. 16 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.
Funds raised will go towards endeavors the lodge is involved with including food baskets for the elderly, Shop with a Cop at Christmas and the Identikid program.

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.

Nixon Library plans two adult events this week

The Esther D. Nixon Library in Jacksonville is planning two events next week for adults. The book “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel will be the subject of discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday. At 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rhonda Stewart, a genealogy and local history specialist, will present What’s Your History? A Guide to Genealogy. The Nixon Library, a part of the Central Arkansas Library System, is located at 308 W. Main in Jacksonville.

World’s smallest gospel singer to perform

The world’s smallest gospel singer will perform in Beebe.

Lowell Mason, an international television and recording artist, will be in concert at the First Christian Church, 205 West Georgia St. in Beebe on at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. A soup super will be served at 5 p.m. and everyone is invited.

Mason has been called The World’s Smallest Gospel Singer because of his unique height of only 46 inches. But it is said that his God given talent and sincere personality bring a respect and dignity to his ministry that only a few are chosen to have. His message and his music bring a blessing to all who hear him.

American Red Cross to hold blood drive in Cabot

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 at First Baptist Church fellowship hall in Cabot. Donors will receive a T-shirt and refreshments. A donor card or photo ID is required to donate. The church is located at Third and Pine streets in Cabot.