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City hall open house is planned on Friday
___ The city of Jacksonvilleıs annual Christmas open house will be held at city hall on Friday, Dec. 17 from noon to 3 p.m. The ceremony to present year pins and certificates to city employees will begin at 2 p.m. in the council chamber.
___ Everyone is invited to stop by for refreshments.

Operation Cookie Drop seeking donations
___Operation Cookie Drop is looking for homemade cookies to be delivered to the troops at Little Rock Air Force Base Friday, Dec. 24.
___ Cookies can be delivered to Wing Headquarters building, room 106 Monday, Dec. 20 or Tuesday, Dec. 21 or at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.

Senior center offers brunch on Thursday
Jacksonville Senior Center will host a brunch beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday. Entertainment will be provided by Marshall and Edith Smith. All seniors are invited to attend.

Head Start beginning enrollment for program
___UAMS Head Start at Bayou Meto Elementary School in Jacksonville, is now enrolling children ages 3 and 4 born on or before Sept. 15, 2004, for the 2004-2005 year.
___ To register bring the following: one monthıs current and consecutive income, childıs original birth certificate, current immunization record and childıs social security card.
___ For more information call the Head Start office at Bayou Meto Elementary at 988-9554.

Homeless Pets

Jacksonville shelter
TUCKER, a hound mix medium sized male is 6 months old, neutered and current on shots. He's great with kids and other dogs. Also available for adoption is SAM, a lab male who is very calm and loving; CHOPS, a Australian shepherd mix puppy who loves to play; BUDDY, a shepherd mix white, neutered and housebroken; and a tri-color male beagle who needs a great inside home. The shelter is located at 217 Redmond Road and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Cabot shelter
The Cabot shelter is overflowing with puppies which need good homes. For more information, call 941-1610. The shelter also has adult dogs available for adoption. The shelter is located at 800 Kerr Station Road. Call Sandy or Lisa at the shelter at 843-2021 for more information.