Monday, April 23, 2007

EVENTS>>Spring 2007

The Sherwood Chamber of Commerce annual installation and awards banquet will be held starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at Sherwood Forest, 1111 W. Maryland.
“Come Sail Away” on the S.S. Sherwood with social hour at 6 p.m. and dinner and awards beginning at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Walt Coleman, well-known NFL referee No. 65. Music for the social hour will be by Joe Lewis, the Sherwood Chamber’s favorite musician.
The awards for business of the year and for the best people in Sherwood will be presented. To nominate someone for these awards, the nomination forms can be downloaded from the Sherwood Chamber Website,, or call the chamber office at 835-7600 and one can be sent by fax.
Everyone in Sherwood is invited to make nominations for the wonderful people in our city that deserve to be honored and to attend the banquet. Make plans to attend by calling 835-7600 or e-mailing the chamber at; tickets ar $25 each and tables of eight or more can be reserved.

The Concord Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 in the Family Life Center at Concord United Methodist Church. All persons owning lots in Concord Cemetery are invited to attend.
All persons owning lots or who have family members buried in the cemetery are encouraged to contribute to its maintenance and up-keep. Contributions should be mailed to Concord Cemetery Association, c/o Secretary Karol DePriest, 436 Furlow Loop, Lonoke, Ark., 72086.

Lonoke Community Center will sponsor wellness screening, exercise programs, diabetes control and presentations on healthy aging from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 25. Participants will enjoy a free lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Reserve your lunch by calling 501-676-4390 or stop by the Lonoke Community Center.

Cabot Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Business Appreciation Cookout for its members. Free hotdogs and hamburgers will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 27 at the town square, located in the courtyard area of the Cabot Mini Mall, behind city hall.
Arkansas Federal Credit Union, Busy Bee, Cabot Nursing and Rehab, Colton’s, Community Bank, Cool 104, Dixie Cafe, First Arkansas Bank and Trust, KFC, King Buffet, Knight’s Grocery, Kroger, Larry’s Pizza, McDonalds, Metropolitan Bank, Cabot Parks & Rec., Price Cutter, Re/Max Connections, Sonic (Hwy. 321) and Wal-Mart are sponsoring this event.

April is Confederate Heritage and History Month. There will be a decoration day at Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery in Cabot from 1 to 5 p.m. April 29. Everyone is welcome to come honor and remember the Confederate veterans. For more information, call Col. E.J. Hart at 501-743-8315.

The Rolling Razorbacks’ annual luncheon will be held at the St. Vincent Medical Center/North Rehabilitation Hospital Employee Dining Room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27. Each year, rehabilitation volunteers donate money to the Rolling Razorbacks. This year’s donation will be presented by Anita Brewer, president of Rehabilitation Volunteers, to Jarred Johnson, Rolling Razorbacks manager.

Free event being held at Beyond Boundaries Barn, 2191 Peyton Street off Hwy. 319 in Ward, from noon to 2 p.m. April 28. This is an Equine Assisted Therapy Center. Owners are inviting everyone interested in learning more about the program through the exhibition riders. There will be a free lunch and silent auction. For more information, call Jamie at 259-8334.

The annual Miss Lonoke County Rice contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau and the Cooperative Extension Service, will be held April 28. The purpose of the contest is to recognize the importance of the rice industry and to promote rice throughout the county. To be eligible for this competition you must be between the ages of 16 and 19 during the next school year 2007-2008.
For the contest you will need to make a presentation on rice and develop a special rice recipe for the judges to sample. For more information or an application contact Carolyn Burns at the Extension office 676-3124 or Farm Bureau at 676-3111.

The Beebe Believers will be in concert at 6 p.m. April 29 at North Little Rock Church of God, 4003 Roundtop Drive, two miles from McCain Mall. For more information call 982-7164 or 612-4193.