Saturday, December 22, 2007

EVENTS>> Fall 2007

Literacy group seeks books, sets new hours

The Literacy Council of Lonoke County needs donated books for the Book Nook.

Books are free to students enrolled in the literacy program. Books may be purchased by the public for a small donation — 50 cents for paperbacks and $1 for hardbound books. The resale bookstore offers the community an opportunity to support the county’s literacy efforts.

The Book Nook is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. It is located behind the Lonoke County Courthouse and there is also a 24-hour book drop.

The council is a nonprofit organization which teaches students how to read and write. The council was recently awarded the Excellence in Education Award by the Arkansas Literacy Councils, Inc.

For more information, call 501-676-7478.

Cabot church to host Christmas feast for residents

Cabot United Methodist Church will host a Christmas feast for area residents who either have no place to spend Christmas Day or cannot afford a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.

The feast will be served from noon until 2 p.m. Christmas Day in the CUMC Family Life Center, 2003 S. Pine St., Cabot. There is no charge for the meal. For more information, contact Mary Kay Lieblong, Cabot United Methodist Church, (501) 843-3541.

Jacksonville wants nominations for annual award

Do you know someone who enriches Jacksonville through meaningful service to the Natural State? Nominate your ideal civic leader for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award.

The Citizen of the Year award is given to a person who: 1) Has made major contributions to the betterment of Jacksonville; 2) Has distinguished himself or herself through outstanding service to the community; and 3) Typifies the true spirit of service and self-sacrifice in representing the finest ideal of Jacksonville citizenship.

The 2007 Citizen of the Year will be honored at the 60th annual banquet on Jan. 29. The application includes a nomination form, a brief biographical sketch of the nominee, and supporting testimonials. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 20.
Contact Amy Mattison, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, with any questions or to receive a nomination form: email,, or call (501) 982-1511.

Cabot chamber seeks recommendations for award

The Cabot Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for 2007 Cabot Citizen of the Year. The individual selected will be recognized at the Cabot Chamber of Commerce annual banquet to be held Jan. 18. A nominee for this award should be a person who has demonstrated through definable, exceptional deeds that he or she has made the Cabot area a better place to live.

Nominees must live within the Cabot School District. Activities of the nominee include volunteer efforts, extraordinary service to the community in their professional or personal endeavors, or the ability to affect change through a combination of both.
Citizen of the Year forms may be picked up at the chamber office located at 110 S. First Street, Cabot or call the chamber at 843-2136 to have one mailed or emailed.

Completed forms should be mailed to the Cabot Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 631, Cabot, Ark. 72023 or emailed to

The deadline for submission of the application is Dec. 31, 2007.