Wednesday, September 22, 2010

EVENTS >> 09-22-10

Highway banquet is Tuesday in Cabot

Cabot will hold its third annual Arkansas State Highway banquet at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, 204 N. Third St. The dinner is sponsored by Cabot Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Committee.

The event gives city officals and residents an opportunity to discuss improvement plans to the area’s roads.

Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Cabot High School’s Forensics Department will entertain.
Tickets are $25 or $200 for a table of seven. Call 501-843-2136.

Helicopter pilot to speak in Jacksonville on Thursday

The Jacksonville Museum of Military History, 100 Veterans Circle, will host a roundtable discussion at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with two helicopter pilots who served in Vietnam.

Bill Mulcahy was in the Navy and served three tours in Vietnam flying with the Vietnamese Air Force, the U.S. Army and the Navy’s only helicopter gunship squadron in Vietnam. In addition to serving in Vietnam, Mulcahy also wrote the operation order for the Apollo 13 mission.

Joining Mulcahy will be Jim Grant, a helicopter pilot who served two tours in Vietnam. Grant served with the 3rd Brigade, 7th Cavalry of the First Air Cavalry flying H-13’s as a scout pilot. While in Vietnam, Grant was shot up twice, shot down twice and crashed once.

Jacksonville church to celebrate its new thrift store

God’s Holy House Church, 607 W. Main St. in Jacksonville, has opened a thirft store to benefit the church’s programs. The store is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It accepts donations. The store also provides temporary tatoos 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday. To celebrate the occasion, the church will hold a concert at noon Saturday. For more information, call 501-291-5925.

Lonoke County Fair kicks off Thursday with parade

The 2010 Lonoke County Fair and Livestock Show is under way at the Lonoke County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 89. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the event.

A parade will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday and a Red Neck Rodeo jackpot-speed event will be held at 7:30 at the fairgrounds. Bullnanza is set for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A crosscut saw contest will be held at noon Saturday and a youth talent show follows at 1 p.m. The Lonoke County fair queen will be crowned at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cabot Cleanup is Saturday, volunteers are sought

Cabot Fall Cleanup has been set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Volunteers are needed to help collect litter from the city’s streets.

The event is sponsored by Cabot City Beautiful, and held in conjunction with the Great Arkansas Cleanup.

Cabot residents, community groups and businesses are welcome to participate. To register or for more information, call 501-920-2122 or email

Lonoke County Republicans hold Lincoln Day lunch

The Lonoke County Republican Committee will hold its annual Lincoln Day event at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 in the Cabot Middle School North cafeteria, 38 Spirit Drive. The group usually hosts a dinner for Lincoln Day, but in order to schedule U.S. Senate candidate Rep. John Boozman and 1st District congressional candidate Rick Crawford as speakers, it will instead be held at lunchtime. Tickets are available in advance or at the door until 11:30 a.m. The cost is $30, $50 for couples or $200 for a table. For more information, call 501-743-1400.