Monday, September 27, 2010

EVENTS >> 1-5-11


The Miss Greater Jacksonville Pageant and the Miss Greater Jacksonville Outstanding Teen Pageant will be held Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Jacksonville Community Center.

The deadline to enter is Jan. 21.

Miss Greater Jacksonville contestants must be between the ages of 17 and 24.

Outstanding Teen contestants must be at least 13 years old by the date of the state pageant or no older than 17 and must not be a senior in high school.

Other contests will include baby miss for children under 18 months old; toddler miss for children between the ages of 19 and 35 months old; wee miss for 3- to 4-year-olds; tiny miss for 5- and 6-year-olds; little miss for 7- to 9-year-olds and petite miss for 10- to 12-year-olds. Each competition includes beauty with optional talent and photogenic portions. For details, call Sharon at 501-982-3898.


Cabot Chamber of Commerce will host its annual membership banquet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at Cabot Junior High North. The guest speaker for this event will be Walt Coleman, an NFL referee. Tickets are $25 per person or $225 for a table of eight. To make a reservation, e-mail or call 501-843-2136.

Awards for the chamber’s member of the year and business of the year will be presented. The chamber is accepting nominations till Jan. 7. 


The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce will host its next education committee meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at the community center, 5 Municipal Drive. Derek Scott, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and director of operations for Pulaski County Special School District, will speak.

He is expected to answer questions about a proposal to realign Jacksonville/north Pulaski County schools, possibly resulting in construction of a new middle school and a new elementary school and educating ninth- and 10th-graders at North Pulaski High School and the 11th- and 12th-graders at Jacksonville High School.

The PCSSD board authorized Scott to visit communities to discuss plans to consolidate, close and build new schools.

Under the proposal, Jacksonville High School would be partially replaced with a new $45 million building. North Pulaski High School would be closed, and students would be moved to the new high school. The meeting is open to the public.

Jacksonville chamber to hold banquet Jan. 27

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan 27 at the community center. For ticket information, call 501-982-1511.

UAMS offers free mammograms in Lonoke Jan. 19

The UAMS MammoVan, a mobile mammography unit operated by the University of Arkansas, will be in Lonoke Wednesday, Jan. 19 to offer mammograms for area women.

The free service will be provided at the Lonoke Community Center, 1355 W. Front St., from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For information about the MammoVan’s schedule or to determine elligibility, call the UAMS Cancer Control Department at 800-259-8794.

 Results also will be sent to each patient’s primary-care physician. If the mammogram shows a potential abnormality, the patient will be referred for follow-up to the appropriate services.

 The unit is handicap accessible.

Classes to be held on Christian movement

First Baptist Church of Cabot will begin a 15-week course on Tuesday, Jan. 18. The program is titled “Prespectives on the World Christian Movement.” Classes will meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Each class is taught by a different instructor. The first class is free.

For details, call Bonne Jensen at 501-941-0561, e-mail her at, or visit
The church is located at 204 N. Third St.

Blood drive planned Monday at Cabot Church 

A community blood drive will be held in Cabot from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10 at First Baptist Church, 204 North 3rd St., room 111. For more information, call Harland Crumb 501-843-5987.