SHRED-A-THON IS SET TODAY IN SHERWOOD
Keep Sherwood Beautiful will hold its 18th annual shred-a-thon from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. today in the parking lot of the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Hwy. 107. Residents will be able to destroy for free their sensitive personal documents like bills, bank statements and old IRS forms courtesy of Cintas Business Management.
The event is not for recycling general paper waste like junk mail, newspapers and magazines, which can be easily recycled.
“Even though curbside recycling is popular, the growing danger of stolen identity has many opting to see their personal documents shredded onsite by this safe and secure operation. Your personal documents become dust,” said Keep Sherwood Beautiful chairman Orland Davis.
For more information, call Betty Barnhardt at 501-766-6767.
BEEBE FALL FESTIVAL IS ALL DAY TODAY IN BALLPARK
The 18th annual Beebe Fall Festival will be held from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. next Saturday at the city’s ballpark. The event, hosted by the Beebe Chamber of Commerce, is set to have more than 60 vendor booths, a carnival, a kid zone, a food court, an antique car and tractor show and live entertainment. First Security Bank will set up a large flat-screen TV so festivalgoers can watch the Razorbacks-Alabama game.
REED’S BRIDGE CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT TODAY
The Reed’s Bridge Society will hold its second annual Living History and Harvest Time gathering all day today. The event will be held at the battlefield site on Hwy. 161 in Jacksonville and include political stump speeches, a battle re-enactment, a “living” Civil War camp, period music, food and vendors.
The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce will host a “coffee with the candidates” from 7:30 until 9 a.m. Tuesday at Southern Oaks Country Club in Foxwood.
The informal meet-and-greet is free and open to the public. Local, county and state candidates are invited to attend.
The Cabot chapter of AARP will host Cabot-area candidates at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 at the Cabot Senior Center, 600 N. Grant St. Each candidate will have a few minutes to speak during the potluck supper.
SIXTEENTH SECTION COMMUNITY CRIME WATCH
A crime-watch meeting will be held in the Sixteenth Section community at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28. “The goal for the crime watch is to help stop crime in our community. We would like to invite everyone in the area to come support our community,” according to a news release. For more information, call 501-843-5187.
ROAD CLOSURE IN AUSTIN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
Old Austin Road by the ballpark will be closed Monday through Friday. Road crews are replacing the bridges and performing maintenance on the road.
AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT HAUNTED HOUSE TO OPEN
The Austin Fire Department will open its haunted fire station on Thursday. It will be open Friday, Saturday and Oct. 23, 24, 25, 28, 30 and 31. The Halloween event is held at 202 W. Hendricks St. at fire station 1. Admission is $5 per person.
JACKSONVILLE CHURCH WILL OFFER HEALTH CHECKS
Iglesia Ni Cristo Outreach Program and Evangelical Mission in Jacksonville will provide free health assessments and goodwill bags starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. The Christian denomination was established in the Philippines in 1914. The chapel is at 236 Pearl St. For more information, call 501-442-3545.
COLLECTING COATS FOR KIDS IN BEBEE
The Beebe Chamber of Commerce’s annual coat drive for kids is underway. New and gently used coats, sweaters, jackets, scarves, hats and gloves can be donated through Oct. 31 at Beebe City Hall, A Perfect Bloom, Beebe Family Dentistry, Dunlap Chiropractic, Merle Norman Cosmetics & Boutique, the Junk House and Beebe Physical Therapy.
In cooperation with the Beebe School District, the items will be donated to area kids who need help keeping warm this winter.
For more information, call the chamber at 501-882-8135.
HELP FOR ALCOHOLISM AVAILABLE IN CABOT, BEBEE
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held five times a week at the Lonoke County Christian Clinic, 502 Richie Road in Cabot.
Closed discussions are held at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. An open discussion is held at 8 p.m. Fridays, and an open-book study is held at 10 a.m. Saturdays. A closed meeting for women is held at 6 p.m. Sundays.
For more information, visit www.araadist6.org.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held in the Presbyterian church on the ASU-Beebe campus. Open meetings are held at 8 p.m. Monday, and closed meetings are held at 8 p.m. Thursday.
HOUSE OF REFUGE HOLDING MARRIAGE CONFERENCE
The House of Refuge Ministries, 901 N. First St., Jacksonville is holding its 2014 Marriage Conference at 2 p.m. today. Dinner will be served but you must be registered by calling 501-398-2464.
FISH FRY BENEFITS SIXTEENTH SECTION CEMETERY
A fish fry fundraiser for the Sixteenth Section Cemetery will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. on the second Saturday of November and December in the Sixteenth Section Community Center. The next one will be held Nov. 8. All you can eat is $12 for adults and $6 for kids ages 6 to 12. Kids 6 and under are free.