SCHOLARSHIP ROAST TUESDAY IN CABOT
The Cabot Scholarship Foundation will hold its 20th annual Roast and Toast Banquet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 in Cabot Junior High North’s cafeteria. The event honors students who are receiving scholarships from the foundation this year.
Last year, the foundation awarded 92 scholarships worth $93,550. This year, 99 scholarships worth a combined $108,225 will be given.
The dinner’s honoree is Eugene L. (Laddie) Crouch. He will be roasted by James Handley, Ken Hatfield and Mike Malham. John C. Thompson will be the master of ceremonies, and Rev. David (Buzz) Crouch, who is the honoree’s brother and pastor emeritus of First Baptist Church in Searcy, will deliver the invocation.
Tickets are $30 per person or $240 for a table of eight. They may be purchased from John C. Thompson, Cal Aldridge, Nina Butler, Fred Campbell, Carole Jones, Stephen Tipton, Mike Verkler and Angela Wallace or at Cabot High School’s main office.
The Cabot Scholarship Foundation was formed in 1992 by the Cabot Centennial Committee to encourage and recognize academic achievement in Cabot schools. The Roast and Toast Banquet is the foundation’s only fundraising event. Due to the tremendous growth at Cabot High School, community support is greatly appreciated.
Donations, which are accepted year round, can be mailed to the Cabot Scholarship Foundation office at 200 W. Main St.
JACKSONVILLE NAACP MEETING 3 P.M. SUNDAY
The Jacksonville chapter of the NAACP will hold its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday in the education center of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 1013 Ray Road. For more information, call 501-982-7752.
REP. FARRER TO ADDRESS TEA PARTY ON THURSDAY
The Jacksonville-Cabot Tea Party is meeting at a new location. The group will now meet at Grandpa’s Barbeque, 1801 S. Pine St. in Cabot. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Dist. 14 state Rep. Joe Farrer (R-Austin) will speak at the next meeting on March 12. Call 501-813-6980 for more information.
CIVIL WAR GROUP MEETS TUESDAY IN LONOKE
The Grand Prairie Civil War Round Table Meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Lonoke County Museum, 215 SE Front St. in Lonoke.
Stuart Towns of Forrest City, who is a retired college professor and author, will discuss his most recent book, “Arkansas Civil War Heritage: A Legacy of Honor.” The book is about the creation of public memory of the Civil War in Arkansas through the commemoration of Confederate Memorial Day, Confederate monument dedications and Confederate veterans reunions.
The meeting is free and open to the public. Membership dues are $20. For more information, call 501-676-6750.
FIRST ASSEMBLY HOSTS SONG SERVICE SUNDAY
Jacksonville First Assembly of God will hold a special service called Ministering in Song and Testimony at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 8.
Gloria Elliott of Branson, Mo., will be a special guest singer.
Admission is free. The church is at 221 N. Elm St. For more information, call Pastor Royce L. Lowe at 501-982-5018.
CAR SHOW AT CABOT HIGH SCHOOL ON SATURDAY
The Cabot High Cruzers, a car club at Cabot High School, will host its annual car show from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at the schools’ Champs Hall parking lot.
In case of rain, the event will be held March 14.
CABOT CIVITAN TALENT SHOW SET FOR MARCH 14
Cabot Civitan will hold a fundraiser talent show on Saturday, March 14 in the Cabot High School Fine Arts Center.
The club meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month at the First Security Bank in downtown Cabot.
For more information, call Tom Nolting at 501-606-3731.
EL PASO 4-H CLUB CHILLI SUPPER ON SATURDAY
The El Paso 4-H Club will hold its annual chili supper and dessert auction from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday at the El Paso Community Center. There is no charge, but donations will be accepted at the door.
The meal will be followed by a dessert auction, with pies, cakes and cookies sold to the highest bidders.
16TH SECTION COMMUNITY FISH FRY ON MARCH 14
A fish-fry fundraiser for the Sixteenth Section Community Center, 8733 Hwy. 319 W in Austin, will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14. The menu includes fried fish, chicken, fries, coleslaw, baked beans, okra, onion rings, hush puppies, beverages and desserts. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 children, ages 6-12. Kids under 6 eat free.
CLASS FOR SENIORS TO BRUSH UP ON SAFE DRIVING
A safe-driving class for seniors will be held at First United Methodist Church of Cabot at 2003 S. Pine St. from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. next Wednesday.
The class is sponsored by Cabot AARP and will be taught by Bertie and Jerry Yates. It costs $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Members must bring their AARP card to get the discount.
To register, call Jean Davenport at 501-843-5694.
SPRING CLEANUP MARCH 21 IN CABOT
The annual Cabot Cleanup and Hazardous Waste Roundup will be held from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 21.
The event is sponsored by Cabot City Beautiful. Civic, church, youth groups, school and scouting groups are encouraged to volunteer, as well as individuals, families, neighborhood groups and businesses.
Volunteers should meet at Cabot Junior High South on Panther Trail at 9 a.m. that Saturday for registration and to receive areas to cleanup.
To register, call 501-920-2122.
“Cabot is an amazing community. We all have a responsibility to keep it clean and attractive. If Cabot is littered and ill-kept, our potential to attract industry and tourism can be significantly impacted. Simple steps can greatly affect economic development. A fresh coat of paint, a few new flower plantings, roadsides and waterways free of litter, they all can make a big difference in Cabot’s future,” said Cabot City Beautiful president Becky Boyett.
The event will also include a free drop-off point for the disposal of various electronic waste and household hazardous waste materials like latex paints, oil-based paints and paint thinners, motor oil, antifreeze, fluorescent bulbs, pesticides and herbicides, household cleaners, household batteries, automotive batteries and tires, which must be off the rims.
Also to be accepted are computer components, TVs, VCRs and other types of electronic equipment. All appliances containing Freon must have proper documentation stating that the Freon has been legally removed or they will not be accepted. Scrap metals will be collected by the local Boy Scout troop. Donations will be accepted to help cover the cost of operating the disposal site.
‘SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN’ OPENS FRIDAY IN CABOT
The Community Theatre of Cabot will perform “Smoke on the Mountain” this Friday and Saturday and again on Friday, March 13 through March 15 at the Starlight Dinner Theatre, 1102 S. Pine St., suite 3 in Cabot.
The Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:30 p.m., and dinner will be available for $25 starting at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:15. The show without a meal costs $15.
All Sunday matinees, which don’t offer meals, will start at 2 p.m.
YOUTH GROUP FUNDRAISER SUPPER AT WOODLAWN
The youth group of Oak Grove First Baptist Church in Austin will hold a cornbread and bean supper fundraiser at the Woodlawn Community Center, 10070 Hwy. 31 North, from 6 until 9 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds will help send the youth group to church camp this summer.
The event will include a performance by the Little Grand Old Opera.
For more information, call 501-628-4948.
HISTORY DISCUSSION TO MEET IN SHERWOOD
A discussion group about Arkansas history and genealogy will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Duran Youth Center in Sherwood, 508 Sherwood Ave., on the second and fourth Thursday of each month starting March 12.
Amy Jones, an interpreter at the Historic Arkansas Museum and a history student at UCA, will host the informal group.
For more information, contact her at 501-425-1372 or by email at email@example.com.