Wednesday, July 29, 2015

EVENTS >> 8-01-15

VFW POST MARKS BACK TO SCHOOL 

Jacksonville’s VFW Post 4548 and its ladies auxiliary will hold a back-to-school celebration for families of active-duty and retired military members from 10 a.m. until noon next Saturday.

There will be music, games, door prizes and food.

Jacksonville firefighters and Pulaski County sheriff’s deputies will be on hand.

The VFW Post is at 6708 Old Hwy. 67 in Jacksonville.

For more information, call Thelma Beaulieu at 501-416-4774, Jan Adams at 501-91-6019 and Mary Jacobs at 870-718-4308.

FIRST ASSEMBLY CHILDREN’S SERVICES AUG. 16-19

First Assembly of God in Jacksonville will hold special services for children ages 4-12 and their parents from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16 through Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Evangelists Robert and Jan Teel will lead the event called Kidz Krusade. Rev. Teel will preach at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

He is a former national gymnastics champion on the rings event, and has been in ministry full-time for 40 years.

She was born in Oklahoma City, Okla. As a preacher’s kid, she grew up in Oklahoma and Arkansas. She was called to preach at an early age and has been in various types of ministry most of her life. She is an accomplished musician, singer and writes puppet skits and children’s stories.

The church is at 221 N. Elm St.

JACKSONVILLE LIONS TO MARK 65TH ANNIVERSARY

The Jacksonville Lions Club will celebrate its 65th anniversary from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday at the Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive. The civic club invites the public to come and enjoy free hors d’oeuvres, punch and cake.

CABOT HIGH SCHOOL REUNION AUG. 22 AT ARMORY

The Cabot High School class of 1965 will host a reunion for alumni who graduated in the 1950s, ’60s and early ’70s at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 at the Cabot National Guard Armory.

Admission is $10.

For more information, call Jerry Cole at 501-743-0557.

JACKSONVILLE SENIOR CENTER HOLDS BINGO GAMES

The Jacksonville Senior Wellness and Activity Center will hold bingo games at 6 p.m. on the first and third Monday, except on holidays. Participants must be 18 to play. “No drinking or smoking,” warns the announcement. The senior center is at 100 Victory Circle.

HISTORICAL AUSTIN HOMECOMING PHOTOS SOUGHT

Austin Alderman Rusty Eisenhower is looking for information and pictures pertaining to the town’s homecoming events that started in 1920 and were held through late 1940. He is also seeking any documents or photos of old Austin from the mid- to late-1800s.

Call Eisenhower at 501-350-9827.

BASE COMMANDER TO SPEAK AT CHAMBER LUNCH

Col. Charles (Chip) Brown, commander of the 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, will speak at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly membership luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 at the Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive.

Tickets are $15 for members and $25 for non-members.

CIVIL WAR CLUB MEETING IN LONOKE ON AUG. 11

The Grand Prairie Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 at the Lonoke County Museum, 215 SE Front St. in downtown Lonoke.

Bill Gurley, Ph.D., a professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, will speak on “Yankee Bullets, Rebel Blood: The Remarkable Medical Casebook of Dr. Henry M. Dye, Confederate Surgeon in Arkansas.”

The meeting is open to all roundtable members and Lonoke County Museum members, as well as anyone interested in the Civil War.

There is no admission fee, and everyone is welcome to attend the presentation. For more information, call 501-676-6750.

Membership dues are $20 and are due now.

TEA PARTY GROUP MEETING IN CABOT ON AUG. 13

The Arkansas Constitutional Tea Party will begin meeting at a new location, Papa’s Place at 2798 S. Second St. in Cabot.

The next meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. There is no guest speaker, as it is an organizational meeting.

The group meets every second Thursday. For more information, call 501-813-6980.

DAV SERVICES AVAILABLE

The Disabled American Veterans office at 109 South Second St. in Jacksonville is open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday except on federal holidays. A DAV representative will also be at Smokin’ Buns BBQ at 25401 Hwy. 107 north of Gravel Ridge from 2 until 4 p.m. every Wednesday.