Wednesday, May 20, 2015

EVENTS >> 5-23-15

IT’S HERITAGE DAY TODAY AT MUSEUM

The Jacksonville Museum of Military History will hold a free Memorial Day weekend event from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today.

Organizers invite “You, your family and friends” to “celebrate our rich military history in advance of Memorial Day,” according to the announcement.

The event will include:

Antique military vehicles on display all day; the film “Injury Slight…Please Advise” will be shown at 9:30 a.m.; free hot dogs and hamburgers will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.; the bluegrass band Highway 31 will perform at 11:30 a.m.; country singer Crystal Gray will perform at 1 p.m., and the film “Last Days in Vietnam” will be shown at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Nonperishable food will be collected all day for the Little Rock Air Force Base Airmen’s Food Pantry. Canned soup and fruit, instant oatmeal, black-eyed peas, navy beans, black beans and great northern beans are recommended.

The museum is at 100 Veterans Circle.

JACKSONVILLE HISTORICAL DISTRICT NEEDS DONATIONS

The Jacksonville Historical District, a nonprofit group working to revitalize and restore the city’s important sites, is seeking donations “to bring back the original train depot and to keep the history of our town intact for future generations,” according to an announcement from Alderman Barbara Mashburn.

The group has also applied to add buildings on First Street to the National Register of Historic Places.

“We need your help to build a platform that the old train depot will be placed on facing the tracks and will be located on what used to be Short Street then renovate the building,” Mashburn continued.

To donate, send checks to Jacksonville Historical District, P.O. Box 6436 , Jacksonville, Ark. 72078. For more information, call 501-765-0767 or email barbnbri@comcast.net.

CABOT AMERICAN LEGION’S MEMORIAL DAY SALUTE

The Cabot American Legion Post 71 will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at the Veterans Park Community Center, which is at 508 N. Lincoln St.

METEOROLOGIST SPEAKS MONDAY TO CABOT AARP

Channel 11 meteorologist Tom Brannon will speak at the Cabot AARP’s potluck supper at 6 p.m. Monday at the Cabot Senior Center, 600 N. Grant St. For more information, call 501-492-1456.

ATTORNEY GENERAL STAFF IN JACKSONVILLE, LONOKE

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will hold mobile office hours in Jacksonville on Tuesday.

Staff members from her office will be in Jacksonville City Hall’s council chambers, 1 Municipal Drive, and also at the Lonoke Community Center from 1:30 till 3:30 p.m.

WARD HOSTS YOUTH FISHING DEBY NEXT SATURDAY

Ward will hold its 13th annual fishing derby at 8 a.m. next Saturday at Lake Busby for kids ages 1 to 15. The event is free.

Awards will be presented at 11:30 a.m.

CABOT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF ’55 REUNION JUNE 13

The Cabot High School class of 1955 will hold its 60th anniversary at 6 p.m. June 13 at Colton’s Steakhouse.

For more information, call 501-286-7556.

LONOKE LIONS CLUB SUMMER FESTIVAL ON JUNE 6

The Lonoke Lions Club will hold its annual summer festival from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, June 6 at the Lonoke County Fairgrounds.

The event, called Summerfest, will include a car show, arts and crafts vendors, food and a battle of the bands.

Proceeds will go to the Lions Club, the Family Resource Center and the Wade Knox Children’s Advocacy Center.

For more information, call 501-940-8454 or 501-231-6006.

DUNKARD CEMETERY NEAR AUSTIN SEEKS DONATIONS


Dunkard Cemetery, which is located about three-and-a-half miles outside of Austin, is seeking donations to help with its upkeep.

People with relatives buried there are asked to send donations to Ronnie Decker, 2200 Ed Haymes Road, Austin, Ark. 72007.

TRI-COUNTY LANDLORDS STARTS MONTHLY MEETING

The Tri-County Landlords of Arkansas will meet at 11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of every month starting on June 2 at Colton’s in Cabot

For information, call 501-843-5670

RETIRED TEACHERS WILL MEET JUNE 1 IN CABOT

The Lonoke County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11:30 a.m Monday, June 1 at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church in Cabot. A potluck lunch will be served before the meeting. The agenda will include plans for upcoming meeting dates, activities and speakers.