Monday, November 20, 2017

EVENTS >> 11-22-17

SANTA SHACK WILL OPEN FRIDAY 

The 20th annual Santa Shack at Walmart in Cabot will be open Friday through Dec. 23.

Its hours are 6-8 p.m. Fridays; 9-11 a.m., noon-2 p.m., 3-5 p.m., 6-8 p.m. Saturdays; noon-2 p.m., 3-5 p.m. Sundays; 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday from Dec. 19-Dec. 23.

Kids can have their pictures taken with Santa, get a candy cane and tell him what they want for Christmas.

Santa Shack is sponsored by Cabot City Beautiful.

THANKSGIVING AT JACKSONVILLE UMC WEDNESDAY

Jacksonville First United Methodist Church will hold a free Thanksgiving dinner at 5:30 p.m. today. The church is at 308 W. Main St. For more information, call 501-982-8176.

JACKSONVILLE RETARY, SERTOMA CHRISTMAS DRIVE 

The Jacksonville Rotary and Sertoma clubs have kicked off their annual Civics for Kids as a Christmas drive to ensure Jacksonville elementary students have a happy holiday.

The civic groups are seeking monetary donations to pay for the gifts through Nov. 30. To make a contribution, call Ron McDaniel at 501-590-0183.

Students in pre-K through fifth-grade who attend Homer Adkins, Dupree, Tolleson, Taylor, Bayou Meto, Pinewood, Lighthouse Charter School and the Arkansas School for the Deaf will be given Christmas presents from the clubs.

“Gifts will be distributed by school counselors and staff to the families in need who otherwise might not have much of a Christmas,” the according to the announcement.

The public is invited to attend the Sertoma Club’s weekly meetings at noon Wednesdays at Southern Oaks Country Club.

CABOT HOMELESS ADVOCATES MEET NEXT WEEK 

The Housing, Educational, Learning Program, a Cabot-area homeless-outreach group known as HELP, will meet at 10 a.m. next Wednesday at the American Legion Post, 114 N. First St. in Cabot.

For more information, call Allen Miller at 501-203-5715.

MISSION JACKSONVILLE’S CHRISTMAS PARTY DEC. 2
Mission Jacksonville Community Outreach will hold a Christmas celebration in Galloway Park from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Children can receive free haircuts, and free canned goods will be distributed. “We will have Mr. and Mrs. Santa, a big birthday cake for Jesus, candy, singing, a short sermon and lots of fellowship. We also will be giving out lots of canned goods to the community. We are expecting lots of pastors to attend and a lot of people from the community as well,” the announcement said.

CABOT CIVITAN MEETS ON FIRST, THIRD MONDAYS

Cabot Civitan meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at First Security Bank in downtown Cabot.

The Civitan Club helps physically and mentally challenged people with various needs. For more information, call Peggy Doyle 501-454-8724.

HAM-RADIO CLUB TO LEARN EMERGENCY RESPONSE

The ham-radio club STARS will hold classes by Steve Moore with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. Dec. 16, Jan. 20 and Feb. 17. Anyone can attend. They’ll be held at the American Legion Post 71.

STARS Club will hold its Christmas party at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 at El Paso Community Center. Guests are asked to bring side dishes. There will be a raffle for 4 DMR radios.

For more information about the programs, email Gordon Miller at gmiller266@gmail.com.

AMERICAN LEGION IN ABOT ORATORICAL CONTEST 
American Legion Post 71 is accepting submissions from Cabot High School students for its annual oratorical contest, which promotes knowledge of the Constitution.

Speeches should be eight to 10 minutes long and pertain to the document that serves as the nation’s framework.

The applications are available from Kim Gibson at Cabot High. They must be submitted to the American Legion Department Headquarters by Dec. 31.

The first-place winner at state level will win $2,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Indianapolis, where the group is headquartered, plus a $1,500 scholarship to compete in the national American Legion contest. The national winner will receive $18,000.

For more information, call Susie Goebel at 501-203-5715 or 501-606-0466.