Wednesday, January 18, 2017

EVENTS >> 1-18-17

JNPSD REGISTRATION SET TO BEGIN SOON

The Jacksonville-North Pulaski School District will hold registration for the next school year from Monday, Jan. 30 through Friday, Feb. 3.

Elementary students, kindergarteners through fifth graders, should register at their zoned schools from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. Jan. 30 and 31 and from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Feb. 1.

All students in grades 6-8 will register at Jacksonville Middle School at 718 Harris Road from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. Feb. 2 and from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 3.

High school students in grades 9-11 will register at Jacksonville High School at 2400 Linda Lane from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. Feb. 2 and from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 3.

The district’s Chief of Staff Phyllis Stewart said student information forms will be printed for current students. Parents will be asked to review the information and make any changes on the form or verify the information is correct.

A district-wide open house will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26.

Students new to JNPSD will have another opportunity to register 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 1.


MISS GREAT JACKSONVILLE PAGEANT ON FEB. 25

The Miss Greater Jacksonville Scholarship Pageant and the Miss Greater Jacksonville’s Outstanding Teen Pageant will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Jacksonville Community Center.

The pageants are preliminaries for the Miss Arkansas and Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen Pageants to be held in Little Rock in June.

The deadline to enter is Friday, Feb. 17.

Participants must be residents, students or full-time employees in Faulkner, Grant, Lonoke, Jefferson, Perry, Pulaski or Saline counties for at least the last six months.

Miss contestants must be 17-24 years old. Entry forms are available online at www.missarkansas.org.

Outstanding Teen contestants must be at least 12-17 years old.Outstanding Teen entry forms are online at www.missarkansasot.org.

The Miss Greater Jacksonville Junior Pageant will also be held on Feb. 25. Contestants will compete in beauty, with optional areas of competition in talent or photogenic.

Junior age groups are Baby Miss, 18 months and under; Toddler Miss, 19-35 months; Wee Miss, 3-4; Tiny Miss, 5-6; Little Miss, 7-9, and Petite Miss, 10-12. Entry forms for junior categories are available by contacting Sharon Boyd.

For more information, call Boyd at 501-982-3898 or email mgjp.director@gmail.com.


FIRST BAPTIST JACKSONVILLE GOSPEL MUSIC SUNDAY 

First Baptist Church of Jacksonville will hold a community gospel hymn singing event from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday.

“Come and celebrate and sing the great hymns that laid the foundation of gospel music,” the announcement said.

Local musicians are also set to perform.

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. The church is a 401 N. First St.


CABOT MAYOR TO SPEAKS AT AARP ON MONDAY

The Cabot AARP chapter will hold a potluck supper at 6 p.m. Monday at the Cabot Senior Center, 600 N. Grant St. Mayor Bill Cypert will speak after a brief business meeting.


JACKSONVILLE CHAMBER BANQUET SET FOR FEB. 7

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the community center, 5 Municipal Drive.

Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, will speak.

Tickets are $45 for members and $55 for non-members.

The chamber is asking area businesses to contribute items for the banquet’s silent auction during. To enter something in the auction, or to make reservations for the banquet, call 501-982-1511 by Jan. 25.


FREE MEALS, COATS AT JACKSONVILLE METHODIST

Jacksonville First United Methodist Church offers free meals at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 11:30 a.m. Saturdays in its Family Life Center. The meals are part of its Mission 5000 program. Call 501-982-8176 for more information.

Coats for the Community will hand out coats beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, 208 W. Main St., Jacksonville. Donations may also be dropped off at this time. Coat distribution will take place each Wednesday until none are left.


PLAY BRIDGE IN BEEBE

Weekly bridge games are held at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Beebe United Methodist Church’s Shepherd’s Center, 302-A N. Main St. Beginners welcome.


TELESCOPES AVAILABLE AT ALL CALS BRANCHES

Telescopes are now available to borrow from Central Arkansas Library System branches. The library system recently acquired 14 4.5 inch Orion StarBlast Newtonian telescopes, which can be checked out for two weeks.