This week's events

Originally Published June 23, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated June 21, 2013 at 12:04 p.m.
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June 24

Tea Party Meeting

SEARCY — The Independent Tea Party of White County will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Carmichael Center, 801 S. Elm. Jason Cline with Americans for Prosperity will speak. The group meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month, and meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Ernie Blount at (501) 278-9413 or email

Citizens Police Academy Alumni Meeting

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will meet at 5:45 p.m. at the Jacksonville Police Department, 1400 Marshall Road. For more information, call Eleanor Loyd at (501) 412-4115 or email her at

Harold Carlisle Memorial Tournament

JACKSONVILLE — The sixth annual Harold Carlisle Memorial Tournament will feature a four-person scramble, beginning with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at Southern Oaks Country Club. The cost is $100 per person, and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each flight, and for longest drive and closest to the hole. The entry fee includes the green fee, a cart, range balls, lunch, on-course refreshments, two mulligans per player and one skirt per player. Each player will receive a door prize, and one person will have a chance to putt for $10,000. There will also be a golf-ball drop with a top prize of $1,000. Lunch will be provided beginning at 11:30 a.m.

June 25

Town Hall Meeting

SEARCY — There will be a public town hall meeting on the White River Watershed Blueways Proposal at 7 p.m. at the Carmichael Community Center, 801 S. Elm, hosted by the Independent Tea Party of White County. For more information, contact Ernie Blount at (501) 278-9413 or email

NAMI Meeting

SEARCY — The National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 6 p.m. in the Cypress Room at White County Medical Center South. The topic for the meeting will be medication. Those attending may bring a list of medicines and supplements they take. Representatives from Harding University’s College of Pharmacy will be on hand to discuss medicine possibilities and how to use various kinds. This will be the group’s brown-bag meeting. The support group is free and open to the public. For more information, call Pat Bolding at (501) 268-7686.

Inner Peace Yoga Lesson

JACKSONVILLE — Yoga instructor Sarah Sullivan will give an introductory yoga lesson for ages 10 and older at 4 p.m. at the Esther D. Nixon Library.

Audubon Society Meeting

CLINTON — The Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. at the Petit Jean Electric Building, 270 Quality Drive, for the program Creature Feature, suitable for all ages. Various animals from the Little Rock Zoo will be on hand. The society will have a Dutch-treat dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Western Sizzlin before the program. Door prizes will be given during the meeting. For more information, email or visit

Nixon Book Worms

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Book Worms Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Esther D. Nixon Library. The book Half Broke Horses, by Jeanette Walls, will be discussed.

June 27

Republican Committee Meeting

SEARCY — The White County Republican Committee will meet at 7 p.m. at the Wilbur Mills Court building, 301 W. Arch. Ken Yang, a candidate for Arkansas state auditor, will speak. For more information, contact Joel Pritchett at (501) 268-0777, or email

Classics for Teens

JACKSONVILLE — The Classics for Teens group will meet at 2 p.m. at the Esther D. Nixon Library to discuss Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Game Night

JACKSONVILLE — A poker game night for adults 18 and older will begin at 6 at the Esther D. Nixon Library. No registration is required.

June 28

Give a Stitch

JACKSONVILLE — There will be lessons in knitting and crocheting for ages 13 and older at 4 p.m. at the Esther D. Nixon Library. Registration is available, but walk-ins will be accepted until the class is full.

American Girl Book Club

JACKSONVILLE — The American Girl Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. at the Esther D. Nixon Library to discuss Kara Shows the Way: A Sister Story.

June 28-29

Smoked Pork Butt Sale

HEBER SPRINGS — The Rotary Club of Heber Springs will hold a smoked pork butt sale. The group will smoke the meat Friday. To place an order, call (501) 362-6018 or contact any Rotarian. The price is $35 per unit, and the meat can be picked up between 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Eagle Bank parking lot on Main Street. Proceeds will go for scholarships and community projects.


Iris Sale

SEARCY — The White County Iris Society will hold its annual iris sale from 8 a.m. to noon at the farmers market on the court square in Searcy. In addition to flowers from the gardens of local members, plants will also be available from Nanna’s Garden.


Sanitation Pickup Schedule Change

SEARCY — The city of Searcy Sanitation Department is temporarily changing its hours, beginning Monday, for safety reasons because of high temperatures. Residential garbage and recycle pickup will begin at 6 a.m. All other areas of operation will remain the same. This scheduling change will remain in effect until further notice.

Artist of the Month

ASH FLAT — Cathy Demko is the June Artist of the Month at the Ash Flat Library. Demko’s art career spans 30 years. Some of her work is showcased in the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion and is featured in the Arkansas Artists Engagement Calendar. Her portrait of Gov. Mike Beebe is part of the Arkansas Governor’s permanent collection. Demko is an official U.S. Coast Guard artist and a U.S. Post Office Cancellation Stamp artist. For more information about Demko’s art, visit

Cabot Alzheimer’s Support Group

CABOT — The Cabot Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Cabot United Methodist Church, 2003 S. Pine St. For more information, contact Cindy Orlicek Jones at (501) 843-9014 or

Dig Into Reading

BATESVILLE — The Independence County Library is offering a summer reading program, Dig Into Reading. Registration is ongoing at the library, 368 E. Main St. Story time will be held every Wednesday in June and July, at 10 a.m. for preschoolers and at 2 p.m. for school-age children.

Ceramic Classes

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Senior Wellness and Activity Center is offering ceramic classes for people 60 or older. Membership is $20 per year. Classes meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. For more information, call the center at (501) at 982-2011.

Brain Fitness Classes

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Senior Wellness and Activity Center will offer Super Noggin brain-fitness classes for people 60 or older. There is no cost for the class, but membership to the center is $20 per year. For more information, call the center at (501) 982-2011.

TOPS Meetings

JACKSONVILLE — There will be a Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting at 9 a.m. every Thursday at Second Baptist Church in Jacksonville. The fee is $28 annually. For more information, call Dianne at (501) 834-7603.


Tyler Parten Memorial Scholarship Tournament

CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Cherokee Village Men’s Golf Association will host its first Tyler Parten Memorial Scholarship Tournament at the Cherokee Village South Golf Course on July 13 with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Scholarships, honoring 1st Lt. Parten, will be awarded from the proceeds to a student at Highlands High School and at Lee Academy. Parten, a 2003 graduate of Lee Academy in Marianna and class valedictorian, was killed in Afghanistan, Konar Province, in 2009. He was a scout platoon leader with the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, in Fort Carson, Colo. The tournament will have four-person teams for $180 (plus a cart, if needed), a scramble format and a $10,000 hole-in-one prize, as well as other prizes. Lunch will be served after play.

Mountains, Music and Motorcycles

MOUNTAIN VIEW — The second Mountains, Music and Motorcycles car show will be held Aug. 17 in the Centennial Bank parking lot. Registration will be from 8 a.m. to noon. The entry fee is $15 in advance or $20 the day of the event. There will be 17 classes in the show. For more information, call Matt Sloan at (870) 615-0785 or Kelly Simmons at (870) 213-7644, or visit

Ward Chamber Annual Jamboree

WARD — The Ward Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual jamboree from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Chamber of Commerce building.

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