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Originally Published March 7, 2013 at 11:23 a.m.
Updated March 7, 2013 at 11:23 a.m.
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March 7

Commercial Turf Meeting

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Extension Service will hold a commercial turf meeting at 8 a.m. at the Faulkner County Natural Resource Center in the Tommy Lewis Conference Center, 110 S. Amity Road. Registration is $5 per person or $20 per company. The meeting can be counted toward Continuing Education hours. For reservations or more information, contact Kami Marsh at (501) 329-8344 or

Macaroni and Cheese Please!

CONWAY — H.A.V.E.N (Help for Abuse Victims in Emergency Need) will hold its second Macaroni and Cheese Please! event, a gourmet macaroni and cheese competition, from 5-7 p.m. at the Conway Country Club. Those attending will sample macaroni and cheese from local restaurants and schools and vote on their favorites. Tickets, which include a beverage, are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Live music will be provided by Ben Coulter. Tickets will be available at the door, or call (501) 327-1701.

March 8

Chili and Pie Supper

PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN — There will be a Chili and Pie Supper at the Lutheran Camp, starting at 5 p.m. There is no cost for the supper, but donations will be accepted. There will be a silent auction. All donations will go to the Petit Jean Fire Department to help purchase two breathing apparatuses that are desperately needed that cost about $3,000 each. For more information, call Coe Wilson at (501) 727-5559.

March 9

Pancake Dinner

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Fairfield Bay Lions Club, 365 Dave Creek Parkway, will hold a pancake dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. to benefit the 2013 Greers Ferry Lake Area Alzheimer’s Arkansas Walk, to be held Sept. 14 at Woodland Mead Park in Fairfield Bay. Tickets to the dinner are $6 and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call George Kelly at (501) 884-6476.

Chili and Soup Supper

HEBER SPRINGS — The Wilburn Friends and Family Relay for Life team will host a chili and soup supper, followed by gospel singing, on Saturday at Wilburn General Baptist Church. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. Gospel music by local singers will begin at 7. Donations will be accepted for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. For more information, call Danita Hayes at (501) 206-2505.

Chase Race and Paws

CONWAY — The eighth annual Chase Race and Paws will begin at 8 a.m. at Simon Park, 805 Front St. The two-mile state championship race awards a $100 cash prize to any male or female who breaks the present course record. A complimentary 2014 entry form will be awarded to anyone who breaks an age-group record. Each registrant will receive a T-shirt. The event will include a one-mile fun or competitive event for runners/walkers with leashed pets, a best costume contest for all pets and pet adoptions. The event promotes and raises funds for nonadopted pets and research for adolescents with traumatic brain injury. Proceeds will benefit Friends of the Conway Animal Shelter and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Online race registration is open at, or pick up entry forms at The Sporty Runner, 1016 Van Ronkle St. in Conway, or at Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center, 700 Salem Road.

March 10

Catholic School Open House

RUSSELLVILLE — St. John Catholic School in Russellville will hold its spring open house from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Preregistrations will be taken for the 2013-2014 school year. St. John School is fully accredited and offers a pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade program. The school is at 1912 W. Main St. beside St. Mary’s Medical Center.

March 12

QuickBooks Seminar

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present a hands-on business seminar, QuickBooks Payroll, from 9 a.m. to noon at Arkansas Tech University. Participants will learn to set up the necessary information to use the payroll features in QuickBooks. Topics include setting up payroll, tracking employee time, issuing paychecks, paying liabilities and producing required payroll reports. A computer will be provided for each participant during this interactive session. The cost is $65. Seating is limited, and advanced registration is required by calling (479) 356-2067.

Brass Concert

SUBIACO — The Arkansas Tech University Brass Choir and Trombone Choir will give a free concert at 7 p.m. in Subiaco Abbey at the St. Benedict Church in Subiaco. For more information, call Gary Barrow at (479) 968-0477.

Retired Teachers Association Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Retired Teachers Association will meet at noon at the Rustic Inn in Heber Springs. Sharon Johnson, travel coordinator with the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association, will talk about travel opportunities offered through ARTA. All retired school personnel are encouraged to attend to also hear about current legislative issues and bills that have been addressed in the current legislative session. For weekly summaries of legislative action affecting the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, visit, and click on “Director Updates.”

March 12 and March 13

Blood Drive

CONWAY — Conway Regional Medical Center and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium of the hospital. To help reduce the wait time to give blood, donors are encouraged to make an appointment by going to and entering sponsor code CNWREG through Sunday. Conway Regional Medical Center is on College Avenue, one block west of the intersection with Donaghey Avenue.

March 13

Business Seminar

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present a Small Business Financial Management seminar from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Arkansas Tech University. This seminar will present the rules of financial-management best practices and teach about financial statements, working capital, budgeting, cash flow and financing a business. The cost is $30. Reserve a seat by calling (479) 356-2067.


Cherokee Bingo Fundraiser

CONWAY — Cherokee Bingo will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at Bob’s Grill in downtown Conway. Doors will open 4 p.m. for dinner, with bingo mini packs starting at 6:15 p.m. and main packs starting at 6:45 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go to the University of Central Arkansas Athletic Scholarship Fund.


Job Fair

HEBER SPRINGS — Heber Springs High School will host a job fair for juniors and seniors from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 14 in the high school gym. Tables and chairs will be available for businesses participating in the fair. For more information or to register, call Gaye Stark at (501) 250-5151.

Pancake Supper

MORRILTON — The First United Methodist Men’s annual Pancake Supper will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 14. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children and students in the 12th grade and younger. The menu will be pancakes, sausages, coffee, milk and soft drinks. Tickets will be available at the door or from the church office at 201 S. Chestnut St.

AARP Driver Safety Class

HEBER SPRINGS —There will be an AARP Driver Safety class from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 15 in the McCoy Room of the Administration/Student Services Building at Arkansas State University-Heber Springs. Individuals age 55 and older who complete the course will qualify for a three-year discount on their automobile-insurance premiums in the state of Arkansas. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. The fee may be paid in cash or by check (payable to AARP). To reserve a place, call ASU at (501) 362-1273 or email

Catfish Supper

ST. VINCENT — Knights of Columbus Council 10908 in St. Vincent (nine miles north of Morrilton on Arkansas 95) will sponsor its 20th annual catfish supper from 5-8 p.m. March 15. The menu will include fries, hushpuppies, coleslaw and dessert. The price is $12 for adults and $5 for children 5-12 years old. Children 4 and younger may eat free. Adult take-out meals will be available for $10 each. For more information, call (501) 354-4854.

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