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Saturday: The annual Miss Carlisle Pageant will be at 5 p.m. in the Carlisle Elementary Cafeteria. Entry deadline is at 4 p.m. March 27. Forms are available at the High school or elementary office, Nick’s BBQ, Fever’s, Lonoke County Co-op or from any Heritage League member. All participants must live in the school district or attend Carlisle schools. For more information contact Barbara Phillips at 870-552-3460 after 5 p.m. or Peggy Holmes at 870-255-3060 after 5 p.m.
Saturday: Come meet author Z Taylor at 11 a.m. at the Lonoke Public Library. All ages are welcome.
Saturday: The Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 2540 Bethlehem Road, Lonoke, is hosting a BINGO night at 5:30 p.m. till all the prize baskets are gone. There are great prizes, fun and food available. Funds are going to raise money to pay off our Fellowship Hall.
Sunday: The Boy Scouts of Carlisle Troop 101 will be having a Chili Lunch Fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Carlisle First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. All proceeds go to help send the scouts to summer camp. Meal includes chili with fixings, dessert and drink for $6. Tickets may be purchased from any scout or at the door. Takeouts are available. Donations welcome. For more information contact Bill Ricks at 501-416-2046 or Tressa Tompkins at 501-438-1699.
Monday: Kids Yoga will be at 5 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library. Money smart week will kick off and run through April 11. Stop by to enter the drawing for a piggy bank full of money. Participants must have a library card. One entry per day.
Tuesday: Pinch of This cooking demo will be at 5:15 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library. We will be making Trash Salad and punch.
Tuesday: Join the Grand Prairie Civil War Roundtabe at 7 p.m. as Dr. George E. Lankford brings the program for the evening at the Lonoke County Museum in downtown Lonoke. Lankford received his B.A. in Journalism from Louisiana State University, a B.D. in Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, and his Ph. D. in Folklore from Indiana University in 1975. Lankford is a current member of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Past President of the Independence County Historical Society, and Professor Emeritus at Lyon College in Batesville. Lankford will discuss the issue of slavery. His material will be based on his research on his recent book published by The University of Arkansas Press in 2006: Bearing Witness: Memories of Arkansas Slavery: Narratives from the 1930’s WPA Collection. He has written the script for two dinner theater productions: War Chronicles I, Independence County’s War, and War Chronicles II. These were performed at the University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville earlier in the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Local talent portrayed personalities of the residents of Independence County and the productions were very well received. Everyone is welcome and as always, there is no admission charge.
Wednesday: There will be a frogs themed toddler time at 10 a.m. at the Carlisle Public Library.
Wednesday: The Bunny Tales story time, for ages two through five, will meet at 10 a.m. at the Lonoke Public Library. Our theme this week will be ducks, chickens and rabbits.
April 10: Pay yourself first class will be presented by BancorpSouth bank at 2:30 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library.
April 10, 11: Pre-kindergarten registration at Lonoke Primary School will be held from 7-9 a.m. in the cafeteria. Forms are linked only at www.lonokeschools.org or can be picked up in the school office. Parents and guardians need to complete the forms before registration. There will be 40 slots for ABC pre-k and 20 slots for tuition-based pre-k. Tuition is $300 per month.
April 11: The Carlisle Futuristic League will host its annual drive thru Hamburger Supper from 4:30-7:30 p.m. across from the depot. Plates will cost $7 and include a hamburger or 2 hot dogs, chips, drink and cookies.
April 12: A book signing for local author Ava Jones Burnett will be held at the Lonoke Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Burnett’s book, Murder In the Children’s Eyes, was published in February.
April 12: The Miss Fort Lincoln Pageant will begin at 11 a.m. at the Prairie County Community Center. Ages birth-21 years will be eligible for competition. The birth-12 year old pageant will begin at 11 a.m., and the 13-21 year old pageant will begin at 5:30 p.m. All contestants will compete in formal wear. All contestants ages seven-21 years will compete in interview, and contestants who choose to will compete in talent and photogenic.
All queens will receive a crown, sash, and prize pack. Queens will also receive two tickets to the Southern Heritage Dinner on April 26. Queens will also be the face of Fort Lincoln Festival on May 10. The Teen Miss Fort Lincoln will receive a $250 scholarship, and Miss Fort Lincoln will win a $500 scholarship. Talent winners will receive a prize and will perform at Fort Lincoln Festival on the main stage. Interview and photogenic winners will receive a prize as well.
The Miss Fort Lincoln Pageant is a pageant that celebrates the contestants’ beauty, poise, personality, and spirit. This is a pageant for first timers and pageant veterans alike. The entry fee is $30 with an additional $10 for talent and $10 for photogenic, which are both optional. If you would like to be a part of this wonderful pageant, please contact Hannah Jones at 501-951-4027 or email at Hannah.Ellis029@gmail.com. Be sure to “LIKE” the Facebook page to get up to date information, https://www.facebook.com/MissFtLincoln.
April 13: Come enjoy country gospel music and singing by the Hwy 86 Band at 5 p.m. at the Roberson Baptist Church located across the interstate from the Remington Plant.
April 14: Celebrate National Library Week with the Carlisle Public Library. Text a poem to us, 20 words or less at 870-830-1164. You could win a prize. Deadline is Friday, April 18.
April 14: The Carlisle Chamber of Commerce will meet a noon in the Civic Center. Meal will be available for $5.
April 14: The Lonoke City Council will meet at 6 p.m. in the courtroom at city hall.
April 14: The Carlisle School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the superintendent’s office.
April 15: Youth decorating Easter eggs at 4 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library.
April 16: There will be a toddler time egg hunt at 10 a.m. at the Carlisle Public Library.
April 16: The Bunny Tales story time, for ages two through five, will meet at 10 a.m. at the Lonoke Public Library. Our theme this week will be eggs.
April 17: Come get “egg-cited” about eggs, a program for all ages with science, games and eggs from 4-4:45 p.m. at the Lonoke Public Library.
April 18: Community Shred day will be from 10 a.m until noon at BancorpSouth in Carlisle. Staples, paper clips, binder clips or manila folder do not have to be removed before shredding. Please remove all paper from binders. Binders, cardboard, plastics, hard drives, computer discs or floppy drives can not be shredded.
April 18: Make and take crafts will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for all ages at the Lonoke Public Library. Come make a bookmark and mark your spot.
April 19: The Carlisle Community Easter Egg Hunt will be at 10 a.m. in the Carlisle City Park. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures so don’t forget your camera. For more information call the Carlisle Methodist Church at 870-552-7789.
April 19: The Carlisle Masonic Lodge will host a Spaghetti Supper from 5-7 p.m. at the Lodge. Cost is $6 per person. Children 12 and under eat free. Proceeds will go to the Masonic Lodge Scholarship fund.
April 21: The Lonoke School Board will meet at 6 p.m. at the administration building.
April 21: The Carlisle Public Library will be closed for a regional staff training until 1 p.m. Hours will be 1-6 p.m.
April 22: Calling all adults. Blackout poetry will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library
April 22: The Carlisle City Council will meet a 6 p.m. in the Civic Center.
April 23: There will be a kites themed toddler time at 10 a.m. at the Carlisle Public Library.
April 24: Youth Blackout poetry will be at 4 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Library. Participates must be old enough to read and write.
April 28: Lonoke and Prairie County Families are invited to the First Baptist Church in Cabot at 6:30 p.m. for information on how to be involved in helping children in need through fostering, adopting or volunteering via The CALL in Lonoke and Prairie Counties - thecallinarkansas.org
April 29: Movie Day at the Carlisle Public Library will begin at 4 p.m. Snack will be provided. All ages are welcome.
April 30: The Bunny Tales story time, for ages two through five, will meet at 10 a.m. at the Lonoke Public Library. Our theme this week will be Pete the cat and colors.
April 30: There will be a picnic themed toddler time at 10 a.m. at the Carlisle Public Library
May 2: The Relay for Life of Lonoke County will be from 6 p.m. until 12 a.m. at the Gina Cox Center. For more information call 501-690-8538 or visit the website at RelayForLife.org.
May 3: Grills and Gowns, a pageant and BBQ contest, benefit event for the Lonoke County Council on Again, Meals on Wheels Program will be from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Lonoke County fair grounds. Cost is $50 for a four member team for the BBQ contest. Turn in time is 3 p.m. Five awards will be given. The pageant will be open to any girls ages birth to 20 years. Cost for pageant entry is $30 for beauty, $10 for photogenic or $35 for beauty and photogenic. Attire will be pageant dress or Sunday best. There will be eight categories winners and one people’s choice winner. Deadline by Mail is April 25 or in person by May 2. For more information about the events, contact Wayne Hamric at 501-438-1006, Ronnie Evans at 501-412-5087 or Sharon Anderson at 501-676-6971. Forms are also available online at LonokeCountySeniors.com