Chamber seeks nomination for new board members

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce announces it is looking to nominate new board of directors members. Board members may be nominated by chamber members in good standing. Requirements to be a board member include someone who: Has solid ethics, a strong community involvement, and a firm belief in the purpose of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce; is a lead decision maker in a local business; is available to attend the monthly Board of Directors meetings. Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. Board members are asked to bring the group energy and enthusiasm; participate in chamber activities, programs and meetings on a regular basis; and be willing to chair a chamber committee if asked.

The chamber’s office is located at 200 Dupree Drive where nomination forms can be picked up and filled out. The deadline for nominations is Aug. 31.

Jacksonville chamber plans quarterly membership luncheon Aug. 28

The quarterly general membership luncheon of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for Tuesday, August 28 at 11:30 a.m. at the Jacksonville Community Center at #5 Municipal Drive.

The cost of the luncheon will be $15 per member & $20 per non-member with an advance registration, or $20 after Aug 17. Please RSVP prior to that time. Col. Scott Brewer, 314th Wing Commander, will be the guest speaker on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 11:30 a.m. when the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce holds its general membership luncheon. The event is being held at the Jacksonville Community Center.

Jacksonville Senior Wellness & Activity Center plans activities through Aug. 30

Here is the following schedule of events plans at the Jacksonville Senior Wellness & Activity Center through Aug. 30:

Thursday, Aug. 23: Ceramics and Tai-Chi at 9 a.m.; Conductorcise at 9:45; Zumba Gold at 10 a.m.; Club Card and Sniks Knitting Club at 1 p.m.; and Line Dancing at 2 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 24: Bridge Club and Wii Bowling at 9:30 a.m.; Daily Walk at 9:45 a.m.; PEPPI at 10 a.m.; Brain Games at 10:45 a.m.; PEPPI at the Towers at 3 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 27: Daily Walk at 9:45 a.m.; Bean Bag Baseball game at Sherwood at 10 a.m.; PEPPI at 10:45 a.m.; Super Noggin Celebration at 1 p.m.; PEPPI at 3 p.m.; and Jam Session at 7 p.m.;

Tuesday, Aug. 28: Ceramics and Tai-Chi at 9 a.m.; Conductoricise at 9:45 a.m.; Zumba Gold at 10 a.m.; and Dance at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 29: Ceramics at 9 a.m.; Daily Walk at 9:45 a.m.; PEPPI at 10:45 a.m.; and PEPPI at The Towers at 3 p.m.

Nixon Library plans Adult Game Night on second, fourth Thursday

The Nixon Library in Jacksonville reminds residents that on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month the library sponsors an adult game night at 6 p.m. On the second Thursday, dominoes are played while poker is played on the fourth Thursday of the month.

Abundant Life Worship Center hosting a dance ministry service on Aug. 26

Abundant Life Family Worship Center, 100 S. Eastern Ave., Jacksonville, will be sponsoring a Praise Dance Service on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 5 p.m.

Special guests will include Greater Center Star Church Dance Ministry of Little Rock, New Hope Baptist Church Dance Ministry of North Little Rock, Upper Room Apostolic Church Dance Ministry of North Little Rock, Greater Macedonia Baptist Church Dance Ministry of Little Rock, and Clayton Chapel Baptist Church Dance Ministry of Sherwood.

Voices of Praise of Lonoke will be providing special music. For more information, call 501-241-0210. The church’s pastor is Helen Haynes.

Back to School Splash set for Friday at Splash Zone

The Jacksonville Parks & Recreation Department will host a "Back to School Splash" on Friday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Splash Zone, 201 W. Martin St.

Admission is $2 at the door and $1 for slides, concessions will be available. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive.

Crop-allujahII! set for Sept. 7-8

Hope Lutheran Church, 1904 McArthur Drive, Jacksonville, has planned a scrapbooking weekend known as "Crop-allujahII!" on Friday, Sept. 7, from 3 p.m. to midnight; and Saturday, Sept. 8, from 7-10 a.m. The cost is $40 which includes crop space, four meals, and a free beginners class on Saturday. There will be local vendors and door prizes.

Heritage and Heroes House and Air Show set for Sept. 8-9

There will be something for the entire family at the 2012 Heritage and Heroes Open House and Air Show set for Sept. 8- 9.

The air show portion of the day takes off at approximately 10 a.m. and continues until the headlining performance of the world famous Blue Angels at approximately 2 p.m. Other air acts include the Team Little Rock C-130 "Day in Afghanistan" capabilities exercise, demos by the Canadian Forces CF-18 team the U.S. Navy F/A Super Hornet teams, precision parachuting by the Army Special Operations Jump Team Black Daggers and the Canadian Skyhawks; daring aerobatics by Mike Rinker and Pink Floyd; and nostalgic B-25, F-4, P-47 and P-51 heritage flights.

Ground displays include the gigantic C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III, B-52 Stratofortress, FexEx 727, a vast array of C-130s including the AC-130 gunship, T-1 Texan and T-38 Tweet trainers, TC-135 and KC-135 aircraft, and Army UH-60 Blackhawk and UH-72 Lakota helicopters.

With hundreds of thousands of people expected to attend from all areas of Arkansas and surrounding states, hydration, shade, and traffic are the main safety concerns for base officials. To help guests beat the heat, this year’s show includes "Four Acres of Shade" – our air expo center. The center features 500 seats to escape the heat, a Kidz Zone, continuous concerts all day featuring the Ladies for Liberty, commercial vendors and informational booths, and military working dog demonstrations.

"This gives the audience a chance to get away from the heat for a little bit but still be involved in the show," said Lt. Col. Mike Kirby, air show director." The Air Expo Center is adjacent to the main show, and there will be an announcer constantly informing the audience of the schedule of performances and events."

Along with a safety message for staying hydrated, officials also advise those attending the show to take care of their skin and to also leave any suspicious personal items they don’t want confiscated at home – basically prepare for entering our air show area as if they were preparing to board a flight at the airport.

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