Lisa Academy plans "back to school" open house Saturday

LISA Academy North will be holding a "Back to School" Parent/ Staff BBQ & Open House between 1-3 p.m. on Saturday. This social event enables students, parents, teachers, administration, and staff to come together and get to know each other outside of school hours. During this time the school encourages all to walk around and take a look the new construction that was completed over the summer. The new additions include six classrooms, two science labs, one tech lab, and three offices. There have been new additions academically as well. There will also be STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Expo demonstrations, music performances, a bouncy house for the younger students, of course delicious food, and more.

Sherwood Fire Department set to give entry level exams Oct. 2

The Sherwood Fire Department is preparing to give entry level exams. The written portion of the exam will be held at Harmon Recreation Center located at 51 Shelby Drive, on Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. The doors will be closed at 9 a.m. The physical portion will be given on Oct. 5 or Oct. 6. Anyone interested in becoming a Sherwood firefighter will only be required to attend one of these days. This testing process will be for part-time positions. Applications are available at 400 Lantrip, Sherwood, or can be downloaded from department’s website Mail completed application to P.O.Box 6689 Sherwood, AR 72124. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Oct. 1. Anyone having questions should contact the department at 501-835-0342. The Sherwood Fire Department is an equal opportunity employer.

12th Annual Hearts & Hooves Hoedown slated for Oct. 13

Hearts & Hooves, 2308 Kellogg Road, Sherwood, is planning its 12th Hearts & Hooves Hoedown on Saturday, Oct. 13, at its facility. Tickets will be $65 per person or tables of eight can be bought for $500 and be listed as a "supporting heart" for the program.

The tickets will provide dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions and a fashion show of the group’s own special equestrians. The event is entirely volunteer-based with all proceeds going to benefit the program. For more information or to buy tickets call 501-834-8509.

Hearts & Hooves are a 501C3 non-profit riding center enriching the lives of people with disabilities through partnership with the horse. Equine-assisted activities allow children and adults with disabilities to work with a horse and certified riding instructors to improve their physical, emotional and mental well-being.

Keep Sherwood Beautiful plans shred-a-thon, cleanups

Keep Sherwood Beautiful will be sponsoring its semiannual Shred-A-Thon on Oct. 27 from 9 1 p.m. in Walmart’s Neighborhood Market parking lot courtesy of Cinta’s.

On Nov. 10 the Great Arkansas Cleanup will start at 8:30 a.m., gathering in the Jack Evans Senior Center, at 2301 Thornhill Road (the west side of the Amy Sanders Library). The group will be doing cleanup projects as well as beautification, then return to the Senior Center for lunch and door prizes. Arkansas Razorbacks are playing in South Carolina.

Keep Sherwood Beautiful loves to have great groups from the different businesses, organizations, churches, etc., to participate.

Arkansas’ veterans focus of benefit golf tournament; tees off on Nov. 1

Arkansas-based military veterans in need is the focus of a benefit golf tournament set to tee off at 1 p.m. on Nov 1 at The Greens at North Hills.

The first annual A.L.B.A.T.R.O.S.S., (Arkansans Lending Basic Assistance To Respect Our Service members’ Sacrifices) golf tournament is being sponsored by the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce and area businesses. Proceeds from the event will help veterans offset the expense of seeking treatment and services at Veterans Administration and Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.

Up to 24 three-person teams will be charged $300 per team, and will be joined by one currently-serving member of the active military, National Guard or Reserve to compete in a four-person, four-ball scramble. Players will have the opportunity to participate in several fun "hole games," including a special chance to make one of golf’s rarest scores. An Albatross is a score of three under par on any one hole.

Golfers interested in registering a team have until Oct. 29 to sign up. Call 501-835-7600, or go to for more information and to register.