The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group: scheduled meeting at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 has been canceled due to the threat of inclement weather and the flu outbreak.

The Faulkner County Retired Teachers Association: will meet at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the First United Methodist Church. The FCRTA welcomes all retired academic and administrative personnel from any educational institution to attend.

The Kingsmen Quartet: will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Oak Bowery Baptist Church, located at 889 Otto Road. The choir will begin singing at 6:30 p.m. While the event is free, organizers are accepting donations. For more information, contact Matt Corkran at 501-336-9133 or Loyd Kelley at 501-514-5670.

The Faulkner and White County Cooperative Extension Office: will host a Commercial Pumpkin and Strawberry Production Conference from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at 24 Old Searcy Landing Road in Searcy. The cost is $25 per person and includes lunch. To register, call 501-329-8344. The deadline to register is Feb. 14.

The 15th annual Chase Race and Paws: will begin at 8 a.m. March 7 at Simon Park in downtown Conway. To become a sponsor, contact Courtney Williams at 501-581-1070 or cwilliams To register for the race, visit www.compass


Conway Corporation: is accepting nominations for a seven-year seat on its Board of Directors that begins May 8. Nominations will be accepted at the office of the Chief Executive Officer, 650 Locust St., Conway, Arkansas 72034, on or before March 8. Nominations should be submitted in writing and include the following information: (1) name and address of person making nomination; (2) name and address of nominee; (3) personal background information, qualifications, and the reason(s) the nominee wishes to be considered; and (4) signatures of nominator and nominee, if different. Nominees must be a Conway citizen willing to serve the community without compensation, philosophically in tune with municipal ownership of utility systems, free of conflicts of interest, and firmly established in Conway.

The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas: began the Regular Winter Utility Assistance Program on Jan. 21. They will be offering regular assistance for gas and/or electricity. Applications will be taken Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between the hours of 8:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The office will be closed from noon until 1 p.m. for lunch. Applicants are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. Arriving between these hours does not guarantee that an interview can be conducted; staff will serve as many applicants as possible during the scheduled interview times. All interested applicants must provide proof of all household income for the previous month for all household members 18 years of age or older. If a household has not had income during the previous month you will need CAPCA’s Contribution and/or Collateral Statement. Must have a copy of both light and gas bill. A valid state or government issued ID is required.

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