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Today: The Lonoke County Prosecuting Attorney is hosting a toy drive to benefit the Open Arms Shelter. All donations must be new and unwrapped and can be brought to the prosecutor’s office. Monetary donations are also accepted. If needing donations picked up, please call Jennifer or Jessica at 676-2807. Deadline is December 18.
Today: The Carlisle Bison Tree currently has 56 families with 124 kids who have applied for help this year. The trees are located in both the Elementary and High School. Anyone who would like to help these families, are asked to stop by and chose a child to purchase Christmas gifts for. Unwrapped gifts must be returned no later then Dec. 2.
Today: Carlisle PTS meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the Carlisle Elementary cafeteria.
Monday: It’s movie day at the Carlisle Public Library. Stop by at 3:45 p.m. Snacks will be provided
Monday: The Carlisle Public School District will be closed through Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Classes resume 8 a.m. on Dec. 2.
Wednesday: The Lonoke Public School District will be closed through Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Classes will resume on Dec. 2.
Nov. 28 & 29: The Carlisle Public Library will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 9: The Lonoke Public Library Bunny Tales Story time will be at 10 a.m. for children age two and up at the library. We will start our Christmas theme for the month.
Dec. 9: The Lonoke City Council will meet at 6 p.m. in the court room at city hall.
Dec. 9: The Carlisle School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the board room.
Dec. 11: The Lonoke Public Library Bunny Tales Story time will begin at 10 a.m. at the library. We will have a gingerbread man story time for children ages two and up.
Dec. 16: The Lonoke School Board will meet at 6 p.m. in the administration building.
Dec. 17: The Carlisle City Council will meet at 6 p.m. in the Civic Center.
Dec. 17: Join Casting Creations for "Express yourself on Canvas" at 6:30 p.m. in the Lonoke Depot, 102 Front Street in Lonoke. Tickets are $30. This event will be a fundraiser for New Hearts Ministries of Arkansas. For more information or to purchase a ticket call 870-552-5227.
Dec. 19: The Carlisle Elementary School Christmas around the World program will be at 6 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria.
Dec. 11: The Lonoke Public Library Bunny Tales Story time will begin at 10 a.m. at the library. We will have a great party planned for children ages two and up.
Dec. 23: The Carlisle and Lonoke Public School District will be closed through Jan. 3 for Christmas break. Classes will resume 8 a.m. on Jan. 7.
Jan. 6: The Carlisle Public School District will be closed for teacher workshop.
Jan. 20: The Carlisle and Lonoke School District will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
Jan. 27: The Lonoke School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the administration building. There will be a reception honoring all past and present board members, and specifically recognizing Rick Pennington for his 21 years of service to the district, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. prior to the meeting.