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Jacksonville Workforce Center, Pulaski/ Lonoke counties, to accept applications for low income home emergency assistance beginning on Jan. 7

Central Arkansas Development Council will begin taking applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) at Mass Intake Days Jan. 7-11.. The mass intake days will be held in Pulaski, Clark, Hot Spring, Union, Lonoke, Saline, Columbia and Ouachita Counties.

In Pulaski County, applications will be taken beginning Jan. 7-8 at the mass intake days, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Arts and Crafts Building at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard St. in Little Rock. The first 600 customers will be seen each day at the event.

After the mass intake days in Pulaski County, applications will be accepted at the following locations and times:

Arkansas Workforce Center of Jacksonville, No. 2 Crestview Plaza in Jacksonville. Applications will be accepted on a walk-in basis on Thursdays only, 8 a.m. until noon and is limited to the first 50 customers.

Arkansas Workforce Center of Little Rock, 5401 South University in Little Rock. Applications will be accepted on a walk-in basis only, Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m. until noon and is limited based on staff availability.

For more information in Pulaski County, call 501-603-0909.

In Lonoke County, applications will be taken beginning Jan. 9 at the mass intake day, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Lonoke Community Center, 1355 W. Front Street in Lonoke.

After the mass intake day in Lonoke County, applications will be accepted at the following locations and times:

• CADC Lonoke County Office, 117 South East Front Street, Monday through Wednesday, 8 a.m. until noon. Call 501-676-0019 for more information.

• Ward Municipal Complex, 405 Hickory Street in Ward, Monday through Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. until Noon. Applications are taken by appointment only. Call 501-676-0019.

To apply for assistance, the household should bring proof of income for all household members 18 years or older for the previous month, proof of child support, proof of unemployment for all household members age 18 and older, proof of social security, retirement, pensions, workman’s comp or disability, proof of utility allowance and if no income, proof of how bills are being paid. Social security numbers and birthdates for all household members are required. Failure to provide verification requested may result in delay or denial of assistance. Allow agency 35 days to make payment. For more information, call your local CADC office.

CADC is a private nonprofit community action agency that was formed in 1965 to fight and win the “War on Poverty.” The mission of CADC is to improve the quality of life and build strong communities in Arkansas. For more information, please contact your local CADC office.

Volleyball Foursquare set for Jan. 12

The Jacksonville City Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to participate in its volleyball foursquare program which is open to all ages on Saturday, Jan. 12. People are free to bring their friends and family for the event that will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce plans banquet for Jan. 29

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce has set its annual dinner banquet for Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Jacksonville Community Center. The cost is $50 for members, $55 for non-members, or $400 for a table of eight. The guest speaker will be Dr. Charles Welch, president of the Arkansas State University System. Persons planning to attend need to RSVP by Jan. 22 at 5 p.m.

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