Community briefs 3/13/06

Monday, March 13, 2006

Dough-nation drive held today at Pizza Inn

The DSW Signs/Drury Inns Relay for Life Team will hold a fund-raiser from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Pizza Inn, 3333 Gordonville Road. Pizza Inn will donate 10 percent of the sales to this team.

MVTH plans fund-raising dance in Jackson

The Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship program members will hold a dance from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Upper Hall in Jackson. The event will feature live music by Santa Cruz, a light meal, cash bar, 50/50 raffle and mini silent auction. Those age 18 and up can purchase tickets at Bank of Missouri locations in Cape Girardeau and Jackson. Call Kristy at 243-9300 for more information. All proceeds will benefit MVTH.

MoDOT poster contest deadline is March 24

To help spread the importance of work zone safety, Missouri children can enter a coloring contest for 2- to 5-year-olds or a poster contest for third- to sixth-graders. Winners receive an interactive work zone safety assembly for their school or day care and the opportunity to see MoDOT's big trucks up close. Coloring sheets can printed from the Web site at www.modot.org/ southeast. Entries for contests should be sent to MoDOT-Southeast District, P.O. Box 160, Sikeston, Mo. 63801 by March 24. Entries will not be returned. Winners will be announced by April 4. For more information, contact Angie Wilson at (573) 472-6632, or toll-free at (888) ASK-MODOT.

Friends of the Library to meet in Jackson

Everyone is invited to attend the next meeting of Friends of the Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Regional Library, 204 S. Union St., Jackson. All proceeds from the group's fund-raising activities will benefit the Riverside Branch.

Euchre tournament to benefit Relay for Life

A euchre tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life will be held at 1 p.m. March 26 at Deerfield Lodge. There will be cash prizes, door prizes and refreshments. For reservations, call Carol at (573) 264-2932; Jamie at (573) 264-2003 or Marlys at 334-8675.

Cape's annual Easter Egg Hunt set for April 8

The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will hold its 17th annual free Easter Egg Hunt April 8 at Capaha Park, rain or shine. Participants should meet in the parking lot by the Capaha Ball Field. Age groups for the egg hunts will be 1- to 2-year-olds, 3- to 4-year-olds and 5- to 8-year-olds. The 1- to 2-year-olds and 3- to 4-year-olds will start at 10 a.m.; 5- to 8-year-olds will start at 11 a.m. Each group has 30 to 45 minutes to hunt. Photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny for a minimal fee will take place after each session. Prizes awarded for special eggs found during each hunt will be distributed immediately following the hunt. Children must provide their own basket and parents should escort smaller children if needed. For more information or to register your child, stop by or contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 335-5421. This year's event is also co-sponsored by A Small World Preschool and radio station K103.

Make plans to attend Friends of the Park Day

The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will hold the 21st annual Friends of the Park Day with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. April 22 at Capaha Park. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon with T-shirts provided by local sponsors and a sack lunch from Schnucks and Pepsi. Interested individuals or organizations willing to help should contact Brock Davis at 335-5421.

-- From staff reports

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