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Let us help you with your yard sale!

Let us help you with your yard sale!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Having a yard/rummage/garage sale? We want to help!

Send the following to information to mytown@thv11.com, and we’ll post it for free!

Feb. 28 Rural Life Conference features 11 workshops

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The 58th annual Rural Life Conference is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 28, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the opening session at 8:45 a.m.

The program features 11 workshops. Most of the workshops cover two related topics by two different presenters.

At the Buy Local-Buy Fresh Workshop, a local producer will discuss the successful production and marketing of vegetables. Participants will be provided specific information about accessing the public school system market from school officials and learn how high tunnels can help.

Other workshops address the profitability of small cow-calf and ruminant operations and UAPB innovative agriculture projects specifically the sweet potato foundation program, the strawberry project and international programs.

Super Saturday Free Income Tax Preparation

 Super Saturday Free Income Tax Preparation

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (Pen or Pencil) - Launched by the Internal Revenue Service in 2005, the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program exists to encourage people in urban areas to take advantage of the earned income-tax credit.

The VITA program provides free tax services available to low- and moderate- income Pine Bluff and surrounding area families who earn $51,567 per year or less. The VITA program was established in Pine Bluff to help residents receive the maximum tax credits and refunds allowable by law.

The Pine Bluff Wealth Building Coalition will offer free income tax preparation Saturday January 25th from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Donald W. Reynolds Center located 211 West 3rd Avenue in Pine Bluff. The Earn Income Tax Credit (EITC) is the nation's largest antipoverty program for working families, it is a refundable tax credit worth $2 up to $6,000.

Entergy Charitable Foundation announces new grant deadlines

Entergy Charitable Foundation announces new grant deadlines

 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Entergy)  – Entergy Arkansas shareholders renewed their commitment to improving the communities Entergy serves by investing $3.2 million to fund the Entergy Charitable Foundation grant programs for 2014. The company also announced the consolidation of foundation granting cycles from three cycles to two cycles. Entergy Charitable Foundation 2014 grant application deadlines are Feb. 1 and Aug. 1. To access guidelines and an application from the Entergy Charitable Foundation, go to “Our Community” at www.entergy.com.

The Entergy Charitable Foundation is dedicated to strengthening communities served by Entergy through investments in education, poverty solutions and environmental programs.  "Giving back to the community is an integral part of Entergy Arkansas' corporate mission," said Tom Kennedy, vice president of public affairs, Entergy Arkansas, Inc. 

SBA seeks nominations for Arkansas Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Champions

SBA seeks nominations for Arkansas Small Business Person of the Year,  Small Business Champions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (SBA) The U.S. Small Business Administration Arkansas District Office is seeking successful and inspiring entrepreneurs to represent Arkansas during SBA’s 2014 Small Business Week.  Nominations are due January 17, 2014.

“This is the time to honor an outstanding entrepreneur in your area.  Small business owners are so important to the strength of our country, and these awards provide an opportunity to celebrate their success,” said Yolanda Garcia Olivarez, SBA Regional Administrator.  Olivarez heads Region VI which serves more than 3.3 million entrepreneurs in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.  “Each day these men and women overcome obstacles with creativity and perseverance, and help create jobs for themselves and others.”

Students learn to transition from the classroom to the boardroom at career seminar

Students learn to transition from the classroom to the boardroom at career seminar

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) - The theme for the Career Awareness and Planning Seminar was “From the Classroom to the Boardroom…Students in Transition”, with special emphasis being placed on the four c’s: Character, Choices, Commitment and Consequences.  The seminar is sponsored by the Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) of the National Urban League.  It is presented annually by the Office of Career Services at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.  The seminar began with an orientation for the Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) representatives and the student escorts. Students are selected to serve as official escorts for the representatives during their stay on the campus.  The orientation provided the representatives and students with expectations of the seminar and information about the University.

UAPB, HOPE Credit Union to have grand opening for new branch Dec 3

UAPB, HOPE Credit Union to have grand opening for new branch Dec 3

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB)  - Hope Credit Union (HOPE) and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will celebrate the opening of HOPE's newest branch within the UAPB Business Support Incubator and Office Complex at 615 South Main Street.  The free, public event will take place on Tuesday, December 3, at 9:30 a.m.

The Pine Bluff branch is the product of collaboration between the UAPB Economic Research and Development Center (ERDC) and HOPE, and is supported by several organizations that understand the vital role that development and retail financial services play in fostering broad economic prosperity in a community.  These groups include the Delta Regional Authority, NeighborWorks® America, and the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.  Please join representatives of these partners, community leaders, media, and other stakeholders as we take this important step forward.