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Pine Bluff hosts AIM Convention 2011

Pine Bluff hosts AIM Convention 2011

The Arkansas First Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ will convene June 13-17, 2011 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.  AIM is expected to attract over 500 delegates for a week of training, fellowship and spiritual renewal representing churches located in cities from Blytheville to Pine Bluff.

Under the spirited leadership of Arkansas First Jurisdictional  Bishop  Jewel R. Withers and Elder Cedric Smith, Jurisdictional AIM Chairman, the mission of AIM is to advance Kingdom work through spiritual enrichment, in-depth training, Christian education, family fellowship, evangelism and discipleship.  Serving also with Bishop Withers on the jurisdictional level is Mrs. Hazel Deloney serves as Jurisdictional Supervisor of the Women’s Ministry.  The  Host superintendent  is  Dr. Joe L. Stocker of Pine Bluff No.1.  Serving with Dr. Stocker is Mrs.

Celebrate Arkansas' 175th birthday!

Celebrate Arkansas' 175th birthday!

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Old State House Museum will mark Arkansas’s 175th Birthday with two events on Saturday, June 11, 2011, and Wednesday, June 15, 2011.

Travel Back to 1836

To observe the 175th anniversary of Arkansas statehood, the Old State House Museum and Historic Arkansas Museum are recreating life in 1836 Arkansas with a joint living history event, "175 Years of Arkansas Statehood" on Saturday, June 11, 2011. The fun will begin at the Historic Arkansas Museum with living history demonstrations highlighting everyday life in Little Rock at the time of statehood. Visitor can participate in dancing, military drills, and 18th century chores from 9 am to 12 pm.

At noon event participants and visitors will parade from the Historic Arkansas Museum to the Old State House Museum, where Arkansas’s admission to the union will be commemorated with a 26-gun salute and the raising of a 26-star U.S.

Fincher Hall Project raises $32K for School for the Blind

Fincher Hall Project raises $32K for School for the Blind

MAGNOLIA, Ark. —  Students from Fincher Hall, Southern Arkansas University’s residence hall known for its mission of service, unveiled the total from months of service projects Tuesday. The funds were presented to the Arkansas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired ­­in the form of a check for $32,126.75.

Jim Hill, superintendent for the Little Rock school, Principal Sharon Berry and Librarian Miranda Cole openly reacted to the unexpected amount. The school will use the money to update its library.

"Fincher Hall is the learning and living hall, and I’m impressed with the living example they exhibited," said Hill.

Divas Dressing Darlings

Divas Dressing Darlings

Divas Dressing Darlings is an event The Compassion Fashion Project is planning in conjunction with Little Rock Fashion Week and THINK Magazine to benefit the non-profit, Little Dresses for Africa.  We are simply asking guests to please come and bring pillowcases that will then be sewn into little dresses.

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Police dept. reaches out to children

Police dept. reaches out to children

In an effort to target children during the most formative years of their development, the Pine Bluff Police Department and the City Attorney’s Office, along with students of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will present “Little Red Riding Hood” – the Play on Thursday, April 27, 2011 at 9 a.m. to be held at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

This play will help address issues such as self-esteem, bullying, respect, drug usage, and speaking to strangers. 

Students from all area schools have been invited, and we expect an approximate turnout of 1, 457 students to attend.  The public is invited to share in this special event.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Arkansas community leaders show how they serve

Arkansas community leaders show how they serve

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Consider this: Where would you turn for advice on assisting a loved one affected by Alzheimer's? How will your basic needs be met should your child become ill with cancer? What kinds of chemicals and additives are in your food -- and how is it affecting your health?

Do you know where to go to even get these answers?

Earlier this spring I was able to attend an event at War Memorial Stadium called "Little Rock Serves," which is sponsored by Create Little Rock, an arm of the Little Rock Chamber.

20th Century Club's Lodge

20th Century Club's Lodge

Did you know that 1.4 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year? Maybe you know someone who has cancer or is receiving treatment — a friend, relative or a coworker. And it’s possible they travel to central Arkansas where a number of the nation’s premier cancer treatment facilities are located. Being far away from the comforts of home during this challenging time can be both frightening and frustrating. That’s why the 20th Century Club’s Lodge was founded — to make a difference in the lives of patients by giving hope away from home.

In a typical year, the 20th Century Club’s Lodge provides about 1,500 nights of no-cost housing to more than 240 patients. Our Lodge is more than a place to stay — it is a caring, compassionate environment that builds a bridge of hope over a chasm of worry.