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UAPB coach, ex-NFL player leads Sunrise Service

UAPB coach, ex-NFL player leads Sunrise Service

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - Monte Coleman, head coach for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) football team will deliver the keynote address during Sunrise Service Sunday, April 17 at 6:45 a.m. in Caldwell Hall auditorium. Music will also be rendered by Yard Voices of Praise. The event is free and open to the public.

He serves as one of the Pastors and Resident Evangelist at First Assembly in Pine Bluff. Monte Coleman became the 19th head football coach in UAPB history on November 19, 2007 and immediately began working to return the Golden Lion football program to the upper echelon of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Coleman’s story is truly a remarkable one. Despite not playing high school football, Coleman walked-on at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and became the first Bear in UCA history drafted into the professional football ranks.

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.

'Pen or Pencil' distributes... pens and pencils

'Pen or Pencil' distributes... pens and pencils

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - Southeast and Belair Middle Schools in the Pine Bluff School District are assigned schools for the National Alliance of Faith and Justice PEN OR PENCIL National Demonstration project in Arkansas. This afternoon at 1 pm, ICVR Weed and Seed PEN OR PENCIL will distribute pencils and encourage students to do well on their Benchmarks test.

PEN OR PENCIL is aimed at keeping kids out of prison and in school. PEN stands for Penitentiary and PENCIL stands for education.

Pastor calls for clergy to step up crime prevention

Pastor calls for clergy to step up crime prevention

The following is a statement from Rev. Jesse Turner of Pine Bluff.

"Pine Bluff has no FACES. Pine Bluff needs Faith And Community Empowering Strategies (FACES) to help clergy move the city forward in Crime Prevention and Community Economic Development (CED). We need more pastors like Saint Dewitt Hill, Jr. and Bishop Esau Watson, Jr. who create jobs through projects, e.g., housing development projects, and transportation service which create economic development for Pine Bluff. 

"Viewing Pine Bluff's economic development and crime prevention from the perspective of a pastor I understand the real need for increased involvement of clergy. The clergy wants to take a lead in creating a better quality of life in the community, but many do not have the necessary skill in crime prevention or economic development to take on these issues.

Eagle Endeavor Inc. seeks to expand city

Eagle Endeavor Inc. seeks to expand city

Eagle Endeavor Inc. would like to formally announce  a new development in the city limits of East Camden and Ouachita County.  The Eagle Complex is being built to show our support for Highland Industrial Park, 20 plus companies, 10 fortune 500 companies, SAU Tech, Fire Training Academy, Arkansas Law Enforcement training academy and the good citizens of Ouachita, Calhoun and Dallas Counties and the surrounding communities.

The Eagle Complex will consist of restaurants, retail shops, hotel, conference center, office space, commercial and residential supply store, apartments, town homes, movie cinema, grocery store, and gated community.

Eagle Endeavor would like to thank Ouachita County, Calhoun County citizens, State Representative Garry Smith and area businesses for their support of this project.

HOPE launches anti-alcohol campaign for youth

HOPE launches anti-alcohol campaign for youth

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- HOPE Community Coalition of Jefferson County will host a youth forum Tuesday, April 12, from 5 pm-6 pm at the Boys and Girls Club 2701 Reeker Street in Pine Bluff.

The discussion at this forum will be about ways to prevent underage tobacco and alcohol abuse. We will also announce the winner of our "Anti Alcohol Ad Contest." Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Sonya at (870) 872-3789.

"We Aim To Be Tobacco Free" spring workshops

"We Aim To Be Tobacco Free" spring workshops

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- The HOPE Community Coalition of Jefferson County will host their first workshop in the "We Aim To Be Tobacco Free" Spring workshop series Saturday, March 19 from  10 am-2 pm. The workshop is for youth ages 8-16 and will be held at St. Mark United Methodist Church located at 4229 W. Sixth Street in Pine Bluff, AR. Lunch will be served. For more information contact Sonya at (870) 872-3789.