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ICVR backs senior center to honor Coretta Scott King

ICVR backs senior center to honor Coretta Scott King

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The Interested Citizens for Voter Registration, Inc.[ICVR] to announce a major initiative to support the Coretta Scott King Center [CSKC] for seniors.

The CSKC is the only center in Arkansas honoring Mrs. King for her commitment to community service and the only in America uniquely located in a Martin Luther King Jr Park, according to a spokesman.

ICVR will be joined by members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity-Delta Sigma Lambda Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.-Alpha Rho Chapter, Alderman Steven B. Mays, Barraque Street Missionary Baptist Church, Calvin & Robin Cline, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Pine Bluff Alumnae Chapter, First Missionary Baptist Church, First Trinity Church of God in Christ, Highland Missionary Baptist Church, Indiana Street Baptist Church, Old St.

Get your taco tickets now

Get your taco tickets now

CAMDEN, Ark. - Camden Christian Academy will host its Second Annual Taco Salad Fundraiser Thursday, March 10 at 4 pm at Calvary Baptist Church.

Tickets are $10.  The deadline to purchase them is Friday, March 4.

They can be purchased by calling the school at 836-3716 or by contacting any CCA student or staff member.

Pine Bluff selected as demo site for "PEN OR PENCIL"

Pine Bluff selected as demo site for "PEN OR PENCIL"

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -  The National Alliance of Faith and Justice (NAFJ), a Washington, DC based organization, has selected the Interested Citizens for Voter Registration, Inc. (ICVR) in Pine Bluff, Arkansas as the National Demonstration site for the PEN OR PENCIL Initiative on mentoring.

Pine Bluff ICVR will work in collaboration with the National CARES Mentoring Movement, United Way Worldwide and the Association of Black Psychologist, Inc. to build the capacity to sustain and strengthen PEN OR PENCIL in Arkansas by implementing a 12-month mentoring framework. Cities that are also participating in the Juvenile Mentoring Multi-state Initiative along with Pine Bluff include Birmingham, Atlanta, Washington Metro DC, Project Village (Louisiana, St.

Weed and Seed program helps youth DEFY drugs, crime

Weed and Seed program helps youth DEFY drugs, crime

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The ICVR Weed and Seed program will sponsor a Drug Education For Youth (DEFY) summer program in July. The program targets youth ages 9-12 within the University Park and Central Park Weed and Seed sites.

Weed and Seed DEFY begins this summer at Camp Joseph T. Robinson in Little Rock with a seven-day camp which will be fun-filled and challenging followed by a year of mentoring. DEFY is a self-esteem building program that provides kids with the tools they need to resist drugs, gangs, and alcohol. The DEFY program focuses on building youngsters' self-image and setting goals. It stresses interpersonal relations, and emphasizes leadership and teamwork. "The previous Weed and Seed DEFY program helped us to raises awareness among youth about the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs, as well as the dangerous effects of peer pressure to join gangs." -Rev. Jesse C.

Sylvan Hills students attend Sharpton event

Sylvan Hills students attend Sharpton event

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The Gentlemen’s  Club at Sylvan Hills Middle School, which is a group of football players who have at least a grade point average of 2.5 and good behavior, represent the Pulaski County Special School District when they attend the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Wednesday, March 2, as part of the Youth Motivational Task Force Program.

The Sylvan Hills students will attend the keynote speech of Rev. Al Sharpton, who will discuss the theme of the program, which is “A.C.T. with a Sense of Urgency: Accountability, Commitment and Tenacity.”  The students have VIP seats and will be recognized during the program for their attendance.

A short presentation to the students by PCSSD Deputy Superintendent Dr. June Elliott and Mr. Rodney Matheney will take place at 8 a.m. at the school.

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

UNDATED -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 office in Dallas is accepting grant applications for $100,000 in funding to support projects designed to educate and enable communities to understand and address local health and environmental issues.

These grants are available in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Eligible applicants from non-profit, faith-based and tribal organizations working in the community of the proposed project are encouraged to apply.

EPA Region 6 will award four grants of $25,000 to support projects that address a community's local environmental issues through collaborative partnerships.

Ministry to revamp lodge

Ministry to revamp lodge

SHERWOOD, Ark. --  The 14,000 square foot, three-story Pintail Peninsula Lodge which sits on a 280 acre farm in the Bayou Meto wildlife management area has been purchased by Beautiful Feet Ministry, a lay ministry founded and directed by Matt Mosler of Sherwood, Arkansas.  The lodge is in Humphrey (Arkansas county), approximately 14 miles southwest of Stuttgart on world-renowned duck hunting property.  

Renovations are already underway at the lodge to prepare it as a teaching and retreat center for churches, men’s and women’s groups, corporations and individuals.  Beautiful Feet Ministry was able to purchase the property, Mosler said, solely through gifts and donations from the ministry’s Board of Directors and supporters.  The largest amount came as a result of memorial gifts made to honor the late Jim Miller of Burke, Virginia.  Miller was the father of one of Mosler’s life-long friends who is also a board member of the ministry.&nbs