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Celebrate history at the Daffodil Festival

Celebrate history at the Daffodil Festival

CAMDEN, Ark. – Join Camden as we Celebrate Spring at one of South Arkansas' largest and most beautiful events, the 18th annual Camden Daffodil Festival, March 11-12 in Beautiful Downtown Camden.

Join thousands from all around the region and nation at this unforgettable weekend for the entire family at the 2011 Daffodil Festival! Tour the amazing Daffodil Gardens, with over a million blossoms! Enjoy the rich History of South Arkansas with guided tours through Camden's famous museums, antebellum homes, and historical sites complete with costumed re-enactments.  Or shop ‘till your heart's content along the sidewalks of downtown Camden displaying a myriad of food, collectables, and crafts.

Stay for the entire weekend complete with the annual 5k run, Kiwanis-Pancake Breakfast, Arts and Crafts show & sale, Live Music acts and stage events.

Ark. organizations receive 2011 Heritage Grants

Ark. organizations receive 2011 Heritage Grants

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A card game, several original plays and a live radio show, workshops, art exhibits and field trips are among the 17 projects that will receive a total of $50,000 in 2011 Heritage Month grants. Sponsored each year by the Department of Arkansas Heritage, the grants support programs and activities planned for Heritage Month in May. Funded events will reflect this year’s theme, Conflict & Consequence: Commemorating the Civil War. Heritage Month grants are supported each year with $50,000 from the Amendment 75 conservation tax fund.

“As we are marking the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the Civil War, Heritage Month 2011 allows all Arkansans to revisit this turning point in history,” said Cathie Matthews, DAH executive director. “The Civil War brought four devastating years to our state in terms of human and economic costs, but it also prompted us to experience a new, unified identity as “Americans” afterwards.

Circle of Pride encourages student giving

Circle of Pride encourages student giving

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The Circle of Pride exists to champion students to grow personally, professionally and socially by incorporating philanthropic acts into their daily lives. Circle of Pride members will reach out to their colleagues creating an awareness of the connection between students and philanthropy.

The Circle of Pride will provide opportunities that will inspire and aid their peers in a successful collegiate matriculation. This will be achieved by soliciting monetary gifts on a personal level and seeking out gifts from others.

Students are encouraged to give at any Club Level.

Empowering the next generation of leaders

Empowering the next generation of leaders

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- The Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders lecture series will continue with David D. Robertson, student activist on HIV/AIDS awareness. The free, public events on Thursday, February 17 include a workshop at 11am in the L.A. Davis, Sr.  Student Union Lounge and a speaking engagement at 6:30pm in the same location. This event is hosted by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, Student Government Association, and Student Union Programming Board.

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Youth Task Force gets motivated to A.C.T.

Youth Task Force gets motivated to A.C.T.

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- The Thirty-Eight Annual Youth Motivation Task Force (YMTF) Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will be held February 27-March 2, 2011.  The theme this year is, “A.C.T. with a Sense of Urgency.” Special emphasis will be placed on helping students understand the importance of accountability, commitment and tenacity as it relates to their success in the classroom and the real world of work.  Approximately thirty consultants representing the private sector, government agencies, and educational institutions will spend two and a half days on UAPB’s campus speaking to students in classes, presenting workshops and panel discussions and engaging in discussions one-on-one to help prepare students for success in the classroom as well as in the workplace.  More than sixty students were selected to serve as student liaisons, program participants and ushers.

The opening banquet is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

NARFE to meet

NARFE to meet

CAMDEN, Ark. - NARFE Chapter 1813 will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development building, 625 Adams Ave.

HOPE Coalition calls for volunteers

HOPE Coalition calls for volunteers

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The HOPE (Help Our People Excel) Community Coalition is a coalition geared to prevent underage drinking and drug abuse in Pine Bluff.

We were established in 2003 and our purpose is to improve the welfare of our community as it relates to substance use through shared responsibility of many entities and citizens of Jefferson County. We promote healthy lifestyles and positive behaviors to increase protective factors and reduce risk factors.