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"Talking Eggs" come to Arts & Sciences Center

"Talking Eggs" come to Arts & Sciences Center

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Since the renaissance of The John McLinn Ross Players back in 2008, Pine Bluff has seen the fine theatre work going on in the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff--but only on campus.

Now, the John McLinn Ross Players have finally crossed over to Main Street, if only briefly. The JMRP’s February production, The Talking Eggs, has been offered to area school groups, not just at UAPB, but also at the Arts and Science Center of Southeast Arkansas as well because both groups are committed to engaging closely with young people.

The Talking Eggs is an old Creole folktale and variation on the Cinderella story, originally commissioned for The Discovery Children's Theatre at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. Written by UAPB’s Director of Theatre, Cheryl Collins, The Talking Eggs is a quintessential children’s show which reminds us to keep our word even when things aren’t what they appear to be.

Camden native speaks at Distinguished Laureate event

Camden native speaks at Distinguished Laureate event

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame’s 2011 Distinguished Laureate Series Events are re-scheduled for Feb. 24 - 25.

These two events are great networking opportunities and can be used to promote academic scholarship and engagement outside of the classroom. Feel free to invite friends, colleagues, and students. But, please remember to RSVP. Space is limited.

The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame (ABHOF), Clinton Presidential Center, and the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center have partnered to host the 2011 Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Distinguished Laureate Series featuring noted scientist and researcher Dr. James E. K. Hildreth.

Dr. Hildreth was born and raised in Camden, Arkansas. He graduated valedictorian from Camden High School in 1975 and began studies at Harvard University that fall.

PBHS say "Go College"

PBHS say "Go College"

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Pine Bluff High School will host a rally-style assembly to motivate its 900+ students to begin their pursuit of a college education.

Award-winning media personality Michael Adrian Davis of Little Rock’s Hallelujah FM will highlight the event as featured speaker.  The event will include performances by the PBHS cheerleading squad and marching band, as a part Say Go College Week, an effort lead by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, to help Arkansas high school students academically and financially prepare for college.

The rally is Friday, Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. in the PBHS gym.

Highlights of the week’s activities, links to all Arkansas’s colleges and universities, College Goal Sunday locations, and additional resources are available at www.saygocollege.com.

Job fair makes finding work easier

Job fair makes finding work easier

CAMDEN, Ark. – The city will host one of south Arkansas' largest job fairs and training workshops, The Camden Job Fair, on Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. It’s at the Ross Center Auditorium, 746 California-SW, Camden, AR 71711.

The 2011 Camden Job Fair offers an amazing opportunity for Camden and South Arkansas attendees to meet face to face with some of today’s largest companies about current and future openings in the area! Confirmed participating companies that will be on-site at the Camden Job Fair include AMC INC, Aerojet, Lockheed Martin, Cooper Tire-Texarkana, Bancorp South, Ouachita Industries, Silver Oaks Health & Rehabilitation, Arkansas Job Corps, University of Arkansas at Monticello, SAU Tech, and many more!

Along with the employer exhibitor booths, attendees can take advantage of free special training booths and workshops on getting to the next level in their career.

Show off your talent

Show off your talent

CAMDEN, Ark. - The deadline to enter the SAU Tech talent show is Wednesday, Feb. 16. Auditions will be held Thursday, Feb. 17. There is no entry fee.

The first place winner gets $100. Second place receives $50.

The competition is Feb. 22 at the SAU campus. For more info call (870) 574-4518 or email pturner@sautech.edu.

Ed Gordon hosts celebration dinner

Ed Gordon hosts celebration dinner

CAMDEN, Ark. - Emmy-winning Dateline and 60 Minutes correspondent Ed Gordon will be hosting a dinner in celebration of Black History Month on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Ross Center on the SAU campus. For information, call (870) 574-4459.

PBR returns to NLR, features El Dorado native

PBR returns to NLR, features El Dorado native

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Professional Bull Riders announced that 2008 Rookie of the Year and El Dorado, Ark., native Reese Cates is among the riders scheduled to compete against the fiercest bucking bulls at Verizon Arena on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

In addition to Cates, other qualifiers from the 2010 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals scheduled to ride include Cord McCoy, Josh Faircloth, Caleb Sanderson, Billy Robinson, Mark Lopes, David Kennedy, and Pete Farley. McCoy, whose determination and positive attitude have made him a fan favorite in the PBR for years, was a runner-up on the CBS hit “The Amazing Race,” along with his brother Jet in 2010. The duo is scheduled to return to CBS for another season of “The Amazing Race,” beginning Sunday, Feb. 20.

Tickets for the Touring Pro Division event begin at $10, plus applicable ticket fees, and go on sale Wednesday, Dec.