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Chancellor addresses "A Sense of Urgency" at convocation

Chancellor addresses "A Sense of Urgency" at convocation

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The University of of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will present the Chancellor’s Spring Convocation Tuesday, February 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the H.O. Clemmons arena of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) complex.

The theme for the year, “A Sense of Urgency,” is reiterated as the theme for the event. The keynote address will be given by UAPB’s Chancellor, Dr. Lawrence A. Davis, Jr. The band and choir are also scheduled to perform. The event is free and open to the public.

Protect yourself from investment fraud

Protect yourself from investment fraud

CAMDEN, Ark. – “Outsmarting Investment Fraud” will be led by Better Investing members Rosemary Weymouth and Pat Jones on Tuesday evening, February15, at 6:30 pm. The presentation will be about the dangers of fraud and how to protect yourself from being a victim. Better Investing is a non-profit, volunteer organization that provides programs of sound investment information, education, and support to create successful lifetime investors by a network of local chapters. Chapters are operated by experienced member volunteers and offer a variety of programs, seminars, workshops, and events for investors of all ages and experience levels.

The session on February 15 will focus on reducing the incidence of investment fraud. The discussion will help people understand how they are vulnerable to financial fraud; identify persuasion tactics used by fraudsters; and reduce risky behaviors by asking the right questions and verifying the answers.

Public invited to Trauma Council meeting

Public invited to Trauma Council meeting

WHO: Southeast Arkansas Trauma Regional Advisory Council

WHAT: TRAC Meeting    

WHEN: Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Jefferson Regional Medical Center, first floor (Classrooms 2 & 3), 1600 West 40th Avenue, Pine Bluff, AR  71603-6301

WHY: This is a scheduled meeting of the Southeast Arkansas Trauma Regional Advisory Council as we work to build a trauma system in Arkansas. The meeting is open to the general public.  If you have any questions or need directions please contact the Trauma Section at 501-671-1428. 

For more information on the trauma system in Arkansas or the Trauma Council, go to http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/

Be the Biggest Loser

Be the Biggest Loser

CAMDEN, Ark. – Camden’s Biggest Loser competition begins Tuesday. The contest is February 1st through April 26th. Weigh-ins will be held in the Immanuel Baptist Church Family Life center from 5pm - 6pm on Tuesday nights. (If you arrive late, you must first weigh-in before working out.) If you miss more than two weigh-ins during the 12-week period, you will be disqualified from the winnings. You may, however, continue to work out with the group until the contest is concluded.

Workouts will also be held in the Immanuel Baptist Church Family Life center. Workouts will begin promptly at 6pm. Workouts will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm - 7pm.

You are only required to weigh-in weekly.

Obama appointee to have "Coffee with the Chiefs"

Obama appointee to have "Coffee with the Chiefs"

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The Weed and Seed Coffee with the Chiefs is scheduled for 9:00 am Wednesday, February 02, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church located 200 West 6th Avenue. U.S. Attorney Christopher Thyer, appointed by President Barack Obama to represent the Eastern District of Arkansas, is scheduled to address members of the clergy and community.

Coffee with the Chiefs provides an opportunity for members of law enforcement and fire safety officials to interact with clergy leaders in an effort to exchange information and ideas for reducing crime and arson and other safety issues in Pine Bluff. 

Elected officials and their representatives are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee with the chiefs.

Traveler presents talk on African country

Traveler presents talk on African country

CAMDEN, Ark. – Bess Palmisciano, director of RAIN for the Sahel and Sahara, will present a slide talk on Niger at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, January 25, at 6:30 pm. The organization is an NGO (non-governmental organization) that runs community outreach and self-help programs in Niger.

Palmisciano was a lawyer with FleetBoston when she first visited the Sahara desert of Niger in West Africa in 2000. Passing through the barren landscape she was mystified by the ability of the nomadic peoples to survive there.

Founded in 2002, RAIN is an international nonprofit organization; all of RAIN’s employees in Niger are Nigerienne. RAIN works with parents to develop ways to support the ill-equipped state-run schools that are their only education option. When RAIN staff arrives in a new community, they often find a school with no food, no beds, none of the bare necessities of daily living.

Dinner and dancing brought to you by the PB Arsenal

Dinner and dancing brought to you by the PB Arsenal

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Pine Bluff Arsenal’s Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host a Sweethearts Night dinner and dance Feb. 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the PBA Community Club.

Tickets are available to the public, and are $20 for singles, or $35 for a couple. Tickets must be purchased in advance no later than Feb. 8.

Dinner will include steamship round beef or lemon pepper chicken, green bean almondine, baked potato, rolls, tossed salad, tea, water, or coffee, and strawberry cheesecake.

A cash bar will open at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 7 p.m. For information or ticket purchase, call 540-3658 or 540-3621.