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PB police chief to speak about healing

PB police chief to speak about healing

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- On Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 5:30 p.m., Chief Brenda Davis-Jones will be one of the featured speakers for “Healing in the Bluff”, to be held at the New Morning Star Baptist Church at 1026 S. Missouri in Pine Bluff.  This event is for families who have been impacted by the homicide of a family member or significant other.

Survivor victims and families will be present to remember their loved ones, share experiences, and exchange support.  Suggestions on how to provide a safe and understanding environment will be discussed as well as ideas for positive changes for the City of Pine Bluff.

Arsenal hosts Child Abuse Awareness event

Arsenal hosts Child Abuse Awareness event

PINE BLUFF, Ark. –  April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and in recognition of the month Pine Bluff Arsenal will hold their 14 annual Child Abuse Awareness month 5K run and 2K walk April 30 beginning at 8 a.m. Entry fees are $20 per person prior to the race, and $25 the day of the race. The race is open to the public, and will begin at the Arsenal's Fitness Center.

First, second and third place awards will be given in age categories for men and women.

The sixth annual Child Abuse Awareness Month golf tournament will also be held the same day beginning at 11 a.m. The event, which is open to the public, is a crazy scramble nine-hole tournament. Entry fees are $20 per person prior to the tournament and $25 the day of the event. Children must be under the supervision of a parent or adult to play in the tournament.

PBPD hosts Easter Egg Hunt

PBPD hosts Easter Egg Hunt

The Pine Bluff Police Department has been very active in the community to provide activities and opportunities for interaction among the officers and the city’s youth. We are proud to boast our positive activities, and sincerely hope that the public takes advantage of our efforts.

Coming on Friday, April 22 2011 from noon until 2 p.m., The Pine Bluff Police Department will host the Easter Egg Hunt. This event is free to the public, and will be held at the Civic Center Complex at the corner of 8th Avenue and State Streets.  We welcome all children from the ages of two to 12 years old.

This will not be just a traditional Easter egg hunt, but this event will include games, food, face painting, MONEY EGGS, Easter baskets, a BOUNCE House, and even a bicycle giveaway.

Please take the time out to bring your children to the Pine Bluff Police Department’s Easter Egg Hunt!

Body Back Week 8: Program's over. Now what?

Body Back Week 8: Program's over. Now what?

Little Rock Family Editor Jennifer Pyron faces the next challenge: sustaining the progress she's made once the Body Back program ends.

Conference recognizes those who care for elderly

Conference recognizes those who care for elderly

FERNDALE, Ark. -- When my great-grandmother became increasingly ill a few years back, my parents scrambled to find care for her. If we'd known about the types of resources that the Arkansas Gerontological Society made available, we might have had a smoother transition in her final weeks.

The AGS had their Spring Conference in the last week of March, and I went down to have a look. Vendors like AARP, The Longevity Center, the Arkansas Health Care Association, Amedisys Home Health and others made themselves available to answer questions and consult with the public. I had a nice chat with Tiffany of Alzheimer's Arkansas, and sat in on the AGS awards ceremony.

Folks from all over the state came to network with each other and discuss caregiving for the elderly. More information is available at www.agsociety.org.

Pines Mall hosts Family Play Day

Pines Mall hosts Family Play Day

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- There will be a FREE Family Play Day in the Pines Mall Saturday, April 9 at 10 am in the former Stage Mall store. Explore science projects, ride a pony, win prizes, get your face painted and more!

"Get The Facts" Youth Forum

"Get The Facts" Youth Forum

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- The HOPE Community Coalition of Jefferson County will host their “Get The Facts” Youth Forum on Tuesday April 12, 2011 at the Boys and Girls Club  2701 Reeker St. from 5-6 pm. The winner of the “Anti-Alcohol Ad Contest” will be announced at the forum. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Mrs. Carol Mendenhall at camendenhall@yahoo.com.