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High School Weightlifting Exhibition scheduled at Pine Bluff Convention Center

High School Weightlifting Exhibition scheduled at Pine Bluff Convention Center

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - Mid-South Fitness & Personal Trainers Association is sponsoring a High School Weightlifting Exhibition on Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

This event is geared toward high school male and female athletes, and it will teach how to build muscle, increase strength, lose body fat, maximize performance and minimize overtraining. A panel of five fitness trainers will also discuss health and nutrition. Door prizes will be given away throughout the day.

A Community Sports Award will also be presented to Pine Bluff High School for winning the 6A Arkansas State Championship in both basketball and football. This event is free for student athletes, however, pre-registration is required. Call (870) 592-5440 or (501) 568-5441 to register or for more information.

Pine Bluff's Second Annual Pastors and Community Prayer Luncheon

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The Church Outreach Committee (COC) of Pine Bluff invites all clergy, community leaders and citizens to participate in the Second Annual Pastors and Community Prayer Luncheon. 

The event is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, located at 1 Convention Center Drive in Pine Bluff. There is no charge for the meal. The committee is asking everyone to come, have lunch, fellowship and pray together for our government (city, county, state and national), the faith community, law enforcement, business and industry, education (children and youth), and the community.

UAPB to mark 142 years during Founder’s Celebration

UAPB to mark 142 years during Founder’s Celebration

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) - The Inaugural Founders and Honors Convocation is the beginning of a new Founder’s Celebration tradition for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. This noble event to be held Thursday, April 23 combines two time-honored activities into one momentous occasion that acknowledges University heritage and academic competence concurrently. 

The theme of the event is "Honoring the Legacy: Blending the Past and Future." Activities for the week will begin Tuesday, April 21 and continue through Sunday, April 26, according to university officials.

New rankings show Benton Co. is healthiest county in Arkansas

New rankings show Benton Co. is healthiest county in Arkansas

Arkansas (KTHV) - The 2015 annual rankings for healthiest county in Arkansas have been released.

Rankings announced by the American Heart Association show that Benton County is the healthiest in Arkansas, while Lafayette ranked the least healthiest. 

According to County Healthy Rankings, the five healthiest counties in Arkansas, starting with most healthy, are Benton, Washington, Boone, Saline and Faulkner. 

According to recent studies, the counties that have the highest rank in health also have higher college attendance, fewer preventable hospital stays and better access to parks and gyms. The least healthy counties tend to have more smokers, more teen births and more alcohol related car crash deaths. 

According to the Rankings reports, following national trends were also revealed:

ASC presents Nanotechnology: "What's the Big Deal?"

ASC presents Nanotechnology: "What's the Big Deal?"

PINE BLUFF Ark. (KTHV) - The Arts and Science Center is hosting an interactive exhibition about nanotechnology to show the people of Pine Bluff 'what's the Big Deal?'

'Nanotechnology: What's the Big Deal?' is an exhibit that brings light to the details behind nanoscale science, engineering and technology.

This event is free and will last until Jan. 2.

To find out more about the exhibit check out pinebluffcvb.org.  

LUPUS FOUNDATION OF ARKANSAS, INC.

LUPUS FOUNDATION OF ARKANSAS, INC.

The year 2014 is almost over and we have had a busy year.  Just a reminder about #GivingTuesday.  This year it falls on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.  Lupus patients, please help and support the cause of lupus.  We have worked since October 1993 so very hard as volunteers and I am happy to say that we have made many accomplishments.  People are finally taking this cruel complex disease of lupus serious.  Research in Little Rock was a big milestone.  Although the research did not work, we are praying that will not be the end of lupus research in Arkansas.  The first medication in over 50 years for lupus was approved  by FDA March 2009 and lupus has been around for many years.  It is difficult for me to believe that lupus patients only had aspirin for the excruiating pain they had to endure, but that is true.

AMHC announces funding up to $2,000 for health-related events

AMHC announces funding up to $2,000 for health-related events

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --The Arkansas Minority Health Commission recognizes that improving minority health in Arkansas and the nation requires collaboration across many organizations. The Commission’s intent is to cooperate with community-based organizations, schools, faith-based organizations and others to address the health problems that effect minorities in Arkansas.

To help develop new and innovative approaches to promote health and prevent disease in communities, the Commission is offering up to $2,000 per organization in sponsorship, cost-reimbursement funding in a competitive application process.