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Best Care Classes Coming to Pine Bluff

Best Care Classes Coming to Pine Bluff

If you are a person who takes care of other people’s children, or wants to learn more about caring for young children, you’ll want to participate in the upcoming Best Care session announced by Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent. The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, in partnership with the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Association, is offering free child care training that is verified through Traveling Arkansas’ Professional Pathways (TAPP).  This class is close to home and offered free of charge. 

Extension Service Family and Consumer Sciences Agents, Mary Ann  Kizer, Jefferson County, and Ana Hollis, Arkansas County, will teach the classes for early childhood educators and others interested in learning more about young children on Saturday, April 9, beginning at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at St.

"We Aim To Be Tobacco Free" spring workshops

"We Aim To Be Tobacco Free" spring workshops

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- The HOPE Community Coalition of Jefferson County will host their first workshop in the "We Aim To Be Tobacco Free" Spring workshop series Saturday, March 19 from  10 am-2 pm. The workshop is for youth ages 8-16 and will be held at St. Mark United Methodist Church located at 4229 W. Sixth Street in Pine Bluff, AR. Lunch will be served. For more information contact Sonya at (870) 872-3789.

Know your status with free prostate screening

Know your status with free prostate screening

PINE BLUFF, Ark. The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation (APCF) will host a free prostate cancer education and screening event at the Watkin Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at 800 South Juniper in Pine Bluff on March 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Reservations are preferred.

The event will provide area men an opportunity to gather information about prostate cancer and services provided by the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation. APCF Executive Director Helen Baldwin said men will want to be educated about their risk and options regarding screening and treatment.

“Men who have a father, brother or son diagnosed with prostate cancer have a higher risk of diagnosis themselves,” Baldwin said.

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

UNDATED -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 office in Dallas is accepting grant applications for $100,000 in funding to support projects designed to educate and enable communities to understand and address local health and environmental issues.

These grants are available in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Eligible applicants from non-profit, faith-based and tribal organizations working in the community of the proposed project are encouraged to apply.

EPA Region 6 will award four grants of $25,000 to support projects that address a community's local environmental issues through collaborative partnerships.

Stroke support group meets at library

Stroke support group meets at library

CAMDEN, Ark. – The Midcoast Stroke Support Group will meet monthly at the Camden Public Library on the first Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is Wednesday, February 2, at 10:00 am in the second floor History Center meeting room. The meeting room is accessible by elevator, and meetings will continue on “first Wednesdays.”

“We welcome survivors, family, and friends of stroke survivors, or really anyone faced with a neurological challenge,” said Carol Rohl, one of the Support Group organizers. “We share stories and things we have found helpful in this life change. We are finding that encouragement and contact with others in similar situations is very supportive.” For more information call 273-2090. “We look forward to more people joining us,” she added.

Everyone is welcome to join the support group on the first Wednesday of the month at the Camden Public Library at 10:00 am.

 

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.