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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.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the fourth of July fast approaching, it would be good to know where in central Arkansas you can light your fireworks.

Here are some of the cities where you can and can't shoot off your pyrotechnics:

 

City-wide clean-up day in Pine Bluff

City-wide clean-up day in Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Officials are asking the citizens of Pine Bluff to come together and help with the city-wide clean-up. 

On Saturday, June 13, starting at 10 a.m. and lasting until 1 p.m. supporters of the City of Pine Bluff will clean-up areas that need it the most. Lunch for the volunteers will be served at 1 p.m. 

To pledge your desire to help, visit the City of Pine Bluff website or Mayor Debe Hollingsworth Facebook page

For more information about the event, call (870) 730-2021 or coordinate with your local church. 

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.

Cousins continue family tradition with UAPB commencement

Cousins continue family tradition with UAPB commencement

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) - For cousins, Cornovious Branch Jr. (CJ) and Tara A. Branch, completing a college education at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a celebration of a deeply rooted family tradition.

During Spring Commencement on May 9, 2015, these millennials will follow in the footsteps of over 90 relatives who have graduated from the university. The Branch family tradition at UAPB is built upon a foundation of Faith, Family and Education. It began in the early 1920s when Annie Branch Gentry completed her studies at Branch Normal Agricultural Mechanical and Normal College, (currently known as the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff). The educational tradition has continued for decades producing a lineage of doctors, lawyers, educators, engineers, pastors, entrepreneurs, entertainers and more.

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old who ran away from his home Thursday, April 23.

Christopher Bennett left his home Thursday, and according to reports, has not been seen from his parents since. 

Bennett is described as being a white male standing at approximately 5'6" tall and weighing at around 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to still be in the central Arkansas area. 

Police stated that any person who knowingly harbors a runaway could face charges. 

Anyone with information about Bennett's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.

 

UAPB among schools chosen for girls in STEM grant

UAPB among schools chosen for girls in STEM grant

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The Arkansas STEM Coalition, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and the Arkansas Department of Career Education, announces the award of $76,000 from the Carl D. Perkins Technical Education Act of 2006 to support eleven STEM Leadership for Girls Conferences held to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The one-day conferences will be held in April and May 2015.  The purpose of the grant funding is to improve opportunities and services to Arkansas female students, particularly in grades 10-12 and in grades 13-14 which are freshman and sophomore years.  In addition the conferences will promote interest in STEM career fields and ultimately reduce the stereotype that these fields are mainly for males. This program hopes to encourage young females to pursue collegiate careers in STEM related occupations.