Calendar of Events

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Continuing change makes training a must

Editor’s Note: “The Economic Development Side” originally appears in the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce’s weekly member e-newsletter. It is written by Rhonda Dishner, the Economic Development Alliance’s executive assistant.

County observes Go Pink for the Cure Day

Jefferson County Judge Dutch King stands with other participants on the courthouse steps to promote Oct. 9 as Go Pink for the Cure Day. King issued a proclamation regarding the date. According to the document — King, along with Jefferson County Quorum Court members and area residents — came together to honor breast cancer survivors and to remember those who have died from the disease. (Special to The Commercial)

Pine Bluff Christian Women to meet

The Pine Bluff Christian Women’s Connection meeting will feature “Suzi Vermillion: Looking for Peace in All the Wrong Places.” The meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Pine Bluff Country Club.


Researcher tracking mallards, mercury

On a freezing February morning just after the end of duck season, Douglas Osborne and a handful of students are standing in the icy water of a duck hole, catching mallards and attaching uniquely numbered leg bands.

Extension, utility experts urge caution during post-harvest burns

As rice harvest draws to a close in Arkansas, many growers will be burning some or all of their rice fields to clear residue and prepare for next year. As producers plan their controlled burns, utility companies are hoping they’ll take into account nearby power lines, transformers and other equipment in order to avoid damaging important infrastructure.



PBHS names 2015 homecoming court

The 2015 Pine Bluff High School Homecoming Celebration will be held Friday, Oct. 16. The homecoming queen will be announced durng the assembly at 9 a.m. in the McFadden Gym.


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