City photo contest winners announced

Winners in the second annual “Beauty in the Bluff” fall photo contest sponsored by Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth’s office have been announced, and Hollingsworth said she was “ecstatic” about the entries.

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Entergy: Be safe, save energy with holiday lighting

In the holiday movie classic, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” Clark Griswold sets out to create a good old-fashioned family Christmas. He lights the outside of his house with 25,000 twinkling lights, which at first fail to work (due to his faulty wiring) and then temporarily cause a citywide power shortage and wreak havoc for his neighbors.

Health Care Task Force told savings of $700 million possible

LITTLE ROCK — With a December deadline looming to recommend changes to the Arkansas private option, which uses federal dollars to provide insurance coverage to low-income Arkansans through private insurers, the Arkansas Health Care Reform Task Force met at the State Capital on Tuesday to review some options for those changes.

USS Hoga joins USS Razorback at Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The USS Hoga, a tugboat that saw action at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, on Monday became the second World War II vessel to be docked at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock. The USS Razorback, a submarine that was present in Tokyo Bay when Japan surrendered to the United States, was added to the Museum in 2004 and opened to the public in 2005.

Traditional Thanksgiving dinner to cost less this year

LITTLE ROCK — It will cost families about $1 less to prepare the classic Thanksgiving meal this year, due largely to a decline in the average cost of frozen turkey and a gallon of whole milk. According to Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 30th annual survey, it will cost $45.25 for a family of 10, or $4.52 per person, to enjoy the feast. Last year’s average was $46.23.


University women set brunch, fashion show

Pine Bluff Branch (National Association of University Women) will have their annual Scholarship Brunch & Fashion Show on Saturday, December 12 from 10 am-1 pm at New Morning Star Baptist Church Family Life Center, 1026 Missouri St. For information contact Mary Liddell at 870-643-2383 or send an email to

Sorority sets Little Miss Greek Pageant

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority will host their annual Little Miss Greek Pageant at First United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 5 at 7:00 pm, please contact Mary Liddell to purchase tickets at 870.643.2383 or send an email to




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