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Authors to share life of John Lee Webb

Authors, historians and humanities scholars, Cheryl L. Batts, Janis F. Kearney and Patricia “mPata” McGraw will host a signing for their book “John Lee Webb, The Man & His Legacy,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Ephesus Christian Book Store, 901 W. Sixth Ave.

Ash Wednesday services set

Trinity Episcopal Church, 703 W. Third Ave., will hold Ash Wednesday Services at 12:05 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at Monticello will have an Ash Wednesday Service at 2:05 p.m., a spokesman said.

STEAM-tastic

The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas hosted a STEAM-tastic forum on Thursday night, during which parents were informed on the importance of their children excelling in STEAM subjects in school. David Moody, founder of Jacksson David, a consulting firm in North Little Rock, talked to parents about the importance of recognizing science, technology, engineering, arts and math characteristics in their children and what to do once the discovery is made. The Jefferson County STEM Workforce Initiative is provided by a grant from Arkansas Department of Higher Education. This grant is a collaboration between The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, the Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County and The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. This is a pilot grant, and if it is successful, Jefferson County will receive $1 million for five years to fund this program. (Special to The Commercial/Shedelle Davis)

Bess Jenkins Club learns about Bayou Bartholomew

The Bess Jenkins Club recently met at the Pine Bluff Country Club. Judy Barrett, president, announced that the club would again make a $200 memorial gift to Jenkins Memorial Children’s Center in honor of Bess Jenkins. A memorial gift was also made to First Presbyterian Church in honor of Marjorie Jones.