The Pine Bluff Grider Field Aviation Museum Inc. will hold its third annual Airshow and Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Grider Field. The purpose of the fundraiser is to restore the only remaining World War II barrack at Grider Field and develop an aviation museum.
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The Pine Bluff Festival Association will host Southeast Arkansas’ largest display of fireworks at 9 p.m. Monday, July 4, at the softball complex in Regional Park.
I finally got another chance to hit the road and headed for a state park that’s been on my radar for some time because it looked like something both guys and the gals would enjoy. I was right. Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View was amazing. I loved it for several reasons, but mostly because it’s an effort to continue the Ozark traditions of craftsmanship and because every crafter there was so friendly and knowledgeable about their chosen craft. And each was helpful with an explanation of what they do. The park’s mission is to perpetuate, present and promote the Ozark way of life, and they do it well.
Pine Bluff Police Officer Latherese Ellis, who will complete her second year on the force in November, was named Officer of the Year during the department’s annual awards banquet in April.
Vietnam veteran Nathaniel Howard Sr., a native of Pine Bluff, will be among honorees in a major weekend event, LZ Maryland, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19.
Students, faculty and staff at the University of Arkansas at Monticello planted a chinkapin oak tree at the center of campus recently in observance of Arbor Day, a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care.
The annual White Hall Memorial Day Motorcycle Procession will begin at 9:45 a.m., Monday, May 30, weather permitting.
Arkansas Fallen Riders Association will hold its breakfast meeting at First Christian Church, 3911 S. Hazel St., at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, June 4. The doors open at about 8:30 a.m.
Pine Bluff /Sheridan ABATE District 20 will meet at Delta Rivers Nature Center in Regional Park at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5. All members and interested riders are invited to attend. Results of the May rummage sale will be discussed.