The Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service is taking applications for the Extension Wellness Ambassador Program.
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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.
The Ladies’ Ministry of Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church, 5130 Bobo Road, will present the movie, “War Room,” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. The event is free and everyone is welcomed to attend.
The AARP Smart Driver Safety Program will be offered from 12:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, 1600 W. 40th Ave.
On February 10, 2016 Edd and Donnie Batchelor will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. The couple was married in 1951, in Little Rock, Arkansas with the Rev. Fred Arnold officiating. Edd served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. He retired from the National Center for Toxicological Research in 1984.
Highway 15 South Volunteer Fire Department south of Pine Bluff awarded Bill and Patricia Ball with the Bill Bolin award for outstanding community service on Monday.
Since its opening in May 2015, the Bass Pro Shop at the Memphis Pyramid has drawn more than two million visitors, sold more than 27 tons of fudge and continues to impress those who love any aspect of the outdoors. This place is unbelievable, but what impressed most is how the designers brought the outdoors indoors with cypress trees, rock formations, waterfalls, hundreds of taxidermied animals and fish of many types swimming in an aquarium and in other small ponds inside the facility.
The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas will host Canvas and Cork, an adult painting class, as part of the Adults at Play series from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. Under the instruction of Troy DeBill, participants will paint step-by-step to create a finished work of art while enjoying complimentary wine (or beer). No experience is necessary. Bring a group of friends to relax, socialize and create in this fun painting class.
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)