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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.


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)

Omegas hunt for talent

The Tau Sigma undergraduate and Tau Phi graduate chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. awarded two high school students with college scholarships at their annual talent hunt Friday.

Delta Kappa Gamma, reading council meet

Susan Bitely, left, and Mary Whiteaker were among participants at a joint meeting of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and Jefferson County Reading Council at the Delta Rivers Nature Center in October. The program, ‘Brunch, Books and Bats,’ included books on bats and a tour of the nature center by director Eric Maynard. Hostesses were Bitely, Roxanne Harper and Jeannine Shirley. Delta Kappa Gamma is a society for key women educators whose purpose is to promote professionalism, educational excellence and scholarships. Special to The Commercial