The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Arkansas will come through Pine Bluff at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Saracen Landing. Local officers will participate in the torch run as part of the statewide event in May each year.
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The Covenant Recovery Craft Show will be held at Saracen Landing during the Farmers Market opening celebration starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, June 4.
State disaster recovery centers are opening in Desha, Chicot and Ashley counties to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms March 8-13.
The Jefferson County Republican County Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Larry’s Pizza, 7401 Dollarway Road, at White Hall.
The Ivy Center for Education will meet from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Faith Presbyterian Church, 913 University Drive. Details will be shared concerning the College Tour/Cultural Enrichment Trip June 5-16. Students will share their accomplishments, honors and awards for the 2015/16 school year.
Arkansas Printing Co., 3004 S. Midland Drive, will host the Pine Bluff Small Business Association from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25.
Editor’s Note: “The Economic Development Side” originally appears in the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce’s weekly member e-newsletter. It is written by Rhonda Dishner, the Economic Development Alliance’s executive assistant.
The Watson Chapel High School Graduates of 2016 have been announced. Commencement was held May 19 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.
The Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service and Brian Gibson of the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission will host a Brucellosis vaccination starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 24.
The recent auction of tax-delinquent properties in Jefferson County collected $323,574.76 for county and state government, the Commissioner of State Lands said in a news release Monday.