Students from Oak Park Elementary School recently traveled to Memphis, where they toured the National Civil Rights Museum. The students attend the Pine Bluff School District 21st Community Center Learning Center Program, an after-school project. The site coordinator, Tiffany R. Copeland, thanked Bernice Martin-Russell, Renisha Ward, Oak Park 21st CCLC staff, parent volunteers, food service department, security and the transportation department for participation. (Special to The Commercial)
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Plans are underway for the first annual Mother-Daughter Evening of Elegance to benefit the Cleashindra Hall Scholarship Fund.
A recent report in AtlasofGiving.com ranks Arkansas as one of the top 10 states for charitable giving in 2014, and many Arkansans will continue that trend by helping those in Nepal who are suffering in the aftermath of the recent earthquake.
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Aquaculture and Fisheries Club recently filled a fishing boat with a variety of donations for the Neighbor to Neighbor food pantry in Pine Bluff.
The International Paper/Evergreen Retirement Club will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative, 912 W. Sixth Ave.
John Kyle Day, author and associate professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, will appear with long-time Arkansas television journalist Steve Barnes on the Arkansas Educational Television Network at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14.
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Art Department will host High School Portfolio Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts building. The event is free and open to the public.
Area bankers will be among participants in the CEO Summit Luncheon and panel discussion, a program of the Central Arkansas Chapter of the Risk Management Association.
Arkansas Blood Institute will host a blood drive at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 13.
John Wauters and Hudson White, students at Watson Chapel High School, will represent Arkansas in the National Ford/AAA Auto Skills Competition after winning on the state level Friday, May 1.