Seventeen students were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa during the fall semester induction ceremony at Southeast Arkansas College recently. The speaker was Nancy Ryburn, psychology instructor at SEARK. Membership is open to SEARK students who have completed at least 12 semester credit hours and earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in a two-year degree program.
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Lewis Hinkle of Pine Bluff was a winning exhibitor in the open poultry show at the Arkansas State Fair at Little Rock recently.
The Family Community Development Corp., 1001 N. Palm St., will host a fundraiser and monthly meeting this week.
Students and faculty of the School of Forest Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello participated in the world’s largest gathering of forestry professionals in Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 5-11.
Stewart Memorial CME Church, 911 S. Maple St., will sponsor its annual community cookout and clothes giveaway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.
The Foundation for the Mid South and Little Rock and Memphis branches of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will sponsor a financial literacy training Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Henderson-Young Hall business building.
Prayer Garden Church of God in Christ, 800 S. Apple St., will sponsor its annual chili event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Chester Hynes Community Center, 2101 W. 11th Ave. The cost is $8.
Applications will be accepted for Christmas assistance this week only at Neighbor to Neighbor, 14th Avenue and Pine Street.
Pine Bluff native Shelia Griffin Brown is principal of one of the nation’s top high schools honored recently by Newsweek’s Daily Beast.
A housing workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Dermott City Hall in Dermott.