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LEPC to meet April 24

There will be a meeting of the Local Emergency Planning Committee on Thursday, April 24, at 9 a.m. in the training room at the Jefferson County Emergency Operations Center at the county courthouse.

Delta Easter

Easter baskets for children along with food and clothing will be given away during the annual Easter celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center – Concourse “D.”


Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, 9238 Sulphur Springs Road, will host a fish fry from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26. The date was incorrect in the headline in Thursday’s edition of the newspaper.

Alcohol Awareness Month set for April

Alcohol Awareness Month, held every April, was founded by and has been sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc. since 1987 to increase public awareness and understanding aimed at reducing the stigma associated with alcoholism that too often prevents individuals and families from seeking help.

Light display is finalist for state award

The Pine Bluff Festival Association’s Enchanted Land of Lights and Legends holiday light display was one of three finalists for the Grand Old Classic Special Events Award at the recent Henry Awards Banquet, which is the conclusion of the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism.


Bethany Gere, Jordan Malatesta and Tyler Robinson of White Hall were among 395 students named to the Ouachita Baptist University Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester.