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Deadline nears for financial help for conservation

Historically underserved producers in Arkansas’s 48 StrikeForce counties have until May 16 to submit applications to be considered for financial assistance to implement conservation practices through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for the 2014 program year. Applicants can sign up at their local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field service center.

Pen or Pencil youth to host round-table discussion

The Interested Citizens for Voter Registration, Inc. Pen or Pencil initiative will host the first Pen or Pencil students led round-table discussion on “Race and Racism” in the state at noon Saturday, April 19, at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Park to commemorate the founding of the Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee

FCDC to host fashion show

Family Community Development Corporation will hold a fashion show at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Community Room at 1001 N. Palm Street in Pine Bluff. This event raises funds to support the memorial garden, youth and family programs that target residents of the University Park neighborhood, Pine Bluff and Jefferson County.