The 2013 Fall Commencement for Southeast Arkansas College will be held on at 7 p.m. Friday in the Pine Bluff Convention Center-Auditorium.
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Jefferson Comprehensive Care System Inc., 1101 Tennessee St., will hold Patient Appreciation Day starting at 10 a.m. Friday. Refreshments will be served and a limited amount of coats and other gifts will be available.
Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 900 Grant St., will have a food distribution from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and also on Tuesday. To pick up food, residents must bring a picture ID and proof of income.
New Town Missionary Baptist Church, 3600 W. Second Ave., will give away clothes from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. There will be adult and children clothing, blankets and household items. Details: Call Jewel Edwards at 870-534-0287.
LITTLE ROCK — Responding to requests from Gov. Mike Beebe, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack issued disaster declarations in response to earlier drought conditions in the following several counties.
The Gillett Farmers and Businessmen’s Club will host the 71st annual Gillett Coon Supper on Saturday, Jan. 11 in the Gillett Elementary Gymnasium.
Free adult digital literacy classes will be held at the Jefferson County Public Library in Pine Bluff, according to Connect Arkansas, a project of Arkansas Capital Corp.
Farmers and landowners in numerous counties in Arkansas have until Friday, Dec. 20, to submit applications to receive financial assistance to implement conservation practices through 19 Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative projects.
Debra Boykin of White Hall has the kind of work ethic people admire. She was a childcare worker and mentor to the children she supervised, continuing to work despite declining vision and diabetes that affected her feet and caused pain when she walked.
Hurricane Katrina survivor and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff graduate Melva Trask has endured tragedy and is experiencing triumph in her professional career as a community liaison for the Department of Community Corrections.