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Food processing business topic at workshops

How to start a food processing business will be explained during workshops at Pine Bluff and two other cities in October. The sessions are being presented by the Arkansas Food Innovation Center, which assists entrepreneurs with processing value-added food products.

ABATE District 20 plans meeting

Pine Bluff/Sheridan ABATE District 20 will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, at Delta Rivers Nature Center at Regional Park. The agenda will include the Hot Springs rally, Sept. 10-12. All members and interested riders are invited to attend.

Center unveils redesigned timber report

The Arkansas Forest Resources Center is debuting a newly redesigned Arkansas Timber Price report that provides statewide average stumpage prices for pine pulpwood, pine chip-n-saw, pine sawtimber, hardwood pulpwood, mixed hardwood sawtimber and oak sawtimber products.

PB fire department announces promotions

The Pine Bluff Fire & Emergency Services Department will host a promotional ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The public is invited to attend. Fire Chief Shauwn Howell recently announced the following promotions: