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.
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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.
Dena Poteat will be the interim Jefferson County Health Unit administrator after Quranner Cotledge steps down on Friday, Dec. 20, and continuing until further notice.
Oak Park Elementary, 2900 S. Orange St., will have school pictures taken on Thursday.
Bryan Bonds (center), president of Jefferson County Farm Bureau, was honored for the county’s work over the past year at the 79th Arkansas Farm Bureau annual convention Dec. 5 in Little Rock.
The Pine Bluff Lupus Support Group will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Jefferson Comprehensive Care Center, 1101 S. Tennessee St. Meetings are free and open to the public. Details: Call 329-9720 or 540-6712.
The Helping Hands Ministry of Highland Baptist Church, 1320 S. Peach St., will give away clothes to low-income residents from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Participants are asked to bring picture ID and a current utility bill for proof of residence.
The Pine Bluff Citizen’s Police Alumni Association will join the Dollarway Neighborhood Watch group for its December meeting and Christmas gathering Thursday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m. at the fellowship hall of St. Luke United Methodist Church, 32 School St. Recent Citizen Police Academy graduates are invited to attend. Details: Call 692-6082.