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Wednesday is final day to register for educational access conference

Wednesday is the last day to register for the 21st Annual Mary E. Benjamin Educational Access Conference. The conference will be held Wednesday, April 23 in the H.O. Clemmons Arena of the Kenneth L. Johnson, Sr. (HPER) Complex. The cost of registration is $75 per person with limited partial scholarships available for students. Registration forms are available at www.uapb.edu/edaccess .

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.

RSVP volunteers to be honored

The Jefferson County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) members and volunteers will be recognized during the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service Tuesday and the annual RSVP Luncheon and Awards banquet April 11.

Mission 2014 slated Saturday

New Town Missionary Baptist Church, 3600 W. Second Ave., will host the Mission 2014 Conference from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Presenters will be Rev. Edward Sharp and Brandi Sharp of Antioch Baptist Church at Magnolia.

Career day, teacher fair scheduled at UAPB

The Office of Career Services at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host the 2014 Spring Career Day and Teacher Education Fair from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 2*** in the H.O. Clemmons Arena of the Kenneth L. Johnson Sr. Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Complex. Organizations representing business, industry, government, graduate and professional schools, and school districts will be in attendance. Current registered participants include: