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Editor’s Note: To submit items to our calendar of events, email , fax 870-534-0113 or bring announcements to 300 S. Beech St., Pine Bluff. To view more calendar items, visit

University women set brunch, fashion show

Pine Bluff Branch (National Association of University Women) will have their annual Scholarship Brunch & Fashion Show on Saturday, December 12 from 10 am-1 pm at New Morning Star Baptist Church Family Life Center, 1026 Missouri St. For information contact Mary Liddell at 870-643-2383 or send an email to

UAPB receives more than $200,000 for memorial scholarships

The union of the late Herbert and Marether Herts resulted in an appreciation and support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Although neither of them attended UAPB, they both came from small towns in the South and understood the importance of being able to extend an opportunity to those that came behind them. Having passed away in 1992 and 2013 respectively, their estate bequeathed $207,643.95 to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to establish the Herbert, Marether, and George Herts Scholarship.

Healthbytes - The safety of cardiac care

Few things evolve as fast as the field of medicine. Over the past several years, cardiovascular disease has increasingly become a disease that is treated more often with medications and minimally invasive stenting procedures as opposed to open-heart surgery. As a result of this trend, the volume of surgeries performed by cardiovascular surgeons has declined. Many medium-sized hospitals have so few surgeries that they cannot maintain cardiovascular surgery on-site, and Jefferson Regional Medical Center (JRMC) is one of the hospitals that has recently experienced this change.