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Tom Gordon, a volunteer instructor from Little Rock for What’s Next Pine Bluff, directs students at Belair Academy in constructing raised garden beds to beautify the school’s entry. Belair Academy is the secondary alternative school for the Pine Bluff School District. Last Fall, Mr. Gordon and the students began refurbishing the old greenhouse on the school’s campus. The students have learned teamwork, carpentry and gardening skills, and leadership from these hands-on experiences. Photos Courtesy of Tom Gordon, Garden Grant Coordinator Cutlines courtesy of Adrian Dhanaraj, Social Skills Educator, Belair Academy

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Before writing my 2018 Spring/Summer editorial I looked back at my last year’s edition. I thought Wow!... The optimistic words I wrote are still very fitting! Therefore I have copied a quote for You, My Readers a few of these words. “Branches that just were bare, now are blossoming with new growth! Our spirits here in The Bluff that have been asleep for far too long are now becoming VERY HOPEFUL! Within us we anticipate new abundance, growth in our community, our region. We live in a fertile area that has all the makings of prosperity! I dedicate this issue to both Spring and Summer! As always I include “Positive” news!” If You notice Readers our Mayor’s Message is entitled Optimism. Yes, she is optimistic, hopeful. Without hope we have nothing. Our Mayor along with The Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Development, and of course countless leaders, volunteers...are changing Pine Bluff before Our Very Eyes! Goodness I sound too enthusiastic! Yes, I am!! Perhaps it is because I travel a great deal seeing our country at large so when I return Home I see so much! I feel so much! I have always enjoyed metaphors! My husband, Farris, and I love birds we have bird feeders and birdhouses all over our landscape, especially our garden! Every Early Spring we anticipate the arrival of finches, those special little golden birds that look like canaries! We sadly had not seen any despite our efforts! We had given up! We were told that they had already left...aaah...perhaps another year we would be blessed. However, instead of giving up we brought our finch feeders back out...filled them with thistle and this time adding a finch blend and a Wild Birds Ltd. No Mess! THEY CAME

BACK! AND NOW WE ARE COVERED WITH FINCHES ALL DAY LONG! Like the finch story, Pine Bluff IS COMING BACK! ...A NEW PINE BLUFF. Our City Leaders Dane’s Magic Lub Is Now Located have envisioned and raised the funds needed Within B&D Automotive Repair. for a downtown revitalization! Joy Blankenship Your One Stop Shop For -Downtown All Your Automative Needs! Development, spearheads The Main See More Inside! Streetscape Project! The actual work begins in 4809 Dollarway Road • Pine Ar 870-534-5900 June!Bluff To quote Joy Blankenship, “This will change the look of our downtown for the better.” We have a new library on Main Street coming! The building project begins in the Fall! We have new museums coming! :The military and historical museum, the aviation museum... IT IS HAPPENING! We have wonderful museums here I quit counting them all I thought there were eight but I believe there are at least ten and more coming! Can You, My Readers name them all? How about visiting them all? What a great fun and learning project this Summer with the family! Have another idea is to see if You and children/ entire family can find all of the plaques/landmarks Catering By Scott Ray! High Quality Food! that are scattered in Pine Bluff and Southeast Order Online Or Call Today!Arkansas! 870-247-5000 870-543-6981 Lake Saracen’s Five Mile Walking www.rxcatering.net/ Trails are all complete! Our Farmer’s Market Lunch Catering •opens Breakfast Catering the first Saturday in June, wonderful fresh First Class Catering Services •produce Professional On-Time Delivery from our local farmers! Business Catering • Corporate Catering • Wedding Catering I could go on and on space permitting...haha Sandwiches, Casseroles, Appetizers. space and interest permitting... Drive around Pine See More Inside Bluff and notice the new businesses along our 501-221-3929 9231 Hwy 270 White Hall **add FB Icon main streets and within our main streets. As always remember to honor Our Service Women past and present that have welcomeMen pakand mail! to keep us SAFE AND FREE! shippingsacrificed company Respect Our Flag and One Another! 7209 sheridan road, whiteofhall The Fourth July is coming! We will have a wonderful our very m-F 10 am..-6:30 pm saturdy 10 a.m.celebration -2 pm. fbaticon 870-own Regional Park! (Be sure and to check out the calendar 277-2552 section of this edition to see many of various events that are happening right here in Our Town) Enjoy this publication along with the many recipes and photos! Please don’t forget Our Local Businesses for their services they offer!


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creation systems for prospective students On Monday, January 3, 2018, Southeast Arkansas College welcomed, not only a new requiring an opportunity to improve their year, it also welcomed a new president, Mr. current life-skills and choices. Steven Bloomberg. The Presidential Search Mr. Bloomberg was previously the Committee unanimously recommended Executive Vice President at Oklahoma Mr. Steven Bloomberg for the presidency City Community College, OK. In of Southeast Arkansas College. The Board addition, he was the Vice President for appointed Mr. Bloomberg based on his Community Development at Oklahoma extraordinary academic background, City Community College, OK and earned creative leadership, and an entrepreneurial a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Dane’s Magic Lub Is Now Located spirit focused on transforming organizations Administration from the University of and higher education for the better. Within B&D Automotive Repair. LaVerne, CA, a Master’s in Education from A dedicated scholar and educational Your One Stop Shop For All Your Automative Needs! West Texas A&M University, TX, and is innovator, Mr. Bloomberg has committed See More Inside! currently finishing his Doctorate in Higher his career to education reform, the design Education Leadership from the American of high-performance organizations, and BloombergRoad took the•reins as president at 870-534-5900 4809 Steven Dollarway Pine Bluff Ar extensive research on education and skill- Southeast Arkansas College Jan. 2, 2018. College of Education, IN.

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Southeast Arkansas College’s Radiologic Technology Program recently installed a new digital x-ray imaging system located in the McGeorge Hall Radiology Lab. This technology will allow students the ability to use leading edge technology to create digital x-ray images for diagnostic purposes consistent with industry standards adopted by leading medical providers in the state. According to Tina Pierce, Radiologic Program Coordinator, “This equipment is at the forefront of radiography technology and transports our program into the 21st century. It allows our students to experience all forms of x-ray development from darkroom processing, to film x-rays, to digital imaging.” She also commented, “We are one of only a few colleges in the state of Arkansas to acquire this type of technology.” Tommy Nix, Clinical Coordinator for the Radiologic Program, pointed out that “Digital Radiography is imaging that utilizes sensors instead of traditional photographic film. The benefits include a reduction in radiation exposure for both the patient and the healthcare provider.” Nix also stated that “This process makes images digital and thus easier to share with healthcare providers regardless of geographic location.”  The installation of the new x-ray system is an example of SEARK College’s recent efforts to ensure students are trained using the latest technology. According to Dr. Kaleybra Morehead, Vice President for Academic Affairs, “The college regularly evaluates degree options to ensure that each program has the highest quality of resources available to prepare students for their career. With the evolution of the radiologic field utilizing this newer technology, our students will maintain competitiveness in the job market.” Funding was provided through the Federal Carl Perkins Grant Program whose goal is to promote increased educational attainment and improved workforce opportunities for Career and Technical Education students. The system was transported and installed through Silverlining, Inc. of Mississippi.  For more information about the new x-ray imaging system or about the Radiologic Technology Program contact Ms. Tina Pierce at (870)-543-5941tpierce@seark.edu.

Southeast Arkansas College has to Feeding America). opened an on-campus food pantry According to 2014 data from the Southeast Arkansas College has opened a Career Closet for all currently enrolled SEARK Arkansas Foodbank: Close to 20,000 as a resource of upscale, gently used business casual and students, faculty, and staff. The food of our Jefferson County neighbors are business professional attire available, free of charge, to all pantry will be located in General food insecure. That includes almost currently enrolled SEARK students. The Career Closet is Studies North building to assist as 24% (4450 children total) of the located in General Studies North building to assist students a supplement to their nutritional children living in Jefferson County. as they prepare for job readiness and initial interviews. Deb needs when necessary. Ms. Lisa Jefferson County’s Food Insecure Pyland, Director of Student Retention, has spearheaded this Gober, Director of Career Pathways, rate is 24.9%. In 2013 the AR project which had been in the making for some time. has spearheaded this project with Foodbank distributed nearly 800,000 Most college students endure economic the collective efforts of several pounds of food to hungry people in struggle, so SEARK College staff has SEARK staff and faculty. Ms. Tami Jefferson County. Jefferson County is adopted the philosophy that servicing Watts, Coordinator for Community the 3rd highest food insecure county the whole student, not merely their Catering By Scott Ray! High Quality Food! Outreach, will be handling the in Arkansas. academic 870-543-6981 needs, promotes logistics for volunteers. Order Online Or Call Today! 870-247-5000 In light of these facts, the college positive longevity. Complete Student hunger is distributes once a month student preparedness is essential www.rxcatering.net/ not new, but until to approximately 50 to the success of each graduate as Lunch Catering Catering recently food access households. 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They have accepted a and confidence to our young professionals preparing to donated refrigerator from the Baptist enter a new level of employment,” said Steven Bloomberg, a lack of visibility of food security Collegiate Ministries. President of Southeast Arkansas College. on college campuses, while research Lisa Gober puts it this way, The Career Closet is stocked with gently used men’s into hunger and food insecurity (generally defined as a lack of reliable “Even though you don’t hear about business suits, women’s business suits, button-up business access to enough food) has focused it often, hunger is an issue. Knowing professional shirts, professional slacks, skirts, belts, blouses, more on other demographics and there is such a need for not only our shoes, handbags and accessories. Several volunteers from communities. That is, fortunately, students, but our faculty and staff as around the campus will donate their time toward this well, we are grateful for a chance to activity. The steering committee includes the following beginning to change. A recent study found that 1 in 5 help. President Bloomberg has been SEARK employees Tracy Cobb, Gene White, Terry students within the Arkansas State a champion for this initiative since Harden, Nerva Copeland, Temeke Butler, Kim Williams, University system does not have the beginning, and I’m overwhelmed and Lynnette Bloomberg. The target launch date to open the access to enough food, while 1 in 10 at all support being offered campus- Career Closet is Tuesday, March 27th. Hours of operation will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. until is homeless. Estimates from recent wide.” For information on the SEARK 1:30 p.m. or by appointment. Donations of clothing will be surveys at University of California at Los Angeles, also put the rate of food Food Pantry or how to donate, accepted on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and tax insecurity among students at 20%, contact Lisa Gober or Tami Watts at deduction receipts will be provided. much higher than the average rate Southeast Arkansas College, office of For more information regarding the Southeast Arkansas of food insecurity for the whole U.S. Career Pathways @ 870-543-5969 or College Career Closet, contact Deb Pyland at 870-850-4834 population (15.9% in 2012, according foodpantry@seark.edu. or careercloset@seark.edu.

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Chamber News

Leadership Program making a difference Leadership Pine Bluff is a program of the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Alliance of Jefferson County. The mission/goal of Leadership Pine Bluff is to give emerging leaders an insight into Pine Bluff and Jefferson County and to help them explore community issues by opening the channels of dialogue with other community leaders and decisionmakers. Leadership Pine Bluff is a ninemonth program—from September to May—with full-day sessions each month on topics of importance to Pine Bluff and Jefferson County. As of May 2017, the program has graduated over 850 individuals. More than 200 resident graduates make up the Leadership Pine Bluff

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government Leadership Pine Bluff class poses for a photo during a trip to the state capitol Tuesday, March 13.

Alumni Association, a dues-paying organization dedicated to continue the LPB goals. To get participants started on the

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April- Health and human

same page for the course, the first services n May- Pine Bluff Arsenal & session consists of class introductions, an overview of the program, goals, NCTR guidelines, a city wide scavenger n May- Graduation Dinner

Jefferson County Young Professionals Network nurturing future leaders Jefferson County Young Professionals Network (JCYPN), a program of the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce, is a group of dynamic individuals aged 45 and under who are dedicated to civic participation, professional and personal growth, and have a shared interest in making Jefferson County JCYPN members at the 2017 Taste of Southeast Arkansas. a more attractive place for young of Southeast Arkansas. of Jefferson County through professionals to live and work. Our Mission development, networking and The group holds a monthly To engage talented young community service opportunities. meeting, occasional mixers, and a yearly fundraiser event – The Taste professionals in the betterment Our Goal

Our goal is to keep talented and educated young professionals in Jefferson County as future executives and leaders in our community. JCYPN Membership is $35 per year. Contact Mandy Owens at the Chamber at 870-535-0110 to join or for additional information.


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Welcome,Industrial update Spring!

The Economic Development Alliance for Jefferson County, Arkansas

has awarded two incentive contracts in the last nine months signaling continued economic growth in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County at large. Western Foods, a California based, gluten free product producer, are currently doing a multi-million dollar renovation to the facility

Dane’s Magic Lub previously owned by U.S. Sugar in the Jefferson Industrial Park.Is Now Located Automotive Western Foods plans to be in productionWithin by the B&D summer and will Repair.

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Mandy Owens

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Mandy Owens Pine Bluff Chamber’s Event Coordinator Mandy Owens was hired by the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Alliance in 2012 as the Front Desk Receptionist. She was promoted to Event Coordinator in 2016, and now coordinates all major events for the Alliance & Chamber including Business Expo, Taste of Southeast Arkansas and the Farmers Appreciation Fish Fry. She publishes a e-newsletter for the Chamber, oversees the Jefferson County Young Professionals Network, Jefferson County Arkansas Scholars, and heads the Chamber’s Junior Leadership Pine Bluff program. Mandy is originally from Kingsland, Arkansas. She and her family moved to Jefferson County in 2004 when Kelsey, her husband, became employed at Evergreen Packaging. Mandy is a proud parent to two children, Delaney (15) and Carson (12). She is a 2005 graduate of Southeast Arkansas College, a 2014 graduate of Leadership Pine Bluff, and has completed her first year at UCA’s Community Development Institute.

create 50 jobs. In addition, an incentive package was approved for See More Inside! Stacked Leasing, LLC., in February of 2018. 4809 Dollarway Road • Pine Bluff Ar 870-534-5900 This company is also planning a multi-million dollar investment in Jefferson County and will create more than 30 positions.

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And yet another trip to remember! We traveled to Passau, Germany Krems, Austria Linz, Austria Vienna, Austria Bratislava, Slovakia Budapest, Hungary

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“We are dedicated to Jefferson County and surrounding communities,” says CEO of EASI Ambulance, Josh Bishop. “Our corporate business office, as well as our dispatchers are right here in the heart of the city, at 5145 W. 5th St. (the former Smart Auto location). We have a crew headquarters that house the ambulances. We have a shop which includes a full-time mechanic. We have faith and belief in this community and county. We are very involved. I already have and plan to continue my involvement in the Chamber of Commerce, CEO as we have been members for decades. I have been a member and participated in the Leadership Pine Bluff and numerous civic organizations. We have always tried to be really involved, not just in our work but outside of our work, giving back. I am also proud to be a member of the SEARK board of directors. As directors, we serve many different capacities of fundraising, scholarships, and more.”

Josh Bishop

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2018 Pine Bluff Business Expo For more than 100 years, the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce has worked with area businesses and organizations to help grow and strengthen our community. Back by popular demand, Chamber members honored Business Person of the Year  and  Non-Profit Business of the Year. A new award was added this year - Jefferson County Young Professional of the Year - that was voted on by the members of the Jefferson County Young Professionals Network. Winners were announced at the Business Expo Breakfast. The winners are: Jefferson County Young Professional of the Year is LaTasha Randle of Relyance Bank; Business Person of the Year is Janice Acosta of Relyance Bank; and Non-Profit Organization of the Year is Pine Bluff Downtown Development. Congratulations!!! From blood pressure checks to fall-risk assessments, Expo visitors were able to take a few minutes on May 3 to participate in a series of health screenings, compliments of Jefferson Regional Medical Center (JRMC). The 2018 Health Fair featured blood sugar screenings,

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at Business Expo 2018 cholesterol screenings, weight and body fat screenings, balance screenings, blood pressure screenings and breast self-awareness techniques All screenings were free of charge to wearers of Expo wristbands. The health fair was located at the back of the Pine Bluff Convention Center Arena and was open to the public from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Business Expo Breakfast was held May 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center Banquet Hall. Sponsored by Simmons Bank, the Business Expo Breakfast was the perfect way to start the day of Expo. The Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce presented Highway Commissioner Robert S. Moore,

Jr., as our keynote speaker for the 2018 Business Expo Breakfast. Commissioner Moore was appointed to the Arkansas State Highway Commission in January of 2013. He is a former three-term member of the Arkansas House of Representatives and served as Speaker of the House for the 88th General Assembly. See more photos inside! Photos Above by Photographer Brian Donald


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Black Pilots of America

The Black Pilots of America will land at Pine Bluff’s Grider Field Airport for their annual “Operation Skyhook” three day air show on Friday, May 25-27. Each Day the competition starts at 10:30 am with the Flour Bomb Drop. On Saturday at 10:30 a.m., the Pilot Proficiency & Formation Flying competition will take place. Then on Sunday, starting at 9:30 a.m., will be the Balloon Burst and Spot Landing Competition. After each day of competition the real fun begins for the Pilots and attending kids. Free airplane rides for the “Young Eagles” as they are called, weather permitting. Each year the Black Pilots of America come from all over America to Pine Bluff which they call home, to have fun, compete, entertain and introduce aviation to future pilots. Pine Bluff is honored and appreciative to have these pilots come to our great city. For more information on this event please call 870.534.4131 or visit their website at www. bpapilots.org.

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Pine Bluff ’s new ALL-INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND (picture below) focuses on children with Disabilities, all children play together. It is located next to Pine Bluff Lake Saracen Splash park, one block west of Saracen Landing, Splash Park open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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July 4th Celebration The Pine Bluff Festival Association and the Pine Bluff Convention and Visitors Bureau

GRAND OPENING JUNE 2

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Open Tuesdays and Saturdays. 6 a.m.-1 p.m. For more info: 870-536-0920, Pine Bluff Parks & Recreation Fresh Produce by Local Farmers, Arts & Crafts, Gardening Tips, Cooking Demos, Fresh Herbs and so much more! A great market for healthy eating!

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Calendar of of Events Events Spring Highlights Calendar

Highlights from the 2018 Pine Bluff Business Expo Railroadiana

The 22nd Annual Railroadiana Show and Sale was held April 1 at the Arkansas Railroad Museum. The event featured historic railroad cars and equipment, all scale model trains, and buy sell or trade of Railroad memorabilia and collectibles. It was great fun for everyone!! For more information, contact Elizabeth Gaines at 870-535-8819 or visit www.arkansasrailroadmuseum.org.

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at Business Expo 2018

APRIL 15 THROUGH NOVEMBER 3

nn Monica UAPBMeadors & ASCShorter Five Presents “A Night of Praise,” Pine Decades of Collaboration, Bluff ArtsConvention & ScienceCenter. Center for n Southeast Delta Network Food Bank Arkansas Easter Celebration Giveaway, Pine MAY 10 Bluff Convention Center

n Yoga for Kids, Arts & Science Center for Southeast n Photography I Class with Arkansas ov ike uckabee APRIL 22 Eric Maynard, Arts & Science JUNE 9 n Center White Hall High School Choir for Southeast Arkansas elta Family iveRs n 2nd Saturday Happening, Pine Bluff Convention MAY 12 FunDay - Crafting a Character, Center. atuReCenter eNteR Arts & Science Men’s Softball & Tournament, nn Spring Shredding Recycling Regional Park Complex n Forward Fest, Downtown Event, Saracen Landing April 15, Pine Bluff n Nature Crafts, 1 - 2:30 MAY MAY 4 19 p.m. JUNE 11-15 12th Annual Sheriff’s nn Business Expo 2017, Pine Fun Bluff April 22,II, Arts & Day, MLK Park n Art Camp Convention Center. n Nature Crafts, 1 - 2 Science Center MAY MAY 12 23 p.m. JUNE 18-JULY 14 PB/JCCollege Historical Museum nn SEARK Graduation, April 29, n Theater Camp, Arts & Fund Raiser, Train Station MAY 18 Science Center for Pine Bluff Convention Center. Arts & n Go Birding 8:30 Science Center for Day, Southeast Arkansas MAY nSoutheast White Hall High School a.m. 11 a.m. MAY 13 24-27 Arkansas Graduation, Pine Bluff Convention n Bird Craft, 10 a.m. to JUNE 5-OCTOBER 22ndCommencement, Annual Operation nn UAPB Pine JUNE 18-22 Center Noon SKYHOOK, Bluff ConventionGrider Center.Field n Farmers Market, Saracen n Game Design & MAY 19 May 6, Landing JUNE MAY 16 1 Development, Arts & Science n Nature Crafts 1 - 2:30 nEVERY Pine Bluff High School Center for Southeast Arkansas nn Watson Chapel High49School SATURDAY Live@5 - Hwy. Band,

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May 13, Gov. Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center n Plant Swap, 10 a.m. MAY 12 n Plant Swap, 10 - 11 a.m. n Terrariums in Glass, 1 to 3 p.m. MAY 13 n LIVE Snake and Alligator feedings, 2 - 3 p.m.

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June 3, n Let’s Go Herping: n Guided Reptile and An Intro to Reptiles and Amphibian Walk, 108:30 - 11to a.m. Amphibians, 11 a.m.. JUNE 10 n Reptile andAlligator n LIVE Snake and amphibian Field Guide feedings, 2-3 p.m. Craft, 11 a.m. to Noon JUNE 9

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Baked Beans

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n Boater Education Class

July 1, n Movie and Popcorn, 1 - 2 p.m.

The Pine Bluff Chili Cook-off was held Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Donald cooked in a microwave oven for 10 minutes, turn once during cooking time.) Serves six. Lela R. Murray

Recipe from Reflections, an historical cookbook by The Sherrill Civic Club of Sherrill, Arkansas. Contact the Photos by Photographer Brian Donald Sherrill Civic Club toExpo purchase a cookbook. More recipes on page 33

W. Reynolds Community Center in Pine Bluff. Events included cooking demonstrations, chili and hot pepper tastings, kayak race and paddle boats

Lake Saracen July 8,

Splash Park

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Grace

Spring!

The women of Grace Episcopal Church, 4101 S. Hazel St., hosted their 34th Annual Fundraising Event – with a few changes. Grace Tea is now Grace to Go! The event was held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018. Admission was free. See photos and a few recipes in Social News section this edition! Dane’s Magic Now our Located KeepLub in Ismind ongoing book sale. Donations Withingreatly B&D Automotive Repair. appreciated. Your One Stop Shop For All Your Automative Needs! HOMEMADE TREATS! See More Inside! Cakes Breads 4809 Dollarway Road • Pine Bluff Ar 870-534-5900

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GRACE TEA FAVORITES: Tortes, Victorian Tea Spread, Lemon Curd, Homemade Shortbread!

Grace Episcopal Church, 4101 S. Hazel St., Pine Bluff.

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CHURCH NEWS

Mi Casa Hispanic Ministry

Mi Casa Hispanic Ministry was first founded about 15 years ago, by Alicia Frye. Mi Casa Hispanic ministry is a non-profit, Christian based organization sponsored by Lakeside United Methodist Church serving the needs of the Hispanic and broader community. We assist our community by providing translation and a variety of support that instills an understanding of the Love of Jesus Christ. We seek to be a bridge of understanding between a multicultural setting by engaging in the needs of our neighbors: “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Matthew 25:35-36. While functioning in much the same way as in its beginning, providing in person, one on one translation for doctor to patient, employer to employee, teacher to parent, and in other situations where language would be a barrier. We seek the opportunity to get involved in our community and get to know our neighbors. Therefore, we have some activities that are driven by the needs of the local community such as a School Supply Drive between May and August to help our kids succeed in school. Throughout this year, we have partnered with different organizations to provide assistance to our community. We provided translation for tax preparation during Super Tax Day in partnership with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance with Rev. Jesse Turner). We also collaborated with Arkansas Human Developmental Corporation to provide free health Screenings. As well as Arkansas United Community Coalition, we hosted an event Gran Foro Informativo, (Immigration Forum) in which the Mexican Consulate and Lawyers were present. We believe the best way to help our community is to come together and create a network within our community. Each year we hold one main activity called Fiesta de Colores, the objective of which is to celebrate the Hispanic Heritage month and to unite all the people in our surroundings area and White Hall). Normally this meal is held on a Sunday, in the fall, after the 10:45 a.m., Worship

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Confirmation Retreat 2018 Top Row: Jesse Martinez, Dana Hernandez, Gina Wingo, Alonso Antonio, Pastor Steve Wingo. Bottom Row: Denilson Hernandez, Yesenia Zapata Youth Director, Kimberly Mercado. Mi Casa Assistant Yesenia Zapata, Pastor Steve Wingo, Mi Casa Assistant Helen Barajas, and Mi Casa Director Yuridia Mondragon.

Service. It features authentically prepared food by our very own members of Lakeside. This year we will have it on September 16, 2018. Another activity is the annual Posada, which emphasizes the reenactment of the journey Joseph and Mary made to Bethlehem. Everyone is welcome to join us. It is a very special event climaxing in a gathering for food and a candy bags for the children! Other things we do, it’s to translate the Sunday bulletin. We also translate Lakeside’s weekly newsletter which we send bi-weekly to our Spanish speaking families. We help parents enroll kids in the summer camps and assist Lakeside by delivering messages to the Hispanic community. Some of our people are also involved in committees within the church. Along with Mi Casa Hispanic Ministry, Lakeside UMC has implemented activities and programs for the parents while they wait for their children as they attend our much-needed Tutoring Program held on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. The parents are invited to participate in English as a Second Language Class, or Craft Classes. Many of the classes are taught by some of the very parents whose children are being lovingly helped by our tutors. We have revived our annual Fall Festival; last year we had 100 kids and parents to who participate.

Cooking Matters Class Maricela Alfaro,Unknown guest, Rubi Martinez, Araceli Arreola, Unknown guest, Nancy Martinez

Fall Festival 2017

One of the things that Lakeside UMC has been really excited this year is about our simultaneous Spanish Translation System. Every Sunday our Hispanic members can use our system and

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Welcome,NEWS CHURCH New Book Released Spring!

Rev. Kelley Bohlmann has recently kings. This piece will keep you on the edge released her newest publication, “The of your seat as it takes you from tears to Magic Unexpected Servant, A Story of Survival.” laughter and back again. The Dane’s storyline of Lub Is Now Located Within B&D This is her first Christian Novel the “The Unexpected Servant” is Automotive Repair. Your One Stop Shop For All Your Automative Needs! and is the initial part of a foura typical a present-day account See More Inside! book series entitled “The of a forgotten4809 child living in a • Pine Bluff Ar 870-534-5900 Dollarway Road Wellesley Chronicles.” day and age where absent parents This new release defines the are as common as cell phones life and times of Clarice Renee and hand-held computers. The Wellesley and her childhood ending will leave you hungry and struggle to find her forever family, looking for more! Kelley Bohlmann while wrestling with poor health For information on how to reminiscent of a ticking time bomb. “The purchase a copy of “The Unexpected Unexpected Servant” will outline Clarice’s Servant” contact Rev. Bohlmann by life as she moves from deaths door to an emailing your contact information to unexpected audience with the King of kelleybohlmann2@gmail.com.

Mi Casa continued from page 16 participate in our worship service. We have volunteers every Sunday offer their ability to be of help translating. While other members can use a handheld set to listen to the service in their own native language. It has been quite a blessing for everyone in our congregation. During the past few months the youth have been trying to go back to the basics. What it means to be a follower of Christ? How does that show in our lives? What is the Trinity? What the Bible is and how it helps us to know the character of God? We are excited about our youth ministry at Lakeside. Our purpose is to inscribe a sense of belonging and community in our youth. A need between intergenerational interaction and relationship building has been one of our priorities. On February 23-25, we went to our

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TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH GARDEN

Breaking ground for the Spring! This beautiful, bountiful garden that was once an unused portion of the church’s property on Oak Street has been transformed into an oasis where food, flowers and friendships are cultivated. It provides food for the Wednesday services, for those in need, the parishioners and neighbors...and is also a touchstone for those in the church and the

larger community to share Christ’s love. Visitors love to stop and visit the local gardeners. In the summertime the zinnias are spectacular, as well as the cosmos, bells of Ireland, more! The flowers are on the borders of the garden from late spring into fall. They are beautiful. We love them and have used them on the altar many a time!

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Local Farmer breaking ground

Recipes From the Garden 1 can celery soup Garden Sandwiches 1 can chicken soup 1 (8-ounce) pkg. cream cheese, 3/4 c. mayonnaise softened 1/4 c. lemon juice 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. lemon pepper 2 T. lemon juice 1/4 tsp. salt 1 1/2 T. mayonnaise 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. curry powder 2/3 c. grated carrots 1 tsp. garlic powder 1/4 c. grated onion 1/4 c. chopped cucumber 1 T. grated onion 1/4 c. chopped celery 20 oz. artichoke hearts, drained, Thinly sliced bread, crusts removed sliced Combine cream cheese, salt, lemon 2 T. olive oil juice and mayonnaise. Beat until fluffy. 1 (8-oz.) jar sliced mushrooms Fold vegetables into cheese mixture 1 1/4 c. mozzarella cheese and chill for several hours or overnight. 1 c. seasoned croutons Make into open-faced or closed layer 1 T. butter sandwiches. Makes 2 cups of filling. 2 T. fresh parsley Cathy Kennedy Combine soup, mayonnaise, spices, Susan Grygiel lemon juice and onion. Cook in Artichoke Chicken Casserole microwave 1 minute. Layer greased 6 chicken breasts, cooked, chopped 9x13-inch baking dish with 1 cup cubes

... A collection

chicken and artichoke/mushroom/cheese sauce. Repeat layer. Top with croutons and butter. Bake in 350˚ oven for 30 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley. If desired, 1/2 cup white wine may be added to sauce. Marilyn Cooper

Marinated Broccoli Salad

2 bunches broccoli, chopped 1 c. sunflower seeds 1 handful raisins 1 bunch green onions, chopped 12 slices bacon, cooked, cooled, crumbled 1 c. grated cheese 1 c. Miracle Whip 1/3 c. sugar 3 T. vinegar Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate until chilled. Nancye McNew

A collection of recipes from Trinity Episcopal Church’s A Taste of Trinity. Available for purchase at the church office located at 703 West 3rd in Pine Bluff.


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UAPB News Henri Linton among featured

SE 1 NI 0% O D & RS, ISC VE G O TE R A UN RA DU T NS AT ! ES ,

in HistoryMakers project

Henri Linton, Sr., director and curator of the University Museum and Cultural Center at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is among the cadre of interviewees in the HistoryMakers project. A 501(c) (3) national non-profit organization headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HistoryMakers uses video to create an oral history of influential AfricanAmericans across all industries. Their digital archive currently contains more than 2,800 interviews. “It is indeed an honor to have been selected for inclusion in The HistoryMakers. I count my selection to be among the signature honors I have received during my lifetime,”

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Linton said. “Not only will my name appear in the ledgers of the Library of Congress for generations to come, but the names of my father, mother, siblings and the generations of Lintons before me. I believe there is no greater honor that I could bestow my parents than their inclusion in the annals of this history project.” Linton’s participation in The HistoryMakers came as a result of Julieanna Richardson, the project’s founder and executive director. During her visit to the University Museum and Cultural Center in the fall of 2017, she was highly pleased with what she saw

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Grace to

Sissy’s Go! 1/2

The women of Grace Episcopal Church, 4101 S. Hazel St., hosted their 34th Annual Fundraising, now known as Grace to Go! Saturday, April 21, 2018.

These recipes are from the former annual Grace Tea event.

Balmoral Shortbread

PLEASE USE ONLY REAL BUTTER!!!! 2 Cups Butter, softened 4 1/2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt Cream butter and sugar. Mix in flour and salt. Chill dough and then roll out into 1/4” thickness working in small amounts. Use the lid to a seasoning bottle (ie: McCormick’s Seasoning Salt) to cut out the cookies. This makes a perfect size cookie. Place on cookie sheet and prick with fork. Bake at 325 degrees until delicately brown-app. 10 to 15 minutes. Make two recipes.

Asparagus Roll-ups

(84 servings) PLEASE USE WHITE BREAD and CANNED ASPARAGUS! 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened 4 oz. blue cheese, softened 2 tall cans asparagus spears 28 slices white bread(thin sliced) Melted butter Parmesan Cheese *Step One: (may be done the day before) Cream together butter and blue cheese. Remove crust from bread and roll each slice VERY flat with a rolling pin. Layer bread slices on pan or cookie sheet with waxed paper in between. Cover

with plastic wrap and refrigerate. *Step Two: Drain asparagus on paper towels. Spread cheese mixture on bread. Place each spear of asparagus on the bread so that none is sticking out at each end. Note: Pieces can be placed end to end. Roll tightly in jelly roll fashion. Place on cookie sheet, side by side, seam down. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to cook. Disposable cookie sheets work great!

Puff Pastry for Chicken Salad

(Miniature cream puffs) 1 cup water 1 cup flour 1/2 cup butter 4 eggs Pour water into a saucepan, add butter and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add flour all at once, stirring rapidly. Cook and stir until mixture thickens and leaves sides of pan, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Beat until mixture looks satiny and breaks off when spoon is raised. Using a COFFEE SPOON, drop by FULL teaspoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool. After they are baked, they should hold a teaspoon of filling and be about a “2 bite” size. Yields 48. Freezes well, but do not freeze in ziplock bagslarge aluminum pan works well. See Grace to Go recipes inside!


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RECIPES

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Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 (16oz) package light brown sugar 3 large eggs 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 (8oz) container sour cream 1 tsp vanilla Dane’s Magic Lub Is Now Located 1 cup hotWithin water B&D Automotive Repair. Caramel Frosting Your Stop(1Shop For All Your Automative Needs! 3/4 One cup butter ½ sticks) See sauce More Inside! 1/4 cup jarred caramel Henri Linton continued from page 20 3 cups powdered sugar 4809 Dollarway Road • Pine Bluff Ar 870-534-5900 in the museum and felt it needed to be cofounded the annual Chancellor’s 1 1/4 to 2 tbs heavy cream or milk Toppings included. Benefit for the Arts. 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded Born in the rural farming As an artist, Linton has a unique coconut, toasted community of Lewiston (Greene and rare appreciation for historical Pictured is Kevin Bonnette with his beautiful wife, Tanja. Caramel Sauce Thanks Tanja for the fabulous recipes year after year. County), Alabama, the name of Henri artifacts. He is an avid collector Hot Fudge Sauce Linton has been synonymous with the of rare African-American books, Instructions: history and legacy of the University photographs, coins, stamps, and other Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a Bundt pan (or use Baking of Arkansas at Pine Bluff for the past materials and artifacts pertaining to spray) Pictured is 49 years. After winning a national UAPB and local history. Kevin Bonnette with his Mrs. Tanja Bonnette recipes continued to page 24 art competition at17 sponsored by His passion for history and vast lovely wife Tanja the Columbus College of Arts and collection of artifacts led him to create Design (CCAD) in Ohio, he moved to several comprehensive photographic Ohio in with the assistance of his high exhibits on Black history and culture school principal McDonald Hughes in Arkansas. In 1993, he created The and Buford Boone, a Pulitzer Prize Keepers of the Spirit history project winning publisher of the Tuscaloosa that documents the 145-year history of Catering By Scott Ray! High Quality Food! News. Linton earned a diploma at UAPB. He also established the UAPB Order Online Or Call Today! 870-247-5000 870-543-6981 CCAD in 1966 before returning to Keepers of the Spirit Hall of Fame that www.rxcatering.net/ Alabama to study at the University has inducted more than 200 outstanding Lunch Catering • Breakfast Catering of Alabama, where he was one of individuals for their support of UAPB few black students enrolled at the and society in general. This exhibition First Class Catering Services • Professional On-Time Delivery university before leaving for Boston, led to the founding of the University Business Catering • Corporate Catering • Wedding Catering Massachusetts. Museum and Cultural Center in 2004, Sandwiches, Casseroles, Appetizers. 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They will be banding hummingbirds. If you find a hummingbird with a band, you are supposed to report it to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The Pine Bluff Chapter of Three Rivers Audubon Society meets monthly on the first Thursday at Brown Hall at Grace Episcopal Church. You will need to record your bird count at Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation at Lake Saracen and City of Pine Bluff sewer ponds. See page 47 for more Three Rivers Audubon Soeity news. Article courtesy of Claire Holmes, Three Rivers Audubon Society Publicity Chairperson.

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Mrs. Tanja Bonnette recipes continued to page 24 Melt chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl (heat in 20 sec intervals0 until smooth when stirred. Set aside. Beat butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer until blended will, about 5 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in melted chocolate just until blended. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to batter, alternating with sour cream, beating at LOW speed until blended after each addition. Slowly, with mixer on LOW speed, add hot water. Stir in vanilla. Pour batter into prepared Bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool 10 min. then remove cake from pan to cool completely. To make frosting, beat butter and caramel sauce until creamy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Beat in enough heavy cream to get to desired consistency. Spread frosting on cooled cake. Sprinkle toasted coconut on cake and drizzle with caramel sauce and hot fudge sauce. ENJOY!!!!

Deviled Eggs

Hard boil a dozen eggs Cool and peel Cut eggs in half and empty yolks into a quart size plastic bag.

Add around 1/2 cup Miracle Whip (more or less to your taste) Mash it all up Slowly add spicy mustard to taste. Salt and pepper to taste. At this point you can add whatever you like as long as you’re able to pipe the yolk filling out of your bag. I like to add real bacon bits. Move the yolk mixture to a corner edge of the plastic bag. Snip a corner with scissors and pipe your filling into your eggs and add toppings as desired.

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1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix 1/4 c brown sugar 1/4 c white sugar 1 box vanilla pudding instant mix 2 teaspoons cinnamon 4 eggs 3/4 c water 3/4 c oil 1/2 c white wine (really any kind) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the above ingredients by hand or hand mixer. Grease a bundt pan. Pour into pan. Bake for one hour. When cake comes out of the oven, melt 1 stick butter into 1-cup sugar and ¼ cup wine. Pour over hot cake. Cool. Flip out of pan onto plate and serve.

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This article brought to you by Doc’s Resale Shop , located on Dollarway Road Concrete played a major role in the construction of the U.S. Interstate Highway System during the past 60 years. The national focus has shifted from building new highways to maintaining and repairing the existing highway network. Recent advances in concrete technology enable highway contractors to rehabilitate the nation’s 160,000 mile national highway system to extend its useful life with minimal disruption of traffic. The first concrete highway constructed in the United States was a 24-mile long, 9-foot wide, 5-inch thick strip of concrete pavement built near Pine Bluff, Arkansas, in 1913—five years after the introduction of the Model T Ford. By 1914, concrete had been used to pave 2,348 miles of roadway. Highway construction received a significant push forward two years later when President Woodrow Wilson signed the first Federal-Aid Highway Act directing the federal government to help states finance road building. In 1919, Oregon became the first state to level a fuel tax on gasoline to finance

road construction. Today this is still the primary method of financing road building and maintenance. The Pennsylvania Turnpike, built on a railroad right-of-way during the 1930s, was the first major intercity turnpike or toll road in the United States and was constructed of concrete. Significant technical and design developments during the 1930s and 1940s made concrete paving faster, less expensive, and more durable. Road designers stopped requiring contractors to build roads that were thicker at the edges—concrete highways were generally six inches thick at the middle and eight- or nine-inches thick at the edges— and permitted construction with a uniform concrete depth, saving time and money. Designers began to require that sub bases of gravel, crushed stone, or slag be placed beneath concrete highways in the late 1930s, when an increase in heavy truck traffic caused pumping, a phenomenon in which a concrete slab loses support and cracks as wet clay and soil particles underneath shift and are pumped from beneath the slab at its edges. See Road, page 34

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Allow 3 hours before serving. Place in the freezer until set up, 2 c butter *If mint is not your favorite, substitute 1/2 4 c powdered sugar tsp. almond or vanilla extract, or omit extracts 8 oz. dark sweetened chocolate squares, melted completely for a rich chocolate treat. 8 eggs, added one at a time 1/4 tsp. mint extract Sissy’s Cucumber Party Sandwiches 2 c. chopped pecans, or your favorite nut, 1 - 2 loaves sandwich bread, crusts removed optional 2 - 3 tablespoons garlic & herb or ranch dry Please softened butter and powdered sugar dressing mix in mix master and beat on high for 15 minutes. 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened Combine cooled chocolate to butter mixture and 4 - 6 tablespoons milk best on high for 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time 2 large cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced mixing thoroughly after each egg. Fold in mint (optional - use food chopper and remove any large extract. Using a spring form pan line bottom of seeds) pan with pecans. Pour Paprika chocolate mixture in pan. You may also use Use a small biscuit cutter or a small glass to cut cupcake foils or cupcake tins for a perfect serving the bread into rounds the same diameter as the cucumber slices. size.

In a small mixing bowl blend the dressing mix and the cream cheese well. Add the milk to thin to a spreading consistency. Spread the bread rounds with a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture. Top the round with a cucumber slice and sprinkle lightly with paprika. Arrange on a pretty tray with lettuce and cherry tomatoes. Yield: 30 to 60 rounds

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Gary and Bonnie McClure’s

Daffodils

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Gary and Bonnie McClure know all about daffodils. The couple has been showing daffodils since 2010. They are members of the American Daffodil Society and Bonnie is a certified judge. It took her three years to qualify as a judge. Qualification requires growing at least 100 varieties. There are over 27,000 registered daffodils. She just judged a regional show in Memphis, TN in March. The Latin name for the flowers is Narcissus, the English is Daffodil. There are 13 different types or divisions of daffodils. In the south, some people call them buttercups, but true buttercups are not daffodils at all. Jonquil is another term used when referring to daffodils, but, jonquils are just one of the 13 divisions. “Our grandmother’s daffodils are historic varieties registered prior to 1940,” said Bonnie, who prefers the old varieties. One vase pictured contained historic Stella, Sir Watkins and Barnett Browning. Bonnie’s historic double daffodils (Div. 4) are Orange Phoenix (bacon and eggs), recorded in 1731; Sulphur Phoenix, 1820; Yellow Phoenix (butter and eggs), 1779; Rip Van Winkle, 1884; Van Sion, 1909; and also Telamonias Plenus, 1620. Van Sion, though not very pretty, is thought to be the original from which all the doubles were propagated. Bonnie said, “The historics are often found in abandoned property.” All wild daffodil species fall into Division 13. Basically, they do not have a name. Her collection includes n. Campernelle, n. poeticus Recurvus, (recorded in 1768) and n. Rugulosus (recorded in 1595). Daffodils are indigenous to the Mediterranean countries and were brought by our ancestors to

America as reminders of home. The Trumpet daffodils, (Div. 1) are similar to the King Alfred, which was a popular daffodil planted in early 20th century gardens. Arkle is a modern-day version. “It’s perfect,” Bonnie said. “Arkle’s petals aren’t wrinkled like so many old ones.” The Tazetta (Div. 8) have two or more flowers on a stem. The three pictured are the all white Early Pearl, registered before 1920. It is a super fragrant flower. The Grand Primo Citroniere dates back to 1786. Golden Dawn, dates back to 1958. Pictured far right is a Jonquil (Div. 7) called Sweetness. Division 6 daffodils have reflexed (backswept) petals which look like windswept wings. From left to right are Jetfire, Seaside Rapture, Maria and Beryl from 1907. Triandrus (Div. 5) have more than one flower per stem and they are drooping. Bonnie McClure is a retired U.S. Navy Captain.


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lemon juice and dissolve in hot water. Let cool. 1/8 teaspoon Tabasco Blend in other ingredients and add avocado. May 2 tablespoons lemon juice grate cucumber for garnish. 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 c. oil Serves 4. 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 c. wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon grated onion Sandy Bobo’s Pimento Cheese 1 1/2 pods garlic In a pan, sprinkle the gelatin on ½ cup tomato 1 lb. package 2 Tbsp. lemon juice. Place over low heat and stir until gelatin American Cheese juice dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in other 1 (4 oz.) jar 3 tsp. grated ingredients. Place in refrigerator until mixture pimento, mashed or Parmesan cheese resembles un-beaten egg white consistency. sliced 1 raw egg Add and gently fold in: (or less) Dane’s Magic Lub1 Istsp. Now Located 2 tsp. ¼ cup sliced stuffed olives sugar Within B&D Automotive Repair. Worcestershire ¼ cup chopped celery Whip Salad One Shop ForDressing All Your Automative Needs! sauce Pour into four individualYour molds andStop refrigerate. dash of Tabasco Inside! package This recipe can be doubled and tripled, butSee cut More Open salt and pepper down on the amount of sugar used. 4809 Dollarway Road •ofPinegrated Bluff Archeese 870-534-5900 Pictured are Jane Nixon, left, and Put all ingredients This is a recipe of Robert’s mother’s - a tradition and add pimento. Carolyn Theis, right. in blender. Blend at at holidays. Pictured is Sandy Bobo. Mix together. Add a medium speed for a minute or so to mix well. Hope you like it! L., J. sugar and pour over Serve over mixed green salad. Keep refrigerated. mixture. Stir in salad dressing and mix well. Spring Salad Ambrosia Corinne Shepherd Cream Cheese Bars Jane Nixon 1 Tbsp. gelatin Suzanne Hulse 12 oranges 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 box yellow cake mix 1 16 oz. [2 cups] can crushed pineapple ½ c. hot water 1 egg 3 oz. [½ of 6 oz. package] frozen coconut 1 c. chopped 1 stick oleo 1 scant cup sugar celery 1 c. chopped nuts With a sharp knife peel oranges, taking 1 c. tuna or shrimp 1 box powdered sugar off membrane. Slice sections out between 1 Tbsp. chopped 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream membranes. Add and mix other ingredients. Keep pimento cheese in tightly covered container in refrigerator. 1 Tbsp. pickle 2 eggs relish Mix cake mix, 1 egg Pictured is Suzanne Hulse. Tomato Aspic 2/3 c. mayonnaise Pat in Food! a 13x9 Jane Nixon Catering By Scott and Ray!oleo. High Quality 1 avocado, sliced inch pan. Sprinkle nuts over this. Mix powdered 1 envelope plain gelatin Order Online Or Call Today! 870-247-5000 870-543-6981 grated cucumber sugar, cream cheese and 2 eggs. Pour over nuts. 1/2 cup tomato juice www.rxcatering.net/ for garnish, if desired Bake at 350˚ for 45 minutes. 1 1/4 cup tomato juice Lunch Catering • Breakfast Catering Pictured is Corinne Shepherd. 1/2 teaspoon sugar Yield: 16-20 bars. Preparation time: 20 minutes. Soften gelatin in Given to us by Jane Nixon

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¼ pound unsalted butter (1 stick), softened but Pyrex dish or metal baking pan and lightly sift a not melted little flour over the inside of the dish. Tap out the welcome pak mail! 1 tsp lemon juice excess flour. BAKING TIP: Handle flour gently 5company Tbl. mashed berries when making a cake. Don’t beat for a longshipping time. Beat butter You want your cake to be light and airy. 7209Combine sheridan road, whiteuntil hall creamy. Add XXX sugar slowly. sift -2 thepm. sugar butter one cup cake mix and Jell-O. Stir10inam..-6:30 oil and water. m-F pmAdd saturdy 10 (Ia.m. fbover iconthe870eggs one at a time and mix. Add 1 cup mashed at a time to keep the sugar from lumping when it is stirred in.) Beat after each addition of sugar strawberries and 1 tsp extract. Mix well. Pour277-2552 into prepared dish or pan and bake about 35 ‘til blended. Add berries and lemon juice and beat minutes….until a toothpick stuck in the center again. NOTE: This is a very moist cake. Can be made of the cake comes out clean. OR lightly push the center of the cake. It’s done when it bounces back a day or two ahead. Refrigerate. Set out of frig an and doesn’t leave an indentation. Remove cake hour or so before serving.


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to Go! Sissy’s

Recipes courtesy of two of Pine Bluff’s best cooks, Jeanne Thompson Wilson, now living in Memphis, and her sister Marjie Thompson Hart, still living here in Pine Bluff. Thanks for these wonderful recipes!

Asparagus Bacon Portebello Mushroom Quiche

5 slices bacon 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 cup portobello mushrooms, stem and ribs removed, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 cup chopped fresh asparagus 1 (8 inch) unbaked pie shell 1 egg white, lightly beaten (optional) 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese 2 eggs 3/4 cup half-and-half cream 1/2 teaspoon salt Fresh ground pepper Add all ingredients to list Prep: 25 mins., Cook: 35 mins. Ready In 1 hour Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until evenly brown and crisp. Drain on paper towels, crumble and set aside. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook and stir until translucent. Reduce the

1/2

heat to medium and add the portobello mushrooms. Continue cooking until the mushrooms are tender. Set aside. Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil over high heat. Cook asparagus in boiling water until just tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Immediately drain and run under cold water to cool. Brush the pie shell with the beaten egg white, if using. Place the onion and mushroom mixture, asparagus, and bacon into the bottom of the pie shell. Sprinkle the Cheddar and feta cheeses over the vegetables. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, salt, and pepper until smooth. Pour this mixture over the vegetable and cheese filling. Bake uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes, or until firm and lightly browned on top. Let cool to room temperature before serving.

Chicken Florentine Artichoke Bake

Courtesy of Margie Thompson Hart 8 oz. dried bow tie pasta 1 small onion, chopped 1 Tbsp. butter 2 eggs 1 ¼ cups milk 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning ¼ to ½ tsp. crushed red pepper (optional)

Annual Ecology Camp set for June

Each year Three Rivers Audubon Society provides scholarships for two 11 or 12 year old children to attend Hal berg Ecology Camp. Last summer the recipients of scholarships were Alonso Antonio and Oscar Trujillo. The camp is held at Camp Clearfork, a U.S. Forestry Service camp between Hot Springs and Mt. Ida. Halberg Ecology Camp is for children interested in the natural sciences. The instructors are mostly high school science Alonso Antonio teachers and college professors. Some scholarships and tuition assistance is available. There are two camp sessions. The first is June 10 to June 15. The second is June 17 to June 22. For more information and access to application forms, enter the camp name in your computer search bar. Article courtesy of Claire Holmes, Three Rivers Audubon Society Publicity Chairperson.

2 cups chopped cooked chicken 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (8 oz.) 1 14-oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered 1 10-oz pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained ½ cup oil-packed dried tomatoes, drained and chopped ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese ½ cup soft bread crumbs ½ tsp. paprika 1 Tbsp. butter, melted 1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In medium skillet cook onion in 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat about 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; set aside. 2. In bowl whisk together eggs, milk, seasoning, ½ tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. black pepper, and crushed red pepper. Stir in chicken, Monterey Jack cheese, artichokes, spinach, tomatoes, half of the Parmesan, cooked pasta, and onion. Transfer to 3-quart rectangular baking dish. 3. Bake, covered, 20 minutes. In small bowl combine remaining Parmesan, bread crumbs, paprika, and melted butter. Sprinkle mixture over pasta. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes more or until golden. Makes 6 to 8 servings.


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Pine Bluff-John McAlmont Chapter Daughters S E RofVthe I NAmerican G U S Revolution

News Welcome, Spring!

Pictured are Sandra Poore, Chapter Regent, and Winona Cason, NCTR Assoc. Director of Management. Cason presented program about NCTR at chapter meeting.

Above, Betty Coles, SEARK Scholarship Chairman and Lauren Holstead, SEARK Scholarship recipient. Left, Glennda Fread, Chapter assoc. member giving report on Viet Nam Veterans Day to be celebrated each March 2.

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On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, The Memorial Tree Plantings were held Pine Bluff John McAlmont Chapter across the country one hundred years Daughters of the American Revolution ago at the close of World War I. Today pak mail! sponsored a treewelcome planting ceremony at there are six holly trees still standing Graceland Cemetery. This ceremony on the campus of Henderson State shipping company was part of a joint effort involving the University planted there to honor the Arkansas7209 Heritage Commissions sheridan road,WWI whiteschools hall six Doughboys who died during Centennial Committee and the Arkansas the war. m-F 10Forestry am..-6:30 pm saturdy 10ofa.m. 870- of staff from Commission. The goal the -2 pm. With fb theicon assistance committee is to plant a 277-2552 willow oak tree, the Pine Bluff office of the Forestry supplied by the Forestry Commission, Commission, the tree was planted in in each of the 75 counties in Arkansas. the Veteran’s section of Graceland 2018 is the Centennial Year for Cemetery while DAR Chapter Regent what was known as “The Great War” Sandra Poore added soil sent from the or “The War to end all Wars”. 71,862 National Cemetery in France. Arkansans served in World War I and of May we never forget these heroes and that number 2,183 died. In all nearly two the sacrifices they made to ensure our million Americans served their country. freedom.


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Docs continued from page 26 In the 1940s, some highway departments began to use soil-cement as a subgrade for highways. At this time, contractors also changed their method of creating pavement joints. Rather than forming the joints when the concrete was fully plastic by lumping it up to either side of the joint, contractors began sawing the concrete once it was partially hardened to create a smoother joint. This change in procedure helped create more even highway surfaces, and eliminated the familiar “bump, bump” drivers feel at some aging slab joints. At this time, concrete pavement also exhibited problems with scaling, the flaking or peeling away of the surface, which studies determined to be the result of freeze-thaw cycles, accelerated through the use of deicing salts. Studies showed that the introduction of tiny air bubbles in the concrete mix could reduce the problem. This led to the development of air-entrained concrete, now used in virtually all U.S. road building. The invention of the slip-form paver in 1949 was another milestone in the development of concrete paving technology, as it allowed road crews to place wide sections of concrete continuously and therefore far more efficiently than before. Slip-forming is now used for highway paving projects in almost every state. Many consider the construction of the interstate highway system, during the 1960s and 1970s, to be a heyday for concrete paving, and road building in general. But even as thousands

require a curing time from five to 14 days, fast-track concrete can meet roadway opening strengths in 12 hours or less. Although combinations of ingredients vary, high-early-strength concrete commonly includes a higher proportion of the standard Type I cement to water or contains high-early-strength cement, known as Type III cement. Type III cement is virtually identical to Type I, except that Type III cement particles are ground much smaller. The smaller cement particles increase the surface area, allowing more cement contact with the water in the concrete mix, meaning faster hydration is achieved. Generally, fast-track concrete provides good durability because most of these concretes are air entrained and have a relatively low water content—factors that improve strength and decrease the chloride or salt permeability that damages steel reinforcement and contributes to deterioration. Another relatively new technique that promises to improve highway smoothness and longevity is dowel

Sissy’s 1/2 of miles of concrete highway were formed, research and development continued, improving methods of placing and maintaining concrete. In 1976, the U.S. Congress recognized the need to specifically finance maintenance of the highway system, and approved federal funding for the 3R Program: restoration, rehabilitation, and resurfacing. Several relatively new techniques make it possible for concrete contractors to rehabilitate and resurface highways efficiently with minimum traffic interruption. Among these is fast-track concrete pavement technology, in which high-early-strength concrete is used to allow reconstructed roads to open more quickly. While conventional concrete mixes might

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retrofitting of existing concrete pavement that has undowelled slab joints. Since 1980, the slab joints of most new concrete highway pavements in areas where heavy loading is anticipated have been dowelled with 18-inch long smooth steel bars. The dowels bridge the joint sawed between the pavement slabs and help transfer traffic loads from one concrete slab to the next. The retrofitting technique involves cutting slots across the pavement joints, inserting the bars, patching the slots with fast-track concrete mixes, and then diamond-grinding the road to obtain a smooth surface. Department of Transportation officials in Washington—the first state to undertake dowel retrofitting on a large scale—expect to extend the life of some of the state’s 30-year-old concrete highways by 10 to 15 years using the new technique. Article from www.cement.org. For more details, refer to website http:// www.cement.org/cement-concreteapplications/paving/concrete-pavingtypes/highways

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Golfers Get Ready to Tee Up for theS E R V I N G U S Sixth Annual Voices for Children’s Tournament

Welcome, Spring!

The Harbor Oaks Golf Course will be the setting for Voices for Children’s 14th annual Golf Tournament Friday, Sept. 14. The four-man scramble will have a 12:30 pm start time. Fees to enter the tournament are $100.00 per person, or $400.00 for a team. These fees include green fees, cart rental, lunch and a t-shirt! Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners, and contests will include Sissy’s Log Cabin Hole in One Contest for a Rolex Watch. In addition to participating in the tournament, businesses and individuals may also support Voices for Children by becoming a golf tournament sponsor or by making a donation. These donations help further our mission to advocate for children in foster care, until they are placed into safe and permanent homes.” All proceeds from the tournament assist the program in advocating for children in Jefferson and Lincoln Counties. Anyone interested in participating in the golf tournament, or becoming a sponsor may contact the Voices for Children office at 870-536-5922 or 870-329-7976. Voices for Children, a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization is a member of the National and Arkansas

CASA Associations, and the United Way of South East Arkansas. The program has served abused and neglected children, who are in foster care in Jefferson and Lincoln counties, since 1999. Contributions to Voices for Children are welcomed and are tax-deductible.

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Jeanette McGrew’s Garden Sissy’s 1/2

Pictured above is Jeanette McGrew. She is a retired research associate of the Department of Psychiatry University of Arkansas for Medical Science. She moved to Pine Bluff in 1985 and resides in Rosewood Colony. She is an amazing accomplished woman!

Nancye McNew’s Cheese Mold Cheese Mold Nancye McNew

2 (4-oz) ctn. cream cheese & chives 8 oz. grated sharp cheddar cheese 1 tsp. Tobasco sauce 1 T. curry powder 2 T. sherry Mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese, Tabasco, curry powder and sherry together. Place in a 9-inch Two local favorites! Pictured left, pie plate, greased with Nancye McNew with her good friend mayonnaise. Unmold Sue Trulock. They are both members when ready to serve and of Trinity Episcopal Church. top with chutney and chopped green onions. This recipe is featured in Taste of Trinity, Trinity Episcopal Church’s faboulous cookbook! See more inside!

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Lakeside United Methodist and Pine Bluff Will Miss This remarkable Lady Who Does So Much for All of Us!

Suzanne Hulse, pictured with her late husband, Sonny.

“Lakeside United Methodist Church has always been a very important part of my life. As of May 15 I will have been a member for 65 years. Although I have moved out of town it will always be ‘my home.’”

The Discovery Sunday School Class sent a heartfelt thank you to Pine Bluff favorite Laura Nixon, for the needlepoint Cross and Flame she made and presented to her Sunday School Class at Lakeside United Methodist Church. Laura comes from a long line of needlepoint workers and is continuing the tradition. FYI her grandmother, Jane Nixon, another amazing lady and local favorite, helped her along the way with this needlepoint project. Congratulations, Laura, to continuing the family tradition! Presenting this award are other local favorites and Lakeside Methodist members from left to right, Terry Wynne and Deborah Whitaker, and Laura Nixon, far right.


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Michael Steele guestspeaker for 2018 Chancellor’s Convocation Michael Steele, political analyst for MSNBC and former chairman of the Republican National Convention (RNC), served as guest speaker for Chancellor’s Convocation on Thursday, April 19. The free, public event was held at 10:30 a.m. in the J.M. Ross theatre of the HathawayHoward Fine Arts building. When he was elected Lt. Governor of Maryland in 2003, Michael Steele made history as the first African American elected to statewide office; and again with his subsequent chairmanship of the Republican National Committee in 2009. As chairman of the RNC, Steele was charged with revitalizing the Republican Party. A selfdescribed “Lincoln Republican,” under Steele’s leadership the RNC broke fundraising records (over $198 million raised during the

2010 Congressional cycle) and Republicans won 63 House seats, the biggest pickup since 1938. His commitment to grassroots organization and party building at the state and local levels produced 12 governorships and the greatest share of state legislative seats since 1928 (over 600 seats). As Lt. Governor of Maryland, Steele’s priorities included reforming the state’s Minority Business Enterprise program, improving the quality of Maryland’s public education system (he championed the State’s historic Charter School law), expanding economic development in the state and fostering cooperation between government and faith-based organizations to help those in need. Steele’s ability as a communicator and commentator has been showcased through his current role as a political analyst for MSNBC.

Sissy’s 1/2 Michael Steele, political analyst for MSNBC and former chairman of the Republican National Convention. He has also worked as a contributor on the Fox News Channel and was a regular host of the Salem Radio Network’s nationally syndicated Morning in America show. More recently, he can be heard as co-host

of The Steele & Ungar Show on POTUS Channel for SiriusXM. He has appeared on Meet the Press, Face the Nation, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report and The Daily Show. Steele writes on politics for The Grio and his writings on law, business and politics have appeared in The Root.com, BET.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Politico.com, Townhall.com, and The Journal of International Security Affairs and Catholic University Law Review, among others. In 2012, Mr. Steele joined with former White House Counsel Lanny Davis in founding the crisis management and strategic communications firm Purple Nation Solutions. From 2007-2009, Mr. Steele was a partner in the Washington, DC office of Dewey

& LeBoeuf LLP, where he focused on corporate securities, government relations, and international affairs, with an emphasis on Africa. Prior to his public service, he served as in-house finance counsel to the Mills Corporation (1997- 1998) and as a corporate securities associate in the D.C. office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (19911997). Born at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Mr. Steele was raised in Washington, DC. Upon graduating Johns Hopkins University (‘81’), he entered the Order of St. Augustine where he studied for the priesthood for over two years. He is a graduate of Georgetown Law Center (’91), and an Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow in Public Leadership. For more information about the event, call the Office of the Chancellor at (870) 575-8470.

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S E Rlibrary V I N G U introduced S Plans for downtown Pine Bluff

Welcome, Spring!

Pine Bluff’s new downtown library, to be located at 6th Avenue and Main Street and scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2020, was introduced to the Pine Bluff community today. Following Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington’s opening remarks, Little Rock architect Reese Rowland, of Polk, Stanley and Wilcox, presented the schematic renderings of what will become some 32,000 square feet of library space. Pine Bluff architect Fred Reed is assisting in the design of the library. During his presentation, Rowland frequently touched on the Library’s mantra: We are more than books. With enthusiasm, he shared the excitement the activities and learning centers in the new spaces will generate. Information provided by the library indicates the learning centers may include: A dedicated area for computer training covering a variety of skills: programming, how to access the Internet, or ancestor (genealogy) research Separately, a computer lab featuring the latest technology to search employment opportunities, and then applying online for a just discovered and suitable job A Teen Loft: for teens of course; glass enclosed—to be seen but not heard Youth LearningLayer: kid friendly risers for informal events—say, an author discussing her book written for children—children now eager to read it Two recording studios: one for that not ready for primetime garage band; one for

recording archival material, such as oral histories Public meeting rooms, available during and after normal operating hours A teaching kitchen: practical preparations to encourage latchkey kids in creating a healthy afterschool snack; or, for their moms—and dads—to whip up a favorite ethnic dish the entire family can enjoy A coffee shop, which will also serve light snacks. Outdoors, on the building’s west side, architect Rowland has envisioned an open-air, terraced, public space suitable for lawn chair or blanket lounging. This area’s use is to be determined; to date, public suggestions include showing movies or showing off local performers. The Library suggests patrons stay tuned—this could be transformative. Reed, and Polk, Stanley and Wilcox representatives attended more than ten listening sessions conducted to solicit the public’s visions of a library. These sessions were held throughout Jefferson County in

Earlier Library Days The Pine Bluff Library was established in 1913 as a Public Library Association with the assistance of the local Pine Bluff chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Pat Rhine Brown, in the spring 2018 issue of the “Jefferson County Historical Quarterly,” writes, “Mrs. Marion Dewoody Pettigrew, beginning in 1913, was deeply involved in late summer of 2017. the beginning of the Pine Bluff/Jefferson Rowland noted the ideas and County Library. In 1930, voters approved Dane’s Magic Lub Is Now Located suggestions put forward at these sessions a $65,000 bond issue to build a library on Within B&D Automotive were carefully considered and many Repair. West Fifth Avenue.” The library opened Your been One Stop Shop For All YourtoAutomative Needs! have incorporated. According in 1931 with Mrs. Pettigrew president. Rowland, the suggestions dictatedInside! much She later became the librarian.” Longtime See More of4809 the design and programmatic (learning will recall the library was located Dollarway Road • Pine Bluff Arresidents 870-534-5900 centers) features included in the new at 5th and Chestnut and the building is library. still standing. Beginning with the initiative to ask In 1979, an Interlocal Agreement was the citizens of Pine Bluff and Jefferson established between the City of Pine Bluff County to, respectively, approve a millage and Jefferson County creating the Pine increase the Library has stressed, We Bluff/Jefferson County Library System. are about more than books. The millage The library continues to operate under the increase was approved by the voters terms of this agreement which, among in 2016 and adapting the More than other matters, established the funding Books concept was a major factor in the for the library to be provided by an ad selection, by the Board of Trustees, of The valorem property tax. The tax rate which Reed, and Polk, Stanley and Wilcox firms funds the library’s operations only (not as architects. the new construction) has not increased Construction of the new library is for some 30 years. expected to begin in the fall of 2018. The library is currently located in the Library Director Bobbie Morgan states east portion of the Pine Bluff Civic Center, Catering Scott Ray!toHigh she intends to cutBythe ribbon openQuality built Food! in 196368. Order Online Or Call Today! 870-247-5000 870-543-6981 the new facility on Friday, February 14, Press release courtesy of Taylor 2020—Valentine’swww.rxcatering.net/ Day. Eubank, Special Project Manager.

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Add water and mix well. Frosting Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 1 oz. cream cheese, softened 8-10 minutes. Makes 3 dozen 1/2 c. butter 3 c. powdered sugar Sissy’s Easy Can’t Fail Rolls lemon juice or milk as needed 1-1/2 Pkg. Yeast (2 is okay) Mix cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar 1/2 cup lukewarm water together. If frosting is too thick add milk or lemon 6 tablespoons shortening/crisco (1 stick) melted juice until mixture is easily able to spread. 1/2 cup boiling water 6 tablespoons sugar Lemon Cheesecake Squares 1 egg 1 Box Lemon Cake mix 1 teaspoon salt 3 eggs 1/2 cup cold water 1 stick butter, melted 3-3/4 cups flour 1-8 oz. cream cheese Carrot Cupcakes Mix 1-1/2 packages yeast in cup with 1/4 cup Juice of 1 lemon 2 c, sugar Dane’s Magic Lub Is Nowwater. Located lukewarm Stir and let sit. 1 box powdered sugar 1 c, cooking oil 6 tablespoons shortening (Crisco) - Add 1/2 cup Within B&D Automotive Repair. Mix cake mix, 1 egg & butter. Press into greased 2 tsp. cinnamon boiling water to melt Crisco 9x13 pan evenly. Your One Stop Shop For AllInYour Automative Needs! 2 tsp. vanilla mixing bowl add 6 tablespoons sugar, 1 egg, 1 Mix 2 eggs, sugar & cream cheese. 1-1/2 c. raisins See More Inside! Pour on top and bake 10 minutes @ 375 degrees. teaspoon salt and 1/2 cup water and add\to the above 4 eggs 4809 Dollarway Road • Pine Bluff Ar 870-534-5900 Turn down to 325 degrees for additional 30 ingredients. 2 c. flour Add flour to mixture in mixing bowl. Has to rise minutes. 1 tsp. salt overnight. Then roll out. Put 1 stick of melted butter 3 c. grated carrots Cheese Straws on dough and cut with small cutter. l This can keep nuts (optional) 1 Cup sifted flour for up to 1 week in fridge. Preheat over to 350. Mix sugar and eggs in a 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Place on cookie sheet spray with pam. Make rolls medium mixing bowl and then beat in the oil 1 cup grated cheese touch. Cut in half and fold over. Make small ones Add the dry ingredients to mixture and blend well. 1/2 cup butter using juice glass for cutter. Then cover for 1 hour to Add vanilla, carrots, nuts and raisins 3 Tablespoons cold water rise. to mixture. Pour mixture into cupcake pans and Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl. Bake at 3 50 degrees until golden brown. See more, page 32 Cut in cheese and butter with a pastry blender. bake for 20-25 minutes at 350. Let cool and then frost. The Wedge Cut Iceberg lettuce into wedge slices 1 c. cherry tomatoes. Dressing 1/2 lb. Roquefort cheese crumbled 1 c mayonnaise 1 c. whipping cream 1/2 tsp. coarse black pepper 2 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tsp garlic salt Blend all ingredients together and pour over wedge

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Mrs. Arkansas Pageant Nov. 10 The next Mrs. Arkansas America Pageant will be held November 10th, at the Hot Springs Convention Center, according to Executive Director Lynn DeJarnette. Lynn is from Pine Bluff and was the 1994 Mrs. Arkansas America. Julie Paszuinzo, the reigning Mrs. Arkansas, will crown the next winner! Julie will compete for The Mrs. America title August 26th in Las Vegas! The pageant is seeking title holders from around the state and actively searching for a Mrs. Pine Bluff and Mrs. Jefferson County For more information go to www.mrsarkansas.org or call 870-520-4243.

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Pine Bluff ’s Du Bocage Home

A few of Dee’s Favorites Hot & Smoky Baked Beans

6 bacon slices 1 1/2 cups chopped onion 1 1/4 cup barbeque sauce 3/4 cup dark beer 1/4 cup mild flavored (light) molasses 3 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard 3 Tbsp. packed brown sugar 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 Tbsp. soy sauce 4 to 6 tsp. minced canned chilpolte chillies 6 cans (15 to 16 oz. each) Great Northern Beans, drained Chopped fresh parsley Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels and drain. Transfer 2 1/2 Tbsp. bacon drippings from skillet to large bowl. Finely chop bacon; add to bowl. Add onion and next 7 ingredients to bowl and whisk to blend. Whisk in 4 to 6 tsp. chipolte chillies, depending on spiciness desired. Stir in beans. Transfer bean mixture to 13X9X2 inch glass baking dish. Bake uncovered until liquid bubbles and thickens slighlty, about 1 hour. Cool 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve. *Chipolte chillies, canned in a spicy tomato sauce sometimes called adobo, are available at Latin Maerican markets and some supermarkets.

Honey Barbequed Ribs

The Du Bocage Home, the now pristine home of the late Judge J.W. Bocage at 1115 West 4th Avenue in Pine Bluff, was completed and first occupied in 1866. Ownership of the property remained with the Bocage family until 1966 when it was deeded to the Pine Bluff Optimist Club. The club renovated the old home and opened it to the public in 1969. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. By the early part of the current century, the home was back in the downslide to deterioration. Its future was grim. But then came the second rescue. A corporate neighbor of Du Bocage, MK Distributors (George Makris), bought the property and immediately made plans to restore it. It is a beautifully restored property of which Pine Bluff can be proud!

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White-crowned Sparrow

Mrs. Robert Wyatt (Sharon) in front of her charming historic home! The Kimberly ferns placed on either side of the walk enhance the beauty of this lovely picturesque home.

Pine Bluff native honored by U.S. Daughters of 1812

Pine Bluff native Sharon Wyatt was recently honored with the presentation of the Spirit of 1812 Award given by United States Daughters of 1812. Wyatt served as president of the Arkansas State Society 1812 from February 2015 through February 2018. During these years, Wyatt represented U.S.D. 1812 at countless meetings, dedications, veterans’ remembrance ceremonies, and has driven, at her own expense, over 8,500 on U.S.D. 1812 business. Also during her term she has conducted 10 grave-marking ceremonies, reviewed the Arkansas State Society 1812 holdings of the Old State House Museum and established a state scholarship. The Spirit of 1812 Award is awarded to an individual or to an organization with a distinguished record of study, promotion and dedication to the preservation of the history of people, places and events of the war of 1812. The candidate must have demonstrated a committed effort to preserve a certain aspect of the War of 1812 and the culture of the time period and it can be awarded to a member of U.S.D. 1812 if their efforts are above and

White-crowned Sparrow

Green-winged Teal

Seven Shepherd’s Center class attendees, led by Delos McCauley with Three Rivers Audubon Society, saw a total of 50 species in March, which included nine species from McCauley’s backyard. All were able to get a good view of White-crowned Sparrows. The flooded field on Wilbur West Road contained several hundred Greenwinged Teals. A Wilson’s Snipe briefly popped up, but McCauley was the only one able to see it. About a half dozen birds responded to the Eastern Screech-Owl call at Regional Park. The two baby Great Horned Owls we viewed a couple of weeks ago left their nest about five days ago. Spring migrants should be arriving soon, so join the bird watching class each Wednesday at the Shepherd’s Center in Pine Bluff. Those in attendance included Hazel McCauley, Rowland Barthet, Linda Eubanks, Margie Sewell, Betty Coles and Richard Berry.

Shepherd’s Center spring classes concluded April 25 Congratulations President Bettye Johnson!

Sharon Wyatt wears her Spirit of 1812 award presented to her by the United States Daughters of 1812. beyond the normal member obligation and expectation. The purpose of the award is to recognize and thank those who are keeping the history o the War of 1812 alive. U.S.D. 1812, a volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism and preserving and increasing knowledge of the history of the American People and especially the period of the War of 1812, was founded in 1892 and the Arkansas State Society was organized in 1906. Along with the Spirit of 1812 Award, Wyatt was elected Honorary State President for Life.

Spring 2018 Session of Shepherd’s Center classes are held each Wednesday through April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Lakeside Methodist Church, located at 5th and Olive St in Pine Bluff. Guest speaker for the opening class – Beginning Genealogy – was John Mitchell. Classes offered were as follows. Beginning Genealogy - John Mitchell, Instructor Line Dancing – Mona Rhoden, Instructor - One of our most popular classes Computer Course – Phil McBee, Instructor Art Workshop – Ladies from the local Art Guild instructed in watercolor, acrylic and others. Knitting - Barbara Fry and others instructing Crochet- Barbara Lambert instructing Canasta – Nancy Paschal instructor Photography – A favorite class taught by Mike Adam teaching portrait, landscaping, digital and lots more. “Bible class” - Rev. Steve Wingo instructor.

Bird Watching – Delos McCauley, Instructor. Enjoyed nature from experts from the Three Rivers Audubon Society Play Mahjong, and Board Games “This and That” Classes – Cooking

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Downtown Pine Bluff On the Move! Sissy’s 1/2 Pine Bluff Military and Veterans Museum coming Some people see things as they are, and ask, “Why?’ I dreamed things that never were and ask “Why not?” – George Bernard Shaw

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A luncheon and fashion show fundraiser for the Pine Bluff Military and Veterans Museum was held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5th at First Baptist Church on South Hazel Sponsors were Hunters Refuge And Jenkins Memorial Center. The models and clothing provided by Hunters Refuge. The luncheon was provided by Jenkins Memorial Center and sprearheaded by Zelda Hoaglan, Executive Director. The Boone Murphy Historic Home is the site for the future Military and Historical Museum It is located at 4th & Oak..714 West 4th. RIGHT OFF THE TRAIN TRACKS!!! The City of Pine Bluff owns the property. They have remodeled providing lighting and more. At the present the committee/Board/volunteers are working avidly on a state-of-the-art bar

code system whereby they can track and protect the valuable archive of donated and loaned items for the museum! According to Board member, Carolyn De Vos, “This documentation system will be able to track all these exhibits!” She added, “ We are still acquiring items from donations and loans.” “Very Successful, Good Turnout! At least 100 attended!” said Carolyn De Vos. The Board members are Jack Jones (former Judge Jones) President KarLynn Payton Roberts Vice President Darryl Shumaker Remaining Veteran on the Board *Takes care of all Veteran issues Carolyn De Vos Treasurer/Secretary

Grider Field’s Part in Nation’s History The airport at Pine Bluff was first established in 1940 during World War II. In July of 1940 the city issued bonds for purchase of property for the airport. The City then leased the property to the United States government for the establishment of the Pine Bluff School of Aviation, an army pilot training school, in October of the same year. World War II brought profound changes to Pine Bluff and its agriculture, timber, and railroadoriented economy. The first took the form of a new airport. Grider Field housed the Pine Bluff School of Aviation to furnish flight training for air cadets

for the Army Air Corps. Approximately 10,000 flyers were trained by the time the school closed in October 1944. The Pine Bluff Arsenal and Grider Field literally changed Pine Bluff from an agricultural economy to a diversified base with a mixture of industry and agriculture. After the war, the airport property was transferred back to the city in 1947 by the War Assets Administrator of the Civil Aeronautics Administration under the Surplus Property Act. See Grider’s Field, page 49


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Downtown Pine Bluff On the Move! Sissy’s 1/2 Making a Splash “This was an effort of all three administrations.” – Mayor Shirley Washington

The city of Pine Bluff celebrated its Groundbreaking Ceremony of the upcoming Aquatic Center on Friday May 4th, 2018. It is set to open July 2019 on 400 East 11th St. Downtown Pine Bluff. Prior Mayors Carl Redus and Debbie Hollingsworth attended. Mayor Shirley Washington stated “This was an effort of all three administrations”

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