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Farmers Market conference serves fresh ideas

Farmers Market conference serves fresh ideas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The annual Certified Arkansas Farmers Market (CAFM) conference will be held in Little Rock this Saturday, February 26, at the Statehouse Convention Center.

This year, CAFM members have partnered with the 20th annual Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, the Arkansas Farmers Market Association and the Arkansas Food Policy Council; bringing together farmers, market managers, backyard gardeners and government officials to network and share ideas of interest that have an impact on our state agriculture.

CAFM activities kick off Saturday morning with registration from 7:15-8:00 at the Statehouse Convention Center.  All interested participants can register the morning of the conference.  Opening session begins at 8 a.m.

Sen. Pryor makes whirlwhind tour next week

Sen. Pryor makes whirlwhind tour next week

WASHINGTON D.C. (KTHV) – Senator Mark Pryor says said he is looking forward to embarking on a statewide jobs tour next week, during which he will meet with business and community leaders to discuss his plan to jumpstart the economy and create jobs.

On Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 1:30 pm, the senator will host a Business CEO Roundtable to brainstorm about innovation, entrepreneurship, and job creation in Arkansas.  Executives from both large and small businesses from a variety of industries will attend.  The roundtable will be held on the third floor of the Cox Building, located at 120 River Market Avenue in Little Rock.

On Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 10 am, Sen. Pryor will tour the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould and meet with Center officials. At noon, he will discuss jobs and the economy at the Pocahontas Rotary Club meeting. 

On Thursday, Feb.

Camden native speaks at Distinguished Laureate event

Camden native speaks at Distinguished Laureate event

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame’s 2011 Distinguished Laureate Series Events are re-scheduled for Feb. 24 - 25.

These two events are great networking opportunities and can be used to promote academic scholarship and engagement outside of the classroom. Feel free to invite friends, colleagues, and students. But, please remember to RSVP. Space is limited.

The Arkansas Black Hall of Fame (ABHOF), Clinton Presidential Center, and the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center have partnered to host the 2011 Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Distinguished Laureate Series featuring noted scientist and researcher Dr. James E. K. Hildreth.

Dr. Hildreth was born and raised in Camden, Arkansas. He graduated valedictorian from Camden High School in 1975 and began studies at Harvard University that fall.

VA commission addresses veterans' issues

VA commission addresses veterans' issues

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Members of the Arkansas Veterans’ Commission on Veterans Affairs will meet at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 22, 2011 to consider any business that may be brought before the Commission.

The meeting will be held at the Little Rock Veterans Home, 4701 West Charles Bussey Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas  72204.  The commission meets once each quarter.

UALR professors discuss "Egypt effect"

UALR professors discuss "Egypt effect"

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – UALR professors with strong ties to Egypt and the Middle East will discuss at noon Friday, Feb. 25, what the future may hold for the country and how that could affect the United States.

The event, postponed on Feb. 4 because of winter weather, is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the Middle Eastern Studies Program.

Panelists include Dr. Jacek Lubecki, professor of political science and coordinator of the Middle Eastern Studies Program; Dr. Clea Bunch, professor of history and chair of the Middle Eastern Studies Committee; Dr. Amin Akhnoukh (AHK’-nuk), professor of construction management and a native-born Egyptian; and Dr. Krista Lewis, professor of anthropology and a member of the Middle Eastern Studies faculty.

For more information, contact Dr.

Family seeks justice for Justice; asks for support

Family seeks justice for Justice; asks for support

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - On Sunday, Feb. 13, several local performers will be raising money for Jeff Justice, a North Little Rock man who family and friends say is fortunate to be alive.

Jeff was in a near-fatal traffic accident in November after another driver collided with his vehicle head-on. After spending the next several weeks in a coma, Jeff has had several surgeries and is currently undergoing physical rehabiliation.

Shannon Lafferty, Willy Ray, Elison's Cage, and Whale Fire are just a few of the local acts scheduled to play. The fundraiser is at Vino's on 7th & Chester in Little Rock. The family thanks everyone who is able to attend.

For more information, contact Jim Dalton at (501) 515-2856.

Central High symposium postponed

Central High symposium postponed

CONWAY, Ark. - The symposium on the Arkansas Gazette's role in the Central High Crisis originally set for Friday has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled. Contact Donna Stephens at 450-5605 or 852-2599 or e-mail donnals@uca.edu for more information.