The Kiwanis Club of Pine Bluff meets at noon Wednesdays at the Pine Bluff Country Club. On Feb. 7, the guest speaker will be Monieca West with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.


West is program manager for the Carl Perkins federal program which funds career and technical education projects at the postsecondary level, according to a news release.


She holds certifications as a professional community and economic developer and a Bridges Out of Poverty trainer.