Community Briefs March 16

Southern Heritage Classic tix now on sale

Tickets for the Sept. 14 Southern Heritage Classic football game between the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Tennessee State University are now on sale. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium in Memphis.

More events in connection to the game will be announced in the coming weeks, according to a news release from game organizer Fred Jones Jr. Events the night of the game include the AutoZone Halftime Show and the Classic 5th Quarter, both featuring performanes from the Tennessee State Aristocrat of Bands and UAPB Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South. "We have many exciting things planned for this year's celebration," Jones said. "... Our great city of Memphis will be ready to put on another show."

This will be the second year for UAPB to play in the Classic. Tennessee State won the last meeting 24-14 after a blocked field goal was returned for a Tennessee State touchdown in the final minute.

4-H plans Spring Break Camp

The Jefferson County Extension Service, 500 Idaho St., will host the 4-H Spring Break Day Camp for ages 7-16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Campers will explore gardening, planting, cooking and more, according to a news release.

Participants will also learn about careers in agriculture and develop an understanding and appreciation for Arkansas agriculture, a spokesman said.

To register, visit Details: Timothy Wallace, county extension agent, (870) 534-1033 or [email protected].

Simmons plans ribbon cutting

Simmons Bank will host a ribbon cutting celebration from 2-3 p.m. March 28 at its new branch, 1400 E. Harding Ave. Refreshments will be served after the ribbon cutting. RSVP by March 20 to Samantha Robertson at [email protected], according to a flier.

Architecture, design youth camp set

The Alex Foundation is accepting applications for its architecture and design summer camp recognized by the American Institute of Architects. The free commuter camp will be held for rising 7th graders from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15-19 and July 22-26. The deadline to apply is April 1, according to a news release.

Students will learn about architecture, including what architects do, architecture as the art and science of the built environment, how an architectural drawing becomes a building/structure, the different parts that make up a building, and how architecture is an important part of history and culture. Students will design and build small scale models of structures and historic buildings and create three-dimensional computer models. They will also learn to use drones to make STEM connections, learn engineering and allied professions of architecture.

For details and to apply, visit

Area Agency announces menu

Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas is serving lunches from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays at the senior centers. Here's next week's menu:

March 18 -- Hash brown ham casserole, spring salad, strawberries, bread stick, Angel food cake.

March 19 -- Cheeseburger pie, creamed peas, herbed potatoes, wheat bread, pineapples, and milk.

March 20 -- Pinto beans with ham, spinach topped tomatoes, cornbread, lemonade pie, and milk.

March 21 -- Spaghetti with meat sauce, Italian mixed vegetables, tossed salad with low-fat dressing, brownie, and milk.

March 22 -- Sliced turkey with gravy, sweet potatoes, cream-styled corn, roll, applecrisp, and milk.

Details: Strachota Senior Citizens Center, (870) 543-6323.

Corps issues small craft advisory

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a small craft advisory for the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in Arkansas. Heavy rainfall in Arkansas over the last 24 hours resulted in Arkansas River flows exceeding 70,000 cubic feet per second at Ozark, the Corps said in a Friday news release.

Small craft advisories are issued when flows exceed 70,000 c.f.s. Strong currents and large debris can threaten the safety of pleasure craft during high flows. Friday, flows at Ozark were near 85,000 c.f.s. A crest greater than 90,000 c.f.s. will make its way downstream over the next few days. Daily river information can be obtained at or the Little Rock District's mobile app.

Webinar highlights non-traditional law

The courtroom isn't the only place law graduates can practice. The National Agricultural Law Center and American Agricultural Law Association are hosting a free webinar highlighting possibilities for students interested in ag and food law. The webinar, titled "Growing Careers in Agricultural and Food Law for Law Students: Non-Traditional Legal Paths and Opportunities,"will be held at 11 a.m. March 27.

The webinar is free and registration is available at

The NALC and AALA's "Growing Careers" webinar is crafted especially for law students, as well as the faculty who advise them about their next steps beyond law school. Kirstin Nelson, law librarian for the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library, will be the presenter, according to a news release.

According to the American Bar Association, more than 36,000 students graduated with a law degree in 2022. Of those, 52 percent went to law firms, while nearly 40 percent of graduates found employment in areas such as business and industry, government, public interest, clerkships and education. The "Growing Careers" series is a component of the NALC's Bridges Initiative, a student-focused, public-private partnership offering professional development, networking, and increased legal knowledge to pre-college, undergraduate, and law students interested in agricultural and food law issues and careers.

Nelson also works closely with the NALC by coordinating the Agricultural Law Information Partnership between the National Agricultural Library, the NALC and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law and Graduate School.

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