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February 19, 2018
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CASA office opens at SAU Tech

CASA office opens at SAU Tech campus Court Appointed Special Advocates and SAU Tech staff members pose for a photo during a "Meet-and-Greet" event Thursday. CASA announced that is has opened an office on the SAU Tech campus. Shown are, from left, SAU Tech Vice Chancellor David McLeane; SAUT Volunteer Coordinator Terri Walker; CASA Volunteer Coordinator Susan Green; CASA Director Sandy Gilliam, and SAU Tech Chancellor Dr. Jason Morrison.

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Elders speaks at SAUT event

Southern Arkansas University Tech in East Camden held its Black History Celebration on Thursday and welcomed Dr. Joycelyn Elders as its guest speaker.

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Elders is guest at SAUT event

Tickets are now on sale for SAU Tech's Black History Celebration to be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Student Center on the SAUT campus. The guest speaker for this year's program will be Dr. Joycelyn Elders - the 15th Surgeon of the United States and the first African American to head the U.S. Public Health Service.

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African American history in Ouachita County

According to blackpast.org, Lasker Bell Sr. was the founder and host of the Las Bell Variety Show - a radio program on that aired from 1967 - 1985. Bell was also one of the most prominent black television personalities in the Arkansas-Louisiana-Mississippi region. Bell held public affairs appointments under two Arkansas governors: David Pryor and Frank White.

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EBWYC’s Gunter tells club of upcoming car show

E.B. Williams Youth Center Founder Eric Gunter visited with the Camden Kiwanis Club during its weekly meeting on Thursday. He spoke to the group about the upcoming Corvette Car Show that is scheduled to be held from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on March 24 at the old Walmart parking lot off of U.S. 278.

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Small Business Award

Hutchinson gives the Small Business Award to Becky Powell, center, for The Perfects. Also shown is Becky's husband, Curtis Powell.

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Industry of the Year

Gov. Asa Hutchinson talks to attendees of the 94th Annual Camden Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet & Meeting. In the photo below left, Hutchinson presents the award to Woodfield Trucking owners Kathy Starr, center, and Jimmy Star, far right, for Industry of the Year.

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Chamber banquet honors businesses

Members of the community gathered for the Camden Area Chamber of Commerce's 94th Annual Banquet & Meeting at the Student Center at SAU Tech in East Camden on Thursday to honor volunteers and area businesses that support the region, and to hear from Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson - who served as the guest speaker for the event.

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