Newest ‘X-Men’ hits all the right spots

The 47th entry in the “X-Men” franchise (just kidding, but it’s easy to lose track) stays with the younger series of actors playing the Marvel mutants. You know, the ones with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender as Charles Xavier and Magneto, not Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen.

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Scallion, Hudgins to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Leon and Kim Scallion of White Hall, AR, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Haleigh Scallion, to Scott Hudgins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Tina Hudgins of Searcy, Arkansas.

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Home sales increase in April compared to a year ago

The number of new and existing homes sold in Jefferson County went from 26 in April 2015 to 40 last month; however, the average price of the homes sold declined from $88,961 in April 2015 to $78,264 in April 2016, according to the Arkansas Realtor’s Association.

Sports

PB Braves Semi-Pro baseball seen action over weekend

The Pine Bluff Braves got off to a good start after being rained out Friday in their 65th season opener. In a delayed start, the Braves came from behind to defeat the Alexandria, Louisiana Hurricanes 13-7 in the first game Saturday at Regional Park.

Blake Phillips headed to play for the Arkansas Baptist College Bucs

Standout catcher, Blake Phillips, of the Watson Chapel Wildcats signed his letter of intent Friday morning. Phillips will further his baseball career at Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock, Arkansas. This was a proud moment for Watson Chapel’s head baseball coach Chad Cope, as he’s seen Phillips grow into the young man that he is today.

2016 PRO-DAY Arkansas Future Stars Showcase successful

The bad weather held off, and the 2016 PRO-DAY Future Showcase was able to proceed smoothly. This year’s showcase featured twelve participants that displayed their talents in front of a number of college coaches, scouts, and professional scouts. PRO-DAY has continued to expand over the years, and the purpose and the production is a large reason for that.

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Unified Christian Alliance holds baby show

Unified Christian Alliance Inc. recently held its 18th annual Baby Show as part of its annual scholarship fundraiser. The funds benefit high school seniors who choose to attend the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Grider field plans airshow, fundraiser

The Pine Bluff Grider Field Aviation Museum Inc. will hold its third annual Airshow and Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Grider Field. The purpose of the fundraiser is to restore the only remaining World War II barrack at Grider Field and develop an aviation museum.

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