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White Hall FBLA winners

From left, Priscilla Foreman, Kendall Mosby and Griffin Haynes of White Hall High School’s FBLA will attend the National FBLA Leadership Conference at Atlanta, Georgia, the week of June 27 through July 3. At the state FBLA Leadership Conference at Little Rock on April 4-5, Mosby won second place in Insurance & Risk Management; Foreman placed fourth in E-Business; and Haynes placed fourth in Introduction to Financial Math. Seventeen members of White Hall’s FBLA, along with advisers Dottie Strahan and Courtney Harp, attended the state conference. (Special to The Commercial)

Furry friends

Pine Bluff Police Officer Hodges Stewart holds Bear, a 1-and-a-half year-old male Shih Tzu puppy that was turned in to the shelter Monday afternoon. Stewart said the owner of the dog was an elderly lady who could not take care of Bear anymore and brought him and another dog to the shelter. ‘That’s really smart,’ he said. ‘We can try to get them adopted or rescued by someone.’ (Pine Bluff Commercial/Ray King)

‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ is a by-the-numbers biopic

“The Man Who Knew Infinity” tells the fictionalized true story of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a brilliant unschooled mathematician whose work changed the field. Let me stop you before you say “A Beautiful Mind” or “The Imitation Game.” This biopic, from writer-director Matthew Brown, is a dutiful effort that never quite adds up to those vastly superior efforts.

Fiscal session winding down

LITTLE ROCK — The fiscal session that began April 13 could wrap up this week, legislative leaders said Friday as they worked with the governor’s office on the Revenue Stabilization Act, the bill that will set spending priorities for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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Surgery for Hatcher leaves status uncertain

FAYETTEVILLE - Keon Hatcher posted a photograph his left foot in a boot Tuesday. He, apparently, had surgery on it, the same one he broke last year in the second game of the season and subsequently missed the rest of the year for.

Former Arkansas guard Whitt transferring to SMU

FAYETTEVILLE - Former Arkansas guard Jimmy Whitt is transferring to Southern Methodist he announced Monday. The Arkansas News Bureau first reported Whitt’s intentions to transfer March 18.

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Damascus to observe National Day of Prayer

Damascus Baptist Church, 224 N. Cypress St., will observe National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 5. The church will be open between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for people who would like to come and pray.

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