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Economic Opportunities Commission to participate in statewide conference

The Pine Bluff Jefferson County Economic Opportunities Commission will participate in the annual conference of the Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association from May 27-29 at the Springdale/Fayetteville Area Holiday Inn to recognize the achievements of community action agencies across the state from the past year and further PBJCEOC’s mission through collaborative effort.

Graves, Johnson plan June wedding

Kamryn D’shon Graves and Brent Taylor Johnson, along with their parents, are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Kami is the daughter of Glenn and Kenna Graves of Star City. Brent is the son of Lonnie and Melissa Johnson also of Star City.

Births

Darwin and Enisha Evans gave birth to a baby girl, Lauryn Alyssa Evans, on May 1. She weighed 6 lbs 10 oz and was 19.25 inches long. Her grandparents are Wilbuerto Sims, Sandra and Theodis Maddox, Glynsis Holloway and Darwin Evans.

Depressed student shouldn’t let illness stand in way of success

Q. I am a first-year college student who made C’s and D’s this semester. I know that I am depressed, but my parents tell me that I’m just lazy. They are against all medications for mental health problems and refuse to discuss it with me. They have told me I can use St. John’s wort because it is natural. What can I do to convince them that I need “real” medication?

Correction

An article published Friday in The Commercial about the Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School being the recipient of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Outdoor Classroom Garden Grant contained an error regarding Samuel Glover’s title. He is the Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School’s culture coordinator.

Lighthouse receives garden grant

Pine Bluff Lighthouse Charter School is the recipient of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Outdoor Classroom Garden Grant. Samuel Glover, Lighthouse culture coordinator***, was presented the $500 grant by Jefferson County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee representatives Meredith Baker, chairwoman, and Susan Bitely.

58th All Tomato Luncheon set

The Pink Tomato Festival in Warren is coming up, and part of the annual celebration is the annual All Tomato Luncheon, which will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at the First Baptist Church Activities Center.

Church to host Senior Adult Day potluck

The Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, 9238 Sulphur Springs Road, will hold its monthly Senior Adult Day at 10 a.m. Friday, May 22, in the church’s Christian Community Center. There will be a potluck luncheon with games and prizes. Guests are invited to bring a favorite dish and enjoy the fellowship. There is no admission charge and all ages are invited to attend. Details: Judy Hall 718-9675.

August-Riley announce engagement

Jeri Lynn August and Timothy James Riley, along with their parents, are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Jeri is the daughter of the late Larry Louis August of Beaumont, Texas, and Julie A. Moore of Kansas City, Missouri. Timothy is the son of the late Lerone Riley Sr. and Wilma Jean Riley of Pine Bluff.

Clarification

An article in the Tuesday edition of The Commercial about the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts included information about a May 29 deadline. That deadline is the deadline for a program, Project HELIX, that ASMSA is hosting this summer for lower-income students from the Delta region, not the school’s admissions application. Details about Project HELIX: asmsa.org/outreach/project-helix