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Dairy products add health benefits, nutritionist says

June is National Dairy Month, and while cow’s milk is not an essential food for adults and children past the age of weaning, it is a convenient source of some essential nutrients that is readily available in the U.S., says Kay Dutram, registered dietitian nutritionist, assistant professor and director of the Nutrition and Dietetics Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Nancy Ryburn

Q. My step-daughter has a child who lies constantly. Her lies are obvious and very annoying. I can barely stand to be around the child, but was told not to intervene. Why do children lie when it would often be easier to tell the truth?

The ‘simplicity’ of getting fit

I’ve NEVER heard anyone say “You know, I’d like a really pretty house, but I don’t care if it has a refrigerator or bathrooms”. But I hear “I just want bigger arms” or “I only want to work on my waist” quite frequently. From a fitness professional’s perspective, they mean virtually the same thing.

Domestic abuse topic at WH Willing Workers

Willing Workers of White Hall’s Extension Homemakers Club met May 24 at White Hall Library. President Cheri Aronowitz welcomed everyone and asked Shiela Childers to read the Thought of the Month “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

Watson Chapel Chamber Choir

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International hosts the Watson Chapel Chamber Choir which performed during a holiday party. The choir had a successful year under the direction of Angel Owen, a spokeswoman said. Choir members include: 6th (back) row, Isaiah Jones, Maurice Whittaker, Amy Vallery and Zach Barnes; 5th row: Brandon Thomas, Nathan Morgan and Carl Dunn; 4th row: Hauper-Kane Moorehead, Courtland Rucker, Kim Marcus, Morgan Monk and Ashante’ Singleton; 3rd row: Jallen Johnson, Nautica Harris, Christian Broughton, Dajah Robinson and J’tyra Wiley; 2nd row: Alexis Whitten, A’mydra Anderson, Reonnicka Kilgore and Sierra Cannon; 1st row: Mya Ware, Eboni Edwards, Rachel Lochmann, Destiny Qualls, Kadazha Barnes and director Angel Owen. (Special to The Commercial)

NARFE to meet June 27

The National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter 287 of Pine Bluff will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 27, in the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 211 W. Third Ave.

Vera Lloyd’s new program to prepare youth for adulthood

Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services is creating a model transition services program to prepare youth to become successful and productive adults after leaving Vera Lloyd’s children’s home in Monticello. The Walton Family Foundation recently awarded the agency a three-year $500,000 grant to support the program.