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Students of the Year recognized at WCHS

Watson Chapel High School had its awards assembly on May 21. The 10th-grade and 11th-grade Students of the Year were recognized. Pictured are Daniel Taylor (11th grade), Kallie Jo Hopson (11th grade), Najallah Johnson (10th grade) and Will Duke (10th grade). (Special to The Commercial)

Bill Reid to present Mark Perry book

Bill Reid will present a book review of Mark Perry’s book, “The Most Dangerous Man in America — The Making of Douglas MacArthur,” at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, 6501 Hazel St.

Extension Homemakers hold Garden Party

Bettye Johnson, Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Club president, welcomed members and guests from all the county clubs to the Spring Council Garden Party. Special decorations were bird houses and spring flowers by Johnson and Jo Segars that turned the room into a garden party. Members were adorned in their spring hats and attire.

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.

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?

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.

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.