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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.


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.

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.


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:

Boys State delegates named

American Legion Hearin­Connolly Post 32 announces the appointment of 21 high school juniors who will attend Arkansas Boys State at the University of Central Arkansas, May 31 to June 5, now in its 74th year. The students are from Pine Bluff, Watson Chapel, Dollarway and Ridgway Christian School.