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2 attend Farm Bureau conference

M.H. and Susan Bitely participate in the Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 67th annual Officers and Leaders Conference. (Jefferson County Farm Bureau members were among more than 500 people who attended July 20-21 in Hot Springs. Event highlights included comments from Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach of Manila, an update from Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward and a keynote address by Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Brothers, known for their song parodies about agriculture. (Special to The Commercial)

Panel to host school board forum

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Delta Omega Omega Chapter’s Connection Committee, will present a forum for school board candidates at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 211 W. Third Ave.

Friend of abused woman can listen, offer help

Q. My best friend is in an emotionally and physically abusive relationship. No one would believe that this is happening since her husband is well-respected in the community. I’m afraid that he is mentally unbalanced and will really harm her. How can I intervene since I think she’s in real danger?