The Alethea Club met recently at Margland, the palatial home and Bed and Breakfast owned by Wanda Bateman. In keeping with this year’s theme, First Ladies of America, Peggie Howard gave a most interesting program on Bess Truman.
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A musical program by Madeleine and Brennan Lowrey was presented to the Pine Bluff/John McAlmont Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution for the May meeting at the Pine Bluff Country Club in commemoration of National Music Week.
The Kiwanis Club of Pine Bluff will meet at noon, Wednesday, June 3, at the Pine Bluff Country Club.
Arkansas Adult Education classes are offered by the Southeast Arkansas College Adult Education Department.
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)
William L. Fells III — who is graduating from the ICVR Pen or Pencil mentorship program and Ridgway Christian High School and will soon enroll at American University in Washington, DC — has been confirmed as the commencement speaker for the 10 anniversary of National Alliance of Faith Justice National Pen or Pencil Youth Training and Mentoring Summit to be held July 20 in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Arts and Science Center of Southest Arkansas is brining in talent from Arizona State University for its upcoming summer musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.”
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.
Planning is underway for the annual White Hall All-Classmates reunion, Sept. 26, at the James “Jitters” Morgan White Hall Community Center.
A la Carte, a fundraiser for Jefferson Country Circle of Friends in conjunction with Arkansas Children’s Hospital, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the White Hall Community Center.