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Grider field plans airshow, fundraiser

The Pine Bluff Grider Field Aviation Museum Inc. will hold its third annual Airshow and Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Grider Field. The purpose of the fundraiser is to restore the only remaining World War II barrack at Grider Field and develop an aviation museum.

UAM holds Arbor Day observance

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Arkansas at Monticello planted a chinkapin oak tree at the center of campus recently in observance of Arbor Day, a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care.

The Links Inc. urges WCHS students to seek higher education

The Pine Bluff Chapter of The Links Inc. conducted two workshops for 10th and 11th graders at Watson Chapel High School. The goals of the workshops are to encourage students to continue to pursue higher levels of education and to introduce them to the vast career choices available, both nationally and internationally.

Pine Bluff native officially becomes Brigadier General

A lone soldier stood in uniform elevated above the crowd by the stage. To each side of him stood his family. One placing a single star on the space on his chest, and the other placing his cap, adorned with an identical single star, upon his head. The lone soldier turned and faced the crowded room as it erupted in applause.

PEO Founder’s celebration

The PEO chapter AU/BZ celebrates Founder’s Day during a recent brunch. A ‘Miss America Parade’ honored past presidents. Participants were, from left, Martha Sue Pearce, Marsha Rogers, Karen Needler, Sandra Breshears, Katy Walt, Julia Ann Beckham, Rosemary Baird, Emily Cockrum, Carol Teague, Trudy Pascale and Pam Estes. (Special to The Commercial)