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Delta Academy, GEMS accepting applications

The Pine Bluff Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. is accepting applications for its 2015-2016 Delta Academy and GEMS (Growing & Empowering Myself Successfully) programs for girls 11 to 18 years old. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 4.

Kids festival set Aug. 8

Free food, games, rides and entertainment will be featured from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Kids Festival Praise In The Park. The event will be held at the Bryant Street Park, 1300 Bryant St.

Community day set Aug. 8

A community day will be held from 10 am. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at New St. Hurricane Missionary Baptist Church, 3319 S. Ohio St. The event will include food, music, fellowship and games.

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)