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The ‘simplicity’ of getting fit

I’ve NEVER heard anyone say “You know, I’d like a really pretty house, but I don’t care if it has a refrigerator or bathrooms”. But I hear “I just want bigger arms” or “I only want to work on my waist” quite frequently. From a fitness professional’s perspective, they mean virtually the same thing.

Domestic abuse topic at WH Willing Workers

Willing Workers of White Hall’s Extension Homemakers Club met May 24 at White Hall Library. President Cheri Aronowitz welcomed everyone and asked Shiela Childers to read the Thought of the Month “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

Watson Chapel Chamber Choir

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International hosts the Watson Chapel Chamber Choir which performed during a holiday party. The choir had a successful year under the direction of Angel Owen, a spokeswoman said. Choir members include: 6th (back) row, Isaiah Jones, Maurice Whittaker, Amy Vallery and Zach Barnes; 5th row: Brandon Thomas, Nathan Morgan and Carl Dunn; 4th row: Hauper-Kane Moorehead, Courtland Rucker, Kim Marcus, Morgan Monk and Ashante’ Singleton; 3rd row: Jallen Johnson, Nautica Harris, Christian Broughton, Dajah Robinson and J’tyra Wiley; 2nd row: Alexis Whitten, A’mydra Anderson, Reonnicka Kilgore and Sierra Cannon; 1st row: Mya Ware, Eboni Edwards, Rachel Lochmann, Destiny Qualls, Kadazha Barnes and director Angel Owen. (Special to The Commercial)

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)


The Rev. Kelley Bohlmann is special projects coordinator in the office of Mayor Debe Hollingsworth. Bohlmann’s title was incorrect in an article submitted to The Commercial that appeared in Sunday’s edition.