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Students of the Year recognized at WCHS

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)

Bill Reid to present Mark Perry book

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.

Extension Homemakers hold Garden Party

Bettye Johnson, Jefferson County Extension Homemakers Club president, welcomed members and guests from all the county clubs to the Spring Council Garden Party. Special decorations were bird houses and spring flowers by Johnson and Jo Segars that turned the room into a garden party. Members were adorned in their spring hats and attire.

Church to host Senior Adult Day potluck

The Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, 9238 Sulphur Springs Road, will hold its monthly Senior Adult Day at 10 a.m. Friday, May 22, in the church’s Christian Community Center. There will be a potluck luncheon with games and prizes. Guests are invited to bring a favorite dish and enjoy the fellowship. There is no admission charge and all ages are invited to attend. Details: Judy Hall 718-9675.

August-Riley announce engagement

Jeri Lynn August and Timothy James Riley, along with their parents, are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Jeri is the daughter of the late Larry Louis August of Beaumont, Texas, and Julie A. Moore of Kansas City, Missouri. Timothy is the son of the late Lerone Riley Sr. and Wilma Jean Riley of Pine Bluff.


An article in the Tuesday edition of The Commercial about the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts included information about a May 29 deadline. That deadline is the deadline for a program, Project HELIX, that ASMSA is hosting this summer for lower-income students from the Delta region, not the school’s admissions application. Details about Project HELIX:

Boys State delegates named

American Legion Hearin­Connolly Post 32 announces the appointment of 21 high school juniors who will attend Arkansas Boys State at the University of Central Arkansas, May 31 to June 5, now in its 74th year. The students are from Pine Bluff, Watson Chapel, Dollarway and Ridgway Christian School.