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Dairy products add health benefits, nutritionist says

June is National Dairy Month, and while cow’s milk is not an essential food for adults and children past the age of weaning, it is a convenient source of some essential nutrients that is readily available in the U.S., says Kay Dutram, registered dietitian nutritionist, assistant professor and director of the Nutrition and Dietetics Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Nancy Ryburn

Q. My step-daughter has a child who lies constantly. Her lies are obvious and very annoying. I can barely stand to be around the child, but was told not to intervene. Why do children lie when it would often be easier to tell the truth?

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.

Copeland, Lybrand to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Copeland of White Hall are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shelby Ann to Spencer Edward Lybrand, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joey Lybrand of White Hall.

DeWitt senior center donation

DeWitt Senior Citizens Center receives a $1,000 donation from the First Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program. Participants were, from left, Operation Round-Up Trustee James Phillips, senior center manager Julie Duncan and council members Gladys Carr and Joan Snell. The program awarded $15,000 to 14 local organizations in April. (Special to The Commercial)

White Hall Noon Lions to meet

The White Hall Noon Lions Club will meet at noon Thursday, June 2, at Larry’s Pizza at White Hall. The guest speaker will be Shayla Nelson from the Blind Services Division of the Department of Human Services.

Honoring veterans

Members of the American Legion Post 232 at White Hall place U.S. flags on graves of all veterans buried in the White Hall Methodist Cemetery. Participants May 27 were, from left, Pat Freeman, John Aronowitz, Post Commander Glen Minor, Ron Powell and Tim Cooney, who placed the flag on his own family’s gravesite. Not pictured were Roy Elliot and John Henry. This is a project the post has held for several years to remember all those who sacrificed to keep the country free. (Special to The Commercial)