William L. Fells III — who is graduating from the ICVR Pen or Pencil mentorship program and Ridgway Christian High School and will soon enroll at American University in Washington, DC — has been confirmed as the commencement speaker for the 10 anniversary of National Alliance of Faith Justice National Pen or Pencil Youth Training and Mentoring Summit to be held July 20 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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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)
The Arts and Science Center of Southest Arkansas is brining in talent from Arizona State University for its upcoming summer musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.”
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.
Planning is underway for the annual White Hall All-Classmates reunion, Sept. 26, at the James “Jitters” Morgan White Hall Community Center.
A la Carte, a fundraiser for Jefferson Country Circle of Friends in conjunction with Arkansas Children’s Hospital, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the White Hall Community Center.
The Pine Bluff High School Class of 1960 met recently at the Wright’s Ranch House BBQ Restaurant on Dollarway Road.
Amethyst Schmued and her brother Calvert Schmued have created a comparative study in downtown Pine Bluff architecture past and present that is now on exhibit.
Michael Sawyer was the recent guest at the DuBocage Chapter of American Business Woman Association’s monthly meeting at Pine Bluff Country Club.
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.