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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.

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)

Scallion, Hudgins to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Leon and Kim Scallion of White Hall, AR, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Haleigh Scallion, to Scott Hudgins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Tina Hudgins of Searcy, Arkansas.

Birth

Rhonda Lopez and Corolas Moore of Pine Bluff gave birth to a baby girl, Jordyn Moore, on May 21. She weighed 8 pounds and 4.8 ounces.

UAM holds Arbor Day observance

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Arkansas at Monticello planted a chinkapin oak tree at the center of campus recently in observance of Arbor Day, a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care.

ABATE District 20 sets meeting

Pine Bluff /Sheridan ABATE District 20 will meet at Delta Rivers Nature Center in Regional Park at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5. All members and interested riders are invited to attend. Results of the May rummage sale will be discussed.