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Pine Bluff native meets comedy kings

Pine Bluff native D’Ciel Brewer, center, networks with comedians at The Comedy Get Down at San Diego, California, Jan. 30. An aspiring comedian, Brewer, met entertainers, from left, George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, Charlie Murphy and Eddie Griffin. Brewer, who goes by the stage name, “Just B,” has performed at the American Comedy Co., the Mad House Comedy Club and the Comedy Palace. A 2008 Dollarway High School graduate, she is also a 2012 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the youngest daughter of Annette Brewer, office manager of Pine Bluff Wastewater Utility. (Special to The Commercial)

Great American Cleanup begins March 1

Arkansans statewide are encouraged to spruce up their communities by volunteering in the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup in Arkansas. The spring cleanup campaign, coordinated and promoted by the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission, will be held Tuesday, March 1, through Tuesday, May 31.

Dads and kids

Pictured are, top left: Darius Culclager and Nikiyah Culclager; top right: Barry Williams and Makiyah Williams; bottom left: Paul Johnson and Moriyah Collins; bottom right: Ronald Edwards and Ai’Saya Bell. 34th Avenue Elementary fathers attended lunch with their children on Oct. 29, 2015, during Drug Awareness Week. Fathers are invited to contribute their time on Friday, Feb. 26, for a schoolwide Read Quest. This day will be filled with reading, door prizes, music and refreshments. (Special to The Commercial)

Terri Smith to represent UAM, Arkansas at National Science Teachers Association meeting

MONTICELLO, AR — Terri Smith, a science specialist for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, is one of two Arkansans selected to represent the Arkansas Science Teachers Association at the National Science Teachers Association District Retreat March 31 through April 3 in Nashville, Tennessee.

White Hall students win FBLA awards

White Hall High School’s Future Business Leaders of America members won several awards at the District III FBLA Conference at the Pine Bluff Convention Center Jan. 27. Forty-one FBLA members along with advisers, Dottie Strahan and Courtney Harp, attended.