U.S. Ambassador Edward J. Perkins will speak at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6. Perkins will speak at the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts building. The event is free and open to the public.
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The First Free Will Baptist Church Youth of Star City won the 2015 National Free Will Baptist Youth Group of the Year Award on July 22. The award was presented during the National Free Will Baptist Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
A grand opening celebration for the newest Dollar General, 901 S. Blake St., will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. The first 250 adult shoppers will receive a free gift.
Shelby Free, three-time world duck-calling champion, visits 4th District U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, at Washington, D.C., Tuesday. Free, a Stuttgart native, was a guest of Ducks Unlimited, which participated in a Wildlife Expo on Capitol Hill. She showed off her skills to members of Congress and their staffs. First District U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, was among congressmen who came to meet Free and gave her a warm welcome. (Special to The Commercial)
The Pine Bluff School Board will hold a special called meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the boardroom of the administrative center, 512 S. Pine St.
Guachoya Art Center in Lake Village announces upcoming exhibits.
The first All Car Club community cleanup, cookout and fun day will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, at Central Park.
Several area churches and businesses will distribute food boxes and school supplies at an event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Central Park.
Easter Seals Arkansas recently announced a grant of $25,200 to aid school districts in 32 counties, including several in Southeast Arkansas.
The Army Corps of Engineers has lifted the small craft advisory for the Arkansas River. Advisories are issued when flows reach 70,000 cubic feet per second.