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SEARK receives Haas Foundation grant

Southeast Arkansas College recently received a $10,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation to provide scholarships. On hand during the presentation were Shawn Wilbanks, SEARK computer-aided and design instructor; Iry Rice, SEARK welding instructor; Carey Beevers, Haas specialist/sales engineer; Kaleybra Morehead, SEARK vice president for academic affairs; and Lyric Seymore, SEARK dean of technical studies. Funding will be used for students in the computer numerical control machining program and to support the Young Manufacturers Academy. (Special to The Commercial)

PB fire department announces promotions

The Pine Bluff Fire & Emergency Services Department will host a promotional ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The public is invited to attend. Fire Chief Shauwn Howell recently announced the following promotions:

Extension offers seminar

The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture will sponsor the Nonpoint Source Pollution Media and Communications Seminar for writers and Conservation District employees from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on these dates:

Simmons donates Wilmot facility

Simmons First National Corp. donated a former branch bank on U.S. 165 South in Wilmot to the city of Wilmot to be used as a municipal building for the community in Ashley County. The announcement was made Friday.