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Entergy: Be safe, save energy with holiday lighting

In the holiday movie classic, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” Clark Griswold sets out to create a good old-fashioned family Christmas. He lights the outside of his house with 25,000 twinkling lights, which at first fail to work (due to his faulty wiring) and then temporarily cause a citywide power shortage and wreak havoc for his neighbors.

UAPB, United Way hold kickoff

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s pre-homecoming and United Way Campaign Kick-off meeting was held recently, and according to a spokesman, the event was very successful. Participants included, from left, Ryan Watley, UAPB Chancellor Laurence Alexander, Mary Brentley and United Way Campaign chairman Nick Makris. Brentley was the winner of a Samsung tablet and 20 participants won gift cards. (Special to The Commercial)