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Forrest Park/Greenville honors students

Forrest Park/Greenville Pre-K School in the Pine Bluff School District announces its students of the month for September. Front row from left, Brooklyn Brown, Jadon Jasper, Donovan Holmes, KaMari Green, Carrington Carroll, Leiya Aikins and Deshawn Durden; back row from left, Tylayjah Hampton, Kaylei Willingham, Faith Smith, Chloe Small, La’Mia Buckner, Katlynne Johnson and Kayden Cheatom. (Special to The Commercial)

Pleasant Grove to open pantry Oct. 10

Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1801 S. Indiana St., will open its food pantry at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. To receive food, all participants must provide photo identification and most recent utility bill as proof of residency.

Kiwanis slates event

The Kiwanis Club of Pine Bluff will at noon Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Pine Bluff Country Club. The program will be presented by George Mitchell, president of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society.

Emerald ash borer continues to spread in state

MONTICELLO — For more than a year, researchers have been grappling with the emerald ash borer, an invasive species of beetle that has migrated through the Midwest and southern United States since it was first detected in Michigan in 2002, spreading to at least 25 states.