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Food Wise to host ribbon cutting

The new Food Wise grocery store, 3101 W. 28th Ave., will host a ribbon-cutting and grand-opening celebration at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, according to a news release from the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Despite heavy rain, Arkansas farmers planting

Despite weekly waves of heavy rains, Arkansas farmers pushed across their fields, planting soybeans, rice, cotton and corn ahead of the five-year average pace, according to Monday’s report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

White Hall FBLA winners

From left, Priscilla Foreman, Kendall Mosby and Griffin Haynes of White Hall High School’s FBLA will attend the National FBLA Leadership Conference at Atlanta, Georgia, the week of June 27 through July 3. At the state FBLA Leadership Conference at Little Rock on April 4-5, Mosby won second place in Insurance & Risk Management; Foreman placed fourth in E-Business; and Haynes placed fourth in Introduction to Financial Math. Seventeen members of White Hall’s FBLA, along with advisers Dottie Strahan and Courtney Harp, attended the state conference. (Special to The Commercial)