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Kiwanis to meet May 4

The Pine Bluff Kiwanis Club will meet at noon Wednesday, May 4, at the Pine Bluff Country Club. The speaker will be Delos McCauley of the Three Rivers Audubon Society.

Arsenal cancels run/walk

Pine Bluff Arsenal’s Recreation Services and Army Community Service office canceled the annual Child Abuse Awareness 5K run and two-mile walk/stroll, which was scheduled for Saturday, April 30.

Altheimer cleanup

Participants gather for the Altheimer community cleanup April 16. The event included Altheimer elected officials, Greater Battle Chapel Baptist Church, Altheimer United Methodist Church, Union Missionary Baptist Church, Mason Temple Church of God in Christ and other residents. Keep Arkansas Beautiful donated items to assist with the cleanup and the Jefferson County Road Department provided the Dumpster. (Special to The Commercial)

Alfalfa fertilization program necessary for high yields, experts say

Alfalfa producers should plan to use commercial fertilizer to supply nutrients on a consistent basis, according to advice from Dirk Philipp, a forages faculty member at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. It’s needed for high yields and to promote plant health, even though native soil reserves supply some macro- and micronutrients.