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Ridgway spelling champions

Ridgway Christian Elementary School recently announced its winners in the Jefferson County Spelling Bee held Jan. 12 at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative. Olivia Appleget won the kindergarten spelling bee and Monte Fells won the third-grade spelling bee. (Special to The Commercial)

UCA, UAPB to host training for mayors

The University of Central Arkansas and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host the Technical Assistance for Mayors Program, Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 16-18, at the UAPB Economic Research Development Center at Pine Bluff.

UAPB to sponsor Marianna vegetable clinic

An area commercial vegetable production clinic is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Lon Mann Cotton Research Station at Marianna. Sponsored by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Small Farm Program, the clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

IP/Evergreen retirees to meet

The International Paper/Evergreen Packaging Retirement Club will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative, 912 W. Sixth Ave. All mill retirees are invited to attend.

UAPB names honor students

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff recently announced its honors students from the fall 2015 semester. The Chancellor’s List includes students who completed 12 credit hours with a grade point average of 4.0. The Dean’s List students completed 12 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.50-3.99. The honor roll students had 12 credit hours with a grade point average of 3.25-3.49.