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Home for Animals

Cheyanne Zorn, 6, left, Ramona Zorn and Mikayla Zorn, 3, use materials to construct a toad abode or a shelter for little animals on Saturday at the Gov. Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center. (Pine Bluff Commercial/David Hutter)

Five Things to Do This Weekend

1. The big movies opening this week are “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” a PG-13 entry into this long-running franchise, again starring Tom Cruise; and “Vacation,” an R comedy in the National Lampoon franchise, this time starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate.

Riot raises questions of jailer pay, understaffing

A detainee riot Wednesday night at the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center adds urgency to the issues of jail overcrowding and a lack of adequate staffing in the jail, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman and the chairman of the Jefferson County Quorum Court Public Safety/Emergency Services Committee.

Little Shop of Horrors

Seymour (Monkevis Edwards) and Mushnik (Martin Carty) check out a strange little plant called Audrey II during the musical ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’ The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas production will continue Friday and Saturday. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are priced between $20 and $24 and can be ordered from or by calling 870-536-3375. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Stephen Simpson)


An article in Tuesday’s edition of The Commercial about a 5-year-old girl who was shot recently should have read that the child’s mother was looking at the gun before it went off, according to the police report on the incident. The article misstated her involvement with the gun.