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Editor’s Note: To submit items to our calendar of events, email , fax 870-534-0113 or bring announcements to 300 S. Beech St., Pine Bluff. To view more calendar items, visit

University women set brunch, fashion show

Pine Bluff Branch (National Association of University Women) will have their annual Scholarship Brunch & Fashion Show on Saturday, December 12 from 10 am-1 pm at New Morning Star Baptist Church Family Life Center, 1026 Missouri St. For information contact Mary Liddell at 870-643-2383 or send an email to

UAPB receives more than $200,000 for memorial scholarships

The union of the late Herbert and Marether Herts resulted in an appreciation and support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Although neither of them attended UAPB, they both came from small towns in the South and understood the importance of being able to extend an opportunity to those that came behind them. Having passed away in 1992 and 2013 respectively, their estate bequeathed $207,643.95 to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to establish the Herbert, Marether, and George Herts Scholarship.


Alderman Glen Brown Sr. is seeking his third term on the Pine Bluff City Council. An article published in Thursday’s edition included the incorrect term number.

Fall Fun

From left, Pam Selma watches as Stephanie Gay helps her daughter Olivia Gay dip for goldfish. Alexa Jarbie and Victoria James join in at the Fall Fun Festival at Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church on Bobo Road. Money raised by the event supports the church chapter of AWANA, (Approved*** Workmen Are Not Ashamed). The chapter*** started more than 30 years ago when the congregation was known as Olive Street Baptist Church. For information on more fall festivals and Halloween events, see the calendar on page 8. (Special to The Commercial/Joe Dempsey)


A photo caption in Thursday’s edition about the Fall Fun Festival at Olive Branch Baptist Church should have said that the event supports the church’s AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program, which began 30 years ago when the church was known as Olive Street Missionary Baptist Church. The name of the program was incorrect. And it was erroneously stated that the fall festival began 30 years ago, when instead it was the AWANA program that began at that time.