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Scholarships awarded

Joe Clement, center, of Simmons Bank, presented scholarship checks to three recent Pine Bluff High School graduates during a Pine Bluff Rotary Club luncheon Tuesday at the Pine Bluff Country Club.

ZIP code measure again falls short

For the second consecutive Pine Bluff City Council meeting, a proposed resolution that would require the inclusion of ZIP code information on police and fire incident reports was narrowly rejected.

Healthbytes - Eating healthy on a budget

As a registered dietitian, I don’t know how many times I’ve heard, “I can’t afford to eat healthy,” or, “healthy food is so expensive.” The truth is, as individuals and as a society, we can no longer afford NOT to eat healthy! Obesity related costs are estimated to be $147-210 billion per year. These individuals spend 42 percent more on health care, and studies show that obesity may shorten life expectancy by up to 14 years. No matter what your budget is, it’s time to eat healthy! All you need are a few basic skills, a little change in behavior and an open mind.