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Taking Stock

U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, left, met with University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chancellor Laurence Alexander on Tuesday at the school’s Aquaculture Fisheries Center.

Healthbytes - Gun safety saves lives

As a general surgeon taking call in the emergency room, I see a fair number of gunshot wounds. I would much rather try to prevent them than treat them. So as the summer season gets closer, gun safety ranked high on my list of things to write about. As a target shooter and gun owner, I am very serious about this.

Mission Accomplished

Pine Bluff High School seniors wait to receive their diplomas at a graduation ceremony Friday at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Interim Superintendent T.C. Wallace Jr. challenged the graduates to dream, reach their potential, take risks and to be people of integrity. Wallace thanked parents, faculty members and administrators for supporting the students on their road to success. (Pine Bluff Commercial/David Hutter)

Honoring Employees

The Arkansas Federation of National Active and Retired Federal Employees met Thursday at the Pine Bluff Country Club. Pine Bluff Chapter 287 President Billie Minton speaks from behind a podium as Arkansas Federation secretary Linda Behm, left, Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth and Arkansas Federation Winston Wolfe listen. Many chapters from other cities in Arkansas took part in the 60th annual convention, which continues Friday in Pine Bluff. (Pine Bluff Commercial/David Hutter)