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Quorum committees to consider political sign ordinance

A proposed ordinance that would prohibit the placement of political campaign signs on public property, including courthouse parking lots and the landscaping adjoining them, will be discussed when committees of the Jefferson County Quorum Court meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the county courthouse.

A hike toward independence

Aspen Matis’s new memoir, “Girl in the Woods,” drags me, under protest, into the woods along with her. Before the 19-year-old has worn out her first pair of shoes on her 2,650-mile trek along the Pacific Crest Trail that runs from Mexico through California, Oregon and Washington, to Canada, I am already keen to abandon her.

5 Things to Do This Weekend

1. Take in a home game. All four Jefferson County high school teams will be playing at home on Friday, as will the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff on Saturday. So it’s a good weekend to support our local teams, without the drive. See the sports section for details.