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Healthbytes - It’s cold outside - stay warm

It has been particularly cold over the last week, with more ice, sleet and snow than this southern girl appreciates. Most of us are not likely to be lost in the wilds of Alaska. However, we might just find ourselves off the highway after sliding off the ice with some time before help arrives. We should be aware of risks for cold injuries and prepare accordingly.

Oak Park Elementary School slated to close

Oak Park Elementary School is scheduled to close at the end of the current academic year because the Pine Bluff School District has seen an enrollment decline and a subsequent reduction in funding, Pine Bluff School District Superintendent Linda Watson said Tuesday.


Articles published Tuesday and Wednesday about the Pine Bluff School District did not include all possible options related to a proposed consolidation of schools at the mid-grade level.

Simmons acquisitions approved

Simmons First National Corp. has received approval from the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors for its proposed acquisition of two financial institutions, the company reported in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Thursday.

Hanging in There

Western Waterproofing staff work at water-proofing the outside of the Simmons Bank headquarters Thursday afternoon in downtown Pine Bluff. (Special to The Commercial/Joe Dempsey)