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Furry friends

Pine Bluff Police Officer Hodges Stewart holds Bear, a 1-and-a-half year-old male Shih Tzu puppy that was turned in to the shelter Monday afternoon. Stewart said the owner of the dog was an elderly lady who could not take care of Bear anymore and brought him and another dog to the shelter. ‘That’s really smart,’ he said. ‘We can try to get them adopted or rescued by someone.’ (Pine Bluff Commercial/Ray King)

‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ is a by-the-numbers biopic

“The Man Who Knew Infinity” tells the fictionalized true story of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a brilliant unschooled mathematician whose work changed the field. Let me stop you before you say “A Beautiful Mind” or “The Imitation Game.” This biopic, from writer-director Matthew Brown, is a dutiful effort that never quite adds up to those vastly superior efforts.

Speaker at Pine Bluff Rotary Club encourages unity in PB

The Rev. Henry Hearns Sr. was the guest speaker at the West Pine Bluff Rotary Club meeting on Thursday. The focus of this week’s meeting was the Pen or Pencil Mentoring Program. Though his speech was only seven minutes long, Hearns made it a point to stress the importance of unity in Pine Bluff, directing his thoughts to members of the club and students from the Pen or Pencil Program.