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Wildlife refuge renamed in Bumpers’ honor

ST. CHARLES — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday officially renamed the White River National Wildlife Refuge to the Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge in a ceremony honoring the former Arkansas governor and four-term U.S. senator.

Hollingsworth lawyer dismisses relevance of earlier ethics finding

Attorney Charles Sidney Gibson, who is representing Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth in her lawsuit against former mayor Carl A. Redus Jr. and the Jefferson County Election Commission, among others, dismissed as irrelevant Thursday a February finding by the state ethics body that he had unintentionally failed to file a Statement of Financial Interest over a several-year period in his capacity as Dermott city attorney.

Stocking Up

Clint Coleman (left), with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commision’s Family and Community Fishing Program, unloads large catfish from a truck with the help of Tyrone Harris on Wednesday as they restock the pond at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Park. (Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)

Devoted coach, teacher knew the score and taught what counts in life

As a respected basketball coach and algebra, calculus and geometry teacher over three decades at the old Watson High School in Desha County, Anna Margaret Lee Willis knew the true value of a educator’s devotion to students — imparting discipline to and teaching a child to count will start them on a brighter path, but making the extra effort to relate the wisdom of what counts most in life will help them to ensure success for generations to follow.