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Pumpkin Patch

Pine Bluff Police Officer Melissa Johnson hands pumpkins out of a trailer to other volunteers, who were stacking them on pallets Saturday in the yard by Good Faith Carr Methodist Church in preparation for the church’s annual pumpkin patch, which opened Sunday and continues through Friday, Oct. 31. Johnson was being assisted by Garrett Smith, 4, and Addyson Browning, 5, in the foreground and several teen volunteers with the police department’s Explorer Post Program. Many other volunteers were also pitching in to help. The church is at 703 Ryburn Road. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to noon and 3-7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; and 1-7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. All proceeds benefit local mission projects, including Neighbor to Neighbor. Details: 870-879-3360. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Amy Widner)


In an article in Sunday’s edition of The Commercial outlining the unopposed races in the Nov. 4 general election, two political party affiliations were incorrect. Rick Billingsley is running as a Democrat for Whiteville Township constable. Mark Sheppard is running as a Republican for Villemont Township constable.