The Family Community Development Corp., 1001 N. Palm St., will host a fundraiser and monthly meeting this week.
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Students and faculty of the School of Forest Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello participated in the world’s largest gathering of forestry professionals in Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 5-11.
Stewart Memorial CME Church, 911 S. Maple St., will sponsor its annual community cookout and clothes giveaway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.
The Foundation for the Mid South and Little Rock and Memphis branches of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will sponsor a financial literacy training Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Henderson-Young Hall business building.
Prayer Garden Church of God in Christ, 800 S. Apple St., will sponsor its annual chili event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Chester Hynes Community Center, 2101 W. 11th Ave. The cost is $8.
Despite pleas from Alderman Glen Brown, the majority of the Pine Bluff City Council on Monday approved an ordinance that transfers five city inspectors to the police department.
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)
The identity of a man who died in a house fire on Oct. 10 has been confirmed by the State Medical Examiner’s Office.
A report that a man had been beaten Friday afternoon in front of Jefferson Regional Medical Center resulted in the arrest of another man who was identified by two witnesses who saw the incident.
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.