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Five Things to Do This Weekend

1. Are you ready for some football? The high school football season will kick off this Friday. The Pine Bluff Zebras will play against Fort Smith Northside at 7 p.m. at home. The Dollarway Cardinals will play against West Helena Central at 7 p.m. at home. The Watson Chapel Wildcats will play at Batesville at 7 p.m. The White Hall Bulldogs will play at Van Buren at 7 p.m. The college football season kicks off this weekend. The University of Pine Bluff at Arkansas Golden Lions play Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The Arkansas Razorback football team will play at 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The Arkansas State University Red Wolves football team plays at 10 a.m. Saturday. Check the sports section for television listings of the games.

ABATE District 20 plans meeting

Pine Bluff/Sheridan ABATE District 20 will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, at Delta Rivers Nature Center at Regional Park. The agenda will include the Hot Springs rally, Sept. 10-12. All members and interested riders are invited to attend.

Another segment of Arkansas 530 dedicated

Officials with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department joined elected officials from Star City and Lincoln County on Friday afternoon to officially dedicate another section of what will be a four-lane connector between Interstate 530 at Pine Bluff and the planned Interstate 69 near Wilmar.

Celebrating Retirement

Les Mizell’s retirement from Sissy’s Log Cabin was celebrated Friday at the Pine Bluff store. Mizell worked for Sissy’s for 17 years, retiring as vice president/sales director. (Special to The Commercial)