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Forrest Park/Greenville honors students

Forrest Park/Greenville Pre-K School in the Pine Bluff School District announces its students of the month for September. Front row from left, Brooklyn Brown, Jadon Jasper, Donovan Holmes, KaMari Green, Carrington Carroll, Leiya Aikins and Deshawn Durden; back row from left, Tylayjah Hampton, Kaylei Willingham, Faith Smith, Chloe Small, La’Mia Buckner, Katlynne Johnson and Kayden Cheatom. (Special to The Commercial)

Some information on PARCC test results released

LITTLE ROCK — State education officials on Thursday released some results from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers standardized tests, which were administered to Arkansas students this year for the first and likely the last time.

Pleasant Grove to open pantry Oct. 10

Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1801 S. Indiana St., will open its food pantry at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10. To receive food, all participants must provide photo identification and most recent utility bill as proof of residency.

Kiwanis slates event

The Kiwanis Club of Pine Bluff will at noon Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Pine Bluff Country Club. The program will be presented by George Mitchell, president of the Jefferson County Genealogical Society.

Fall Cleaning

Members of the Clean Team trim vegetation Thursday next to Martha Mitchell Expressway. People who belong to the Clean Team are performing community service in lieu of paying fines. (Pine Bluff Commercial/David Hutter)

Making Connections

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff senior Ashlyn Morton, left, speaks with Ashley Chapa, marketing and communications manager at the University of Tulsa’s Collins College of Business Graduate Programs. An accounting major from Memphis, Tennessee, Morton took part in the 2015 fall UAPB/Southeast Arkansas College Career Day and Teacher Education Fair on Wednesday at the Kenneth L. Johnson Sr. Health, Physical Education and Recreation Complex.