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Earned Stripes

Pine Bluff High School Class of 2016 Valedictorian Jordan O’Guinn shares a funny moment during his commencement speech during graduation ceremonies at the Pine Bluff Convention Center on Friday. O’Guinn graduated with a 4.2 GPA and will be attending the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in the fall. He plans to major in industrial technology. (Pine Bluff Commercial/Patrick Geans)

Attacking an abscess (pus must pass)

Pus is an exudate, a protein rich fluid that includes dead white blood cells (wbc) and bacteria and or parasites. It can range in color from yellow, white, brown, to green. The color depends on the bacteria causing the infection or substances made by the wbc to kill the bacteria. A collection of pus in an enclosed space of the body is called an abscess. Abscesses are very common in the skin, but can also be found in solid organs (brain, liver, lung, etc.). Other terms for an abscess in the skin include boil, furuncle or carbuncle.

Felony charges filed

Felony charges were filed during the past week against the following individuals by Eleventh Judicial District-West Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter. Listed below are the names and addresses of the defendants, the charges filed against them, the investigating agency and the bond amount if any.