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Winfrey to dedicate Maya Angelou stamp

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service, which will begin selling its Maya Angelou Forever Stamp next Tuesday, has planned a star-studded ceremony that day to honor the poet who spent much of her childhood in Stamps, Ark.

Calvert serves as page in state senate

Christopher Calvert, a Watson Chapel High School student, poses with state Sen. Stephanie Flowers of Pine Bluff. Calvert served as an Arkansas State Senate page for Flowers in spring 2015. Calvert is the son of Michael Calvert and Lee Case of Pine Bluff. (Special to The Commercial)

Bill to end dual King, Lee holidays fails again

LITTLE ROCK — For at least another two years the state of Arkansas will continue the dual celebration of the birthdays of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert E. Lee after a bill to separate the two holidays was voted down in a House committee Wednesday.