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Food safety 6-25-16

The Arkansas Department of Health regulates the sale of food at establishments which include restaurants, bars, daycares, schools, grocery stores, convenience stores, bed and breakfast facilities, hotels/motels, mobile units and concession stands. Inspections are made unannounced by environmental health specialists.

UAM forestry students study restoration efforts

Thirteen forestry and natural resource students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello recently spent two weeks traveling the state and region to learn more about efforts to restore endangered species such as the red-cockaded woodpecker, the Indiana bat, and the speckled pocketbook mussel.

L.L. Owen’s top 3rd grade readers

​L. L. Owen Elementary School in the Watson Chapel School District celebrated their highest achieving readers May 24. These students each accumulated more than 100 Accelerated Reader points. The third grade winners were, from left, Cameron Farris, Joseph Dockett, Joseph McClain and Aniyah Alexander. Joseph Dockett won an iPad and the others received gift cards for their hard work. Special to The Commercial