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White Hall Bulldogs preview

White Hall’s 2014 season was full of close games, and the Bulldogs’ overall record was 5-6. In five of those six losses the margin of victory was seven points or fewer. One big play could have been the difference between a win or loss for the Bulldogs many times last season.

2 WH Boys State delegates become officers

John Lytle, left, and Yinghan Chen, center, White Hall High School delegates to Arkansas Boys State, receive a tour of the Capitol by the state Auditor Andrea Lea. Chen, who was elected Boys State auditor, appointed Lytle assistant auditor. The two were among Boys State delegates at the University of Central Arkansas in June. (Special to The Commercial)

Lacey Stover to wed Tyler Cox

Jeff and Theresa Stover of Sheridan announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lacey Nicole Stover, to Tyler Jay Cox, son of Steve and Donna Cox of White Hall. The prospective bride is a graduate of Sheridan High School and attended Arkansas Tech University. She is employed at Hunter’s Animal Hospital in White Hall. The prospective groom is a graduate of White Hall High School and a graduate of Arkansas Tech University. He is employed by Union Pacific Railroad.

Having already clinched, White Hall falls to Kentucky

Just before its last game of pool play in the Babe Ruth 14-year-old World Series, White Hall was informed that it finished third in the American Division and had qualified for bracket play. Even though the team could have used the game against Franklin, Kentucky, as a momentum builder, the coaches decided to rest their pitchers and switch up their normal lineup a little.

Babe Ruth World Series games postponed

The punishing heat of early August has, so far, stayed away from the Babe Ruth 14-year-old World Series. That was still the case on Wednesday, but weather still wreaked havoc on the national showcase, forcing the postponement of the day’s scheduled games.

White Hall drops extra-inning thriller to New Jersey

Atlantic Shore, New Jersey, was definitely playing with a purpose during Tuesday’s Babe Ruth 14-year-old World Series game at Taylor Field. That purpose was to stay undefeated in American Division pool play, and it did just that by beating White Hall by the score of 5-4 in 10 innings.

White Hall takes late-night contest

Due to extra innings from the previous game, and the Babe Ruth 14-year-old World Series opening-day ceremony, the start of the game between White Hall and Portland, Maine, was pushed back two hours, and it started after 9 p.m.
 

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White Hall Bulldogs preview

White Hall’s 2014 season was full of close games, and the Bulldogs’ overall record was 5-6. In five of those six losses the margin of victory was seven points or fewer. One big play could have been the difference between a win or loss for the Bulldogs many times last season.

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Lacey Stover to wed Tyler Cox

Jeff and Theresa Stover of Sheridan announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lacey Nicole Stover, to Tyler Jay Cox, son of Steve and Donna Cox of White Hall. The prospective bride is a graduate of Sheridan High School and attended Arkansas Tech University. She is employed at Hunter’s Animal Hospital in White Hall. The prospective groom is a graduate of White Hall High School and a graduate of Arkansas Tech University. He is employed by Union Pacific Railroad.

White Hall Noon Lions to meet

The White Hall Noon Lions Club will meet at noon Thursday, Aug. 13, at Larry’s Pizza in White Hall. The club will be making plans for their community and civic activities for the coming year.

Redfield author to host workshop

Redfield author Terri Proksch, who writes as Terri Luckey, will hold an author workshop at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the main library of the Pine Bluff-Jefferson County Library System, 200 E. Eighth Ave.

Opinion

Saying goodbye; looking ahead

In 2002, Stephens Media began publishing the White Hall Progress weekly newspaper. That 13-year run comes to an end today.

Probe shows ethanol's harmful effects on environment, economy

The mandated blending of corn-based ethanol with American fuels was supposed to be good for the environment. But as a report released Tuesday by The Associated Press shows, the only things made greener by the federal requirement were the bank accounts of the ethanol industry and farmers.

Washington keeps up war on reporters

Washington’s war on the press took another unsettling turn this summer. It took a couple of months for the story to crack the news, but we now have an even clearer picture of how easy it is for authorities to trample the constitutional protections provided to journalists, to say nothing of the Fourth Amendment rights enjoyed by all Americans.