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Copeland, Lybrand to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Copeland of White Hall are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shelby Ann to Spencer Edward Lybrand, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joey Lybrand of White Hall.

White Hall FBLA winners

From left, Priscilla Foreman, Kendall Mosby and Griffin Haynes of White Hall High School’s FBLA will attend the National FBLA Leadership Conference at Atlanta, Georgia, the week of June 27 through July 3. At the state FBLA Leadership Conference at Little Rock on April 4-5, Mosby won second place in Insurance & Risk Management; Foreman placed fourth in E-Business; and Haynes placed fourth in Introduction to Financial Math. Seventeen members of White Hall’s FBLA, along with advisers Dottie Strahan and Courtney Harp, attended the state conference. (Special to The Commercial)

HEROES to graduate

The Disability Resource & Advocacy Center, a center for independent living, will host its first graduation for HEROES (Hands-on Education, Resource Options and Enrichment Skills)

UAPB theater department to present Flyin' West

The John McLinn Ross Players, the premier theatrical performance group at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will open their Onward and Upward season with a performance of Flyin’ West by Pearl Cleage. Directed by Cheryl Collins, director of Theater, the show will run Nov. 21 through Nov. 24 in the John M. Ross auditorium of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center.

A day in court

I have a lawyer friend. A friend, that is, who just happens to be a lawyer. And she invites me to spend the morning at criminal court, observing. And I say “yes,” the same way I agree to a lot of things in life.

The history of Hollywood

Hollywood, the city of glitz and glamor, was started in a one-room adobe shack, according to Jacque Walker, who along with Kitty Rubenstein presented “The History of Hollywood,” the first in a series of programs for the Mathontes Club’s yearlong study of “Hollywood.” The meeting was held at the Pine Bluff Country Club.

Redfield native recognized at OBU homecoming

Kelsey Willis, a senior chemistry and biology major from Redfield, represented the American Chemical Society in homecoming ceremonies on Oct. 12 at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. She also is involved in Tri Chi women’s social club and Alpha Chi national college honor society. She was escorted by her father, Troy Willis.