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Health department inspects food service establishments

The Arkansas Department of Health regulates the sale of food at restaurants, bars, daycares, schools, grocery stores, convenience stores, bed and breakfast facilities, hotels/motels, mobile units, concession stands and other facilities. Inspections are made unannounced by environmental health specialists. The food safety program consists of plan reviews, pre-opening inspections, permits, routine and follow-up inspections of food service establishments, investigation of complaints, and education of food service workers to promote safe food handling practices.

Marquee Moment

Workers with Condray Sign and Advertising Co. of Pine Bluff install the sign at Crenshaw Springs Water Park on Monday in White Hall. Pictured are Wayne Blankenship, top left; Perry Oldner, middle; and John Stephens, right. (Amy Widner/White Hall Progress)

Correction

An article in the July 2 edition of The Progress incorrectly combined two articles under the headline “Lawsuit against coroner dismissed.” The article should have ended with the sentences: “The motion for dismissal was filed by Westbrook’s attorney, Luther Sutter of Benton. Sutter did not immediately return a phone call requesting comment.”

Hold everything

Abby Weaver of White Hall scores right behind Summer Henderson in the bottom of the second inning with two outs Monday against Sylvan Hills in White Hall. Weaver drove in Henderson and rounded the bases on the same play, a single with two errors. The game was stopped in the bottom of the third inning due to rain, with White Hall leading 7-2. The game is not expected to be completed because it was a nonconference contest. (Pine Bluff Commercial/I.C. Murrell)

IDPA match will benefit police group

A Saturday, May 3, shooting competition/International Defensive Pistol Association match at the Last Resort Firearms Training facility at 4220 Gravel Pit Road will benefit the Arkansas Municipal Police Association.

Kids Fest Coming Up

Tazenna Kurtz (left) races against Jaxston Woodard on the Bungee Run last year’s Kids Fest. This year’s event will be held April 25 and 26 at White Hall City Park. The theme is “Heroes of Jefferson County Fight Child Abuse.” The event will include a Super Hero Family Walk, where participants can register and walk at 6 p.m. Friday, April 25. Other events will include an art contest, a cupcake contest, a talent show, carnival rides, food vendors, inflatable games and a superhero costume contest. For more information, email jeffersoncountykidsfest@yahoo.com

Getting Closer

Work continues on the White Hall Community Center and Water Park as passing motorists can now see the slides that have been installed as the water park nears completion just in time for the summer season.

WH board fires custodian

The White Hall School Board voted unanimously in a special called Monday night meeting to immediately dismiss a middle school custodian after his recent arrest by the Pine Bluff Police Department on a charge of driving while intoxicated.