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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.

Two sentenced to prison in NCTR theft case

Two of three people who admitted stealing about $400,000 of government property that was being transferred to the National Center for Toxicological Research from the shutdown of the chemical weapons stockpile at the Pine Bluff Arsenal were sentenced to federal prison Wednesday.

WOOD-SPLITTER

George Horn swings down with his rusy ax as he chops some wood. “It’s not really the time to do this, but I got the wood for free, so I am preparing for this winter.,” Horn said as he surveyed the rows of oak he had left to split at his home north of White Hall.

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)