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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)

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 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.

WH salutatorian receives award

Marinna Tadros visits with Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Ted Harden after she received a plaque June 8 from the Jefferson County Quorum Court. The plaque was presented to her in recognition of being the 2015 salutatorian of White Hall High School. The 2015 co-valedictorians, Chandler Ferrell and Emma Buckner, were unable to attend the reception but will receive a plaque as well. Harden’s JP District 12 includes White Hall. (Special to The Commercial)

WH food safety

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.

WH grad receives book award from library

The Friends of the While Hall Library presented a $400 check to Drew Holland, a May 2015 White Hall High School graduate, at the White Hall Library on May 20. The Book Award will assist Holland, who is a lover of reading, with the purchase of textbooks. Holland will major in accounting at Arkansas Baptist University in Arkadelphia this fall. The White Hall Friends of the Library annually awards a White Hall high school graduating senior who has registered to attend an institution of higher learning during the fall and spring semesters. (Special to The Commercial)

Physics of Flight

Bob Tarter, better known as the Animal Man, came to Moody Elementary recently and presented a program titled, ‘Physics of Flight.’ He teaches respect of the natural world and introduces students to various animals that fly. (Special to The Commercial)