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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.

Headed To State

White Hall’s Lindsey Williams looks for a path to the basket during a game against Dumas earlier this season. The Lady Bulldogs (19-6), who finished second in the 5A-South, will face defending state champion Jacksonville in the first round of the Class 5A state tournament at 7 p.m. Friday in Alma.

Iced Over

Ice weights down these jonquils just as they had started to flower when bitterly cold temperatures and a mix of winter precipitation struck White Hall and much of the rest of the state early this week.

Gandy Students Honored

December’s Students of the Month at Gandy Elementary School were (bottom row, from left) Ahnaf Tahmid, Abby Harrison, Lily White, Cruz Dixon, Jayden Gipson; (middle row) Brayden Smith, Juliana Drumgoole, Maci Poe, Kaylea Neal; (top row) Noah Smith, Gauge Yelton, Piper Smith, Aubrey Dutil, and Briauna Jackson. Not pictured are Maddy Spradlin, Bryson Dickerson, Braylon Johnson.

Longtime Arsenal, WH school employeee Edwards dies at 90.

Leslie Raymond “Les” Edwards, 90 of White Hall died Wednesday, Feb. 26 at his home in White Hall. He was born July 27, 1923 in Rye, Arkansas to the late Garfield and Oma Curry Edwards. He attended schools in Cleveland County and also served in the CCC for two years. Les later joined the United States Navy and served in World War II. After returning from the Navy, Les went to work at the Pine Bluff Arsenal and worked as a general foreman in the production division. He retired from the Arsenal in 1974 and joined the White Hall School District and was over the maintenance for over twenty years. Les was a member of Bethany Baptist Church where he was a past Sunday School Superintendent. He was a charter member of the American Legion White Hall Post #232 and a member of the Jacob Brump Lodge #160. He was a member of the first White Hall Planning Commission and also did much volunteer work for the community. Les was an avid fisherman, golfer, love gardening, and enjoyed umpiring softball and baseball.