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Celebrating Graduates

Members of the White Hall High School class of 2016 receive their diplomas during commencement ceremonies Tuesday evening in the Pine Bluff Convention Center arena. A throng of families, friends, teachers and school district administrators gave enthusiastic support and congratulations to the graduating seniors. (Special to The Commercial/Joe Dempsey)

White Hall Museum to host Memorial Day program

The White Hall Museum will host a Memorial Day program at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the museum’s Veteran’s Monument. Former Jefferson County sheriff Boe Fontaine will be the keynote speaker and Darryl Shumaker will call the names of those killed in action or missing in action.

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.