The Desha County Retired Teachers awarded a $500 book scholarship to Emma Grace White, a 2019 graduate of Dumas High School. White is attending the University of Arkansas in Monticello.

In other news from the Desha County Retired Teachers, Rep. Don Glover will be the special guest speaker at their first annual meeting on September 17 in the board room at the UAM College of Technology in McGehee. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. All members are asked to attend.