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Mississippi River may flood eastern Arkansas farms

As cattle ranchers and other growers continue to struggle with the fallout from weeks of flooding in central and southwest Arkansas, row crop farmers along the state’s eastern border brace for likely flooding and crop loss as the Mississippi River continues to swell toward flood stage.

Parents As Teachers to meet July 6

Parents As Teachers group connection will meet at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, July 6, at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative, 912 W. Sixth Ave. The topic will be “Baby Bytes: Computers and Your Toddler Safety.”

UAM Board to meet July 9

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Board of Visitors will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 9, in the administration building at the UAM College of Technology-McGehee. The meeting is open to the public. Details: Jim Brewer at 870-460-1274.