Simmons First National Corp.’s board of directors declared a regular $0.23 per-share quarterly cash dividend payable Oct. 1 to shareholders of record Sept. 15.
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September is the time to prepare for sheep or goat breeding season, said David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Several steps can help ensure the most successful breeding season.
The Dollarway School Board will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, in a workshop and training at the district office, 4900 Dollarway Road. Details: 534-7003.
The Young Manufacturers Academy was recently held at Southeast Arkansas College, sponsored in part by The Gene Haas Foundation.
Southeast Arkansas College recently received a $10,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation to provide scholarships. On hand during the presentation were Shawn Wilbanks, SEARK computer-aided and design instructor; Iry Rice, SEARK welding instructor; Carey Beevers, Haas specialist/sales engineer; Kaleybra Morehead, SEARK vice president for academic affairs; and Lyric Seymore, SEARK dean of technical studies. Funding will be used for students in the computer numerical control machining program and to support the Young Manufacturers Academy. (Special to The Commercial)
George Stepps, 4th Ward alderman, has announced that he plans to seek election as the Jefferson County treasurer.
State education leaders will be panelists at a community forum from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative, 912 W. Sixth Ave.
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Agriculture Field Day will be Thursday, Sept. 17, at the UAPB Agriculture Research Station on Oliver Road, off University Drive.
The annual Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area cleanup will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29.
Karl Walker of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff received a grant for $53,291 from the National Institute for General Medical Sciences, a funding agency of the National Institute of Health.