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Simmons appoints 3 board members

Simmons First National Corp. announced the appointments of Mark C. Doramus, Christopher R. “Chris” Kirkland and Joseph D. “Joe” Porter to its board of directors, according to George A. Makris Jr., chairman and chief executive officer.

Arkansas Master Gardener program accepting applications

LITTLE ROCK — If you’re looking to take your green thumb to the next level, the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardener program is now accepting applications to become a trained volunteer. Participants will be given the training to sharpen their horticultural skills and the mission to share their knowledge with others.

Calvert serves as page in state senate

Christopher Calvert, a Watson Chapel High School student, poses with state Sen. Stephanie Flowers of Pine Bluff. Calvert served as an Arkansas State Senate page for Flowers in spring 2015. Calvert is the son of Michael Calvert and Lee Case of Pine Bluff. (Special to The Commercial)