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Day camp set Saturday

A community wide Vacation Bible School day camp will be held Saturday, July 26, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Bethany Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1923 S. Olive St.

WC sets free, reduced price meal policy

The Watson Chapel School District will provide free and reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program, and School Breakfast Program. Each school has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone. The price charged for a paid student breakfast is $1 and the price for a paid student lunch is $1.50.

WH announces free, reduced price lunch criteria

The White Hall School District will provide free and reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program, and/or School Breakfast Program. Each school has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone. The price charged for a paid student breakfast is $1 and the price for a paid student lunch is $2.25.

McGehee board to meet

McGehee School Board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, July 21, at the high school library. The agenda includes personnel policies, fuel bids and rescheduling the board meetings to the third Tuesday of each month. Details: Call (870) 222-3670.

Sugarcane aphids invade Arkanssa sorghum; treatment options limited

MONTICELLO — Grain sorghum growers in east Arkansas are discovering a new visitor: the sugarcane aphid has been showing up since June on the plant’s leaves in Ashley, Chicot, Desha and Phillips counties and it’s considered likely to spread to nearby areas. Its damage symptoms include sticky honeydew and yellow to reddish brown leaf discoloration.

Mutual aid group to meet Thursday

Jefferson County Mutual Aid Fire Association will meet Thursday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Redfield Volunteer Fire Department. The agenda includes reports from committees, fire departments and other members and guests.