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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.

UAM School of Forestry to host fundraiser

Phil Tappe, left, dean of the University of Arkansas at Monticello School of Forestry and Natural Resources, displays a poster with Log-A-Load Committee members Gay Pace, Annette Watson and Lora Long Flemister. The school of forestry will host the 2015 Drew County Log-A-Load for Kids Saturday, Aug. 1, at the John F. Gibson University Center. The event raises funds for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital. In 2014, Drew County raised $100,000. Tickets for the fish fry, silent and live auctions and raffle are $20 at the door. Sponsors are Campbell Global LLC, Georgia Pacific, Plum Creek, and The Price Companies. (Special to The Commercial)