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Watson Chapel Junior High School’s 7th grade students will wear polo style shirts with placket, 2 to 4 buttons, long or short sleeves and ribbed-knit collar in the color light blue only. The color was incorrectly submitted for the article in Friday’s edition.

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.