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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.