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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)

PB schools host summer food program

Pine Bluff School District began sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture June 15 and will continue through July 31. Breakfast is from 7-8 a.m. and lunch is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Medical billing topic of meetings

The Department of Human Services and Arkansas Medicaid will host town hall meetings to help prepare medical providers for the ICD-10 code switch used to bill Medicaid, Medicare and private insurers. The federal government is requiring providers to switch to ICD-10 by Oct. 1.