Simmons Bank has named Jason Culpepper as Conway community bank president.
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The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make appointments now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.
The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department asks drivers to visit IDriveArkansas.com before traveling during the holidays.
Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce is coordinating a cleaning supply drive to benefit Island Harbor residents who were impacted by recent flooding. Items can be dropped off at the Chamber office, 510 Main St., until Thursday, July 9.
Farmers in Arkansas and throughout the country are facing dropping commodity prices as abundant stores of rice, grains and other products saturate the market, economic experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture said recently.
The Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2016 Leadership Pine Bluff class.
Guachoya Cultural Art Center at Lake Village will feature Pamela Becker Balducci’s artwork Tuesday, July 7, through Thursday, July 30.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Department of Community Education will offer Kids University, an enrichment program for children, Monday through Thursday, July 20-23.
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)
Crop and livestock experts from the extension services in Arkansas and Texas will be on the agenda for a meeting to help provide flood recovery tactics for farmers and ranchers in the Red River basin.