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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.

Simmons to announce earnings

Simmons First National Corp. expects to release second quarter 2015 earnings prior to the market opening on Thursday, July 23, followed by a live conference call to review this information at 3 p.m., a spokesman said Tuesday.

EOC sets public forums June 26

The Pine Bluff-Jefferson County Economic Opportunities Commission invites the public to community needs assessment sessions to help develop the plan for the upcoming year. During the 60-minute sessions, participants will be asked what they feel are the critical needs facing the community.

Avoid vacation scams, AG warns

LITTLE ROCK — School is out for the summer, and many Arkansans are taking vacations. These trips can be great for relaxation and fun, but consumers should take precautions to protect themselves from scams and con artists.