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Farmers Market Week contest set

As part of a contest to promote farmers markets, the Arkansas Farmers’ Market Association is inviting its members to participate in National Farmers Market Week by submitting summaries of their activities prior to Sunday, Aug. 2, and pictures of actual events by Monday, Aug. 10.

Boozman honors UAPB, other schools

U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) introduced a resolution marking the 125th anniversary of the Second Morrill Act, legislation that established educational opportunities for African-Americans with the creation of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and 18 other historically black colleges and universities.

UAPB psychology professor receives grant

UAPB’s Anthony Austin will study the health benefits of educational attainment and whether they are less pronounced for African-Americans through his recent award from the Psychological Research and Training on Health Disparities Issues Grants (ProDIGs).

Food safety 7-18-15

The Arkansas Department of Health regulates the sale of food at establishments which include restaurants, bars, daycares, schools, grocery stores, convenience stores, bed and breakfast facilities, hotels/motels, mobile units and concession stands. Inspections are made unannounced by environmental health specialists.