A federal Bureau of Economic Analysis report showing Arkansas having the nation’s fastest growing gross domestic product has led to some head-scratching among economists, but there’s little doubt that forestry is an upward mover in the state’s economy, said economist Matthew Pelkki.
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After a week of weather described as “oppressively hot” by Crittenden County Cooperative Extension Service agent Russ Parker, agricultural experts are advising growers across the state to buckle up for the final weeks heading into harvest, as pest pressure is expected to intensify.
The Boys and Girls Club of McGehee will host a free back-to-school event featuring a meet and greet with world champion boxer Roy Jones Jr. from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9.
The Pine Bluff Police Department invites the community to the 2016 National Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.
Hestand Stadium will host the Southeast Arkansas Horse Association Benefit Horse Show on Saturday, Aug. 6, and Saturday, Aug. 13.
The Cleveland County Quorum Court will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, at the county courthouse at Rison. Details: 870-325-6214.
The Parents as Teachers group meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, at the Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative, 912 W. Sixth Ave. The topic will be “Life Style Involving Foods and Exercising.”
Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 900 Grant St., will host a back-to-school community unity fest and picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30.
House of Bread Deliverance will host a youth event from 3-6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the J.C. Jeffries Memorial Park at Belmont Drive and Cockrill Street. The free event will include bounce houses, music and school items.