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Foundation seeks grant proposals

The Arkansas Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals for programs that support education, libraries and the teaching/promotion of Arkansas history, according to Lawrence Fikes, executive director of Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation.

Hearin-Connolly post, auxiliary to meet

Hearin-Connolly American Legion Post and American Legion Auxiliary will hold a potluck dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the American Legion Hut, 3200 S. Main St. Post and auxiliary meetings will follow. Veterans and their guests are welcome.

Emerald ash borer continues to spread in state

MONTICELLO — For more than a year, researchers have been grappling with the emerald ash borer, an invasive species of beetle that has migrated through the Midwest and southern United States since it was first detected in Michigan in 2002, spreading to at least 25 states.