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UAPB offers tips to keep animals comfortable in summer

Livestock don’t need to live in air-conditioned comfort as they are well adapted to both Arkansas heat and cold. But, providing shade and cool water helps reduce productivity losses and makes livestock more comfortable, said David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

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.