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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.”

PB unemployment rate increases

The Pine Bluff unemployment rate was 9.1 percent in May and is the highest among cities in Arkansas, according to information released Thursday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

Ghana delegation visits UAPB

A delegation of officials from the West African country of Ghana met with University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences faculty recently to discuss possible links between Ghana and UAPB.

PBHS band students earn scholarships

The Pine Bluff High Band students play a variety of venues and last semester seniors accumulated more than $500,000 in college band scholarships. Seniors include Angelica Rodgers, Haley Jackson, Jordan Johnson, Keionte Brown and Teesha Martin. Several were offered full-ride scholarships. Directors are Brandon Hughey, Cary Clayton and William Douthard. (Special to The Commercial)