Fun at the fairThe 2014 St. Francis County Fair opened Monday night at the Wiley T. Jones Fairgrounds. Free admission and $1 rides drew a nice crowd, and organizers are hopeful that the start of the pageants tonight will draw even more people to the fairgrounds. In the photo at left, Dalton Abram, right, watches his mother Kim prepare to take a shot at one of the midway games. On the right, a pair of fairgoers enjoy a ride on the carousel. The gates to the fair open at 5 p.m., and tonight's theme is Security Officers Night. Armbands will be available for $15. The Little Mr., Baby Miss, Wee Miss, Tiny Miss and Little Miss St. Francis County Fair pageants will start at 6 p.m. Photos by Kendall Owens.
PW hires second attorney to handle School Choice suit - The Palestine-Wheatley School Board has agreed to hire a second attorney to assist with the pending litigation filed against the district and the Wynne School District last week by the Forrest City School District.
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