How many does it take?It’s all about how you hold your mouth for Lydia Glenny who was carefully placing a rubber band around the middle of a watermelon as part of an experiment for the children who are participating in the summer reading program “Fizz, Boom, Read,” at the Forrest City Public Library. Glenny and several other children watched as the rubber bands tighten around the watermelon, which eventually caused it to explode. Photo by Fred Conley.
Board transfers Long to ALE; hires principal - Forrest City High School Principal Patti Long is being reassigned to the Alternative Learning Environment that is being re-designed to better serve high school students.
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QC to purchase, lease truck to Task Force - The St. Francis County Quorum Court approved a pair of ordinances Tuesday, one to purchase a truck and the second to lease the truck to the First Judicial District Drug Task Force.
Free medical, dental and optical clinic opening Friday morning at junior high - In two days, members of the military will descend upon Eastern Arkansas, bringing free medical, dental and optical care with them.
Lewey appointed to State Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission - Times-Herald Publisher Weston M. Lewey has been appointed to the State Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission.
Soybean farmers battling the weather - Soybean farmers in the area have had a continuous battle with rain this summer and the weather shows no sign of drying up with slight chances of rain in the forecast this week.