Visiting with Miss RiceThe Forrest City Country Club was the site of a luncheon on Thursday in honor of Administrative Professionals Day luncheon. The event was hosted by the St. Francis County Farm Bureau Women's Committee. Visitors saw, and visited with, models wearing new spring fashions from Edwin Houston and LEAH while enjoying lunch. Haven McElhanon, 2015 Miss St. Francis County Rice, was also on hand. McElhanon speaks with luncheon attendee Mercedes Mitchell. Photo by Alan Smith.
Mestek cuts 28 jobs at Forrest City plant - A decision by Mestek, Inc., to relocate a product line from its Forrest City location will result in the elimination of close to 30 jobs early next month.
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Drug Take Back Day Saturday across state - Unwanted and expired prescription drugs can be as dangerous as illegal drugs, but are also more accessible to children. The Arkansas Drug Take Back Day, which is set for Saturday, is an effort to get these medications out of households and to have them disposed of properly.
Rankin promotes college savings plan during stop at courthouse - Beth Anne Rankin, Executive Director of the GIFT Arkansas 529 College Savings Program, stopped in St. Francis County Thursday as part of a statewide tour promoting the program and a chance for a county resident to win more than $500 to start a Section 529 GIFT Plan account.
FCPD offering $1,000 reward for information on Circle N robbery - The Forrest City Police Department is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a pair of suspects who robbed the Circle N Exxon on East Broadway Street this past weekend.
Omega Glow 5K set for this evening - Weather may play a factor with this evening’s Omega Glow 5K, but it if does, there’s a plan in place for it to be held Saturday.