Walking on eggsSeveral students at Stewart Elementary School got inspired to join the Boy Scouts of America in a unique way on Tuesday. Ed Collier, Cub Scout Master of Pack 224, asked the young men if they had ever seen anyone walk across eggs. Devon Hallman, a Cub Scout, is helped by Collier and his wife Joan as he shows the other students how to walk across four dozen eggs without breaking one. Parents are encouraged to take boys in the first through sixth grades to the Join Scouting Night event scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m., at Central Elementary School. Photo by Alan Smith.
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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Positions on Non. ballot determined at SFC Election Commission meeting - The St. Francis County Election Commission is busy planning both the annual school election next month and the November General Election.
Hicks looking for Focus, Character, Honor, Service from students, staff - Forrest City High School began a new era last week as new principal Sonny Hicks took the reins. Hicks said his goals are to change the culture of the school, and he hopes to do that by giving the school’s initials a second meaning to show everyone what his mission is
Crittenden hospital announces closing - WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — The Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis stopped admitting patients Monday and will shut down permanently on Sept. 7, despite the recent passage of a sales tax increase intended to help the financially struggling facility.
Recycling event to help residents get rid of items - The East Arkansas Planning and Development District, with assistance from officials with the city of Forrest City and NEARCO, will host a recycling and e-waste collection event Thursday, Aug. 28, at the intersection of Broadway and Rosser Streets