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Chris Massingill, Federal Co-Chairman for the Delta Regional Authority, paid a visit to the Arkansas Care Innovative Readiness Training program in Forrest City on Monday. One of the people receiving free services was 13-year-old Les Summers. Massingill, left, looks over Summers’ shoulder with U.S. Army Colonel Jim Bruce as Summers tests out his new glasses. The program will be open through Saturday at the junior high school campus. Photo by Alan Smith.

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Pipkin to chair Commission; King objects - Ralph Pipkin, in his first official meeting as a member of the Forrest City Water Utility Commission, was elected as the new chairman of the group on a split vote Monday night.

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Massingill tours Readiness Training program at FCJHS - On Monday Chris Massingill, the Federal Co-Chairman for the Delta Regional Authority, paid a visit to the Arkansas Care Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program being held through Saturday, Aug. 2, at Forrest City Junior High School.
Water Commission questions purchase by utility’s manager - Members of the Forrest City Water Commission on Monday questioned a purchase by FCWU Manager Calvin Murdock regarding a part for repairs. The debate centered on whether or not the manager is allowed to make purchases over his spending limit without commission approval if there is an emergency.
State program to assist those affected by flooding - Homeowners and renters in St. Francis, along with five other East Arkansas counties, may qualify for a state program to assist individuals who suffered damages during flooding in late June.
VCSP hosting fishing derby - Village Creek State Park is inviting all fishermen ages 15 and younger to participate in a free fishing derby. The staff at VCSP will offer some fishing fun on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the park, which is located 11 miles north of Forrest City.