Enjoying summer

The first day of school is about three weeks away, but there is still fun to be had during this year's summer break. Six-year-old Tionna Pendleton enjoys playing outside at a local day care this morning. Photo by Alan Smith.

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Camp to teach students value of civic involvement - The St. Francis County 4-H program will host a Citizenship Camp for participants ages 6 to 19 at the Forrest City Civic Center. The camp will be held Aug. 5 and 6. Activities will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. each day.

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Museum roof needs repairs to save items - The St. Francis County Museum Board discussed the repair of several leaks in the roof of the J.O. Rush House during the board’s meeting Tuesday night.
Free health clinic opens Friday in FC - The Arkansas Care Innovative Readiness Training program will open the doors to Forrest City Junior High School tomorrow morning, along with five other locations across the region, providing free medical, dental and vision services as part of a partnership between the Delta Regional Authority and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Colorado dog trainer arrested for theft for refusing to return local diabetic alert dog - An 11-year-old girl from Colt is without her diabetic alert dog because the animal’s trainer is claiming it had been abused. The girl's family and St. Francis County Sheriff Bobby May deny the allegations, and the trainer has been arrested in her home state of Colorado on a charge of theft of property, a Class C felony, on a warrant issued through SFC Circuit Court.
Filing period opens Friday - The municipal candidate filing period for Caldwell, Colt, Madison and Palestine will open Friday in the office of St. Francis County Clerk Emily Holley.