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Self portrait: The students in Patricia Gardner's art classes at Stewart Elementary School have been studying the work on Mexican artist Frida Kahlo de Rivera who is known for her self-portraits. Fourth grader Vashti Patton touches up her self portrait. Photo by Alan Smith.

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FC/Hughes annexation to be heard next week - After months of negotiations the matter of a consolidation between the Forrest City School District and the Hughes School District could be resolved by next week.

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Meeting planned at FCHS - ForwARd Arkansas will host a community education forum in Forrest City Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Forrest City High School cafeteria.
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