The opening of bids for a new skylight at the Forrest City Public Library and the news that state auditors want the City of Forrest City more involved with the finances of the facility dominated the discussion at Monday’s library board meeting.
The threat of rain looming over the 13th annual Ride the Ridge Poker Run did not dampen the giving spirit of people in the area as the event raised more that $20,000 for Special Olympics and the Junior Auxiliary of Forrest City.
It was announced Thursday that the five campuses of the Forrest City School District were given low grades in the Arkansas Department of Education’s new letter grading system for the 2013-14 school year. At Thursday night’s regular meeting of the Forrest City School Board, detailed reports were given to the board by Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Hardrick for their review.
Two of five campuses in the Forrest City School District received failing grades on a new grading system being used by the Arkansas Department of Education while the other three campuses received D’s.
A crawfish boil, barbecue, live entertainment, a motorcycle poker run and door prizes will be featured at the 13th annual Ride the Ridge Poker Run Saturday to support Special Olympics and the Junior Auxiliary of Forrest City.
The Forrest City Civic Center Commission officially received notice this week from its in-house caterer that the company will be leaving the facility and not seek another contract.
Tuesday’s meeting of the Forrest City Advertising and Promotion Commission saw the group award more than $100,000 worth of hamburger tax funds to to projects for various organizations.
The omission of a line item in the city of Madison’s sewer budget led to a disagreement last night between Mayor Bobby Hardrick and city councilman Ocie Williams. Hardrick called the omission of $8,000 for repairs and supplies a “human error,” but the budget amendment died due to the lack of a motion.
Men between the ages of 45 to 70 are at high risk for prostate cancer, and the annual Lee County Men’s Health Fair aims to educate them on the disease.
The total amount of property crimes reported to the St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department dropped between 2013 and 2014, which Sheriff Bobby May attributes to the capture and prosecution of those responsible.