CRTI board votes to oppose bills to merge with EACC

Members of the Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute’s board voted, in a meeting held Thursday, to officially oppose a pair of bills filed by Arkansas State Legislators earlier this week that call for a merger of CRTI with neighboring school East Arkansas Community College.

FCPL offering tax assistance to area resident

For those looking for help filing their taxes this year, the Forrest City Public Library is offering free tax assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Volunteers will be taking appointments through April 17.

Vicki Lawrence & Mama at EACC

Veteran comedienne Vicki Lawrence will be coming to Forrest City this weekend to perform at the East Arkansas Community College’s Fine Arts Center. She said she’s looking forward to sharing a bit of her own life with the audience as well as bringing to life her beloved character Thelma Harper, better known to many as Mama, to talk politics and technology and share her opinions on today’s world.