Brockwell talks Ruyi plans at GMPC dinner

Kay Brockwell, of Future Focus Development Solutions, LLC. of Jonesboro, spoke to the men’s group at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church on Wednesday evening, explaining how the Chinese-based textile company Shangdong Ruyi Technology Group came to establish its first North American factory in Forrest City at the former Sanyo manufacturing plant, and what area residents can expect as the company progresses toward its anticipated opening in 2018.

FUMC to bless animals Sunday

First United Methodist Church will hold a Blessing of the Animals on Sunday in celebration of the annual feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the namesake of St. Francis County.