In just over two decades, Chris Tate, head band director for the band program in the Forrest City School District, has managed to produce a run of successful high school bands and, in the process, has made a lasting impression on the students he has taught.
According to information from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, the number of students enrolled in higher education in the state is down 0.7 percent overall compared to last fall with a total of 167,406 students reportedly enrolled in public and private institutions.
St. Francis County Circuit Court has set an amnesty day in early October to help people who have outstanding child support debt.
The Forrest City mayor’s office invites residents to participate in a city-wide cleanup to be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25 and 26.
For those interested in starting their own food processing business, the East Arkansas Enterprise Community, Inc., and the Arkansas Delta Seeds of Change will be collaborating with staff at the University of Arkansas to hold a workshop at the Forrest City Civic Center on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
After several months of planning and preparation, Sonya Poe and her daughter, Meredith Reeves, will hold the grand reopening of The Antique Rose Flowers and Gifts on Friday, Sept. 18.
The St. Francis County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will be holding a mass flu clinic on Friday, Oct. 30, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Downtown Art and Music Festival is scheduled for Oct. 3 this year, and Dena French, St. Francis County Museum Curator and festival director, said now is the time to sign up for booth spaces.
First and second graders across the country took the Iowa Test of Basic Skills in the spring, and while state average test scores fell this year in the Forrest City School District compared to previous classes of test takers, two schools in Eastern Arkansas were home to second grade classes who scored above the national average.
Betty Keysacker, an adult education instructor at Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute, has dedicated an entire career to giving her students an educational foundation to carry them through the rest of their lives.