A steady drizzle of rain and the rapidly falling temperatures were not enough to keep the citizens of Wheatley from filling the Wheatley Civic Center Auditorium Sunday afternoon for the dedication of the newly-unveiled veterans memorial monument, which now sits at the center of Wheatley Heritage Gardens city park.
Today begins National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child, a Samaritan’s Purse charity which has distributed shoebox-sized gift boxes to children in impoverished countries around the world since 1993.
The First United Methodist Church in Forrest City will be hosting its second annual Caring and Sharing Market Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Campbell House in Forrest City is filled with music, holiday cheer, and a spirit of giving this week as Junior Auxiliary of Forrest City hosts Angel Tree Week. While tomorrow marks the last day for members of the community to chose an angel from the trees, the year’s donation drive is far from over.
Due to troubling weather conditions throughout the year, area rice farmers are expected to see a drop in rice yields at the end of 2015.
The St. Francis County Extension Service and Save the Children Head Start hosted a Shopping Matters grocery store tour recently at Food Giant in Forrest City.
The St. Francis County Extension Office will offer a series of health and nutrition classes through the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) beginning tomorrow at 5 p.m.
Residents of Forrest Street will be hosting the annual Trunk-or-Treat and Halloween Parade on Friday, Oct. 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This year’s event will be held in conjunction with the Junior Auxiliary Trunk-or-Treat, which will be held at the Campbell House at the corner of Forrest and Dillard streets.
The St. Francis County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is reminding area residents there will be a mass flu clinic held Friday, Oct. 30, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the local health unit located at 413 N. Division Street in Forrest City.
Plans are set for the 2015 Forrest City Area Community Christmas Parade, which will be held Friday, Dec. 4.