Student transfer numbers declining

A year after the Forrest City School District lost more than 100 students to the Palestine-Wheatley and Wynne school districts due to transfers under the state’s Opportunity School Choice Act, the numbers have decreased significantly, according to officials from all three school districts.

Organizations help stock Pantry shelves

Assistance from area churches, employees with the Federal Correctional Complex-Forrest City and students attending a Forrest City School District summer program has helped stock the shelves at the St. Francis County Food Pantry, but the organization is still in need of monetary donations that will be used to help area residents in need.