Water donations needed for band

The Forrest City High School Band Department is accepting donations of bottled water to provide the students with water during the summer band sessions, which begin Monday, Aug. 4.

Whitby files for Widener Council

Filing for elected positions in several municipalities opened this morning in the office of St. Francis County Clerk Emily Holley.

Water Commission meets Monday

The Forrest City Water Utility Commission is scheduled to meet Monday, July 28, at 5:30 p.m., at the water department on North Rosser Street.

Camp to teach students value of civic involvement

The St. Francis County 4-H program will host a Citizenship Camp for participants ages 6 to 19 at the Forrest City Civic Center. The camp will be held Aug. 5 and 6. Activities will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. each day.

Free health clinic opens Friday in FC

The Arkansas Care Innovative Readiness Training program will open the doors to Forrest City Junior High School tomorrow morning, along with five other locations across the region, providing free medical, dental and vision services as part of a partnership between the Delta Regional Authority and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Colorado dog trainer arrested for theft for refusing to return local diabetic alert dog

An 11-year-old girl from Colt is without her diabetic alert dog because the animal’s trainer is claiming it had been abused. The girl’s family and St. Francis County Sheriff Bobby May deny the allegations, and the trainer has been arrested in her home state of Colorado on a charge of theft of property, a Class C felony, on a warrant issued through SFC Circuit Court.