Marcus Freeman, owner of M and M Catering, the in-house caterer for the Forrest City Civic Center, addressed members of the Forrest City Civic Center Commission during a regular meeting on Tuesday, detailing certain difficulties he is facing. In response to Freeman’s concerns, commissioners voted to have him turn in his $500 monthly fee at commission meetings in order to give him more time to meet the obligations set forth in his catering contract.
Members of the Palestine-Wheatley School Board on Tuesday agreed to keep the structure of the board the same for another year. Board members agreed to reappoint Darren Fowler and Jamie McCoy to their respective positions, and each board officer was re-elected for another year.
Homecoming week is in full swing in the Forrest City School District, as students prepare for the annual homecoming parade. The parade will be held Thursday, starting at 6 p.m.
The Forrest City Area Wellness and Athletic Consortium is the sponsor of Thursday night’s Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. The event will be held at the Larry S. Bryant Multi-Purpose Center, and will give the public an opportunity to see proposed plans for an indoor aquatic center.
City administrators are calling on representatives of local ambulance companies to provide information to help them decide on a plan for providing improved emergency services to residents of Forrest City. During a called ambulance committee meeting held Monday night, EMS representatives remained divided on what they believed is best for the city.
Members of the Forrest City Library Board of Trustees on Monday discussed suggesting a replacement for board member Marshall James, who resigned from his position on the board prior to the September meeting.
State legislators are almost finished with a report that will help determine how much money public schools will receive from the state. The education adequacy report is the culmination of studies conducted by the state’s education committees, including findings and recommendations for schools for the coming year.
Sarah Yarberry of Forrest City held off three other readers to win last week’s Professor Pigskin Contest.
St. Franics County election officials are preparing for a pair of runoffs, to be held Tuesday, to determine seats on the Forrest City School Board.
The annual L’Anguille River Festival will be held this weekend in Palestine with a full lineup of events taking place Friday and Saturday.