GMPC hosting blessing of the pets

Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church in Forrest City will host a blessing of the pets Sunday, Oct. 16, from 2 to 2:30 p.m.

Civic Center caterer shares concerns with commissioners

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.

PWSB elects officers; members encouraged to get training

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.

FCAWA Consortium focus of Business After Hours

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 officials still deciding on plan for improved EMS

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.