Officials with the East Arkansas Planning and Development District spent Monday in Forrest City working with area government, business and community leaders on a grant program focused on creating an economic development and strategic development plan for the county. After meeting with members of a county steering committee, EAPDD officials held a public meeting at the Forrest City Civic Center. Jennifer Watkins, standing, with Building Communities Strategic Planning, fields questions from audience members in the photo above. The steering committee is scheduled to meet again Wednesday at the courthouse. Photo Kendall Owens.