YOUR LOCAL AND REGIONAL NEWS
FC CLEAN UP CAMPAIGN
The City of Forrest City will conduct their city-wide clean-up on Saturday, August 15th as part of the Keep Arkansas Beautiful campaign.
Mayor Cedric Williams gave the City Council an update on the campaign at their meeting Tuesday night (8/4):
Call City Hall at 870-633-1315 for more information.
FC MAYOR REMINDERS
Forrest City Mayor Cedric Williams would like to remind citizens about two important topics: completing the 2020 Census and staying “vigilant” in dealing with the Coronavirus:
Here’s Mayor Williams:
Thanks Mayor Williams
GENERAL ELECTION RACES
The one-week filing period for municipal office wrapped up at noon Wednesday for several cities and towns in our listening area.
The following contested races will be on the ballot in November based on this filing and on the filing period back in March.
St. Francis County
City Council-Forrest City
Ward 3, Position 2: Alderman Danny Capps will be challenged by Richard “Dickie” Baker and Frank L. Shaw.
Ward 4, Position 2: Alderman Chris Oswalt will be challenged by Nicole Jones Hutchieson.
JP District 4: Justice Luther Lieblong (Democrat) will be challenged by David Coleman (Republican).
JP District 7: Justice Regan Hill (Independent) will be challenged by Nathaniel Murray (Democrat).
JP District 8: Chris Ray vs Glenn Shepherd
(Justice O.J. Gandy Jr. did not file for re-election).
Prairie Township: James Roberts (Democrat) will face Tracy (TJ) Jackson (Republican)
Telico Township: Everette J. Woods (Republican) will face Scotty R. Jackson (Democrat).
Position 5: Justice Jason Martin (Democrat) will be challenged by Ryan Medford (Republican).
Parkin City Council
Ward 1, Position 1: Councilwoman Sherry Wooten vs Santia D.
Ward 2, Position 1: Councilman Tommie Wells vs Delores Atkins
Ward 3, Position 1: Faye Futch vs Samuel Lee Harris
Helena-West Helena School Board
Zone 2: Troy Bobo Sr. vs Wilbert Strotter
As of 1 p.m. Wednesday, the final filing reports had not yet been released from the county clerks in Phillips, Monroe and Cross counties.
Plans have been made for the Colt Airport to be closed from Monday August 10th through August 23rd. Airport Chairman Shannon Hobbs said in a news release the airport will be closed for asphalt maintenance and re-striping.
BIDS FOR SFC JAIL
St. Francis County Judge Gary Hughes says the County is requesting bids for construction of the new county jail. Sealed bids will be accepted until Wednesday August 26th. A legal notice has been mailed to all 826 licensed contractors on a list which represents all licensed contractors in St. Francis County and 16 surrounding counties.
A pre-bid meeting will be held at the St. Francis County Courthouse Wednesday August 12th at 2. While the meeting is not mandatory, Judge Hughes said all potential bidders are encouraged to attend.
SUPERIOR SENIOR CARE FUNDRAISER
Superior Senior Care is fundraising for the Forrest City Public Schools for the students and faculty by requesting your donations of face masks, disinfecting wipes, and hand sanitizer.
August 10th thru 14th
Superior Senior Care, 2321 N. Washington, M-F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Southern Furniture, 4000 N. Washington, M-F 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Delta Office Works, 703 E. Garland, M-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cedric Williams State Farm, 1022 N. Washington, M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
A Rare Find, 1030 N. Washington, Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
For more information, contact Superior Senior Care at 870-630-9351.
--Visitation for Bryan Vance, 53, of Brinkley will be Friday (8/7) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McNeal-Coleman Funeral Home in Brinkley. Masks are required. Burial will be private. McNeal-Coleman Funeral Home of Brinkley is in charge of arrangements.
--Funeral service for Joyce M. White, 66, of Forrest City will be Saturday (8/8) at 10 a.m. in the auditorium at the Forrest City Civic Center. Burial will follow at Paradise Gardens in Edmondson. Visitation will be Friday from 4-6 p.m. at Miles Mortuary, which is in charge of arrangements.
--Funeral service for Missionary Sherlona Marie Riley, 42, of Helena- West Helena will be Saturday (8/8) at 11 a.m. on the property of Pastor K.L. Smith on Southland Road. Burial will follow at Jackson Memorial Gardens in Southland. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Greater Powerhouse Church of God in Christ in Helena- West Helena. Miles J. Kimble Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
--Funeral service for Naypolian Reynolds, 63, of Forrest City formerly of Kansas City will be Saturday (8/8) at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Miles Mortuary. Burial will follow at Casteel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1-6 p.m. at Miles Mortuary, which is in charge of the arrangements.
--Funeral service for Floyda Jean Williams, 70, of Forrest City will be Saturday (8/8) at 2 p.m. at the Forrest City Junior High School Auditorium. Burial will follow at Casteel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-6 p.m. at Lane Chapel C.M.E. Church. Miles J. Kimble Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
--A Family viewing and memorial service for Andrew Wooden, 80, of Forrest City will be Saturday (8/8) from 3-5 p.m. in the chapel of Miles Mortuary. Miles J. Kimble Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
--Funeral services for Johnny Mitchusson, age 54, of Wynne will be held at the Three Trees Cowboy Church, in Wynne, on Friday, August 7, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday, August 7, at 10 a.m. Stevens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
--Funeral services for Ronald Jerome Casey, Sr., age 59, formerly of Brinkley will be held on Saturday, August 8, at 11 a.m. at Brown Chapel CME Church, in Brinkley. Burial will take place at Haven of Rest Cemetery in Brinkley. Branscumb Johnson & Gilchrest Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
--Funeral services for Linda Brown, age 54, formerly of Marianna will be held on Saturday, August 8, at 11 a.m. at The Kingdom Connection Church. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 7, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the chapel of Hill’s Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pilgrim Cemetery in Marianna. Hill’s Funeral Service, LLC in charge of arrangements.
--Funeral services for Earnestine Davis, age 80, of Marianna will be held on Saturday, August 8, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Calvary M.B. Church in Marianna. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 7, from 1-5 at Marianna Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Pilgrim Cemetery in Marianna. Marianna Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
--Graveside service for Kathy Jones Clark, age 67, of Forrest City will be held on Sunday, August 9, at 2 p.m. at the Hughes Cemetery. Mile J. Kimble Mortuary & Cremation of Forrest City in charge of arrangements
Edith Hughes, 102 formerly of Caldwell passed away Thursday. Funeral services will be held at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel at 2 Saturday afternoon with burial in Hughes Cemetery. Visitation with the family will begin at 1 before the 2pm service with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.