Prize-winning pumpkinThe St. Francis County Fair is a place where local residents can show off their talents in a wide variety of categories. One of the youngest winners is seven-year-old Caroline Butler. Butler won first-place blue ribbons in several categories. She is pictured above with a white pumpkin that she grew. Tonight, the gates open at 5, and armbands will be available on the Midway for $15. The annual talent show will begin at 7. Photo by Alan Smith.
Work on I-40 through FCity winding down - More than a year of construction on an eight-mile portion of Interstate 40 from Forrest City to Widener will soon be complete, opening all four lanes of the expressway and decreasing the amount of heavy truck and interstate travel on Hwy. 70 through downtown Forrest City.
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State seeking federal assistance for farmers affected by default - A recent default by Turner Grain Merchandising, Inc., of Brinkley has created a crisis for many farmers in Arkansas and surrounding states. Producers who contracted with the company delivered grain, but have not been paid for it.
DRAA meeting tonight in Colt - The Delta Regional Airport Authority will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 this evening at the Colt Community Center.
FC woman hurt in PB accident - A Forrest City woman was injured in a Monday morning accident that claimed the life of a Pine Bluff woman.
Library officials finalizing purchase of property near downtown facility - Members of the public library board learned Monday that the paperwork is ready to be finalized on the purchase of property just east of the facility.