Assembling shelves: Some shelving has been donated to the Forrest City animal shelter. Pictured, Gay Schwartz, treasurer of the Forrest City Area Humane Society, and Tommy Loeb, president, assemble the shelves. A grand opening has been scheduled for Feb. 14 at the shelter. Photo by David Nichol.
Capital improvements of more than $500,000 approved; employees receive 5 percent pay increase
For the first time since 2004, Forrest City has an operating budget at the beginning of February.
In both 2005 and 2006, a budget wasn’t approved until May. In order to meet legal deadlines for a budget by February in those years, the city co...