Learning while working

Students at Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute do not just go to class, they go to work. Jesse Haggins, left, and Darrius Hollis paint a cabinet that was built in the residential construction/carpentry class. The cabinet will be used in the industrial equipment technology class for students to practice installing a dishwasher. Photo by Alan Smith.

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Poker run benefits Special Olympics, JAFC programs - The Ride the Ridge Poker Run provides fun, food and live entertainment to help raise funds for Special Olympics Arkansas and the Forrest City Junior Auxiliary. Saturday will mark a dozen years of the event, and organizers are inviting everyone out to enjoy the food and entertainment.

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Registration for summer term at CRTI scheduled for May 9; ASSET test required - Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute in Forrest City has set May 9 as the registration date for selected courses that allow new students to begin their course of study during the summer term.
Three arrested for marijuana, heroin in stop on Interstate 40 - Troopers with Arkansas State Police Troop D arrested three people, traveling in separate cars, near the 232 mile marker of Interstate 40 near Palestine Tuesday morning.
Food Pantry sponsoring Easter dinner on Friday - The St. Francis County Food Pantry will hold its annual Easter dinner on Friday, featuring barbecue and all the trimmings.
Good Friday closings announced - Tomorrow is Good Friday, and all area schools will be closed.