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Fouke center open for those without electricity

Fouke center open for those without electricity

January 18th, 2018 by Gazette Staff in Texarkana News

The Stanley Davis Community Center in Fouke, Ark., has been opened to provide shelter for residents without electricity, according to Mayor Terry Purvis.

"We had folks without power around Fouke and opened the community center," he said.

"We have opened the community center for folks to stay warm if they want to go there. It was 6 degrees this morning (Wednesday)," Purvis said.

"The center had no takers of people wanting to stay at the shelter. We're spreading the word that the center is open," he said.

"We're proud of the center and the reason we got the center is to help folks out. It's a great asset to the community," Purvis said.

By Wednesday afternoon, the power had been restored to the customers who live outside of the city limits. The customers inside the city limits of Fouke never lost power, he said.

The center is about a block west of the Fouke school campus near U.S. Highway 71.

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