Tossing the bag

The Bean Bag Baseball Team at the Forrest City Senior Center won second place in the 2014 East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging tournament, earning the right to compete at the state tournament at Paragould in May. Lucy Crawford, a member of the team, gets some practice in at the center this morning. Photo by Alan Smith.

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