Palestine-Wheatley boys basketball coach and assistant football coach Josh Fulcher holds an autographed baseball and photo of P-W baseball coach Curtis Sims after being given the two items as gag gifts by Sims at Wednesday night’s athletic banquet. Fulcher announced last month he will be leaving P-W at the end of the school year to relocate his family to the Mountain Home area.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Play time can sometimes be disguised as learning time. Two-year-old Nakira Hicks links together colorful plastic toys to make a chain at a local day care this morning. Photo by Alan Smith.
Time and weather has almost obliterated the old marking stripes at the Forrest City Municipal Sports Complex. Mark Porter operates a striping machine, laying down bright yellow stripes to help people know where to park. Photo by David Nichol.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Jayroe and Co. batter Dakota Roberts swings over the ball during an at bat in a Wee Ball (ages 3-4) game played Tuesday at Palestine’s City Fields. Roberts got a hit on his next swing. Jayroe and Co. were playng Hutcherson in the game. The Wee-Ball teams will be in action Friday. Photo by Fred Conley.
Forrest City sophomore sprinter Nikirah McKinney is interviewed by KATV-Channel 7 Wednesday at Sam Smith Stadium. McKinney earned a spot on the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s All-Arkansas Preps track team after winning the 100-meter dash at the Meet of Champs held May 11, at Lake Hamilton High School. Photo by Fred Conley.
Sometimes all a man’s best friend needs is a soccer ball for entertainment. This young dog was seen enjoying a fun-filled romp with a soccer ball along Rosser Street. The dog pushed the ball from one side of the road to the other and gave chase once the ball began to roll down a slight incline. Photo by Fred Conley.
Mississippi River State Park in Marianna welcomed members of the Arkansas State Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission to the new multi-million dollar Visitor Center Wednesday for the first of two days of meetings at the new facility. Stan Graves, second from right, manager of Planning and Development with Arkansas State Parks, visits with several staff members prior to Wednesday’s meeting. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Forrest City High School held Class Night festivities for the Class of 2013 Thursday, with students receiving over $2 million in scholarships and honors. In the photo above, several seniors offer highlights from the 2012-13 school year as part of the program. The program also included performances by the FCHS Jazz Band, Mustang Choir and Der Singkreis, an invocation by salutatorian Eboné Allen and welcome from class valedictorian Ardraya McCoy. Graduation ceremonies are scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The weather this week has been great for playing and working outdoors. Bailey Smith, 3, chooses play while enjoying the sunshine on the playground at the Forrest City Sports Complex. Photo by Alan Smith.
Forrest City Mustang senior running back Davieon Parchman (30) finds some running room during Tuesday’s spring practice as head coach Rich Trail looks on. The Mustangs began spring drills last week and will finish up the drills next week. Forrest City will open the 2013 prep football season by hosting Gosnell on Friday, Sept. 6, at Sam Smith Stadium. Photo by Fred Conley.