Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Forrest City Athletic Director Dr. Rodney Echols, left, presents Caronica Randle with an appreciation plaque during Monday’s All-Sports Banquet, held at the Forrest City Civic Center. Randle, a Forrest City native, FCHS graduate and former Lady Mustang basketball player, is now an assistant women’s basketball coach at Marshall University. She was the keynote speaker for the banquet. Photo by Fred Conley.
A canner testing event was held today at the St. Francis County Extension Office. According to Holly Valentine, Extension Agent-Family and Consumer Science, canners must be tested to ensure that food being canned does not spoil. Valentine also added that while today was set aside as a testing date, canners can be tested at any time at the office in the SFC Courthouse. Valentine is shown testing a canner lid. Photo by Alan Smith.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The City of Colt held the ninth annual Blazin’ Fundraizin’ festival Saturday, and there was food and fun for everyone. One of the main draws to the annual event are the ribs prepared by the Colt Volunteer Fire Department. Lt. Frank Powell, left, and volunteer firefighter Josh Keeler check one of several slabs cooked during the event. The proceeds from the rib sale, along with other refreshments such as grilled chicken and hot dogs, will assist the fire department with equipment purchases. Photo by Kendall Owens.
After a little rain Friday, this weekend’s sunny weather provided a perfect opportunity to get in a little fishing. Lydia Homewood enjoys flowers while her brother, Tanner Homewood takes in a little fishing. Their father, Kyle Homewood, prepares another line to drop in the water. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Palestine-Wheatley’s mile relay team will compete Saturday at the Arkansas Meet of Champs at Lake Hamilton High School. The P-W relay team members, from left, are: Kye Tillman, James Smith, Kevin Wright and Malcolm Robinson.
East Arkansas Community College held its 29th annual Honors Breakfast this morning in the banquet hall of the EACC Fine Arts Center. Staff and honor students are shown moving through the buffet line. After enjoying breakfast, the students heard from this year’s EACC Distinguished Alumnus, Dr. Lindsay McKinley. Graduation will begin at 7 tonight in the Fine Arts Center. Photo by Alan Smith.
When people think of equipment for the Forrest City Water Utility, they probably think of backhoes and water lines, but working oxygen tanks and breathing masks are very important too. Edward Gregory, the utility’s water treatment supervisor, checks a mask at the FCWU Water Plant. Gregory explained that it is possible that chlorine stored at the facility could leak, so safety equipment is necessary. Photo by Alan Smith.