Agricultural planes are a common sight this time of year, but it’s up to Central Arkansas Turbines, Inc., to keep them in working condition. Shane Webb was one of many workers this morning inside the hangar. Webb adjusts flaps from underneath a plane’s wing. Photo by Alan Smith.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
The Omega Chapter of Delta Beta Sigma held its Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church Saturday, and many area children took the opportunity to meet with him. Elijah Jones, 20 months old, is shown taking his turn. Photo by Alan Smith.
The Forrest City Junior Auxiliary held its annual Easter egg hunt indoors at the First United Methodist Church’s Activity Center due to the weather on Saturday, but there was plenty of fun to be had. Three-year-old William Drake shows off his haul of eggs during the event. Photo by Alan Smith.
The Forrest City Street Department was filling in cracks between the ramp and building at Forrest City City Hall this morning. Renald Green sweeps sand into the space. Photo by Alan Smith.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Seven-year-old Braydon Sanders is pictured with several of the prizes he has won at various rodeo and miniature bull riding events, including a new saddle for being named the 2013 Arkansas Southern Junior Rodeo Association’s All-Around Cowboy. Submitted photo.
Rain this morning kept area children indoors but it didn’t stop them from playing. Amaya Auston, left, and Cailey Smith entertain themselves with puzzles at a local day care. Photo by Kendall Owens.
St. Francis County Judge Gary Hughes held a public meeting Thursday, publicly introducing a half-cent sales tax proposal for economic development. The meeting was held at the St. Francis County Civic Center and was attended by several community and business leaders along with members of the public. Hughes said that an election on the proposal could be held later this year, funded by economic development funds the county already has. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Palestine-Wheatley catcher Hunter Parson sets to make the throw to third base in a game played last week against Carlisle at the Palestine city fields. Carlisle defeated the Patriots 8-4 and 6-4 in the 6AA Conference doubleheader. Photo by Fred Conley.
Pantry volunteers Angelique Clinton, left, and Willean Hicks, prepare refreshments during the open house. Guests were able to eat in the Pantry’s new dining hall. Photo by Kendall Owens.
An accident this morning near the 245 mile marker on Interstate 40 caused traffic congestion on the interstate and through Forrest City for several hours. Emergency crews with the Forrest City Fire Department and St. Francis County EMS work to extract the driver of one of two tractor trailers involved in the accident. No details were available this morning, but at least one person was airlifted from the scene to Memphis for treatment of injuries from the accident. Photo by Kendall Owens.