It’s that time of year when all kinds of flowers are blooming or getting ready to bloom. This is close-up of the blooms on a tulip tree near Stewart Springs Park in Forrest City. Photo by David Nichol.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Work on the curves in the railroad tracks in Forrest City has been taking place since Saturday. About 29 members of what is known as a “curve gang” have been in the area replacing the tracks. Pictured above are a few members of the crew as they secure the new curved track along Old Madison Road. Photo by Alan Smith.
Good weather doesn’t just mean play; it also presents a chance to get some work done. Along the Highway 1 Bypass, Joe Elphingstone picks up a hay bale, to be transported to another field. Photo by David Nichol.
Monday, March 18, 2013
As much as blooming flowers, bees are also a sign of spring. This one, along with a lot of her kin, was busily buzzing the bradford pears on the East Arkansas Community College campus. Photo by David Nichol.
Saturday brought the young and old out to enjoy the warm sunshine. Nine-month old Lilly Stevens was having a good time at Village Creek State Park with her family from Wynne. Photo by David Nichol.
Twelve-year old Robert Bruce, a member of Troop 425 of West Memphis, puts up an Eastern Bluebird Trail marker at Village Creek State Park. The project is one of the Eagle Scout projects on which Bruce is working. Photo by David Nichol.
Friday, March 15, 2013
The Forrest City City Council held a called meeting Thursday night to discuss proposals to increase the city’s sales tax. From left, council member Louise Fields listens as Mayor Larry Bryant, center, presents the proposals that include a one-cent tax increase and a 3/4-cent tax increase. Also pictured is City Clerk Derene Cochran. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Joye Hughes, interim superintendent of the Forrest City School District, points out some enrollment figures during a fiscal retreat held for the school board Thursday. A reduction in student enrollment means loss of state funding. Photo by David Nichol.
East Arkansas Community College hosted a Career Cluster Camp for high school students today on the school’s campus. The students were placed in groups and attended sessions in three areas of study including: Agriculture/Food/Natural Resources, Arts/Visual/Communications and Health Sciences. This group of students learn a dance from local dance instructor Janet Northcutt in the EACC Lecture Hall. There were also booths in a Career Fair. The event lasted until about 2 p.m., and featured Hollis Conway, Olympic Medalist, at the keynote speaker. Photo by Alan Smith.