Storm damage: Straight-line winds toppled several trees and damaged several homes in the Goodwin area early Thursday morning. Phil Hicks, background, spent much of yesterday repairing damage to his home and cleaning up after the storm left debris all over the community in the western portion of the county. Power was also knocked out to the area after the winds took down several power lines. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Break away: Forrest City tailback Davyan â€œSleepyâ€ McKinney breaks away from the Jonesboro Annie Camp defense for a 76-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter Thursday night. The Junior Mustangs defeated Annie Camp 40-14. McKinney scored twice in the game. Photo by Fred Conley.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Junior High game: Hughes Junior Blue Devils lineman Kevin Latham (55) listens to his coaches during a timeout in a recent home game. The Junior Blue Devils will host Brinkley tonight at Blue Devil Stadium. Kick off is set for 7 p.m. Photo by Fred Conley.
Calvary at state: The Calvary Christian School varsity Lady Eagles volleyball team finished the season as runners-up in the MACS conference and the MACS tournament. The team qualified for the Tennessee Association of Christian Schools (TACS) state volleyball tournament which begins today in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Calvary played Berean Christian from Nashville this morning and were scheduled to face Temple Christian at 4:15 p.m. today. On Friday, the team is scheduled to play Metro Christian at 1:30 p.m. The Calvary team members are front row, from left: Samantha Kearns, Tiffany Ennis and Tamatha Weatherford. Standing, left to right: Head Coach Suzanne Hess, Kristen Heard, Katie Borden, Ember Dye, Hillary Hill, Kaitlyn Hill, Summer Hess, Katie Bokker, Jessica Rickard, Raquel Gates, Kelsey Shackleford, Sage Ellis and Assistant Coach Susan DeLaRosa. Not pictured is team member Monica Alburquerque. The Calvary JV Lady Eagles finished first in the conference and first in the tournament. Photo by Fred Conley.
Lunch time: Not everyone gets as excited as 2-year-old Maddie Killingsworth does over lunch. Then again, maybe sheâ€™s just excited over getting her picture taken. Photo by David Nichol.
Changing frequencies: In an effort to avoid disruptions in its radio traffic, the St. Francis County Sheriffâ€™s Department is in the process of changing radio frequencies. Jeff Smith with East Arkansas Communications changes the frequency in one of the auxiliary deputyâ€™s vehicles. According to Smith, the new frequency has a digital code, and all of the law enforcement agencies in the county that use the radio repeater tower will have to have their frequencies changed. Photo by Alan Smith.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Book fair: Stewart Elementary School is hosting a book fair through Friday. Students from each grade are allowed to look through the colorful books and school supplies to make purchases. Loren Davis, left, and Haylee Clark, both first graders at the school, look over one of the books for sale. Photo by Alan Smith
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Family night: Tatiana Turner, 3, takes a toy fire hat during Monday nightâ€™s family fun night at the Forrest City Civic Center. Firefighters were giving fire prevention tips along with the hats. The Hometown Health Group and the Family Resource Center of St. Francis County, plus health care representatives covering many aspects of wellness, including dentistry, also attended the event. It was estimated that more than 200 people attended. Photo by David Nichol