Governor visits: Gov. Mike Beebe, right and Dr. Coy Grace, president of East Arkansas Community College, chat on their way to the EACC Lecture Hall, where Beebe announced a $200,000 pilot project to train minority contractors in proposal-making skills. The project will cover an area of 16 counties in the Arkansas Delta. Photo by David Nichol.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Crown and sash: Scarlett Drake gets some help with her sash from her mom, Lisa Drake. Scarlett was named Miss Arkansas Rice over the weekend. She has been serving as Miss St. Francis County Rice. She is the first St. Francis County girl to win the state title since 1999. Photo by David Nichol.
Season-ending loss: Forrest City Mustang senior receiver Joe DeWitt sits by himself late in the fourth quarter of Fridayâ€™s first-round state playoff game at Texarkana. Forrest City ended the season with a 35-7 loss to the Razorbacks. Photo by Fred Conley.
Caught from behind: Forrest City Mustang receiver Jefferi Vaughen (29) is caught from behind by a Texarkana defender after catching a 29-yard pass from Forrest City quarterback Barrett Astin in the third quarter of Fridayâ€™s first-round state playoff game. Vaughenâ€™s catch set up Forrest Cityâ€™s only touchdown of the game in a 35-7 loss to the Razorbacks. Photo by Fred Conley.
Theft ring: St. Francis County Sheriff Bobby May looks over a stolen road grader that was recovered in a shop in Forrest City, with two stolen backhoes that were recovered in the Crow Creek area in the background. The equipment is just part of the stolen equipment the sheriffâ€™s department found late last week, and is believed to have been stolen in three states. Photo by Alan Smith.
Friday, November 9, 2007
Mustang Pride: The Nimocks/McCollum Building located at 322 N. Izard is the winner of this weekâ€™s Mustang Spirit Award. Each week during the football season, a local business is recognized for showing its Mustang Pride. Pictured are Deana Miller, left, and Rick McCollum. The Forrest City Mustangs visit Texarkana tonight in the first round of the playoffs. Photo by David Nichol.
Big stop: Forrest City defenders Dexter Adams (79), Arsenio Clinton (21) and Leonard Banks (28) combine to stop a West Memphis running back as Xavier McGrone (36) comes in to help. Forrest City opens the Class 6A state playoffs tonight at Texarkana. Photo by Fred Conley.
Drive through shots: Althea Jordan was one of many people who took advantage of the opportunity to get a drive-through flu shot this morning at the Wiley T. Jones Fairgrounds. Giving the shot is Donna Rice, a public health nurse with the St. Francis County Health Unit. People may also get shots inside the Exhibit Building. The free immunization shots will be given until 7 oâ€™clock tonight. Photo by David Nichol.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Generations: From left, Chris Siler, Glen Siler and Stan Siler represent three generations of teaching and coaching as grandson, grandfather and father.
Annual program: Forrest City High Schoolâ€™s Navy Junior ROTC Color Guard presents the colors this morning at a program to honor veterans. It was the eighth annual Veterans Day Program held at Mustang Arena, and featured music, readings and a speaker who stressed the importance of oral histories of World War II. Photo by David Nichol.