Speaking to Lions: Congressman Marion Berry visited the Forrest City Lion’s Club for their weekly meeting on Monday, and spoke to the group on several issues. Berry discussed topics ranging from strides being made in economic development to work on the farm bill. Photo by Kendall Owens
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Accident victim: Emergency crews from Forrest City Medical Center and the Forrest City Fire Department help load Diana Parker, 41, of Harker Heights, Texas, onto a helicopter bound for the Med in Memphis. Parker was one of several people injured in a multi-car pile up on Interstate 40 in Monroe County Monday afternoon. Photo by Kendall Owens.
A word with his troops: Forrest City Mustang football coach Rich Trail, far left, talks with his players between games at last Saturday’s 7-on-7 state tournamet played at Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium. The Mustangs completed 7-on-7 league play Monday by going 2-1 at Brinkley. Photo by Fred Conley.
Monday, July 23, 2007
7-on-7: Forrest City’s Chris Tripp (5) defends against an Ola receiver Saturday at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes 7-on-7 State Tournament at Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium. Ola won the game against Forrest City 23-16. Photo by Fred Conley.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Containing the blaze: Palestine-Wheatley Middle School’s campus was once again the site of a fire on Thursday. Firefighters from the Wheatley, Palestine and Brinkley fire departments were called to the scene to contain the blaze at the school’s field house. The fire reportedly started when a lawnmower exploded near the building. Because of the damage, what was not destroyed by the fire had to be pushed down. Photo by Alan Smith.
Opening tonight: “Nunsense,” a rollicking musical comedy set in a convent, will be presented tonight and tomorrow at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m., in the East Arkansas Community College Lecture Hall. Tickets are $10. Cast members, from left, are, Christine Williams, Ruth Ann Vowan, Kathy Meredith, Cara McCollum and Suzanne Winter. The play is being put on by the Forrest City Little Theatre, in cooperation with EACC. Photo by David Nichol.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Runners-up: Stevens Funeral Home finished second in the Forrest City postseason T-Ball tournament Tuesday night at the Sports Complex. Stevens lost to Wal-Mart 19-9 in the tournament’s championship game and finished with a 4-2 tournament mark. The Stevens team members, in no particular order, are Jaynee Claire Hill, Clay Posey, Ethan Stovall, Marylynn Armstrong, Paxton Burnett, Cameron Rogers, Hunter Miller, J.J. Whitby and Ezra McCoy. The coaches are Jerry Posey, Joy Posey, Keith Stovall, Latwon Whitby and Joey Burnett. Photo by Fred Conley.
Looking, looking: Forrest City senior quarterback Nakeer Barton drops back to look for a receiver during Tuesday’s 7-on-7 games at Sam Smith Stadium. Barton is one of four Mustang quarterbacks vying for the starting position for the upcoming 2007 high school season.The Mustangs will open the prep season on Aug. 31, when they play at Pulaski Academy. Photo by Fred Conley.