FCA Camp: Forrest City will host its annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) basketball camp Monday, June 18 through Thursday, June 21, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon each day at Mustang Arena. The camp is for youths in grades fifth through eighth and the camp fee is $20 per camper, which includes a camp T-shirt and FCA Bible. Camp registration will be held Monday, June 18, from 8 until 9 a.m. The camp will be staffed by FCA athletes from Arkansas and surrounding states. The FCA instructors during the Forrest City camp are, from left: Johnny Harris, Harding; Lonnell Fort, ASU; Andrew Lynch, Fayetteville; Stefanie Taylor, Baxter Springs, Kansas; Gregg Mitchell, Michelle Eubanks from Manila, and Sam and Amanda Farris, from Rose Bud. Not pictured is Randi Wilson, from Batesville. The team will work six different FCA camps over the next six weeks.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Ceremonies held: Graduates of Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute walk across the stage as they receive their diplomas Thursday night. More than 140 graduates received degrees. Burl Lieblong, CRTI president, said it is a matter of pride that some of the graduates were unable to attend graduation because they have already found jobs. Photo by David Nichol.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Basketball camp: Forrest City basketball coaches Chris McManners and Monty Thornton completed their three-day Lady Mustang team camp today. The camp drew 26 campers, from fourth through ninth grades. Four Fellowship of Christian Athletes summer interns, Michelle Eubanks, Stefanie Taylor, Amanda Farris and Randi Wilson, assisted with the camp. The four will return to Forrest City on Monday to help with the weeklong FCA Camp, which runs June 18-21 at Mustang Arena. Photo by Fred Conley.
Instruction: Forrest City Mustang football coach Rich Trail, center, talks with his offensive unit during spring drills held in May. The Mustangs competed at the recent Conway team camp and will return to 7-on-7 competition on July 10 at West Memphis. Photo by Fred Conley.
The closer: Forrest City Post 4 pitcher Findley Scott Laws tossed two scoreless innings Wednesday to preserve Forrest City’s 8-3 win over Jonesboro Fat City in AA American Legion action at the Sports Complex. Forrest City will play at Searcy on Friday, June 15.
Marking the spots: The Delta Heat 2007 Arkansas State Firefighters Association and Arkansas Association of Fire Chiefs Joint Fire Convention began today with a golf tournament and early registration. The events and meetings will be held at the Forrest City Civic Center, the Forrest City Multi-purpose and Wellness Center and the Forrest City Sports Complex. Organizers expect over 700 people to attend from across the state. Forrest City Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Anthony Renigar, left, and Forrest City Parks and Recreation Director Kenneth Taylor talk about the events as Taylor lines out spaces for the display of fire trucks. All events are closed to the general public, except on Saturday, when displays, trucks and demonstrations will be held at the sports complex. Photo by Alan Smith.
Motorcycle accident: Theodis Goodwin Sr., 60, of Madison, had to be flown to the Med Wednesday evening after an accident on West Broadway at its intersection with Alderson Street. According to a report from the Forrest City Police Department, Goodwin was riding his Kawasaki motorcycle when he was struck by a Dodge pickup driven by Edward Christenson, 79, of Forrest City. Goodwin was listed in fair condition this morning at the Med. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Just like Dad: Professional golfer John Daly, leaning on his golf club, and his three-year-old son, “Little” John, were featured guests Monday at the Forrest City Grocery Charity Golf Tournament, held at the Forrest City Country Club. Daly, his son, and former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann, delighted the crowd with a hitting clinic. It was Daly’s son, however, who was the center of attention, hitting the golf ball using his dad’s clubs, standing barefoot and sucking on a pacifier. The tournament featured 30 four-man teams and raised approximately $479,000 to benefit the Forrest City Education Foundation as well as several local charities, according to Special Event Coordinator Danny Tate. Photo by Fred Conley.
Hooking up equipment: Kim Barker, with Control Heating and Cooling of Jonesboro, works on hooking up one of the new heating, ventilation and air conditioning units in a first-floor hallway at Forrest City High School. It was reported to the school board Monday that all replacement units have been delivered and all the classroom units have been installed and are working properly. The HVAC installation was supposed to have been completed by the beginning of the school year that just ended, but it has been plagued with problems. The school district and the manufacturer, McQuay International, reached an agreement in March to replace faulty units. Photo by David Nichol.