Fire at oil mill: Three Forrest City firefighters work to extinguish a blaze underneath a conveyor on Friday at Planters Oil Mill. According to the fire department, a bearing on the conveyer system apparently went out, and caught some cottonseed lint and other residue on fire, which in turn caught the conveyor belt on fire. There was only a rough estimate of from $5,000 to $7,000 in damage. Photo by David Nichol.
Monday, May 21, 2007
Getting started: After being rained out of their scheduled opener on May 15, the Forrest City girls’ 10-under slow pitch league was able to get in a full schedule of games Friday at the Sports Complex. Above, the Pediatric Dentistry pitcher works to a Sanyo batter in the second inning. Sanyo won the game 7-0. Photo by Fred Conley.
Out at the plate: Palestine Loves catcher Ryan Gates tags out the Clarendon M&P Bank runner, who was trying to score from third, in a close play at home plate in the second inning of Saturday’s Little League game. Clarendon won the game 12-3 in four innings. Loves is scheduled to play tonight at 7. Photo by Fred Conley.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Taking a ride: The East Arkansas Charity Rodeo got off to a good start last night with the Miracle Rodeo. Dwane “Buggs” Poteet spent the evening entertaining children with buggy rides through the rodeo arena at the Wiley T. Jones Fairgrounds. The rodeo will be held tonight and Saturday with gates opening at 6 p.m. Official events begin at 8 p.m. Admission is $6 in advance and $7 at the gate. Children 12 and under are admitted free. The rodeo is sponsored by the Crowley’s Ridge Saddle Club and the Forrest City Lions Club. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Visit: A Ray Houser coach talks with his pitcher during Thursday’s 12-under girls softball game against Crowley’s Ridge. Crowley’s went on to win the game 15-4. Photo by Fred Conley.
Youth leagues: Food Giant used solid pitching and good hitting Thursday to shut out Sanyo in Bambino 11-12 League play at the Sports Complex. The Bambino 9-10 League will open the season tonight after being rained out of their opener on Tuesday night. Photo by Fred Conley.
Work done: Edward Jimmerson with the Forrest City Water Utility watches as a hole is filled on South McClendon where a water leak was repaired. The utility is in the process of fixing leaks around town. Photo by David Nichol.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Band concert: The Forrest City Seventh Grade Band, under the direction of Marie Pokorski, rehearses for tonight’s spring concert. All the school district bands, from grades six through 12, will perform. The concert will begin at 6:30 in the junior high school auditorium. Photo by David Nichol.