Softball seniors: Forrest City’s three Lady Mustang seniors, from left, Ashley Shaw, Kesha Stovall and Allie Cupples, were recognized for their contributions to the girls’ fastpitch softball team prior to Thursday’s home game against Searcy. All three were given an appreciation plaque as well as a softball signed by all of the Lady Mustang team members.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Play time: After some chilly weather, it’s fun to be able to get out of doors for a change. Two-year-old Ethan Busby plays in a sandbox at a local day care. Photo by David Nichol.
Planting: Rice planting is under way at Heritage Farms. Pictured is the work being done in a field farmed by West Higgins. There has been some problems due to recent cold weather, according to Herman Higgins, who said all their corn is being replanted, and there was some damage to wheat. Photo by David Nichol.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
In need of repair: The St. Francis County Museum is having a problem with its roof leaking. While it is not a new situation, museum curator Wayne Parker, pictured, says that small repairs just aren’t cutting it anymore, and the facility needs a new roof. Parker holds some of the plaster that has fallen off the wall due to water damage in the Civil War Room. Photo by Alan Smith.
Making a point: School, emergency and law enforcement officials worked together this morning to make the point with prom-bound young people that drinking and driving is not a good idea. With several student volunteers playing the roles of victims, an accident with serious injuries and fatalities was staged. Even a helicopter was brought in to add to the realism. Photos by David Nichol.
Forrest City track: Forrest City’s Jeremy Golatt runs the 110-meter hurdles Monday at the Paul Hoffman Relays in Jonesboro. The Mustangs will compete today at the 40-team Panther Relays in Cabot. Photo by Fred Conley.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Track, stadium discussed: Forrest City School superintendent Lee Vent, seated, points out some plans for a track which had been proposed as part of a millage package last year, but which was defeated by voters, as track coach Donnie Willis looks on. Vent said the school district is now in a position in which it cannot spend money on athletic facilities. The Advertising and Promotion Commission has come up with a plan which could finance the building, not only of a track but a new football stadium, as well as helping to finance a performing and fine arts center at East Arkansas Community College. A meeting was held Monday to discuss the possibilities. Photo by David Nichol.
Winning jump: Forrest City senior Spencer Jones goes airborne for his winning leap in the long jump Monday at the Paul Hoffman Relays at Jonesboro. Jones won the event as well as winning the 100-meter dash to help the Mustangs win the overall meet title for the second straight year. Photo by Fred Conley.
Hand-off and running: Forrest City’s Kyle Gaines takes the hand-off from Justin Ross in the two-mile relay Monday at the Paul Hoffman Relays at Jonesboro. Ross ran the first leg and Gaines ran the second leg of the race, followed by Antonio Jones and Shaquille Brown. Photo by Fred Conley.
Benchmark begins: Students throughout the Forrest City School District today began taking the annual Benchmark test. The students at Stewart Elementary School got ready yesterday afternoon with a pep rally. Assistant principal C.K. Williams, standing on left, gets into the spirit while several cheerleaders lead the students in “Beat that Test.” Testing will continue through Thursday. Photo by Alan Smith.