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.
Friday, May 18, 2007
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.
Up and over: A Forrest City Lady Mustang (right) clears a hurdle at Wednesday’s Class 6A State Track Meet in Searcy. Lake Hamilton won the 6A state girls title. The Lady Mustangs failed to finish in the top five at the meet which was held on the campus of Harding University. Photo by Fred Conley.
Making repairs: An accident in the alley behind Food Giant and Fred’s left several Entergy customers without power this morning. A dump truck, clearing its load, hit the line, causing the pole to snap. According to Entergy officials, the outage affected 500 residential and business customers. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Balloon release: The staff and residents at Crestpark marked National Nursing Home Week this morning with the traditional balloon release. Even though the wind picked up at the precise moment the balloons were released, blowing them horizontally, everyone had a good time. Photo by David Nichol
Bookcase program: Jim Davidson, right, and Mickey Cox, both of Conway, visited the Forrest City Rotary Club Tuesday to promote the “A Bookcase for Every Child” project. They brought a sample bookcase, which also needs to be filled with books. The object is to improve literacy among children in poorer families. Photo by David Nichol
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Eyesore: Organizers of the annual St. Francis County Relay for Life have found a new way to raise money for the American Cancer Society: A purple toilet. The off-colored porcelain throne has been making its way from yard to yard in Forrest City for a few weeks now, holding the property owners accountable to make a donation to get rid of the eyesore. The potty then finds a new home in someone else’s yard. Jennifer Morris, left, looks on as Leanne Hastings arranges plastic flowers in the toilet’s bowl. Both Morris and Hastings are members of Forrest City Bank’s Relay for Life Team and were setting up the yard display at the home of FCB president and CEO Dwight Rutland. Rutland is also the chair of this year’s Relay event, which is scheduled to take place from Friday, June 1, through Saturday June 2, from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. at Sam Smith Stadium. Photo by Alan Smith.
Surveying: Work to extend Eldridge Road to intersect with Holiday Drive and North Washington Street is progressing along with dividing the area into lots. The Forrest City Commercial Properties, LLC has had crews working on the area which is being developed for commercial businesses. Tyler Andrews, with Gunn and Associates, surveys part of the property. Photo by David Nichol.