Fire scene: Firefighters keep watch on a fire on Dooley Street, which rekindled at around 8 this morning after being fought during the early hours. This fire is one of four which are being treated as arson. All the fires involved vacant buildings, but there is a danger to nearby houses in which people live, according to Fire Chief Johnny Ruffin. Photo by David Nichol.
Friday, April 13, 2007
Christie play tonight: The judge (Michael Williams) presides over a trial in which two of the main participants are the prisoner (Chris Beggs) and the prisoner’s wife (Bobby Alsup). The Agatha Christie play, “Witness for the Prosecution,” will be presented tonight and Saturday at 7, and on Sunday at 2 p.m., in the Lecture Hall at East Arkansas Community College. Photo by David Nichol.
Wind up: Forrest City Lady Mustang pitcher Erin Marlowe delivers a pitch during a recent home game. The Lady Mustangs lost to Sylvan Hills Thursday in 6A-East Conference play despite a solid effort from Marlowe who recorded five strikeouts. Photo by Fred Conley.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Registration: Tavion Williams, 3, is registered for the Forrest City School District’s pre-kindergarten program by his mom, Kacey Williams, this morning. Registration for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten will continue until 6 o’clock tonight at Mustang Arena. Photo by David Nichol.
Ambassador: Forrest City Lady Mustang Cassandra Jackson (30) works against pressure in a game played at Sylvan Hills this past season. Jackson has been chosen to participate in the People to People Sports Ambassador Program this summer which includes a 10-day trip to Amsterdam, Holland. Photo by Fred Conley.
Whacking weeds: The weather may have been unseasonably cool lately, but that hasn’t kept grass and weeds from growing. Otis Anderson spruces up an area on Oak Street. Photo by David Nichol.
Keeping on: Despite not having a head football coach, the Forrest City Mustang football program continues working toward upcoming spring drills. Under the supervision of the current assistant coaches, Mustang players have been working out each day. Photo by Fred Conley.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Finding a home: The Forrest City Area Humane Society held an adopt-a-thon Tuesday at the Forrest City Wal-Mart in connection with the national Go Orange for Animals Day. Go Orange for Animals Day is a day designated by the American Humane Society to educate the public on the prevention of cruelty to animals. Gay Schwartz, seated, with the FCAHS speaks to Elizabeth Anderson and her son John Anderson as they adopt two dogs John named Fred and Wilma. The FCAHS youth volunteers, called the Puppy Patrol, were also on hand selling orange flavored refreshments to benefit the local organization. Photo by Alan Smith
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Voting under way: Elporter Gamble casts his ballot this morning while Artelure Gamble looks on. They were, respectively, the 17th and 18th voters at the Forrest City Civic Center, as of around 10 this morning. Turnout was expected to be light, with only 243 people taking advantage of early voting. Polls will remain open until 7:30 p.m. on the election to use some of a county sales tax on a bond issue to make improvements to the county courthouse and jail. Photo by David Nichol.