Hot job: Lt. Thurlow Ward with the Forrest City Fire Department removes his helmet after flames were extinguished at a house fire on Baugh Street Thursday afternoon. The turnout equipment protects firefighters, but it is also heavy and hot. Photo by David Nichol.
Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Work continues: James Everidge with Jancour Construction works on the Technology Center at East Arkansas Community College. Walls are going up and the inside of the building is beginning to take shape. Photo by David Nichol.
Working off energy: Kids, even first graders like Monique George, can sense that with the coming of spring, the school year is entering its last phases. Recess is one way of letting the students work off some of their excess energy. Photo by David Nichol.
In the dirt: Forrest City catcher Anna Horton (left) and pitcher Erin Marlowe (right) attempt ot make a play on a ball hit in the dirt in front of home plate Wednesday as a Brinkley runner scores in the bottom of the first inning. Forrest City went on to win the game 12-2 in six innings. The Lady Mustangs will play at Jonesboro Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. Photo by Fred Conley.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Record catch: Steve Gracey of Forrest City, holds his state record shovelnose sturgeon caught Saturday while fishing the St. Francis River along Highway 334. The fish weighed 3 pounds, 6.8 ounces, breaking the old state record of three pounds set last October. Photo by Fred Conley
Practice: Forrest City Mustang catcher Ray Patillo practices catching soft tossed baseballs with his bare hand earlier this week. The Mustangs dropped a conference doubleheader at Searcy on Tuesday. Forrest City will play at Des Arc Thursday in a non-conference season game. Photo by Fred Conley
High School play: Miss Barret, played by Taelor Blankenship, left, a new teacher, tries to cope with unruly students and school bureaucracy in a scene from “Up the Down Staircase.” The play, featuring Forrest City High School students and select Forrest City Junior High students, will be presented this Thursday and Friday at 6 p.m., in the Forrest City Junior High Auditorium. The admission will be $4. Photo by David Nichol
Hard at work: The Master Gardeners have taken on the grounds of the St. Francis County Museum as a project. The group of gardening enthusiasts have been cleaning out flower beds, planting new plants and installing an underground watering system at the facility. Betty Molner, left, and Betty Beazley put the finishing touches on a new crabapple tree the two planted on Tuesday. Photo by Alan Smith
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Roof being replaced: Work to replace the roof at the St. Francis County Courthouse has begun, just as early voting for bonds to fund the courthouse repairs gets under way. O’Neil Barnett, with Jonesboro Roofing, uses a saw to cut the old roofing material so it can be removed. The crew started work on the south end of the building, just above SFC Clerk Elizabeth Smith’s office, where the voting is being held. Photo by Alan Smith.
Health Fair: The Forrest City School District held a health fair in the cafeteria of Forrest City Junior High School on Monday. Organizers scheduled the event during the parent/teacher conferences so that both parents and staff could easily attend. Chris Swanson, left, and his daughter Katrina, speak to Kip Alexander of the Mid-South Transplant Foundation, Inc. of Memphis about the need for organ donors. Photo by Alan Smith.