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
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
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.
Friday, March 23, 2007
For exercising: The Forrest City Multi-purpose and Wellness Center received close to $20,000 in new exercise equipment Thursday. Forrest City Parks and Recreation Department employee Sylvester Walker, left, and department manager Kenneth Taylor unpack the equipment. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Surveying intersection: David Roberts, left and Linnis Madden both of Jewell Engineers of Little Rock, have been surveying the intersection of North Washington and North Division streets in recent days. The surveying is being done so that a traffic light can be placed at the busy intersection. Photo by Alan Smith.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Receives promotion: Gordon McCoy, far right, mayor of Forrest City, was pinned as a lieutenant colonel in the Army National Guard Wednesday at the National Guard Armory in Forrest City. Also pictured is Col. Steve Payne, left, commander, Camp Robinson Maneuver Training Center, who performed the pinning ceremony. Also there for the occasion were McCoy’s wife, Pam, and their nine-month-old daughter, Morgan. Photo by David Nichol.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Medal of Valor: St. Francis County Sheriff Bobby May, right, presents Deputy Tracey Jackson with a Medal of Valor and a framed letter of appreciation in honor of his service during a recent triple homicide that occurred just inside Lee County. Jackson was the first officer on the scene and is credited with saving lives due to his quick response. Jackson escaped serious injuries as the alleged murderer shot his patrol unit numerous times with an AK-47 assault rifle. Photo by Tamara Johnson
Headed to Dumas: Volunteers with the East Arkansas Enterprise Community (EAEC), Inc. load trucks with clothing, furniture and bedding to be taken to the victims of the tornado that recently hit Dumas. From left, Alex Cole, Theodore Eldridge and Terry Rogers form an assembly line to load boxes onto one of the trucks at Christ Episcopal Church School on Ophelia Street. Both Cole and Rogers are with the EAEC, and Eldridge is with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, which provided the trucks. Members of the W.K. Kellogg Designed Work Group and the Boys and Girls Club of Wynne were also helping out. Photo by Alan Smith