Waiting for Christmas: Christmas is in the air, exciting children of all ages. Even little Mary Cantrell, not yet 2, is fascinated by the Christmas tree at a local day care. Photo by David Nichol
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Lots of leaves: One thing about having a lot of beautiful trees around — there are a lot of leaves with which one must deal. Greg Stacy rakes leaves up to a huge vacuum on the campus of East Arkansas Community College. Photo by David Nichol.
Santa’s watching: Santa Claus made his annual visit to the Forrest City Public Library Monday night. The large crowd of children had their eyes locked on the jolly old elf as he read to them as part of the library’s storytime program. Photo by Alan Smith.
Seventh grade: Forrest City’s Mekeyel Harris (32) works against a West Memphis West defender in a seventh-grade boys’ basketball game played Saturday at Mustang Arena. Harris scored nine points in a 31-27 loss to West Memphis. Photo by Fred Conley.
Monday, December 18, 2006
Baseline move: Palestine-Wheatley’s Phil Hicks (31) makes his move to the basket Friday for two of his 20 points in the Patriots’ 67-51 win over Des Arc. Palestine-Wheatley improves to 6-2 overall and are unbeaten in the 6AA Conference. Photo by Fred Conley.
Spreading holiday cheer: The busiest week of the year for the United States Postal Service kicked off today as customers continued bringing in gifts destined for friends and family across the nation. Harold Cranford, left, with the Forrest City Post Office, checks a package destined for Ohio from Madeline Whiteman. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Searching for the perfect tree: With a week left before Christmas, some people are still looking for that perfect tree. Janell Gardner spent Sunday afternoon searching for one that was “full” and “tall, but not too tall” in Colt. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Friday, December 15, 2006
New unit: Perry Hess of Cummings Heating and Air installs a new heating and air unit to apartments on Whitaker Street. The warm weather doesn’t feel much like Christmas, but it helps while performing work outside. Photo by Alan Smith.
Christmas Jazz: Students at Lincoln Middle School enjoyed a Christmas concert by the Forrest City High School Jazz Ensemble this morning. The concerts, for fifth and sixth grade students, also featured the sixth grade band. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Overtime: Calvary Christian’s Riley Hitchcock (23) looks for an opening against the Arkansas School for the Deaf Leopards in a game played Thursday at the Eagles Nest. Hitchcock had eight points in Calvary’s 54-49 overtime loss to the Leopards. Photo by Fred Conley.