Decorations: Local residents are still decorating their houses for Christmas. Jerry Mooney places lights on a small tree outside his residence on Inglewood Drive. Photo by Alan Smith.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Tying it in: With temperatures in the 70s on Wednesday, outdoor work was a lot easier. Mark Swan, with Goodwin and Swan of Forrest City, uses a Ditch Witch to put in a water line tie-in for a new house being built on West View. Photo by Alan Smith.
All-Star Game: Taylor Clark, (left) son of Randall and Lisa Clark of Forrest City, was selected and played for the North All-Star team in the 35th annual Mississippi Private School Association (MPSA) All-Star football game at Clinton, Miss., on Thursday, Dec. 7. Clark, a senior, was a two-year starter at wide receiver and safety for Lee Academy in Marianna under head coach John Holcomb. Clark played most of the All-Star game on the defensive side of the football. The South All-Stars, who lead the overall series against the North 19-16, won the game 30-7. Clark was also named All-Conference this season. His younger sister, Christina, attends Calvary Christian School and plays for the girls’ basketball team.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Program gets grant: The Backpack Program recently received a grant from the St. Francis County Community Foundation. The program, a cooperative effort among several local churches, provides emergency food assistance, especially for children. Carolyn Walker, left, and Nancy Jarratt help put together some of the food. Photo by David Nichol
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Colors of Christmas: Workers at the Green Thumbs on South Washington Street have been tending to their poinsettias in the greenhouse. Molly Evans checks some of the white poinsettias while surrounded by the plants. Photo by Alan Smith.
Hot rolls: Forrest City residents formed long lines Saturday at the cafeterias at the Forrest City High School and Junior High School to purchase dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls. The food was on sale as part of a fundraiser by the school district’s Child Nutrition Department. From left, Maggie Smith, Patricia McKissick and Mae Jackson, cafeteria manager at FCJHS, package dinner rolls for sale. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Holiday hoops: Fayetteville's Sean Graham goes up for the shot over Forrest City’s Heath King during the Bulldogs’ 56-45 loss to the Mustangs Saturday in the Holiday Hoops tournament in Fayetteville. The Mustangs finished fifth overall in their first appearance at the tournament and stand at 6-2 for the year. Forrest City will host Wynne Tuesday at Mustang Arena.
Friday, December 8, 2006
Project fair: The Gifted and Talented research projects at Lincoln Middle School were on display this morning in the school’s cafetorium. Forrest City School District GT Coordinator Marna Gardner, left, listens as sixth grader Malik Mosby explains his project, a video game he designed. According to Gardner, the projects are used to promote creativity and higher-level thinking. She also stated that some of the projects will advance to the regional GT fair in Helena-West Helena. Photo by Alan Smith.
“Messiah” on Sunday: Alan Smith, minister of music at First Baptist Church on Rosser Street, directs a community chorus during a rehearsal for Handel’s “Messiah,” which will be presented Sunday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist. The presentation is a joint project of the Forrest City Little Theatre and the East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Department. There is no admission charge. Afterwards, the public is invited to a reception, hosted by the church. Photo by David Nichol.
Hot shot: Forrest City’s Kelson Stewart (20) gets off a shot in a game played at Mustang Arena earlier this season. Stewart scored 25 points for the Mustangs Thursday in a 65-62 loss to Duncanville, Texas at the Holiday Hoops tournament in Fayetteville. Photo by Fred Nichol.