Cedric Williams’ State Farm Insurance office hosted a Relay for Life fundraiser today, serving hot dogs, nachos, drinks, candy and cookies. The sale was called “Survivor Fest” and was held during the lunch time. Staff members, from left, Jennifer Pufahl, Kristen Bradshaw, Meredith Borden and Williams prepare an order for Daryl Hull. Photo by Alan Smith.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
State Senator Keith Ingram, D-West Memphis, right, talks with Charlie White of Forrest City following the monthly men’s meeting held Wednesday at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church. Ingram discussed the recent legislative session before fielding questions from the more than 30 people who attended the event. Photo by Fred Conley.
Arkansas Razorback football coach Bret Bielema was the featured speaker for the East Central Arkansas Razorback Club Rally and Banquet held Tuesday at the Forrest City Civic Center. The event drew more than 400 people. Bielema, who led Wisconsin to three straight bowl games, was named Arkansas’ 32nd head football coach in December.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Arkansas Razorback football coach Bret Bielema signs a photo of one-month-old Trey Beavers for his great-grandmother Virginia Beavers during the East Central Arkansas Razorback Rally and Banquet held Tuesday night at the Forrest City Civic Center. The rally and banquet drew more than 400 Razorback fans. Looking on is David Williams, Beavers’ grandson-in-law. Photo by Fred Conley.
Members of the Forrest City Rotary Club passed out free dictionaries to fourth grade students at Stewart Elementary Tuesday afternoon. Rotary members, from left, Martha Gandy, Dr. Larry Mitchell, Matt Browning and Rev. Gary Chapman distribute the dictionaries in one of the classrooms. Photo by Kendall Owens.
The weather has been strange, but area gardens seem to be thriving. This bright yellow marigold is one of many blooming in the area. Photo by Alan Smith.
University of Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema, left, was the featured speaker Tuesday at the East Central Arkansas Razorback Club Rally and Banquet held at the Forrest City Civic Center. The event drew more than 400 Razorback fans who were treated to a barbecue dinner, a silent and live auction, and Bielema, who talked about coming to Arkansas from Wisconsin as well as the current state of the Arkansas football program. Bielema also signed autographs and had his photo taken with Razorbacks fans who were anxious to meet the new coach. With Bielema, is Palestine-Wheatley’s Mikal Ripper, who will be a starting lineman for the Patriot football team this season. Photo by Fred Conley.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The St. Francis County Master Gardeners will host a Master Gardener Tour on Saturday for a group of Pulaski County Master Gardeners. The group will be touring each of the local Master Gardener projects, including the SFC Museum, Forrest City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Forrest City Public Library. Another site is the Caldwell City Park, where the organization maintains many flower beds. Volunteer Shirley Gore, left, and Shirley Carriger, Master Gardener Project Chair, remove weeds at the Caldwell site Monday afternoon. Photo by Alan Smith.
The Forrest City Fire Department is checking fire hydrants across the city to identify which plugs are in working order and the flow rate of each. According to FCFD Chief Johnny Ruffin, the department uses the information to determine which hydrants need repairs and how much water firemen will have access to at a scene. Firefighter Zakk Jumper opens a hydrant at the corner of Hill and Forrest streets on Monday. Photo by Alan Smith.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Collier Wright, left, and his sister Syble, right, watch as Jacob Gaines releases their cars during the at-large portion of Saturday’s Pinewood Derby. Collier’s car won, but Syble’s car beat a lot of other cars. More photos from the Derby can be found on Page 3 of today’s Times-Herald. Photo by David Nichol.