Forrest City School Board members and interim superintendent Joye Hughes, standing, continue to discuss ways to improve the financial state of the district during a called meeting Tuesday evening. Pictured, from left, are board members Glenn Shepherd, Marvin Metcalf and board president Joey Astin. Not pictured, but attending the meeting are members Sandra Taylor, Larry Jayroe and Pierre Evans. Board member Will Harris did not attend the meeting. Photo by Alan Smith.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Firefighters with the Forrest City Fire Department were called to this house fire at 124 Cisco Street about 7:45 this morning. Complete details were not available as of press time; however, officials with the FCFD said the occupant of the home was Talisha Pearson. The owner of the property is listed as Orlean Smith. No one was reported injured. Above, an unidentified firefighter sets up a ladder as a fan blows smoke out of the residence. Photo by Alan Smith.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Forrest City’’s Daujanae Powell, right, and the Wynne second baseman react after a play on Powell at second base in a game played last week. The Lady Mustangs will host Blytheville today for a 5A-East Conference doubleheader at the Sports Complex. Photo by Fred Conley.
Modern technology has changed how students learn. Fifth grader Jamie Arnold, at Lincoln Middle Academy of Excellence, uses the IXL math computer program to reinforce her math skills. The program is designed to recognize the math concepts a student has trouble with and teach them how to answer them correctly. Photo by Alan Smith.
Preparations were being made this morning for Wednesday’s Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas commodity distribution. Food arrived at the Forrest City Civic Center today. The distribution will begin at 9 a.m., and will continue until the food runs out. The distribution will be held at the Civic Center, the Hughes Community Center and the city halls of Palestine and Wheatley. Kellye Schwarz, USDA coordinator, looks over a pallet of food headed to Palestine. Photo by Alan Smith.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Palestine-Wheatley first baseman Westley Taylor tags a Hazen runner after taking a snap throw from catcher Hunter Parson during the first game of Friday’s conference doubleheader played at Palestine. The Hazen runner was safe on the play and the two teams split the doubleheader. Photo by Fred Conley.
Forrest City emergency officials were called to an accident on North Washington Friday afternoon involving a motorcycle driven by Joshua Lieblong, 25, of Searcy, and a truck driven by Gary Thomas, 40, of Forrest City. There were no major injuries reported in the accident. The Lieblong vehicle had $3,000 in damages while the Thomas vehicle had $2,000 in damages. Thomas is charged with no proof of liability insurance and a sixth offense of driving with a suspended driver’s license. Photo by Kendall Owens.
The Colt Community Development Corporation held its annual chicken and dumplings day on Saturday, with a little help from some youth volunteers. Jodie Kelso dishes up a plate for one of the many guests who stopped for lunch at the William Stone House. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Friday, April 12, 2013
The Forrest City Drop Squad boxing team stands with the championship and title belts they have accumulated during the team’s first year of competition. Standing in front, from left, the team’s three Junior Olympic State Champions are DeCameron Walker, 140-pound division; Tony Bonds, 95-pound division and Brandon McGruder, 154-pound division. McGruder won the Mid-South Junior Golden Gloves Regional title Thursday night. Other team members, in no particular order, are Leslie Summers, Dontaye Summers, Anthony Glover, Devontae Stokes and Devonte Murphy. The team is sponsored by the Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) and coached by Michael McGruder. Photo by Fred Conley.
Cleant, played by Logan Cook, and Angelique, played by Whitney Williams, are in love. However, her father, a tyrannical hypochondriac, has promised her to the son of a physician, so he can always have a doctor handy. How this gets worked out is the subject of “The Imaginary Invalid,” by the 17th century playwright Moliere. It will be presented by the East Arkansas Community College Drama Department in the EACC Fine Arts Center on Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door, or free with a current EACC student I.D. Photo by David Nichol.