The Forrest City Mustangs will cap the three-week spring practice session on Thursday when they take the field for a controlled scrimmage beginning at 5:30 p.m. Field conditions permitting, the scrimmage will be held at Sam Smith Stadium and a $2 donation will be taken at the gate which will help with the purchase of new game jerseys. If the stadium turf is too wet, the scrimmage will be held on the practice field. Photo by Fred Conley.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Dr. Coy Grace, EACC President, presents Oral Edwards an Honorary Doctorate of Humanity degree during EACC’s 2013 Commencement Ceremony held recently. Submitted photo.
Tuesday’s storms caused a minor fire in a building at the Forrest City Sports Complex about 4:30 p.m. The Forrest City Fire Department reported a lightening strike caused the fire by overloading the building’s electrical box. Firefighter Jeremy Sharp controls the fire while waiting for the power to be shut off. Photo by Alan Smith.
The 2013 Special Olympic Law Enforcement Torch Run started this morning at the St. Francis Area Developmental Center on South Washington. Among those running were Arkansas State Police troopers and Bureau of Prisons officers with the Federal Correctional Complex-Forrest City. The group was running to Wynne, where they then were joined by Wynne Police Department and Arkansas Game and Fish officials. The group then ran to Augusta. Above, Nathaniel Thomas, with the BOP, carries the torch alongside the youngest runner, seven-year-old Ty Myers. Photo by Alan Smith.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Lil’ Lady Mustangs pose for a group photo at Mustang Arena after completing the program’s fourth season. More than 40 young girls in third through sixth grades participated in what has become an annual event under the direction of Forrest City Lady Mustang basketball coach Bobby Harris, far left. The program is designed to teach the fundamentals of basketball. The girls were divided into teams and coached by Lady Mustang players. A Lil’ Lady Mustang Skills and Drills Camp for third through sixth grade girls will be held May 28-30 at Mustang Arena. The cost is $10 per day or $15 for all three days. Photo by Fred Conley.
Forrest City’s Barrett Astin, a junior with the Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team, pitches in a game played earlier this season. Astin will start for the Razorbacks on Wednesday when they open play at the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Ala. On Monday, Astin was named to the SEC Baseball Community Service Team for volunteering his time with several programs located in the Fayetteville area. Astin has pitched in 16 Arkansas games this season, starting 12 of those and is 4-4. Submitted photo.
Learning how to fish is one of the joys of childhood, and a calm day at the Forrest City Municipal Sports Complex pond is an excellent opportunity. A.J. Stephens, 6, is reflected in the water as he follows the fishing instructions recently given to him by a grownup. Photo by David Nichol.
Central Elementary School has been holding kindergarten registration and screenings for incoming students. Officials with the school stated on Monday that screenings would be held until 3 p.m. today, however the next round will begin at the school on the first school day of the 2013-14 school year. Registration will continue throughout the summer. Kindergarten teacher Juanita McNutt screens five-year-old Destiny Spencer. Photo by Alan Smith.
Monday, May 20, 2013
It’s that way: An RT Turbines T-Ball coach shows one of her team members which way to run during a recent T-Ball League game played at Palestine. The T-Ball League is scheduled to play Tuesday night, while Forrest City is scheduled to begin its youth season on Thursday, May 23. Photo by Fred Conley.