Springtime means a lot of yards are being cleaned up after winter, as homeowners get ready for the growing season. Charlie Clayborn, right, operates a city leaf vacuum as driver Kenneth Simpson helps out with a rake. Photo by David Nichol.
Friday, April 5, 2013
The weather lately may have been wet and gloomy, but many peach trees are blooming anyway. Growers have said the weather doesn’t pose a great threat, as long as there isn’t a hard freeze. Photo by David Nichol.
Many of today’s toys give kids a chance not to just play, but to be creative while they’re doing it. Five-year-old Tionna Pendleton looks over a creation of hers at a local day care. Photo by David Nichol.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Three-year-old Nathenial Aunspaugh is excited that today is Thursday. Why? Because he could show off his spelling skills at a local day care. Aunspaugh stands on his tip-toes as he spells the letters and points to them. Photo by Alan Smith.
Since it was raining, work on cutting wooden stakes for the new sidewalk that will be placed along Deaderick Road had to be move inside the Forrest City City Shop. Renald Green cuts the stakes. Work is expected to begin on the sidewalks next week if the ground is dry enough. Photo by Alan Smith.
Forrest City Mustang catcher Cody Miller makes a throw to second base before a recent game. After having this week’s schedule of games washed away, the Mustangs hope to return to action next week with games Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Photo by Fred Conley.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A reception for the Arkansas Art Educator’s Eastern Region Art Educator Show was held Tuesday evening at the East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center Gallery. The art on display are original works of art from area art educators and will be on display through Sunday, April 14. Visitor Melvin McCoy discusses a piece called “Art Talk” with the artist, Cheryl McMickle. McMickle is an art instructor at Forrest City High School. Photo by Alan Smith.
Ongoing issues with the Forrest City Water Commission were addressed during Tuesday’s Forrest City City Council meeting. Water Commission Chairman Jimmy King, standing, addresses the council regarding the issues between the commission and Forrest City Water Utility Director Jim Beazley, not pictured but who also attended the meeting. Council members, from left, are: Henry Peacock, Roger Breeding and Steve Hollowell. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A heat chamber was being replaced this morning on the roof of the St. Francis County Courthouse. Brad Posey, left, and James Armstrong move the new chamber. The old chamber can been seen on the left. Both Posey and Armstrong work for Cummings Heating and Cooling. Photo by Alan Smith.