Forrest City second baseman Jodie Kelso is late with the tag on a Wynne baserunner in a play at second base in the first game of a scheduled 5A-East Conference doubleheader played Tuesday at the Sports Complex. Wynne won both games. Photo by Fred Conley.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A Wynne Yellowjacket player slides safely into home plate getting underneath the tag of Forrest City catcher Cody Miller to score the first run of the game in the first game of Tuesday’s 5A-East Conference doubleheader played at the Sports Complex. Wynne swept the doubleheader. Photo by Fred Conley.
Omega Chapter of Delta Beta Sigma will hold its second annual drive-thru BBQ Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., at Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church. DBS members Madeline Astin, left, and Maggie Pipkin, show tools and tickets that will be needed for the event. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased from any DBS member. For more information, contact Mollie Laws or Paige Laws at email@example.com. All proceeds from the BBQ will go to the sorority’s national charity, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and if the local chapter earns more than $5,000 from their events, they will be able to grant a wish. Photo by Fred Conley.
Local landscape designer Kyle Gaines presents a beautification plan for the Interstate 40 cloverleaf to the Forrest City Advertising and Promotion Commission. The commission awarded Gaines and Scott Carroll $16,000 to fund the project. Photo by Alan Smith.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Students at Stewart Elementary try to get small, hand-folded kites airborne. It’s Benchmark time for third and fourth graders, and today, students at Stewart Elementary participated in “Soaring High on the Benchmark.” Events included a pep rally to get the students’ spirits up for the testing. The students began taking the Benchmark today. Photo by David Nichol.
Jeff Smith, left, a fireman with the Forrest City Fire Department, and Eric Varner, with the FC Police Department, look over a motorcycle that was involved in a crash on Highway 1 North Monday morning. The driver of the motorcycle, Caleb Haydar, 22, of Forrest City, was killed in the accident. Photo by David Nichol.
Forrest City senior Mary Burks, seated center, signs a national letter of intent this morning to play basketball for Millsaps College, a Division III four-year school in Jackson, Miss. Joining Burks during the signing were her father John, left, and her mother, Lynn. Burks, a three-year starting guard for the Lady Mustangs, joins former teammate and Forrest City graduate Kaitlyn Peterson at the school. The Millsaps Lady Majors basketball team is coming off an 18-10 season and advanced to the semifinals of the Southern Athletic Association postseason tournament. Photo by Fred Conley.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The first class in Forrest City’s new Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program (ANASP) take aim at their targets this morning inside Mustang Arena. Forrest City was able to start the program with matching grant money from the Arkansas Game and Fist Commission. The program will be part of six physical education classes at Forrest City High School for the next 10 days, encompassing close to 100 students. The program is designed for students in fourth through 12th grades and schools do have the option of competing in archery tournaments at the state, national level or even on to the World Tournament. More than 400 schools statewide have put the archery program in place since its creation in 2008. Photo by Fred Conley.
Participants check in for the “Youth, Teen, Young Adult Empowerment Summit,” held at the Forrest City Civic Center Saturday. The theme was “Perfecting My Imperfections.” The event featured speakers from a variety of fields, along with information booths. Photo by Alan Smith.