Fun at the fair: Fairgoers enjoy one of the midway rides at the St. Francis County Fair. The fair continues today and tomorrow, with food, fun and exhibits. Photo by David Nichol.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Rice being harvested: In spite of wet fields, rice harvest is under way in St. Francis County. A combine empties its load into a cart on a field farmed by Higgins Brothers. Photo by David Nichol.
Testing: Chris Oswalt, a member of the St. Francis County Election Commission, prepares to run some test ballots on the machines that will be used in the Sept. 18 school elections. Two school board races in Forrest City and one in Palestine-Wheatley will be decided. Photo by David Nichol.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Marking graves: From left, Vietnam veterans James E. Cottrell and Charles McGowan watch as World War II veteran Ed Chauvin places a blue sticker on the grave of a veteran at Forrest Park Cemetery. Help is needed Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m., to place the stickers. Once the veterans’ graves are marked, volunteers will have an easier time finding them on days when flags are put on the graves. Photo by David Nichol
Checking in: Things brightened up at the St. Francis County Fair on Tuesday with the arrival of the midway and plants of all types being entered into the annual Fair Flower Show. Paige Laws, right, is one of many area residents making an entry at the horticulture building located near the entry of the Wiley T. Jones Fairgrounds. Tonight, the fair will feature the Junior Miss, Senior Miss and Miss St. Francis County pageants. Photo by Kendall Owens
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
8-man football: Calvary Christian football coach Greg Mills goes over a play with Jeremy Threatt (2) during a recent 8-man football game. The Calvary Eagles returned to 8-man football this season after not fielding a team since 2000. The Eagles are 0-3 after losing to South Haven, Miss. last Friday. Photo by Fred Conley.
Early voting begins: There was a delay in getting early voting started this morning, but it is in full swing now. Frederick Freeman, chairman of the St. Francis County Election Commission, said the first people voted at about 9:50 this morning. Pictured, Robert Edwards casts his ballot in the quorum court room at the county courthouse. Local voters are given the option of a paper ballot or electronic voting. Photo by David Nichol.