Cooling off: Heat advisories don’t bother 3-year-old Marcos Cohn, at least not while he’s “swimming” at a local pool. The heat advisory has been extended through 7 o’clock tonight, and may be extended through the weekend. Photo by David Nichol.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Under the rainbow: Several youngsters play under a rainbow formed by the spray from a water cannon. Forrest City firefighters said they were watering the football practice field near the junior high on Wednesday afternoon. That didn’t keep kids from seizing the opportunity to beat the heat. Photo by David Nichol.
Senior workout: Members of a senior citizens exercise group go through their paces this morning at the Senior Citizens Center, located at the Municipal Sports Complex, in air conditioned comfort. The center is one place that has been made available to citizens who need relief from the heat wave. Willie Smiley, the center’s director, said that most of the people there this morning were her regular folks. The Forrest City Civic Center will be open tomorrow for people who need to get out of the heat. Photo by David Nichol.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Presenting statistics: Dr. Martha Phillips, standing, presents the county health profile for St. Francis County on Tuesday to the St. Francis Hometown Health Network. Phillips reviewed the mortality rate for the county versus the state in several different categories, but focused on the three leading causes of death in Arkansas, which are heart disease, cancer and stroke. Photo by Alan Smith
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Attentive: Two Forrest City Junior high Mustang football players listen to instructions as they prepare to work through line drills Tuesday morning. The junior high team worked out in pads for the first time this season. Photo by Fred Conley.
Scholarship: Former Forrest City Mustang football player and graduate Rylan Nimocks (left) was presented with one of two Ralph Thompson Memorial Scholarships recently by Beverly Thompson (center) in memory of her late husband. The scholarships are made available through “The Ralph” golf tournament held each year, which also helps raise funds for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and like-minded charities. At right is Bill Baxter who helps organize the tournament each year and works closely with FCA in the Forrest City area. Photo by Fred Conley.
Getting ready: Many teachers in the Forrest City School District have returned to their classrooms to get things ready for the opening of school on Aug. 20. Elizabeth Alderson, a kindergarten teacher at Stewart Elementary, cuts a laminated map of the United States to hang on her classroom wall. Photo Alan Smith.
Fuel spill: An accident at the intersection of Victoria Street and Dawson Road made for a hazardous situation Monday afternoon. Officials believe 60 to 80 gallons of diesel leaked from the truck after the driver lost control of it and overturned while traveling south on Dawson Road. The roadway was blocked for over three hours, and crews were at the scene today to continue the clean-up. Photo by Alan Smith.