Checking units: John Alan Pope with Kenco Construction checks the temperature controls of a heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit in a classroom at Forrest City High School. Officials are finally confident in saying that the system will be operational at the beginning of school. Photo by David Nichol.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Interesting discovery: Assistant curator Wendy Kittler looks over a blueprint that was found in the eve of the St. Francis County Museum’s roof. The blueprint and a lithograph belonging to Mrs. J.O. Rush were found while the roof was being repaired. Photo by Alan Smith.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Getting ready to open: Workers with DD Construction Inc., are working to get the building ready for Aaron’s Sales and Leasing, which is located at 2010 N. Washington. Jimmy Gray, left, and Tony Jones are part of a crew that was painting and installing molding in the building this morning. Photo by Kendall Owens
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Checking pressure: The Forrest City Fire Department is checking fire hydrants around town to make sure they are in working order. Justin Marquis, left, watches fellow firefighter Bryan Harris check the flow of a hydrant at the corner of South Division and Franklin streets. Photo by Alan Smith.
Too busy to fish: Local law enforcement had a busy morning today as they searched for three teenagers wanted in connection with burglaries in the Edgewood neighborhood. Lt. J.R. Kersey, left, and Sgt. Allen Jones take to the water on Lower Lake in search of the men. All of the suspects were apprehended this morning, as officers with the FCPD, the St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department and the Arkansas State Police combined their efforts. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Checking the well: Providing the city with water involves a lot of work by the employees of the Forrest City Water Utility. Brandi Halbert of the FCWU checks the draw down on Well 6 on North Division Street. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Summer is ending: Friday was the last day of the 2007 Forrest City City Pride program, and the children were treated to a fish fry. Stan Johnson, director of the program, empties fish into a container held by Shanneka Barber as the children crowd around, ready to dig in. This was the first year for the program to be held at the Forrest City Multi-purpose and Wellness Center. Photo by Alan Smith.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Preparing the ground: Preliminary work is still being done on the former Yale Hoists property on North Washington. Land is being cleared for the subdivided lots and the extension of Eldridge Road to North Washington. Carlos Camarillo of Lindsey Construction uses a bulldozer to move some of the dirt around the parking lot area of the property. Photo by Alan Smith.