Health expo: Katie Harrison, right, has blood drawn for cholesterol and blood sugar screening by Traci Crump, surgery manager at Forrest City Medical Center. The Forrest City Civic Center was the site of a Healthy Woman event, sponsored by the hospital and featuring a health expo, followed by a dinner and a motivational speaker, Dr. Susan Metzger. Photo by David Nichol.
Friday, August 31, 2007
Mustang pride: Debbie’s Flowers at 710 E. Broadway is the winner of the first Mustang Spirit Award of the season. Each week during the Forrest City Mustang’s football season, a business is recognized for the way it shows its Mustang pride. Pictured from left, are employees at Debbie’s, Donna Daniels, Sharon Lynaugh and Glenda Davenport. Photo by David Nichol.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
New air conditioning: Work was being done this morning to replace an air conditioning unit at the St. Francis County Courthouse above the courtrooms. Horace Simpson, left, of Simpson Signs, discusses the best way to hoist the new unit onto the roof with Arlis Cummings of A/C Services. Other employees from A/C Services were waiting on the roof for Simpson to use his crane to lift the machine to them. Photo by Alan Smith.
Security bear: Being in a new place can be a little intimidating at first, but kids catch on quick. Three-year-old Maddison Fletcher manages a grin as she shyly peeks out at her surroundings at a local day care, from behind the security of a teddy bear. Photo by David Nichol.
FCJH: Forrest City Junior Mustang quarterback Cory Deere (10) turns to make the handoff to one of his tailbacks during a recent practice. The Junior Mustangs open the season tonight against Nettleton at Jonesboro. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Photo by Fred Conley.
PWJH: Palestine-Wheatley Junior Patriot quarterback Patrick Williams (12) makes the handoff to an unidentified PWJH running back as wingback Derrick Parsons (28) watches the play develop during a preseason scrimmage against Brinkley. The Junior Pats open the season tonight at Jessieville. Photo by Fred Conley.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Getting a new roof: Lifetime Vision Center is getting a new roof. Johnnie Daniels, left, and Terry Pike, both of Pike’s Roofing of Palestine, pull up old shingles from the roof this morning. Photo by Alan Smith.
Senior QB: Forrest City senior quarterback Nakieer Barton makes his way down the sidelines during last week’s preseason home scrimmage against Pine Bluff Dollarway. Barton and the Mustangs will open the regular season Friday when they travel to Pulaski Academy. PA defeated the Mustangs 57-47 in last year’s opening season game at Sam Smith Stadium. Photo by Fred Conley.
Cleaning up the mess: Sara Brown, left, and Martha Couchman, both volunteers with the CARE Center, work on the usual Monday morning mess left behind the building. Sometimes, they say, it is worse. The CARE Center is asking that people only bring donations to the center when it is open. Photo by David Nichol.