It’s horseshoe time: The Forrest City Mustang Dance Team is selling horseshoes along the routes to Sam Smith Stadium. This year, there is an addition, as the name of the individual or business can be painted inside the horseshoe. The theme for this year’s fundraiser is “Follow the Trail to Sam Smith Stadium,” a reference to new head coach Rich Trail. Anyone wanting to buy a horseshoe may call Janet Northcutt, sponsor, at 633-2426, Lisa Martin, at 630-6409, or any dance team member. Pictured, clockwise from lower left, are dance team members Lauren Martin, Cynthia Taggart, Scarlett Drake, Cara McCollum, Sara Cate Lewey, Lydia Holmes, Courtney Jones and Jordan Northcutt. The horseshoes are $25 each.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Vacant house fire: Members of the Forrest City Fire Department had their hands full with a fire Thursday afternoon at a vacant house at 718 Scott St. According to officials with the fire department, yesterday’s fire was the second at the residence, and the blaze is under investigation. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Recently remodeled: Several members of the St. Francis County Quorum Court, along with elected officials, received a tour of the recently remodeled St. Francis County Jail Tuesday following the monthly quorum court meeting. County Sheriff Bobby May led the tour, which covered areas ranging from the office for dispatchers to several of the cells at the jail. The group ended the evening with dinner served at the jail. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Celebrating 100 years: Wendy Kittler, assistant curator of the St. Francis County Museum, looks over plans for the 100th anniversary celebration of the Rush-Gates House. The event is set for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will feature live music, food, a dunking booth and a wiener dog race. Photo by Alan Smith.
Tough going: Forrest City running back Xavier McGrone (36) looks for running room against Pine Bluff Dollarway in Tuesday night’s preseason scrimmage game at Sam Smith Stadium. Forrest City won the game 13-6.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Time to get busy: With the first day of school out of the way, it was time this morning to buckle down and learn. Central Elementary School kindergarten teacher June Jenkins teaches her classroom full of young minds how to use a calendar. Photo by Alan Smith.
Painting everywhere: Renovations are continuing at the Campbell House, which is also the headquarters for the Forrest City Junior Auxiliary. Matthew Abbott, left and Michael Vick paint the ceiling in one of the rooms. Both Abbott and Vick are with Hurd Construction. Photo by Alan Smith.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Serving it up: Teachers throughout the Forrest City School District received a special treat Friday before open house began. The Forrest City Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the Arkansas Department of Education and the FCSD, gave teachers ice cream sundaes to get them ready for the start of school. At Central Elementary, from left, Rosie Williams, Amber Clinckingbeard, Cindy Massey and Judy Murray help serve the ice cream for teachers to enjoy. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Preseason tonight: Palestine-Wheatley offensive coordinator Josh Fulcher (center) puts the Patriots through a recent summer practice. The P-W junior and senior high football teams will host Brinkley tonight for a preseason jamboree beginning at 5:30 p.m., at Patriot Stadium. Palestine-Wheatley has a new head coach this season Dwaine Roark. Photo by Fred Conley.