Monday, July 16, 2007
Cookie monster: Nineteen-month-old William Allen is about as pleased as a kid can be, with the huge cookie he’s holding. The cookie was one of the things offered at a fundraiser held at the Caldwell City Park on Saturday. Photo by David Nichol.
Mightymite: In the top photo, participants in the 24th annual Mightymite Triathlon check the leader board after completing the 16.3-mile course Saturday morning. In the photo at left, participants begin the 13-mile bicycle ride after completing the swimming portion of the race at Lake Dunn at Village Creek State Park. Racers rode to a parking lot at East Arkansas Community College where they left their bicycles for the last leg of the race, a three-mile run to the Campbell House on Forrest Street. This year’s event had more than 300 participants, and offered first-time overall winners in both the men’s and women’s divisions. Andrew Oberst of Memphis was the male overall winner, completing the course in just over an hour. Joy Johnson of Memphis was the overall female winner. She completed the course in just over one hour and seven minutes. More pictures from this year's event can be found linked with the Mightymite story located in the Sports Section of thnews.com
Friday, July 13, 2007
Rising from the mud: In spite of recent wet weather, workers continued this morning in their jobs at the site of the new Walgreens on North Washington. The framework of the building has gone up quickly. Photo by David Nichol.
Uniform styles: The Forrest City School District is already making preparations for the 2007-08 school year that begins in just over a month. These students model some of the uniform styles that are allowed for students in preschool through eighth grades. The students were also filmed by Mustang 17, which will periodically air footage containing information for parents needing to shop for their children. FCSD Public Relations Coordinator Tara Thomason straightens the collar of Kobe Wilson, who is wearing the new light blue polo that is being allowed this year. Continuing from left is Ryan Jayroe, wearing a Mustang Spirit T-shirt, Rylee Thomason, wearing a khaki jumper, and Thea Winston wearing a white polo. Photo by Alan Smith.
Waiting for it.: A Forrest City Mustang receiver makes the cut to make a catch during spring workouts in May. The Mustangs won both varsity matchups Thursday in 7-on-7 drills at West Memphis. Forrest City will begin summer football drills on Monday, July 30. Photo by Fred Conley.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Back safely: Forrest City’s Cory Deere dives back to first base to beat the attempted pickoff throw from the Paragould pitcher in the bottom of the second inning of Wednesday’s home American Legion game. Paragould won the game 5-3. Photo by Fred Conley.
Step, step: The Forrest City City Pride program, being held in the Forrest City Multi-purpose and Wellness Center, offers a wide variety of activities for children. Isaiah Shepherd looks on as Shanneka Barber leads the children in step aerobics. The program continues Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Photo by Alan Smith.
Wreck on Washington: Three children and two adults were transported to Forrest City Medical Center Wednesday, after this two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Washington and Arkansas streets. Three children in an SUV and the drivers of both vehicles were transported to the hospital. The accident report at the Forrest City Police Department has not yet been completed. Photo by David Nichol.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Real vs. fake: One of the many problems police officers face around the country is that many BB guns look very similar to real handguns. Lt. Eddie Adamson of the Forrest City Police Department looks over five guns on his desk. Four of the guns are BB guns confiscated by the FCPD, and one is a real firearm. Adamson says that in the heat of the moment, it is hard for trained officers to tell the difference. The gun on the front row at left is an actual service firearm carried by police officers. Photo by Alan Smith.