Nearing splashdown: Thomas Blunt, 9, gets ready for his impact with the water after going off the diving board at Southside Park. The pool provides a welcome break from the heat. Photo by David Nichol.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Photo winners: The Tourism and Business Initiative of Eastern Arkansas held a reception honoring the winners of the second annual “Showcase our Gladlands” photo contest, Thursday. Niki Jones with TBI is shown presenting several of the pictures which are on display at the St. Francis County Museum. The People’s Choice award winner was Ed Wade of Marianna. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
City Pride: Junior Shepherd, left and Deontay Smith sit down for breakfast at the Forrest City Pride Program This year’s program is being held at the Forrest City Multi-purpose and Wellness Center from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Photo by Alan Smith.
Checking meters: The Forrest City Water Utility was busy checking water meters earlier this week. New FCWU employee James Bond checks a meter on Gross Lane. Photo by Alan Smith.
Regional meet: The North Central Arkansas Elite Track Club will compete this weekend at the AAU Regional Championships in Joplin, Mo. The Elite team features several former Forrest City Mustang track athletes as well as athletes from West Memphis and Osceola. The Elite team members from Forrest City are, from left: Justin Ross, William Mitchell, Joy Stephens, Torrre Hunter and Andre Stephens. Not pictured are team members Gerald Jones from West Memphis and Dedrick Rattler from Osceola. The team is coached by Michael Humphries. Photo by Fred Conley.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Watchful eye: A Dr. Beasley’s T-Ball player watches as her coach places the ball on the tee Tuesday night at the Sports Complex. The T-Ball League will continue their regular season Thursday, Friday and next Monday. Photo by Fred Conley
Between innings: Forrest City’s Justin Cochran, left, kneels on the infield for an in-between inning talk with Post 4 head coach Josh Mayes during a recent American Legion home game. Photo by Fred Conley
Drug bust: The St. Francis County Sheriff’s Department and the First Judicial Drug Task Force (DTF) made a sizable drug bust at the home of a Forrest City man on Tuesday. According to the DTF, over $50,000 worth of illegal drugs and about $10,000 in cash were confiscated from the home of Andre Fizer, 27, 229 North Gorman, Forrest City. Sheriff Bobby May is shown weighing a marijuana brick with the cash found at his feet. Photo by Alan Smith
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
“Ralph” tourney held: University of Arkansas Razorback basketball coach John Pelphrey, left, listens as Forrest City’s Don Edmondson, right, talks about a recent newspaper article Monday. Pelphrey was making an appearance at the sixth annual Ralph Memorial Golf Tournament at Forrrest City Country Club. Looking on is Casey Baxter. The tournament, held in memory of the late Ralph Thompson, helps raise money for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and like-minded charities. Photo by Fred Conley.