Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Addressing needs: Arkansas First Lady Ginger Beebe, second from right, was in town today to talk to parents about behavioral health needs for children. The local stop was part of a state-wide tour. Pictured are, from left, some of those who are traveling with her or visited with her today: Wesley Hull; Martha Lewis with Action for Kids; Clay Lewis; Beebe; and Eduardo Lenn, with Arkansas Workforce Centers. Photo by David Nichol.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Right back at ya: The Twillies Tigers catcher makes the throw back to his pitcher during a recent Minor League game played at the Sports Complex. Photo by Fred Conley.
Out of reach: A Hill’s Vault player tries to make a play on a ground ball during a recent Minor League game. The pitching machine league will play tonight and continue through next week. Photo by Fred Conley.
Trusting others: Olivia Stone, a participant in the M.A.S.H program of Crittenden Memorial Hospital, is helped on her walk down a wobbly log by her “spotters,” made up of other M.A.S.H. participants, at the Challenge Course at East Arkansas Community College. The object is to learn to trust others, and also to be there for others. M.A.S.H. is an acronym of Medical Application of Science and Health. Photo by David Nichol.
Literacy Big Event: The Literacy Council of St. Francis County held its Literacy Big Event last night. In the top picture, Mary Ella Riley, left, director of the Eastern Arkansas Literacy Project, presents Hattie Wise with a plaque in memory of her late husband, George Wise, who was a long-time member of the Literacy Council Board. In the picture directly above, Mayor Gordon McCoy presents plaques to the two Outstanding Students (continuing from left) Florine Ivory and Carlos Gonzales. It was also announced that Gonzales had recently become an American citizen. Photo by David Nichol.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
For the kitchen: Several members of the Homemakers Extension Club delivered kitchen items to the Forrest City Fire Department Wednesday to help stock the department’s newly-renovated kitchen. The club, through donations from members and help from the community, gave utensils, pots and pans and other items to the department. Club members said Wednesday’s donation was the first of many they plan to make to the department. Photo by Kendall Owens.