Careful: A Forrest City firefighter uses caution as he tries to deal with a sparking electric meter at a home at 814 Sherwood Monday afternoon. The electricity had not been disconnected yet, and the fire department was attempting to extinguish a blaze, which was thought to have been caused by a short circuit. There was no immediate estimate available for damage to the house. Photo by David Nichol.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Money for babies: The Northeast Arkansas Bikers for Babies and Preregistration Poker Run was held Saturday to benefit the March of Dimes. Carolyn Stewart of March of Dimes, left, watches Barclay Lackey’s reaction to her card draw. The bikers left from the Wal-Mart parking lot and traveled to Batesville. Photo by Alan Smith.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Dance time: Sara Cate Lewey demonstrates dance moves for little kids and they try to follow her, at the Boys and Girls Club of St. Francis County. Dance is only one of the activities offered for mind and body at the Boys and Girls Club, located in the old Forrest Hills Elementary School building on Sycamore, and serving young people from ages 6 to 17. Photo by David Nichol.
FCA Camp: Forrest City will host its annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) basketball camp Monday, June 18 through Thursday, June 21, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon each day at Mustang Arena. The camp is for youths in grades fifth through eighth and the camp fee is $20 per camper, which includes a camp T-shirt and FCA Bible. Camp registration will be held Monday, June 18, from 8 until 9 a.m. The camp will be staffed by FCA athletes from Arkansas and surrounding states. The FCA instructors during the Forrest City camp are, from left: Johnny Harris, Harding; Lonnell Fort, ASU; Andrew Lynch, Fayetteville; Stefanie Taylor, Baxter Springs, Kansas; Gregg Mitchell, Michelle Eubanks from Manila, and Sam and Amanda Farris, from Rose Bud. Not pictured is Randi Wilson, from Batesville. The team will work six different FCA camps over the next six weeks.
Ceremonies held: Graduates of Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute walk across the stage as they receive their diplomas Thursday night. More than 140 graduates received degrees. Burl Lieblong, CRTI president, said it is a matter of pride that some of the graduates were unable to attend graduation because they have already found jobs. Photo by David Nichol.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Basketball camp: Forrest City basketball coaches Chris McManners and Monty Thornton completed their three-day Lady Mustang team camp today. The camp drew 26 campers, from fourth through ninth grades. Four Fellowship of Christian Athletes summer interns, Michelle Eubanks, Stefanie Taylor, Amanda Farris and Randi Wilson, assisted with the camp. The four will return to Forrest City on Monday to help with the weeklong FCA Camp, which runs June 18-21 at Mustang Arena. Photo by Fred Conley.
Instruction: Forrest City Mustang football coach Rich Trail, center, talks with his offensive unit during spring drills held in May. The Mustangs competed at the recent Conway team camp and will return to 7-on-7 competition on July 10 at West Memphis. Photo by Fred Conley.
The closer: Forrest City Post 4 pitcher Findley Scott Laws tossed two scoreless innings Wednesday to preserve Forrest City’s 8-3 win over Jonesboro Fat City in AA American Legion action at the Sports Complex. Forrest City will play at Searcy on Friday, June 15.
Marking the spots: The Delta Heat 2007 Arkansas State Firefighters Association and Arkansas Association of Fire Chiefs Joint Fire Convention began today with a golf tournament and early registration. The events and meetings will be held at the Forrest City Civic Center, the Forrest City Multi-purpose and Wellness Center and the Forrest City Sports Complex. Organizers expect over 700 people to attend from across the state. Forrest City Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Anthony Renigar, left, and Forrest City Parks and Recreation Director Kenneth Taylor talk about the events as Taylor lines out spaces for the display of fire trucks. All events are closed to the general public, except on Saturday, when displays, trucks and demonstrations will be held at the sports complex. Photo by Alan Smith.