Class of 2007: A large crowd of family and well wishers packed Sam Smith Stadium Friday night to watch the Forrest City High School Class of 2007 graduate. Also on hand were members of the Forrest City School Board, Forrest City School District Superintendent Lee Vent and FCHS Principal Abbie Robinson. Photo by Alan Smith.
Monday, May 28, 2007
Honoring veterans: On Saturday, American flags were placed at the graves of local veterans in honor of Memorial Day. The event is sponsored annually by the local VFW and American Legion. Earlier this month, there was a call for volunteers to help, and Marie Sharp, left and Florence Elliott answered that call. The first-time volunteers place a flag at the grave of William M. Brown, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Photo by Alan Smith.
Season opener: Forrest City shortstop Raymond Patillo (18) takes the throw from his catcher as a Harrisburg player slides into second base on a steal attempt. Forrest City defeated Harrisburg 1-0 Saturday at the Sports Complex. Photo by Fred Conley.
Directions: Forrest City American Legion Post 4 head coach Josh Mayes directs his outfield defense during Saturday’s home opener against Harrisburg. Photo by Fred Conley.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Final scrimmage: Forrest City football coach Rich Trail watches closely as the Mustangs work through their final spring scrimmage Thursday afternoon. The scrimmage concluded the two weeks of high school spring football drills. Photo by Fred Conley
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Top grads honored: Class Night was held Wednesday, in recognition of Forrest City High School’s graduating seniors. Among the honors was the recognition of this year’s class valedictorian and salutatorian. In the photo at left, Principal Abbie Robinson is pictured with Valedictorian Bethany Doler, at right, Robinson is pictured with Salutatorian Kenneth Ray Norman II. Photo by David Nichol.
Coloring time: Not all activity is out of doors. Blayten Jones, 4, works with a crayon while waiting for his parents to pick him up at a local day care. Photo by David Nichol.
Quarterback hopeful: Forrest City Mustang Joey Bonds looks for a receiver during a recent spring practice. Bonds is vying for quarterback duties with Barrett Astin, Lee Smith and Zach Hoskins. The Mustangs will work through their final spring scrimmage today at 4 p.m. on the high school practice field. Photo by Fred Conley.
Junior High basketball honors: The Forrest City Junior Lady Mustang eighth-grade basketball team was treated to an outing Saturday at Village Creek State Park and received their season-ending awards. Front row, from left: Autumn Henderson, most coachable and a 50 percent free throw shooter during the season; Jasmine Rucker, most valuable player and leading rebounder; Ariel Taggart, the most improved player. Back row, from left: Lakeyday Roper, 2006-07 Lady Mustang and a 50 percent free throw shooter during the year; Kwamesha Moore, Sportsmanship award; Jamillah Gates, best hustle and best attitude and a 50 percent free throw shooter. Not pictured are Alexandria Moody and Kionna Patillo. The team was coached by Kim Wardlow. Photo by Fred Conley.