From school to church: Work is well underway to transform the old Caldwell Elementary School into Mt. Moriah M.B. Church. Pictured, Johnnie Wiley of Wiley Construction, makes a measurement in what will be the spacious sanctuary of the church when it is finished. Photo David Nichol.
Friday, June 8, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Peek-a-boo: The kindergarten class of 2007 at Stewart Elementary School held graduation Wednesday morning. Numerous young scholars received the diplomas in front of fellow students, family, friends and teachers. However, even amid all the pomp and circumstance, young Issac Bolton seemed more interested in the tassel on his cap while he waited for his named to be called. Photo by Alan Smith.
Carnival ride: These youngsters enjoy one of the rides at the Miller Spectacular Shows carnival. The Forrest City Rotary Club is sponsoring the carnival, which will continue through Saturday, featuring rides, games and food. Proceeds from the carnival will go to fund numerous Rotary projects. Some of those include literacy, two baseball teams, Girls State and Boys State, Boy Scouts and Special Olympics. The club also contributes to the SFC Elves Toys For Tots, the high school choir and the high school band. Photo by David Nichol.
Martial Arts: Astin’s Martial Arts Center, located in Forrest City and Wynne, competed in the Arkansas Open Martial Arts Championship held recently in Jacksonville. Astin’s students won 70 trophies, competing against schools from Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas and Missouri. Students who competed in the tournament from Astin’s in Forrest City are front row, from left: Gabbie Nobles, Houston Dillinger, Destry Tillman, Jeremiah Willis, Taylor Broadway, Jason Ly and Sophia Ly. Second row, from left: Kye Tillman, Matthew Gorman, Bailey Dillinger, Ashley Astin, Carly Ludwig, Bill Coleman and Victoria Ly. Back row, from left: Ken Ing, Instructor Marty Watlington, Kyle Smith, Bridget Price, Greg Gorman, and Chief Instructor Carroll Astin.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
You’re out: The Walker Insurance pitcher tags out a Food Giant runner during Tuesday’s 10-under girls’ slow pitch softball game played at the Sports Complex. Food Giant won the game 9-3. The 10-under league plays on Tuesday and Friday nights. Photo by Fred Conley
Traffic rerouted: Workers with Union Pacific Railroad were busy this morning making repairs to the railroad overpass on West Broadway after rocks fell from the trestle last night, damaging a car. The driver, Cathy Humphrey, and a passenger, Angenetta Williams-Kirkland were transported to Forrest City Medical Center. A report on their conditions was unavailable at press time. Photo by Kendall Owens
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Still fresh: An April freeze may have hurt many area crops, but that’s not stopping area produce stands from beginning the normal summer practice of providing fresh fruits and vegetables. Kristian Haynes and Hayley Grimes were busy Monday working at one of the stands which featured fresh peaches, plums and tomatoes. Photo by Kendall Owens.
League battle: A Palestine Love’s player stands at first base during a recent Little League baseball game played at Palestine. The Love’s team will take on Palestine Food Giant tonight at 7 p.m. Photo by Fred Conley.
Just for laughs: A Palestine B&P T-Ball player laughs while getting a hit during Monday’s schedule of games played at Palestine. Players have the option of hitting off a tee or having their coach pitch to them. In this case, the coach was pitching. The Palestine T-Ball League is a recreational league and the teams do not keep score. Photo by Fred Conley.