Track & Field: Forrest City’s Dion Davenport lands in the sand in the long jump competition last Saturday at the 6A Conference Track Meet at Marion. Davenport failed to qualify for upcoming state meet in the long jump, but did qualify in the triple jump and in the 400-meter run. The Mustangs won the conference meet for the second consecutive year. The state meet will be held Wednesday, May 16, at Harding University in Searcy. Davenport’s best long jump this season has been 20 feet, three inches while his best triple jump has been 43 feet 11 inches. Photo by Fred Conley.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Training: The Food Giant catcher comes up out of his stance to grab a pitch during a recent practice of the Bambino 11-12-year-old league team. The Forrest City youth baseball and softball season will get underway Monday, May 14, at the Sports Complex. The league is fielding 55 youth teams this summer. Food Giant will open the season against First National Bank Monday at 7:35 p.m., on Field 6. Photo by Fred Conley.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Well protected kittens: “Oakley,” a golden Lab owned by Derek Kennedy of Caldwell, checks out kittens born not only in his pen, but on his bed. When a pal of Oakley’s, who just happens to be a cat named “Sissy,” had her kittens, she found a good place for them. No kittens are better cared for. Just how the two got to be friends is not known. Photo by David Nichol
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
I got it! This young T-Ball player reacts after coming up with the ball during a recent practice session at the Sports Complex. The Forrest City youth baseball and softball leagues will begin the summer season on Monday, May 14. The T-Ball league, for boys and girls ages 4-6, will play on Tuesday and Friday nights at 6 p.m. Photo by Fred Conley.
Up and ...almost over: Forrest City Lady Mustang Sherika Stewart attempts to clear the bar in the high jump event Saturday at the 6A-East conference championships at Marion’s Patriot Stadium. Stewart was unsuccessful in the attempt but still qualified for next week’s Class 6A State meet by finishing fourth in the event. The Lady Mustangs finished fifth overall at the meet. Photo by Fred Conley.
Happy to be outside: A nice sunny day is perfect for playing outside. Two-year-old Austin Abbott grins for the camera as he runs and plays at a local day care. Photo by Alan Smith.
Getting it ready: The Southside Pool is being prepared to open later this month. Sylvester Walker, standing left, and Fidel Cobb, both of the Forrest City Parks Department, roll up the tarp that was covering the pool with the help of some volunteers. According to Southside Park manager Donald Williams, the first time the pool will open this year will be Memorial Day weekend. Photo by Alan Smith.
Monday, May 7, 2007
Art exhibit at museum: The St. Francis County Museum was preparing a new exhibit ready on Friday, made up of art work from students at Central and Stewart elementary schools and Forrest City Junior High School. According to Wayne Parker, museum curator, there are pictures and clay sculptures in the exhibit. “We will officially open the exhibit on Tuesday and be here the entire month on May,” said Parker. There will also be a reception on Saturday, May 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. Pictured, museum employee Wendy Kittler hangs one of the pieces Friday. Photo by Alan Smith.
Trial date set: Accused murderer Gordon Randall Gwathney, rear, in orange, appeared in Lee County Circuit Court this morning for a plea and arraignment hearing in connection with the February slaying of Sylvia Reeves and her parents J.O. Mitchell and Evelyn Mitchell at Reeves’ home. Gwathney entered not guilty pleas to three counts of capital murder and two counts of attempted murder in the Feb. 13 shootings. Trial dates for Gwathney were set for Aug. 20 through Aug. 24, by First Judicial District Judge L.T. Simes. Photo by Edie Sanford, Courier-Index.