Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
House removed: The Alderson house on North Washington Street is being removed. Herb Stratton of Devereux and Finch of Forrest City operates a bulldozer to put debris into a waiting hauler. The house is being removed so that a new Walgreens Pharmacy can be built. The intersection of Deadrick and Washington, which has been a three-way stop, will become four-way. Photo by Alan Smith.
NED show: Marty Christesson, a yo-yo professional, presents “The NED Show” at Stewart School Monday. NED is an acronym for “Never give up, Encourage others and Do your best.” He has performed his program at the White House, across America, as well as Europe and Australia. Photo by David Nichol.
Monday, April 30, 2007
Demonstration:The First Baptist Church Distaster Relief Team was in action Saturday, showing local residents just how the team works to feed the needy following disasters. The team took guests on tours of the site which was set up on Cleveland Street and also fed guests just as they would during a true disaster. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Letter-of-Intent: Kyle Houston, seated center, signed a national letter-of-intent to run track and cross country with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Monday morning in a brief ceremony held in the Forrest City High School Library. With Houston, are left to right, seated; his sister Shontel Houston, his mother Evelyn Houston and his father Lynn Houston. Back row, standing, from left to right: FCHS Cross Country Coach Lewis Etheridge, FCHS Principal Abbie Robinson and FCHS Track Coach Donnie Willis. Houston will run both track and cross country with UALR. Photo by Fred Conley.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Dinner theater tonight: East Arkansas Community College and the Forrest City Little Theatre will sponsor a dinner theater tonight at the Forrest City Country Club, to benefit the future Fine and Performing Arts Center at EACC. Along with the dinner, there will be a silent auction, and a show featuring local talent performing songs from “Cabaret” and “Sweeney Todd — The Demon Barber of Fleet Street!” Pictured from the “Cabaret” portion of the entertainment is Byron Criss, center, surrounded by, from left, Janet Northcutt, Cara McCollum, Sara Cate Lewey and Jordan Northcutt. Photo by David Nichol.
Cleaned out: St. Francis County Food Pantry operations director Evetta Whitby looks over what’s left of the inventory after thieves broke into the facility late Wednesday or early Thursday. According to Whitby, the facility will be closed for the next week as officials attempt to reorganize. The pantry will host its annual banquet tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Forrest City Civic Center. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Taking it off: Work on the St. Francis County Courthouse roof has been under way for several weeks now, but repairs to the county jail’s roof are just beginning. This morning, a crew from Cummins Heating and Air Repair were removing an old air conditioning unit from the jail’s roof. The workers got help from a crane operated by employees of Simpson Signs. Photo by Alan Smith.