Monday, April 30, 2007
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.
Friday meet: A Forrest City Mustang runner closes in on a Helena-West Helena runner at a recent track meet. Forrest City will compete in the Blue Devil Relays Friday at West Memphis. The Mustangs have won five meets this season, finished second once and third once. Photo by Fred Conley.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Four-Ball tourney: The team of Derrick Boileau and Terry Gibson won the Donnie Ramsey Memorial 4-Ball tournament played at Ridgecrest Club April 21-22. Pictured from left to right, front row, are: Tanner Ramsey, Keatley Covington and Tess Ramsey. Pictured from left to right, back row, are: Gibson, Carol Ramsey, Joey Astin and Boileau. The Ramsey family presented a $1,200 check to Astin, who accepted on behalf of the Special Olympics of Arkansas, Area VIII. Photo by Fred Conley
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Helping out: Lesley Green is one of several members of the Delta Corps Service Workers landscaping the grounds at the Arkansas Land and Farm Development office at the intersection of North Washington and Hill streets. The project is part of the Delta Corps community service effort. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Recognition: Blake Davis, the only senior on the Forrest City Mustang baseball team this season, was honored after Monday’s game for his contributions to the team since his first season as a freshman. Davis is the son of Jeff and Tracy Turner and the grandson of Bobby and Ann Davis. Davis has been accepted to Arkansas State University where he will be a pre-med student. He plans to continue his studies at UAMS to pursue his goal of becoming a doctor. Davis was presented with an appreciation plaque and an autographed baseball by his Mustang teammates. Photo by Fred Conley.