Taking a ride: The East Arkansas Charity Rodeo got off to a good start last night with the Miracle Rodeo. Dwane “Buggs” Poteet spent the evening entertaining children with buggy rides through the rodeo arena at the Wiley T. Jones Fairgrounds. The rodeo will be held tonight and Saturday with gates opening at 6 p.m. Official events begin at 8 p.m. Admission is $6 in advance and $7 at the gate. Children 12 and under are admitted free. The rodeo is sponsored by the Crowley’s Ridge Saddle Club and the Forrest City Lions Club. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Friday, May 18, 2007
Visit: A Ray Houser coach talks with his pitcher during Thursday’s 12-under girls softball game against Crowley’s Ridge. Crowley’s went on to win the game 15-4. Photo by Fred Conley.
Youth leagues: Food Giant used solid pitching and good hitting Thursday to shut out Sanyo in Bambino 11-12 League play at the Sports Complex. The Bambino 9-10 League will open the season tonight after being rained out of their opener on Tuesday night. Photo by Fred Conley.
Work done: Edward Jimmerson with the Forrest City Water Utility watches as a hole is filled on South McClendon where a water leak was repaired. The utility is in the process of fixing leaks around town. Photo by David Nichol.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Band concert: The Forrest City Seventh Grade Band, under the direction of Marie Pokorski, rehearses for tonight’s spring concert. All the school district bands, from grades six through 12, will perform. The concert will begin at 6:30 in the junior high school auditorium. Photo by David Nichol.
Up and over: A Forrest City Lady Mustang (right) clears a hurdle at Wednesday’s Class 6A State Track Meet in Searcy. Lake Hamilton won the 6A state girls title. The Lady Mustangs failed to finish in the top five at the meet which was held on the campus of Harding University. Photo by Fred Conley.
Making repairs: An accident in the alley behind Food Giant and Fred’s left several Entergy customers without power this morning. A dump truck, clearing its load, hit the line, causing the pole to snap. According to Entergy officials, the outage affected 500 residential and business customers. Photo by Kendall Owens.