See it, hit it: With the Forrest City youth baseball and softball leagues set to open play Monday, teams have been spending a lot of time on the practice fields. This Dr. Schwartz player was caught getting in some extra batting practice this week at the complex. The Dr. Schwartz team plays in the girls’ 10-under softball league. Photo by Fred Conley.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Passing drills: Forrest City sophomore quarterback Barret Astin works through passing drills Thursday afternoon. The Mustangs will have to find a new quarterback this season with the departure of two-year starting senior Wilson Parker. Photo by Fred Conley.
In the spotlight: Forrest City senior forward Marcus Britt is back in the state’s recruiting spotlight.
Friendly visitor: “Sugar,” a dog who was found injured and rescued through the efforts of the Forrest City Area Humane Society, was one of two rescued dogs visiting students at Central Elementary Thursday. They were accompanied by humans Brook Goodbar, Hailey Miller and Houston Goodbar. The students were told about health care, how to go about adopting an animal from the humane shelter and the spaying and neutering program. The Humane Society also donated two books on rescued animals to the school library. Photo by David Nichol.
Taking shape: Eric Hoselton with Jancour cuts a piece of drywall at the building which will house the East Arkansas Community College Technology Center. The rooms are taking shape, and before much longer they will be ready for equipment. Photo by David Nichol.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Visit from robot: Students at Stewart Elementary received a visit from P.C. the Patrol Car, a robot sponsored by the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Association, on Wednesday. P.C. was used to bring a drug awareness message to the students. In the background is Brandon Isaacs, who acted as lecturer. P.C. was being operated from behind the scenes by Scott Montgomery. Photo by David Nichol.
Power outages: Crews from Entergy began working at midnight to restore power to residents in the area of South Rosser and C streets. A tree fell on C Street during the thunderstorms last night, taking down a power line in that area. Luke Peeler of Entergy reconnects the line to a new pole about 8 today. Workers at the scene stated that there were also other outages in the area. According to Mike Davis with Entergy, all power had been restored this morning. Photo by Alan Smith.
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.
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