Celebrating Dr. Seuss: Children and their parents filed into the Forrest City Civic Center Friday night for the annual Read Across America event sponsored by the Forrest City Education Association. As in years past, the theme was the stories of Dr. Seuss. After some songs and puppet shows, the children sat down at different areas inside the center to hear Dr. Seuss stories. Tiffany Hunt, a student at Forrest City High School, was dressed as the Cat in the Hat as she read “Are You My Mother?” to the children. Photo by Alan Smith.
Monday, March 5, 2007
Accident with injuries: An accident at the intersection of Linden Road and South Washington on Friday sent two people to Forrest City Medical Center with injuries. According to an accident report from the Forrest City Police Department, a 1997 Dodge pickup driven by Kevin Bell of Forrest City, far right, and a 1995 Buick driven by Willie Griffin, also of Forrest City, collided as Griffin attempted to make a left turn onto Linden Road. Griffin and a passenger in his vehicle were taken by ambulance to FCMC. Photo by Kendall Owens.
Friday, March 2, 2007
I heard that: Ashley Smith, left, a kindergarten student at Stewart Elementary, has her hearing checked by Stacy Price, a parent volunteer. Hearing and vision tests were being given to the students Thursday afternoon.
Defensive effort: Forrest City’s Gavin Glanton (24) defends against Benton’s Matt Marsh (24) during the first half of Thursday’s quarterfinal game at the Class 6A state tournament at Jonesboro. Forrest City, the No. 1 seed from the East, won the game 54-31. The Mustangs will play Little Rock Parkview Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Photo by Fred Conley.
Cutting a stud: Work is progressing on the new Ridgewood Baptist Church in Caldwell. The roof for the building is still being built. Josh West of J.A. Taylor, Inc., of Paragould cuts a stud at the facility. Photo by Alan Smith.
Thursday, March 1, 2007
Helping tornado victims: The disaster relief team from First Baptist Church in Forrest City left today for Dumas in an effort to assist the tornado-ravaged town. According to group spokesman Ray Oswalt, the group expects to prepare 2,000 meals a day for the next few days. Members of the group, from left, are: Rush Harris, Jane Laws, Betty Beazley, Raymond Hill, Debbie Kinney, David Butler and Oswalt. Photo by Kendall Owens
Experimenting: Students in Mildred Allen’s fifth grade science class recently completed a section on astronomy, which also included a day for experimenting. Alex Martin drops a tennis ball in an effort to create a crater in the pan of sand on the floor. Photo Kendall Owens
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
New curator: H. Wayne Parker, left, who will officially assume the position of curator at the St. Francis County Museum on March 1, and Harvey Hanna, who is leaving the job, look over an old Times-Herald front page which will be hung on a wall of the museum. He was welcomed by the museum board Tuesday. Photo by David Nichol.
Development Plan: A public hearing on the new Forrest City development plan was held as part of the Forrest City Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday. James vonTungeln, president of Urban Planning Associates of Little Rock, spoke about the plan. The plan shows where new development would be most feasible in the city and along the Highway 1 Bypass. Photo by Alan Smith.