Stately matchup: Forrest City Lady Mustang Cassandra Jackson (30) gets off a shot during a regular season game. The Lady Mustangs open at the Class 6A state tournament today at 7 p.m., when they face Sheridan. Photo by Fred Conley.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Blue Flu: Forrest City residents are getting ready for the upcoming Class 6A State Tournament which will be held in Jonesboro. The Forrest City Mustangs are the number one seed into the tournament and will play at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. Gwin Lofton, the wife of Mustang’s coach Dwight Lofton, is pictured wearing a Mustang Blue Flu T-shirt in support of the team. Fans are being asked to show their support Thursday by wearing blue. Photo by Fred Conley.
Art show tonight: The 2007 Arkansas Art Educator’s Regional Art Show and Competition will be held tonight at 6 at Central Elementary School. The event is being sponsored by First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas, the First National Bank of Wynne in Forrest City and Regions Bank, along with the AAE. The 96 pieces of art from students in grades kindergarten through 12 have been on display at the school since Monday. Two kindergarten students at CES, Conrad Seawood and Brittany Bradshaw, look at some of the entries. Photo by Alan Smith.
State tournament: Palestine-Wheatley point guard Rodrick Allen (10) slices through a pair of Dermott defenders during last Friday’s semifinal game at the Class AA East Regional tournament in Augusta. The Patriots opened Class AA state tournament play today at Danville.
UCA trio: Shannon Oden, Renita Dobbins and Caronica Randle, the University of Central Arkansas’ three Sugar Bears seniors are nearing the end of their four-year career.
Razorback banquet: The East Central Arkansas Razorback Club will hold its annual banquet on Monday, March 12, at the Forrest City Civic Center. Arkansas Razorback football coach Houston Nutt will be the featured speaker and KTHV-Channel 11 Sports Anchor Craig O’Neill will be the guest master of ceremonies. Advance tickets are now on sale for $15 each at Al Miller Insurance and at Capital Financial Services Croup, Inc. from Buddy Billingsley. The banquet will feature a silent auction which will include autographed football jerseys by Lance Alworth and Arkansas’ Darren McFadden as well as various other items and memorabilia. The banquet will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour until 7 p.m. The meal will be catered by Corky’s and will include BBQ and spaghetti. Pictured from left are banquet chairpersons Walter Sweet, Sandy Cook, Buddy Billingsley and Ronnie Cook, holding the autographed jerseys.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Adoption Day: Tori Benjamin, 11, plays with a puppy through a cage door during the adoption day held at the Forrest City Animal Shelter. According to Gay Schwartz of the Forrest City Area Humane Society, five dogs were adopted, and around 50 people came, which she said was not bad considering the weather. She said around a dozen dogs have been adopted since the new shelter opened. Photo by David Nichol.
FCity win: A Mountain Home player makes his move to the basket between Forrest City defenders Heath King and Gavin Glanton in a game played Friday at Mountain Home. Forrest City won the game 73-58 to cap the 6A-East Conference season, which gave the Mustangs the outright conference title. Forrest City opens state tournament play on Thursday at Jonesboro.