Sisters, sisters: A rainy day may mean having to stay inside, but sometimes it’s fun to play indoors together. Maya Jones, left, 4, and Makayla Jones, 6, play dolls at a local day care this morning. Photo by David Nichol.
Thursday, January 4, 2007
Conference start: Forrest City’s Sherika Stewart (4) tries to work past a Guy-Perkins defender during a recent game at the Arkansas’ Best Classic tournament. The Forrest City Lady Mustangs will open 6A-East Conference play Friday night by hosting Searcy. Photo by Fred Conley.
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
Champions: St.Louis Vashon’s Derron Hobbs (left) defends against Forrest City’s Stephon Weaver (11) Saturday in the Poplar Bluff Showdown championship game played at Poplar Bluff, Mo. Forrest City defeated Vashon 67-47 to win the tournament title. Photo by Fred Conley.
Taking the oath: District Court Judge Steve Routon administers the oath of office to Gordon McCoy, Forrest City’s new mayor, during a swearing-in ceremony Monday morning at the Forrest City Civic Center, as his wife Pamela looks on. Other elected officials for the city were also sworn in. Photo by Alan Smith.
Fire at restaurant: The Forrest City Bonanza reopened quickly after a Saturday fire caused the restaurant to close briefly. According to manager Matt Townsend, the fire was electrical in nature, and most of the damage was water damage caused by the sprinkler system. Townsend also had praise for the fire department’s quick response. Photo by David Nichol.
Friday, December 29, 2006
Starting the day: With one day left in the week before parents get another three day weekend, some daycare facilities were up and running this morning. Little Jasmine Turner was one of several children playing at this local daycare getting an early start to the day. Photo by Kendall Owens
Moving in: New St. Francis County Judge Gary Hughes will not be sworn in until Monday, Jan. 1, but he is making preparations in his office, arranging furniture and hanging pictures and plaques. Hughes will be sworn in with most other county officials including new County Treasurer Brent Ponder at a ceremony held at the SFC Courthouse at 11 a.m. Photo by Alan Smith.
On the run: Hughes senior Michael Darnell (21) drives past Jacksonville’s Norvel Gabriel (32) Wednesday at the Community Bank/Red Devil Classic at Jacksonville. On Thursday, Hughes defeated Little Rock McClellan and will play in the tournament’s fifth-place game today. Photo by Fred Conley.