Friday, December 1, 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Everyone loves a parade: The annual Forrest City Community Christmas Parade will roll Friday night, and participants are working to get their floats decorated. Staff and members of the St. Francis County Boys and Girls Club work to complete their float for Friday’s big event. Photo by Alan Smith
Work and repairs: West Tree Service has been working throughout the city trimming tree limbs from around power lines. But, whenever machines are involved, repairs are going to have to be made. Arthur Bailey works on the bucket of a cherry picker that began leaking hydraulic fluid on Gum Street. Photo by Alan Smith.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Run-off is today: Tim Turner chooses to vote electronically at the Madison Civic Center this morning. Today features three run-off elections in St. Francis County — for mayors in Madison and Hughes, and a city council position in Widener. Photo by David Nichol
Monday, November 27, 2006
Ready for Christmas: Becky Smith, left, and Cheryl Winfrey, both employees at the First National Bank of Wynne in Forrest City, work on the bank’s Christmas tree. Many businesses and private homes have begun decorating for the Christmas holidays. Photo by Alan Smith
Fun at the Rumble: Miss Arkansas Amber Bennett of Carlisle, seated, signs autographs for Ashley Astin and Maleek Ursery during her appearance Saturday evening at the 10th annual Forrest City Grocery Rumble on the Ridge basketball tournament. Bennett spent about an hour signing autographs and then performed during halftime of the Forrest City-Peabody, La. basketball game.
Surrounded: Forrest City’s Stephon Weaver (11) handles the basketball against pressure from two Helen Cox, La. defenders during Friday’s semifinal game at the 10th annual Rumble on the Ridge tournament at Mustang Arena. Helen Cox won the game and went on to win the tournament title. Forrest City finished third. Photo by Fred Conley.
Fun at the Rumble: Four members of the Forrest City Chapter of PIPs (Players in Progress), wait in the wings before Saturday’s performance. The team performed each day of the three-day tournament held in Mustang Arena. Photo by Fred Conley.
Cross Country: Forrest City senior Kyle Houston, middle, was named the Stuart Towns Outstanding Cross Country Athlete of the year and was honored Saturday at the Rumble on the Ridge tournament with two plaques. Houston finished third in the state in Class 6A this season and helped lead the Forrest City Cross Country team to their best-ever, fourth-place finish at the state championships. The Mustangs finished third in the 6A-East Conference and were ranked in the top five all season. With Houston are Towns (left) the very first Forrest City cross country athlete and a member of the Forrest City Athletic Hall of Fame and Forrest City Cross Country Coach Lewis Etheridge (right). The big plaque will hang in Mustang Arena and each year a new name will be added to the list.