News photos Aug. 24-30, 2014
Date: 8/25/2014 Album ID: 1837449
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News and Features photos shot by Times Record photographers Aug 24-30, 2014
Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - Nick Gibson makes the turn on the turn to the long straightaway, Sunday, August 31, 2014, during the Crusin The Hills Rush Race on the Chaffee Crossing Lookout Trail. The fundraising event featured races for skateboards, longboards and cruisers and was held to raise awareness for Crohns Disease and to benefit Stubbs Freeman.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - Jake Taylor takes a spill on the down hill turn, Sunday, August 31, 2014, during the Crusin The Hills Rush Race on the Chaffee Crossing Lookout Trail. The fundraising event featured races for skateboards, longboards and cruisers and was held to raise awareness for Crohns Disease and to benefit Stubbs Freeman.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - Loyde Hardin keeps company with one of the six cats that call the Fort Smith Trolley Museum home, Sunday, August 31, 2014, while Hardin waited at the museum to greet visitors and answer any questions. The trolley runs Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - Mike and Rhonda Haynes of Van Buren look over a model of the Battle of Backbone Mountain, Sunday, August 31, 2014, on a visit to the Fort Smith National Historic Site.  The Battle of Backbone Mountain occurred in Sebastian County, near Greenwood. On Sept. 1, 1863, Confederates under Brig. Gen. W. L. Cabell ambushed a Union force commanded by Maj. Gen J. G. Blunt, but were driven off after a three hour battle.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record -Justin McDonald uses a palm sander to remove lacqure from the Adelaide hall staircase hand rail, Sunday, August 31, 2014, during the remodeling for the opening of Bricktown Brewery in the old Varsity Sports Grill at 318 Garrison Avenue.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - Donna Dahlem paints a hall baseboard, Saturday, August 30, 2014, at  Next Step Homeless Services. More than 20 members of Southside High School Thespian Troupe #2620, teachers and representatives of Fort Smith Adult Education Center teamed up to prep and paint the interior of the Secrest building at 123 North 6th Street which houses Next Step Homeless Services. Donna is the 16-year-old daughter of Malis and Donnie Dahlem.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - Logan Barnes finds a comfortable spot to paint one of the doors, Saturday, August 30, 2014, at  Next Step Homeless Services. More than 20 members of Southside High School Thespian Troupe #2620, teachers and representatives of Fort Smith Adult Education Center teamed up to prep and paint the interior of the Secrest building at 123 North 6th Street which houses Next Step Homeless Services. Logan is the 16-year-old son of Victoria and John Clift.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - Micah Murdock makes the turn during the running event, Saturday, August 30, 2014, of the 8th Annual Tri for Kids event at the Marvin Altman Fitness Center. The triathlon is for children up to 14 years old and included swimming, biking and running with each course distance determined by age. Each competitor received a T-shirt and medal, and awards for the top three finishers in boys and girls age groups. Micah is the son of Kim and Joel Murdock of Fort Smith.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - Sofia Cortes sprints to the finish line, Saturday, August 30, 2014, during the 8th Annual Tri for Kids event at the Marvin Altman Fitness Center. The triathlon is for children up to 14 years old and included swimming, biking and running with each course distance determined by age. Each competitor received a T-shirt and medal, and awards for the top three finishers in boys and girls age groups. Sofia is the 11-year-old daughter of Mechelle and Gerardo Cortes of Fort Smith.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders welcomes guest, Friday, August 29, 2014, to the community gathering marking the nine year anniversery since hurricanes Katrina and Rita at the Creekmore Park Community Center. Family and friends who were relocated from the Gulf Coast region due to the hurricanes were invited for the memorial gathering. The gathering included a forum to discuss hurricanes related issues, music and refreshmnets.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - Kaydence Oakley, 2, enjoys the ride to the inspection station, Saturday, August 30, 2014, during the consignment check-in for the Growing Kids Sale at the Kay Rodgers Park Expo. Scheduled for September 4-6, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., the sale is the area's largest children's consignment event. More than 1,900 consigners will be selling items for babies and kids, infants to pre-teen, children's home furnishings, toys, books and videos. For more information go to: www.GrowingKidsSale.com.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - Linda Thompson and Will Turner buy a bunch of flowers, Saturday, August 30, 2014, from vendor Cha Xiong at The Downtown Farmers Market at Garrison Avenue and North 2nd Street.The market is currently open year round on Saturday from 7am to noon. During peak season from May to September the market will have over 75 vendors selling produce, breads, pies, flowers, trees, honey, fish, soaps, salsa, beef, free range chicken, tamales, organic vegetables, oriental vegetables and crafters that sell their hand made items.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record -Ashley Ragan holds a tray of cupcakes asJoyce Slack, Girls Inc. marketing director, points out the mint chocolate cupcakes, Friday, August 29, 2014, to the girls gathered for the end-of-month birthday party at the clubs after school program. Girls are given a healthy snack and drink upon arrival to the program and are  provided a wide range of activities including homework help, art classes, cooking classes, and many Girls Inc. National acreditted programs throughout the year. Girls Inc. of Fort Smith is committed to providing a safe environment with educational and recreational programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - Woods Elementary School first grade teacher, Tracy Floyd, left, visits with Edward and Sara Zanders, Sunday, August 24, 2014, during the school open house. The open house marked the completion of the yearlong, $4.1 renovation and upgrade. The renovation includes five new classrooms, improved lanes for drop-off and pickup and state-of-the-art media center. Edward Zanders Jr. is a student in Floyd's class.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - Michael Fretheim, 8, finds a quite place to read, Sunday, August 24, 2014, while his mother, Woods Elementary School 6th grade teacher, Melissa Fetheim shows visitors the completed renovation of the school during an open house. The open house marked the completion of the yearlong, $4.1 renovation and upgrade. The renovation includes five new classrooms, improved lanes for drop-off and pickup and state-of-the-art media center.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - With her grandmother watching from the side and her father, Matthew Bradshaw in the diving well waiting, Rhylan Bradshaw, 4, jumps from the diving board, Sunday, August 24, 2014, while swimming at the Creekmore Park pool. The pool will be open Saturday, August 30, 11-6 p.m., 1-6 p.m. Sunday, August 31, and Monday, September 1, 11-6 p.m. before closing for the season.
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