By JESSIE SMITH
Parks Dept. Works to Finish Baseball Fields
During the regular Foreman City Council meeting on Oct. 21 at the Foreman Community Center, Mayor Bill Harp announced that the State Forestry Commission had donated a 500-gallon tanker trunk and a 1,500-watt generator to the Foreman Volunteer Fire Department.
The department’s current tanker truck is so heavy that it cannot drive over wet land, so this smaller truck will be more functional.County Judge Mike Cranford and Park Commissioner Tommy McDonald traveled to Jacksonville, Arkansas, on Oct. 31 to present a grant proposal to the Arkansas Parks and Tourism meeting.
If Foreman is chosen for the grant, the $250,000 and a matching donation from a private foundation would fund a concession stand, restrooms and lighting for the ball field. “I have a vision of finishing the baseball fields and just having an all around place for youth to go and make the quality of life here in Foreman just better,” McDonald said.
“We already have a walking trail that many people use that is just outstanding, and it’s great.”McDonald said the number one goal is to finish the baseball fields, and he said Michael Adcock has been working hard on them.
The parks department has not received a response from Arkansas Parks and Tourism yet. The city council also reviewed the September patrol reports from the sheriff ’s department. The deputies responded to 111 calls for service, and they made five misdemeanor arrests and two felony arrests.
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