Foreman Fire and Rescue acquires new rescue truck

Foreman Fire and Rescue

Foreman volunteer fireman are excited about the department’s recent acquisition of a 2009 Chevrolet 3500 one Ton truck to replace its current search and rescue vehicle.  The new truck provides the department with state of the art equipment to aid in emergency and rescue operations.

The truck is equipped with rear-mounted directional spotlights and floodlights, a heavy-duty front bumper system including a winch and a heavy-duty utility bed that will be used to house the department’s extrication system, popularly referred to as the ‘jaws of life’, as well as a full array of emergency rescue equipment.

 Funds for the new truck were provided by a combination USDA Rural Development grant and loan.  Of the $42,000 total, $23,000 is in the form of a grant with the remaining $19,000 specified as a loan that will be repaid to the program by the city.

The truck was purchased at Royal Chevrolet in Foreman, and graphics and equipment installation were provided by Little River County deputy Glen Hankins of Hankins Custom Signs.

If Foreman had an official color

We love the great outdoors so much even our sign is green!

Across our great country, different places are known for different things.  Chicago is the ‘Windy City’. New York is the ‘Big Apple’. San Fransisco has the Golden Gate Bridge, and Memphis has the Blues. Even Vegas has all those lights and… er, well we won’t get into what all Vegas has.

But the point is, most every place, whether big or small, is known for something. And Foreman is no different. We’re about as natural as the ‘Natural State’ comes.

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Tracy Lawrence Annual Homecoming Concert was a big hit!

Tracy Lawrence

Foreman would like to formally thank country music star and Foreman native Tracy Lawrence as well as Tracy Byrd, Richie McDonald and Zona Jones for putting on a great Homecoming Concert this year at the Foreman High School Memorial Stadium.

Lawrence has held the concert for 15 years to benefit the Tracy Lawrence Foundation which aims to enhance educational opportunities for the children of Foreman and surrounding communities.  Over it’s 15 year run, the event and the foundation have raised more than $1,000,000 for the cause.

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Lady Gators win an unprecedented fourth straight championship!

Foreman Gators

The Lady Gators softball team has done it again & again & again & again!  After playing in the state tournament at Rogers, AR, the girls took the familiar trip to Fayetteville for their fifth state finals in a row and came home with the championship trophy a record-breaking fourth year in a row! Numerous team & individual state records were broken. What a great accomplishment! Can you say “DYNASTY”?!?!?

If you haven’t already congratulated them on their record-breaking feat, be sure to let them know how proud you are of them the next time you see one of the girls around town. Congratulations girls!  You’ve earned it!