November 1, 2006 Edition

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Weather cooperates for fun festival


After a spell of rainy weather, the sun appeared Saturday and warmed temperatures in time for the Iron Mountain Festival in downtown Walnut Ridge. Canine Patrolman Tommy Allen of the Walnut Ridge Police Department fingerprints Abby Melton, while Abby's mother, Janet Schuchman, watches. The WRPD, one of many festival participants, offered fingerprinting, coloring books and a boys and girls bicycle give-away. Attractions were offered throughout the day and after dark, and organizers were very pleased with the event.
TD Photo ~ John Bland

As the sun warmed the day, Saturday's crowd increased at the Iron Mountain Festival in downtown Walnut Ridge. "I thought it was absolutely wonderful," said Karen Williams, festival chairperson.

"We had a good turnout," she said, adding that 3,000 to 4,000 were estimated to be in attendance. continued...

Local, state races increase
interest in Tuesday's election

While Tuesday's ballot will not include a presidential election, Lawrence County voters are showing a high level of interest, according to County Clerk Tina Stowers. continued...

Stumbaugh meets with farmers

Mickey D. "Stubby" Stumbaugh, Republican candidate for Arkansas' First Congressional District seat, met in Hoxie recently with a group of Lawrence County farmers. continued...

Foothills Celebration
is this weekend in BR

The fourth annual Black Rock Foothills Celebration will begin Friday with activities continuing on Saturday. continued...

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