February 21, 2007 Edition

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Chamber seeks support from WR

Wilson Schmidt (from left), Hoxie Mayor Donnie Roberts and Walnut Ridge Mayor Michelle Rogers visit after Walnut Ridge's City Council meeting on Feb. 13.
TD Photo ~ Amber Adams

The Walnut Ridge City Council had a busy agenda at its regular meeting on Feb. 13 at City Hall.

Clay Sloan, chairman of the board of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, addressed the council requesting funding for the Chamber. "We're living month to month now, and trying to get rid of the spec building. We can't make the liability insurance payments on it now. If we can't keep the doors open and the Chamber is lost, that will be another nail in the county's coffin," Sloan said. "A city or a county is at a big disadvantage without a chamber."

Sloan said that he plans to meet with every city council in the county, and that everyone in the county needs to cooperate.

"The city of Walnut Ridge has spent $1,500 a month in support of the Chamber for a total of $18,000 a year," Sloan said. "Other towns in the county have paid membership fees only, at $100 to $110 each."

Gibson appointed city
attorney for Hoxie

During their regular monthly meeting on Thursday evening the Hoxie City Council approved an ordinance appointing Bobby Gibson city attorney. The council opened the position for bids in January.

Rails to Trails board reorganizes

The Rails to Trails Board met on Feb. 13 to reorganize for 2007. continued...

JPs hear report on LHS

The annual audit report of Lawrence Health Services and a proposal to purchase a new ballot counter were presented to the Quorum Court at their February meeting held Thursday at 2 p.m. continued...

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