April 18, 2007 Edition

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Manley to give $1 million
for new WBC Chapel

Steve Manley, CEO of Universal Asset Management (left), and Williams Baptist College President Jerol Swaim look over plans for a new chapel to be constructed at WBC. Manley has pledged $1 million to help construct the new facility.

A $1 million gift from the CEO of Universal Asset Management will make possible a new chapel on the campus of Williams Baptist College. Steve Manley is providing the gift, which is the impetus for a classically designed chapel to be built across the street from WBC's Southerland-Mabee Center.

"This is a tremendous gift that is going to make a tremendous impact on WBC," said Williams President Jerol Swaim. "Steve Manley's generosity, as well as his vision for this chapel, will provide a worshipful setting for our students and an iconic structure for the campus as a whole."

The 8,000-square-foot chapel will stand nearly 60 feet tall, making it the tallest building on the Williams campus. It will sport a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams, as well as a large skylight and tall, mission-style windows to give occupants a sense of the outdoors. The exterior will feature a combination of stacked stone and brick. continued...

Annexation ordinance
repealed by Hoxie

Hoxie City Council voted to repeal Ordinance 2007-3 related to the simultaneous detachment and annexation of land currently within Walnut Ridge city limits during their regular meeting last week.

WR commits funds to
economic development

The Walnut Ridge City Council held its regular meeting on April 10 at 6 p.m. at City Hall. A light agenda was presented to the council, but much discussion was held concerning upcoming plans for the town. continued...

Friend is real lifesaver when
WR resident's heart stops

On March 28, Randy Gaines decided to take advantage of a nice spring day and do a little fishing on Lake Charles. continued...

WR officer cleared in shooting

Walnut Ridge Police Officer Jeff Franks has been cleared of any possible charges in relation to a shooting incident that occurred on March 7. continued...

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