May 2, 2007 Edition

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Reserve officers hear from JPD

Blake Bristow of the Jonesboro Police Department displays a bag of meth ice, along with other drugs and drug paraphernalia for Lawrence County Reserve Officers during a meeting held at the courthouse last Thursday evening.

Roy Smith, state director of USDA Rural Development, announced the partial funding of a water project for the Northeast Arkansas Public Blake Bristow of the Jonesboro Police Department's K-9 unit met with Lawrence County Reserve Officers last Thursday night at the courthouse to discuss the problem of drug trafficking in Northeast Arkansas.

Bristow, who works with the DEA and Drug Task Force, brought over $150,000 worth of drugs, in various forms, to show the officers.

"I know these guys don't always get the type of training we have," said Bristow, adding that he wants them to know what is going through this area now.

He brought a large bag of meth ice, five pounds of marijuana, several pieces of drug paraphernalia and a teddy bear with a pocket in the back that was used to smuggle cocaine.

Bristow also shared a list of commonly used drugs and physical signs of their abuse including depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens and several others.continued...

Mabee Foundation issues
challenge grant for WBC projects

Williams Baptist College has been notified that two upcoming building projects will get a substantial boost from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Okla. The foundation has issued a $450,000 challenge grant toward the construction of a new chapel and new honors apartments.

Grand opening of renovated
Powhatan Courthouse slated

Powhatan Historic State Park will celebrate the grand opening of the state-of-the-art courthouse interior Saturday. continued...

Lake Charles Auto Show,
Swap Meet to be May 12

Lake Charles State Park will host its annual Auto Show and Swap Meet on Saturday, May 12, at the park, which is located on Highway 25, near Powhatan. Activities begin at 10 a.m. continued...

Graduations set at area schools

Graduation ceremonies for the class of 2007 have been set at area schools. continued...

Meeker will be missed at LHNC

As the residents and staff of Lawrence Hall Nursing Center gathered for an informal reception on April 19, Rebecca Meeker was busy doing her usual things. continued...

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