June 13, 2007 Edition

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50 hear about Main
Street Ark. program

Greg Phillips (left), Main Street Arkansas assistant director, answers questions about the program that works to revitalize downtowns. Milton Smith of First National Bank (right) introduced Phillips and organized the meeting, along with Lorra Whitmire of First National Bank.

Fifty people were present Tuesday afternoon at the Gateway Theatre on West Main Street to hear a presentation by Greg Phillips, assistant director, on the Main Street Arkansas program. The program works with communities to revitalize downtowns.

Phillips said he was "wowed" by the good turnout in the middle of a weekday afternoon. Caroline Myers, a new member of the Main Street Arkansas staff, also attended the meeting.

The informational meeting was organized by Milton Smith and Lorra Whitmire of First National Bank. Business owners, bankers, Chamber of Commerce leaders and other interested citizens attended and expressed interest in pursuing the program. continued...

Chamber quarterly meeting set

The quarterly meeting of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce will be June 22 at noon at the Hoxie Service Center.

Board upgrades status of IACS

The State Board of Education voted at its June meeting to rescind its May motion to revoke the Imboden Area Charter School's charter and upgraded the status to probation. continued...

Crum to compete in Miss Arkansas

Hollyann Crum of Walnut Ridge is gearing up for the upcoming Miss Arkansas pageant, which will be held June 20-23 in Hot Springs. continued...

Sheriff's Dept. to purchase two cars

Justices approved the purchase of two new vehicles for the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department during their regular meeting Monday night. The motion was made based upon a recommendation by the budget committee. continued...

Former county Sheriff dies

Howard D. Fry, 72, of Pocahontas, formerly of Walnut Ridge, died June 6, 2007, in Little Rock. continued...

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