June 27, 2007 Edition

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LawCo. C.E.R.T. drill a success

Gary Meeks and Justin Dorsey relay directions from incident command to Lawrence County C.E.R.T. diver Shane Bower, to assist in his search for a "body" during a drill at Lake Charles.
A Lawrence County Community Emergency Response Team drill held last Thursday evening at Lake Charles State Park was ruled a success.

Evaluations were done by Marty Cagle of the Randolph County Office of Emergency Management; Alan Haskins, Walnut Ridge Fire Chief; and Frank Owens, head of Walnut Ridge's HazMat unit. They agreed that the teams kept good communication with each other and the safety officer.

C.E.R.T. held a water search and rescue drill at Lake Charles, with officials from the park calling 911 to report two overturned canoes. continued...

Hoxie boy dies in
accident at Black River

A freak accident claimed the life of a 14-year-old Hoxie boy Monday night, according to Sgt. Stan Finley of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department.

Portia Picnic offers
family entertainment

The 102nd annual Portia Picnic will kick off Thursday and continue through the Fourth of July holiday. The picnic will be closed on Sunday.continued...

Children's Shelter
benefit this weekend

The second annual Children's Shelter Benefit will be held Friday evening at 8 p.m. at the Walnut Ridge Country Club. continued...

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