July 4, 2007 Edition

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WR fireworks display is Saturday

Hagen Mitchell, the seven-year-old son of Gary and Angela Mitchell of Jesup, bobs for an apple Saturday at the sixth annual fireworks display at Strawberry. The Strawberry Fire Department hosted the event, which also included entertainment by local band Backroads. Fourth of July festivities continue this week with the final day of the Portia Picnic set for today (Wednesday) and a fireworks display scheduled for Saturday night in Walnut Ridge.
TD Photo ~ Lacy Mitchell
The City of Walnut Ridge will sponsor a fireworks display at Stewart Park on Saturday evening.

The Walnut Ridge Fire Department will have a concession stand, and the Luscious Lagoon, a tropical sno vendor, will be there.

The Ben Brand Band will perform at 6:30 p.m.

"I had a lot of people request that we bring back the annual fireworks display," said Walnut Ridge Mayor Michelle Rogers. "Several citizens expressed how much they enjoyed it before and how much they have missed it the last few years. I think it's a great tradition, and I am pleased to be bringing it back to Walnut Ridge."

Portia picnic winding down

The final events of the annual Portia Picnic will be held today (Wednesday), beginning with the opening of the carnival at 11 a.m. continued...

Hoxie approves annexation of land

Hoxie City Council approved the annexation of land near County Road 701, or Owl City Road, during a special meeting last Thursday evening.

TD accepting entries
for '07 photo contest

The Times Dispatch has announced plans for its 16th "Summertime Photo Contest." continued...

Children's Shelter Benefit a success

The second annual Lawrence County Children's Shelter Benefit, held Saturday evening at the Walnut Ridge Country Club raised approximately $10,000, according to Judy Turnbull, one of the event's organizers. continued...

Thompson addresses local chamber

State Sen. Robert Thompson of Paragould, who represents Lawrence County in the state legislature, addressed members of the Chamber of Commerce during the group's quarterly meeting on June 22 at the Hoxie Service Center. continued...

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