October 10, 2007 Edition

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Though unseen, construction presses
northward on U.S. Hwy. 67 upgrade

Progress on the upgrading of U.S. Hwy. 67 to four lanes is quite visible from this overpass on Hwy. 226. The site, looking north, is approximately six miles east of Swifton and the existing two-lane Hwy. 67. Don House (right) of Walnut Ridge, a member of the Arkansas Good Roads Transportation Council, and Wayne Bratton of Bloomsdale Excavating look over the progress.

It is sometimes hard to realize the existence of something one cannot see, and this is likely the case regarding progress being made on upgrading U.S. Hwy. 67 in Northeast Arkansas.

Though not visible from the present two-lane highway, construction on the new highway corridor is pressing northward beyond Newport.

For motorists driving on Hwy. 67 between Little Rock and the Hoxie-Walnut Ridge area, the four lanes in use still end at Newport. However, paving has been done on an eight-mile stretch of the new four-lane route from Newport north to State Hwy. 37, due east of Tuckerman, said Joe Barnett of Paragould, District 10 highway engineer.

Oglesby is project
director for ATOD

Alison Oglesby stepped into the position of project director of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Coalition of Lawrence County on Oct. 1. The position was created after the coalition received a strategic planning grant from the state of Arkansas.

Walnut Ridge B&PW
to celebrate NBWW

The Walnut Ridge Business & Professional Women's Club will celebrate National Business Women's Week next week, October 15-20, according to Diana Shelton, local club president.

Justices discuss plans for buildings

Justices discussed plans for the new courtroom addition to the Lawrence County Courthouse and tentative plans for the former Hutcherson Building during the Quorum Court meeting Monday evening.

The Goodwins:
Mother, daughter coaches meet at the net

The city of Walnut Ridge will hold its fall cleanup Oct. 15-A milestone was reached this volleyball season for Judy Goodwin and daughter, Cortney Goodwin. This season marked the first time that this mother and daughter met on the volleyball court as coaches of competing teams. continued...

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