December 5, 2007 Edition

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County meeting room to be
feature in downtown building

County Judge Alex Latham and Robert Hutcherson, who donated the former Hutcherson Furniture building to the county, discuss additional plans for the building following a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new county meeting room.

In what County Judge Alex Latham hopes will be a breath of new life into downtown Walnut Ridge, the first phase of renovations to the former Hutcherson Furniture building is complete.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday morning for the new Lawrence County meeting room. Latham said the county currently has enough chairs to seat 100 individuals in the room, with plans to add additional seating.

Williams breaks ground
on honors apartments

With trustees, employees and students looking on, Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge formally broke ground Friday on Butler Hall. The new apartment complex is being built to house male honor students.

Andrews re-elected
Farm Bureau officer

The 73rd Annual Convention of Arkansas Farm Bureau reelected Stanley Reed of Marianna and Randy Veach of Manila to their fifth terms as president and vice president, respectively, on Friday. The convention was held in Little Rock.

Holiday events in full swing

Christmas in the Park at Stewart Park in Walnut Ridge opened Tuesday night following the Walnut Ridge Christmas parade. It will remain open through Jan. 4 for visitors to drive through from 5-10 p.m. each evening.

Hoxie held its annual parade on Monday night, Lynn's parade was on Saturday and Imboden's was Sunday. In addition the Northeast Arkansas Chorale presented their annual concert on Saturday night.

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