February 13, 2008 Edition

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Walnut Ridge Aldermen Michael "Button" Wallin (from left) and Johnnie Fears visit with WRFD Chief Alan Haskins and Mayor Michelle Rogers about the addition of a ladder truck to the WRFD's fleet of trucks.
TD Photo ~ Gretchen Hunt

New truck asset for WRFD

A 100-foot platform ladder truck may be an unlikely addition to a small-town fire department, but it is a welcome and appreciated one at the WRFD.

Walnut Ridge Fire Chief Alan Haskins said at a cost of $850,000 brand new ladder trucks are a luxury that most departments cannot afford. That's why when the department learned about a used truck that was expected to go reasonably it was decided to begin the bidding process.
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Justices discuss sign placement

Justices discussed the placement of campaign signs during the Quorum Court's regular meeting on Monday evening.
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Evans seeks re-election

Michelle Evans will be seeking a second term as the Lawrence County circuit clerk. She is completing her first term, which she was elected to in 2006.
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Ravenden resident
dies after accident

A Ravenden man died Thursday evening of injuries received after he was struck by a vehicle while walking north in the northbound lane of Highway 90 approximately a half mile north of U.S. 63.
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