March 5, 2008 Edition

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BIGGEST SNOW OF SEASON FALLS TUESDAY ~ Tuesday morning's snow and cold didn't stop Stephen and Kassie Arnold (from left) and their cousin, Jacob Speirs, from venturing out for some fun at Stewart Park in Walnut Ridge. The youth attend Hoxie School, which, along with other area schools, closed for the day due to snow and ice. The March 4 snow, measuring over two inches, is the second and largest snowfall of this season.
TD Photo ~ John Bland

WRFD awarded
FEMA Grant

The Walnut Ridge Fire Department has received an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in the amount of $114,303. The grant will be dispersed to the department in the next few months and will be used for purchasing new turnouts, a cascade system (air fill station) and protective and communication equipment such as radios and pagers.
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LawCo. 4-H Centennial
Celebration is March 15

As Arkansas celebrates 100 years of 4-H, Lawrence County will host its celebration on March 15 at the Clover Bend School.
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ASU retires Indian Family as mascot

Arkansas State University in Jonesboro officially retired the Indian Family as its mascot during halftime of the men's basketball game Thursday night at the Convocation Center.
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Miracle rescue saves baby's life

Gracelynn "Gracie" McBroom, the 10-month-old daughter of Tiffany Ishmael and Joe McBroom of Lawrence County, is recovering at Arkansas Children's Hospital after a near fatal car crash on Feb. 17.
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Walnut Ridge to apply
for Downtown Network

Community leaders, business owners and interested residents met last Wednesday afternoon and decided to pursue a Walnut Ridge application to be part of the Arkansas Downtown Network, which is a division of Main Street Arkansas.
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