March 12, 2008 Edition

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CERT RECEIVED EQUIPMENT ~ Paige Vanbrook (left) and Wendell Jones look over new equipment received by members of Lawrence County's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The equipment includes two-way radios and backpacks filled with items, such as hard hats, goggles, flashlight, ponchos, CERT reflective vests, gloves and marking chalk. The equipment was distributed Monday night at a meeting at the Walnut Ridge Fire Department. Bryan Smith of Black Rock, a CERT instructor, said the equipment was purchased through a federal grant. The CERT program, which is relatively new to the county, consists of organized and trained personnel, such as emergency medical technicians, firemen and police, whose goal is to work together to coordinate emergency assistance in the event of a disaster, such as an earthquake.
TD Photo ~ John Bland

Filing
period
closes

The filing period for the May Preferential Primary ended on Monday at noon and several county offices have more than one candidate. All the filings for countywide offices were Democrats.
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JPs approve land
swap with Hoxie

The Lawrence County Quorum Court approved a land swap between the county and the city of Hoxie at its regular meeting Monday night.
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Stone to be part
of delegation

Craig Stone has been appointed by the Democratic Party of Arkansas to serve as a page to the Arkansas delegation to the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
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Deadline nears for
Downtown Network

The March 21 deadline for Walnut Ridge to file its application for the Downtown Network, a division of the Main Street Arkansas program, is fast approaching, according to Lorra Whitmire of First National Bank, who is heading up the project.
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LawCo. 4-H Centennial
Celebration is Saturday

As Arkansas celebrates 100 years of 4-H, Lawrence County will host its celebration Saturday at the Historic Clover Bend School.
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