March 19, 2008 Edition

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4-H CELEBRATES CENTENNIAL ~ Wanda Spargo (from left), Lillian Rooker, Catherine Richey and Gail Clark reminisce together at the Lawrence County 4-H Centennial Celebration Saturday at Clover Bend. Searching through literally hundreds of old photos and identifying family and friends was a highlight of the event.
TD Photo ~ Leslie Ginn

to Iraq

A press release issued by the Arkansas National Guard on Thursday reported that segments of Arkansas' 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team were preparing to move forward to Kuwait.

WR supports
ADN application

The Walnut Ridge City Council agreed to support an effort to revitalize the city's downtown area and discussed street paving and drainage problems at their regular meeting on March 11.

Moore accepts new
position with ASU

Dr. Robert L. Potts, chancellor of Arkansas State University-Jonesboro, has appointed ASU's longtime director of University Communications, Thomas A. Moore of Walnut Ridge, as executive assistant to the chancellor.

Hoxie's fire rating lowered

The Hoxie City Council announced the achievement of a lower fire insurance rating for the city at its regular meeting on March 11. Hoxie's Fire Suppression Rating has dropped from a seven to a six through an automatic agreement to work with the Walnut Ridge Fire Department. It is predicted to drop to a five rating within the year.

Leap Day baby turns 100

Gladys Thompson, a resident of Lawrence Hall Nursing Center, celebrated her 100th birthday last month, but being a Leap Day baby, she would be quick to tell you she is actually only 25 years old.

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