April 2, 2008 Edition

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Rain falls as county
recovers from flood



County Judge Alex Latham stands in a section of County Road 410, northwest of Walnut Ridge, which caved in during last week's flooding. Latham said the county is still assessing the damage to its infrastructure.
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As the county began cleaning up following last week's flooding, yet another round of rain has brought rising water back to the Black and Spring rivers.

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for both rivers. The Black River was at 25 feet and rising at 6 a.m. Tuesday with the level expected to be at 26 feet by today and Spring River was at 21.5 and expected to begin falling by today.

Lawrence County Judge Alex Latham said that some of the county roads were back under water again.

"We don't have the amount of water we had last week but the water is coming back up over some county roads especially in the 400 area and in the bottoms," Latham said.

Last week's flooding left several thousand acres of land under water in Lawrence County.

Farm Service Agency Director Rickey Goff said that an estimated 6,000-7,000 acres of winter wheat have been underwater or are still underwater.
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NASCAR star makes
dream reality for Baiza

Nick Baiza, a first grader at Hoxie Elementary School, may have been the only little boy who wanted to go to school Monday when classes were dismissed for spring break. He had a very special photo album he wanted to show his classmates.
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Additional filings reported

The Arkansas Secretary of State was the filing place for several offices in May's Preferential Primary, including state representative positions.
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Chamber meeting
slated for April 10

The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce will hold a quarterly meeting on April 10 at noon at Moni's Steakhouse & Grill.
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WR native works in
medical mission in Mexico

It has been said that it is better to give than to receive. Oklahoma City University nursing student Ashley Little-Blackwell discovered that she received more than she could have given when she became a medical mission volunteer during a trip in March.
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