April 23, 2008 Edition

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Cleanups netting results in county



Dale Brown, Walnut Ridge Street Department employee, loads small debris that was left after he picked up a pile of limbs with a knuckle boom on Southeast Second Street Tuesday afternoon during the city's cleanup. The machine is used to pick up limbs and other debris. Street Department employees have also been picking up Class IV waste, such as old appliances, during the cleanup.
TD Photo ~ Gloria Wilkerson

Spring cleanups in Walnut Ridge and Hoxie are winding down, while Black Rock's cleanup is set for this weekend.

Walnut Ridge's cleanup will conclude Saturday. The street department has been picking up items curbside, and dumpsters are available at the city shop, located at 330 Southwest Fourth Street, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Friday, and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Jim Poindexter, superintendent of the Walnut Ridge Street Department, said the cleanup is going well. The response has been very good, and the department still has quite a bit of stuff to pick up that has been set by the road.

Hoxie is hoping to complete its cleanup on Friday. Crews are working in the Northeast section of town now, which is the final section to be served.
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Walk of Hope is Saturday

The fifth annual Lawrence County Walk of Hope will be Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge.
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Ryan excelling at archery

What started out as an interest quickly developed into a hobby and now is so much more for David Ryan of Walnut Ridge, who just placed fifth in his division of the Southwest Shootout in Paris, Texas.
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WR McDonald's manager honored

Walnut Ridge is home to one of the nation's top McDonald's restaurant managers.
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