Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe (from left) took time to visit with Billy Blair, a Hoxie volunteer fireman, and his son, Nathan, and other members of the public while in Hoxie on Friday afternoon. The governor was here to present the City of Hoxie with its Arkansas Community of Excellence (ACE) certification.
TD Photo ~ John Bland
Hoxie was certified as an Arkansas Community of Excellence (ACE) at a ceremony held Friday at Hoxie Service Center. Governor Mike Beebe presented the ACE certificates to Hoxie Mayor Donnie Roberts and Dewey Scott, chairperson of the city's ACE committee.
A drop-in reception is planned for Monday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Polar Freeze.
The 103rd annual Portia Picnic begins tonight, with the carnival midway open from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
The carnival will continue each evening through Tuesday, but will not be open on Sunday.