December 10, 2008 Edition

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Hoxie 'Dickens in the Park'
event deemed a huge success

Karen Williams (from left), Katie Smith, Lida Tinker, Teresa Lovelady and Tami Watson sing carols in Victorian dress during the Dickens in the Park event Saturday afternoon at the Hoxie City Park. The event, which was spearheaded by Williams, was well attended.
TD Photo ~ Frank Witowski Jr.
Train rides, horse and buggy rides, Victorian-dressed Christmas carolers, a re-enactment of the Charles Dickens' play "A Christmas Carol" and visits with Santa were just a few of the highlights of the "Dickens in the Park" event held Saturday from 3-6 p.m. at the Hoxie City Park. Hundreds came out and enjoyed the festivities.

All activities were free, and refreshments were served at no charge. "This year, more than ever, we needed a dose of Christmas spirit," said Karen Williams, event organizer.

JPs discuss need
for bigger jail

Lawrence County Quorum Court members discussed the expanding jail needs in the county Monday night.

Local unit scheduled to return

The 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team continues its transition home with members of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 153rd Infantry scheduled to arrive at Camp Shelby today.

House gives update
on Hwy. 67 progress

Don House of Walnut Ridge, member of the Good Roads Arkansas Transportation Board of Directors, was in Little Rock last week to attend a quarterly board meeting. House met privately with Arkansas Highway and Transportation Director Dan Flowers and Commissioner John Ed Reginold.

Couple remembers Pearl Harbor

Catherine Ponder remembers buying barbecue kabobs for a "dime or a nickel a stick" from the Japanese who spent the afternoons barbecuing on their lawns.

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