February 4, 2009 Edition

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Events cancelled, postponed
due to damage from storm

Gretchen Hunt

The ice storm that hit Lawrence County early last week resulted in the cancellation or postponement of many activities.

All county schools have been closed since Tuesday, Jan. 27, most churches had to cancel services Wednesday and Sunday and many meetings and other events planned over the past week were either cancelled or postponed.

The Lawrence County Tournament, which was scheduled to begin Saturday at Black Rock, will now be hosted by Hillcrest beginning this afternoon. First-round games were scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at Strawberry, unless the Lynn gymnasium regains power. Finals are still expected to be played on Saturday. The seventh-grade division of the tournament has been cancelled.

Other upcoming events that The TD has received cancellation notices for include the First Baptist Church Outdoor Ministry's Wild Game Supper and the Lawrence County Faith House Fish and Chicken Dinner.

Bob Culbreath, one of the organizers of the Wild Game Supper, said the current plan is to reschedule that event, but no date has been set.

Carolyn Fowler, a member of the Lawrence County Faith House Committee, said their dinner, which is a fund-raiser for the John 3:16 Ministry, will now be held on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 5 p.m. at the Hoxie Service Center.

Businesses and offices throughout the county were also closed, at least for a period of time, due to the outage, and some remained closed as of Tuesday afternoon.

Cindy Lewis, owner of Healing Intervention Fitness, reports that Zumba classes at her studio had to be cancelled, but will resume on Monday, Feb. 9.

Individuals are encouraged to call ahead when making plans over the next few days, before they attend an event or patronize a business, to be sure their trip will not be wasted.

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