February 18, 2009 Edition

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John 3:16 fund-raiser brings
faith house closer to reality

Hoxie Mayor Donnie Roberts speaks to the crowd of more than 400 who attended Saturday night's Lawrence County Faith House fund-raiser as residents of John 3:16 Ministries look on.
The fund-raiser for the Lawrence County Faith House to be built at John 3:16 Ministries was held Saturday night at the Hoxie Service Center. The project will provide housing for Lawrence County residents who are in the program.

"The goal for the Lawrence County Faith House is $40,000, of which $31,745.56 was raised Saturday night," Cora Steele, one of the committee members, said. "The residents of John 3:16 Ministries would like to thank everyone who made the event such a success."

Accident claims WR senior's life

A one-vehicle accident on Sunday resulted in the death of a Walnut Ridge High School senior, according to Anthony P. Dail of the Arkansas State Police.

Storm effects main topic
for WR City Council

The Walnut Ridge City Council held its regular meeting on Feb. 10 and discussed the recent ice storm, plans for future disasters and an outstanding re-use loan.

Garbage pickup decision
made by Hoxie aldermen

Ordinances were adopted at the Hoxie City Council's meeting on Feb. 10 to ensure Hoxie residents garbage pickup twice each week.

Haynes is LawCo. Circle of Friends'
ambassador for ACH fund-raiser

Eight-year-old Haiden Haynes of Alicia has been chosen as ambassador for the upcoming Lawrence County Circle of Friends' Tips for Tots event. Last year, the event raised approximately $30,000 for Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Restoration of power
nearing completion

Craighead Electric spokesman Monty Williams said Tuesday that the cooperative is entering the homestretch on restoring power to its customers.

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