February 25, 2009 Edition

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WR Airport grant
funding jeopardized



Walnut Ridge Airport Commissioners Frank Wilson (from left) and Hal Lady, along with Attorney David W. Cahoon and Mayor Michelle Rogers discussed the potential loss of future grant funding for the airport during a special meeting held Monday night at the airport terminal.
TD Photo ~ Gloria Wilkerson
The Walnut Ridge Airport Commissioners held a special meeting Monday night to discuss a letter received by Mayor Michelle Rogers from Ed Agnew, manager of the Arkansas/Oklahoma Airports Development Office. Rogers had written to Agnew asking about the consequences to the airport's next capital project if an agreement between the airport and the Walnut Ridge Golf Club can't be reached soon.

Commission Chairman Dan Coker read the letter aloud to the board. The letter reads: 'Fundamentally, if the city is unsuccessful in complying with object clearing criteria within the Federal Airport Design standards, this office will not be in a position to process your upcoming grant application for runway markings, signage and lighting for the fiscal year 2009.
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Hillcrest senior dies in accident

A one-vehicle accident last Wednesday claimed the life of a Hillcrest High School senior, according to Cpl. Jimmy Danley of the Arkansas State Police.
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Hampton to lead shelter's efforts

Amber Hampton, recently-hired administrator for the Lawrence County Children's Shelter, is already on the job making preparations for when the shelter begins accepting children.
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Sullens has the heart of a volunteer

Sue Sullens of Walnut Ridge may have retired in 1989, but she enjoys the fact that her work is far from finished.
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Local couples enjoy Jamaican cruise

Ronald "Hoss" and Liz Jones have developed a love for cruises, having taken five trips to Alaska. Recently, they had the opportunity to combine a cruise with another love, gospel music, when they joined their friends, Tom and Helen Dodd on a cruise to Jamaica.
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