March 11, 2009 Edition

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Children's Shelter
holds open house

Minnie Howard of Walnut Ridge votes for her favorite room at the Lawrence County Children's Shelter during the open house held on Friday afternoon. The room she is voting for was adopted by Three's Company Hair Salon and is decorated for teenage girls.
TD photo ~ Gloria Wilkerson
The Lawrence County Children's Shelter held an open house on March 4 from 4-6 p.m. The public was invited to tour the shelter, visit with board members and enjoy refreshments.

Approximately 100 people attended, according to Amber Hampton, shelter administrator. Each of the 10 bedrooms, two social rooms, dining area/common room, four full bathrooms and two half baths were adopted and decorated by individuals, businesses, church groups or organizations. Visitors voted on their favorite rooms by placing money in a small bank provided in each room.

South Dakota resident
training dogs in LawCo.

Who let the dogs out? The answer to the popular catch phrase is John Luttrell who has come from South Dakota to Arkansas to train 16 hunting dogs over the course of eight weeks.

Business After
Hours is Thursday

Cox Kawasaki of Hoxie, located on the Highway 63 bypass, will host the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event Thursday.

Head Start asks county to
apply for building grant

Barbara Sisco, program director of Head Start and Early Head Start, presented a proposal to the Lawrence County Quorum Court on Monday. The proposal encouraged the court to apply for federal stimulus money recently made available to construct a new Early Head Start facility that would serve 16 infants and toddlers, with the potential to increase service to 32. This is in addition to the Head Start programs already in place in the county.

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