March 25, 2009 Edition

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WR to accept cleanup bids

DEBRIS CLEANUP CONTINUES ~ Walnut Ridge Street Department employees have been working six days a week to clear the streets of debris caused by the January ice storm. On Friday employees Bryson Long and Kathi Bonner, as well as local citizens, were hauling loads of limbs and brush to Miller Drive for disposal. The dumpsite was 35 to 40 feet deep before the ice storm, but is becoming more and more filled on a daily basis.
TD Photo ~ Gloria Wilkerson
The Walnut Ridge City Council held a special meeting Thursday evening to discuss hiring someone to assist the city with debris cleanup.

"We will accept bids and meet again on April l to discuss the cost of hiring additional help," Mayor Michelle Rogers said.

"We want the city cleaned up in a timely manner, but we don't have the financial resources that larger towns have access to. We'll open bids and see what we can afford to do."

Farmers' market planned

The Downtown Walnut Ridge organization is finalizing plans for its farmers' market, which will begin on April 11.

Imboden man
dies in wreck

A one-vehicle accident on Monday night resulted in the death of an Imboden man, according to Cpl. Jimmy Danley of the Arkansas State Police.

Stretch of 67 designated
'Rock 'n' Roll Highway'

U.S. Highway 67 in Lawrence, Randolph and Jackson counties will now be known as "Rock 'n' Roll Highway67." State Rep. J.R. Rogers of Walnut Ridge sponsored a bill to make the designation, and it has been approved and signed by Gov. Mike Beebe.

Auxiliary is small in number,
makes big difference at LHS

Although few in number, the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auxiliary donated 1,075 volunteer hours to Lawrence Health Services in 2008.

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