May 6, 2009 Edition

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Dispute still unresolved;
judge to contact parties

CHAMBER HONORS TOP GRADUATES Walnut Ridge Mayor Michelle Rogers (left) visits with Hillcrest salutatorian Christin Highfield (right), and her mother, Lori Highfield, during a reception at the Lawrence County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon. The valedictorians and salutatorians of all the schools in the county were honored at the reception, which was hosted by the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce.
Those on both sides of Walnut Ridge's golf club and airport dispute who were hoping for a ruling were disappointed following a trip to the Randolph County Courthouse where their attorneys appeared before Judge Harold Erwin on Thursday morning.

Judge Erwin again asked the two attorneys to sit down together and try to work out the problem on their own.

LMH receives FEMA check

The Board of Governors for Lawrence Memorial Hospital and Lawrence Hall Nursing Center learned at its meeting on April 27 that LMH has received a small check from FEMA for some equipment that was damaged by the January ice storm.

It was discussed that receipt of this check should indicate that the facility should soon receive the next check, which is anticipated to be around $49,000.

Hoxie to apply
for two grants

The Hoxie City Council met in special session on April 30 to address three time-sensitive resolutions.

Resolution number 2009-350, which addressed identity theft was adopted. All municipalities must adopt an identity theft resolution.

Pauline Howard is grandmother to many

Pauline Howard of Walnut Ridge, known as Miss Pauline, has been a surrogate grandmother to literally hundreds of Lawrence County children as she has served at BRAD's Walnut Ridge Headstart Preschool Program

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