May 13, 2009 Edition

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JPs approve installation
of gates on county road

Justices Craig Stone (from left) and Junior Briner and County Sheriff Dan Ellison listen as Jim McMillon speaks about a flooded county road at Monday night's Quorum Court meeting.
Seven years ago Walnut Ridge resident Jim McMillon asked the Lawrence County Quorum Court to implement safety measures at two locations. He petitioned the court again Monday.

He brought with him a petition signed by more than 500 Lawrence County residents to show support for the effort.

The first request was to erect gates on both ends of Lawrence County Road 451 that could be locked when the road is flooded and hazardous. The county road runs between Highway 412 West and Midway Road.

WR has one of first
H1N1 cases in state

The Arkansas Department of Health released a statement on Friday regarding the state's first confirmed cases of H1N1 (formerly known as swine flu). One of the five cases was a Walnut Ridge Elementary School student.

Graduation ceremonies scheduled

Commencement exercises for Lawrence County's classes of 2009 will begin Thursday when Hoxie's graduation will be held at 7 p.m. at the Robert W. Hicks Gymnasium.

Hoxie native to appear on game show

When Wheel of Fortune came to Conway in November for open auditions, Allison Osterberg, a native of Hoxie who now lives in Cabot, was encouraged by her family to try out.

Saunders is speaker for
Clover Bend reunion

Steve Saunders will be the speaker at the annual Clover Bend Reunion on Saturday, May 23, at the Clover Bend School.

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