FARMERS MARKET IN BUSINESS ~ Sandy Barrington sells fresh produce from her garden, Saturday, during the Farmers Market in Walnut Ridge. The market is open each Saturday morning on West Main Street, across from the Lawrence County Courthouse. Patricia Binkley (background) and Melody Fender were also selling fresh vegetables and plants, and also present were Janet Lawhon and Kristen West of the Downtown Walnut Ridge organization that sponsors the market. Booth space is free during for the 2009 season, and vendors can sell such items as home-grown or home-produced vegetables, fruits, honey, jams, pickles, nuts, cut flowers and plants.
TD Photo ~ John Bland
"We have always said we would work with the golf club, but we had to bring the airport into FAA compliance," said Dan Coker, Walnut Ridge Airport Commission chairman. "We had no choice. The area around runway 18-36 has to be cleared.