June 10, 2009 Edition

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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

WR airport and golf club still searching for solution

Following a decision by Circuit Court Judge Harold Erwin, which will allow the Walnut Ridge Airport to evict the Walnut Ridge Golf Club within 30 days unless an appeal is filed on the club's behalf, the airport commission invited a committee from the club to attend Monday night's regular commissioners meeting.

"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.

County hopes to
build justice complex

Plans for a newly-purchased piece of property were discussed at Monday night's Quorum Court meeting.

Strawberry man killed in accident

A two-vehicle accident in Independence County on Monday resulted in the death of a Strawberry man, according to Trooper Jeremy Page of the Arkansas State Police.

Local industry hopes
to see growth in sales

A local industry could prove to be a diamond in the rough, according to Hoxie Mayor Donnie Roberts.

Geurins named Farm Family of the Year

Father and son cattle farmers Charles and Trent Geurin have been selected as the 2009 Lawrence County Farm Family of the Year.

Hoxie Class of '59 reunites

Those in attendance at the recent Hoxie High School Class of 1959 reunion included

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