September 30, 2009 Edition

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Lottery sales big on first day

Bill McCrory of Walnut Ridge checks his lottery ticket to see if he is a winner. McCrory bought a $1 ticket but it was not one of the lucky ones.
TD Photo ~ Shantelle Prater

Monday was the first day of business for the Arkansas Lottery, which went off with relatively few hitches. According to local retailers sales were brisk from opening until closing.

It was estimated by the lottery commission that $600,000 in ticket sales were made statewide on Monday with a payout of $450,000 to winning tickets.

Lottery tickets are available for instant win games with prices of $1, $2 and $5. Payouts vary from $1 to as much as $3000 on a $1 ticket and up to $100,000 on a $5 ticket.

Accident results in
death of local girl

An all-terrain vehicle accident on Sunday in Randolph County resulted in the death of a child, according to Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble.

Two die in wreck

A two-vehicle accident on Sunday at 6:12 p.m. resulted in two deaths.

Housing authorities receive grant funds

Barbara White, executive director of the housing authorities in Hoxie and Imboden, has announced that both authorities have received Green Communities Grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Black Rock benefits from EWP program

The city of Black Rock recently benefited from a Natural Resources Conservation Service program as it worked to remove ice storm debris from a creek that runs through the town.

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