State association honors Rogers

The condition of some of the streets in Hoxie was among items addressed at the City Council meeting on Jan. 12. State Rep. J.R. Rogers (second, from left) of Walnut Ridge has received the Hall of Fame Award from the Arkansas Fair Managers Association. Presenting him with the award were (from left): Wendell "Buddy" Phillips of Searcy, president of the AFMA, James "Chip" Skelton of Berryville, incoming president of the AFMA, and James Ratliff, president of the Lawrence County Fair Board.
State Rep. J.R. Rogers of Walnut Ridge has been honored by the Arkansas Fair Managers Association. He was named recipient of the Hall of Fame Award. Only one person is given the award per year in the state.

Rogers received the award on Saturday night, Jan. 16, at the AFMA meeting held at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs.

James Ratliff of Imboden, president of the Lawrence County Fair Board and a member of the state board, said, "To my knowledge, he (Rogers) is the first one from Lawrence County to ever be elected to the Fair Managers Hall of Fame. This award was given due to his dedication to all the fairs."

Rogers also is responsible for sound and lights for the Fair Managers meeting, Ratliff added. Rogers was nominated for the honor by the Lawrence County Fair Board.

The Hall of Fame plaque that Rogers received states, "This award is a memorial for the outstanding contributions and many years of service to the Arkansas Fair Managers Association. Evidence of that is the growth and expansion of our organization."

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