March 3, 2010 Edition

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Shelter puts new policies in place

Judy Clark, a member of The Children's Shelter Board, puts icing on a cake as Amber Phillips (from left), the shelter's administrator; Judy Turnbull, board member; and Jennifer Blagg, a shelter employee, watch.
TD Photo ~ Gretchen Hunt

Administrator Amber Phillips and The Children's Shelter Board of directors learned a hard lesson recently when allegations were made to the Child Abuse Hotline.

While the allegations were deemed unfounded by investigators, the shelter still suffered a blow. Though the shelter was never closed by its licensing agency, Department of Human Services policies required the removal of the children placed by DHS.

Evans seeks re-election

Michelle Evans is seeking her third term as Lawrence County circuit clerk.

Light to run for judge

Ronnie "Frog" Light of Minturn has formally announced his candidacy for county judge.

Stowers plans re-election bid

County Clerk Tina Stowers has formally announced that she will seek re-election to that position.

Pipeline going in for water authority

Work is underway on the pipeline that will carry water from the Northeast Arkansas Public Water Authority plant near Black Rock to the authority's members.

Tips for Tots raises $37,000 for ACH

The Lawrence County Circle of Friends raised $37,000 for Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock during the annual Tips for Tots fund-raiser Saturday night at the Walnut Ridge Country Club.

Snapp, Blasini honored for 'Triumph of Spirit'

Carrie Mae Snapp of Walnut Ridge and Raul Blasini of Pocahontas were two of seven Triumph of the Human Spirit honorees at a banquet held Monday evening at the Hilton Garden Inn of Jonesboro.

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