April 20, 2011 Edition

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WILLIAMS WINDSURFING ~ Breezy conditions provided an alternative mode of transportation Friday, as Andy Hayden used an umbrella to harness the wind's power. Hayden, riding a skateboard, let the wind do the work as he made his way across the Williams Baptist College campus. Average winds of 17-20 miles per hour were reported Friday and Saturday, with gusts up to 43 miles per hour. Hayden, a 2010 WBC graduate, is originally from Conway and now lives in Walnut Ridge.
Submitted Photo ~ Brett Cooper

WR Airport focus of special meeting

Approximately 25 community leaders attended a special meeting at the Walnut Ridge Airport and the Wings Of Honor Museum, followed by a meal at the Parachute Inn, on Monday evening. The meeting was held to acquaint community leaders with the promise the airport holds for the area's future and to enlighten them on the history of the airport. It was also an opportunity for office holders to work together and share ideas, plans and hopes for the future.

Hoxie continues
to lose money in water
and sewer department

Mayor Lanny Tinker discussed water and sewer issues with the Hoxie City Council on Tuesday, April 12.

WR adjust permit fees

It will now cost a little more for building permits and inspections in Walnut Ridge, and commercial tree services will need a permit before cutting down any trees in the city limits. Walnut Ridge City Council members are making these changes following a state inspectors recommendation to increase the fees and the Arkansas Forestry Service's advice to adopt a tree ordinance.

Dedication set for Beatles sculpture

The Beatles are coming back to Walnut Ridge! Plans have been set for a September unveiling of the Beatles sculpture that is to be erected at Walnut Ridge Regional Airport, and some special guests have committed to be a part of the ceremony.

March for Missions is success
despite cold, windy conditions

Fifty-one runners and walkers, along with supporters and organizers, withstood a cold and windy Saturday morning to participate in the Leo Martin March for Missions 5K Run & Walk. The race was held at Stewart Park in Walnut Ridge and extended through an adjoining neighborhood.

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