May 25, 2011 Edition

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David Hopkins (from left) of Landmark Engineering and Surveying, Walnut Ridge Mayor Don House and Rickey Carter, USDA area specialist for water and wastewater in Northeast Arkansas, discuss the city's upcoming sewer project on Tuesday morning.

Bids opened for first
phase of sewer project

Bids for the first phase of Walnut Ridge's sewer extension were opened Tuesday morning at city hall. David Cline Construction of Jonesboro had the lowest bid at $592,580. The bid is unofficial until bid results can be certified by the project engineer.

Chamber to fill new position

The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce has begun accepting applications for a new part-time economic development associate, according to Chamber Board Chair Mike Montgomery.

Beatles sculpture will be
located in downtown WR

Growing enthusiasm surrounding a sculpture of the Beatles in Lawrence County has led to a change in plans for its location, according to Charles Snapp of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee.

WR accepts airport grant,
raises age for fishing in park

At a special meeting on May 17, the Walnut Ridge City Council voted to buy a lawnmower for the park department, accepted a grant for the airport and made changes to the fishing policy at Stewart Park. They also voted in favor of a zoning variance requested by an area business.

Disaster recovery center now open

A disaster recovery center opened on Monday at the Pocahontas Community Center, located at 300 Geneva Road.

LMH recognized as top hospital

Lawrence Memorial Hospital received two awards for critical access hospitals at the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care's Annual Quality Awards program on May 10.

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