May 25, 2011 Edition

Also in this issue...

News | Sports Scene | Education | Viewpoints | Records |

WR accepts airport grant,
raises age for fishing in park

Gloria Wilkerson
Staff Writer

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.

The council voted in favor of a resolution approving a $78,723 Airport Improvement Grant through the Federal Aviation Administration. The 100 percent grant will be used for repairs to the apron and tarmac and to improve drainage at the airport.

Aldermen also granted a zoning variance that will allow Carlos Aguilar to build a 4,500-square-foot restaurant on Northwest Fourth Street where the old Hob Nob was located. Aguilar owns the property, which is classified as C3. The variance will allow construction up to the city property line.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission stocked Stewart Park's fishing pond with 600 catfish on May 20 in time for last Saturday's fishing derby for children.

"They will restock the pond in early June with another 600 catfish," Mayor Don House said.

The council adopted a resolution that changes the rules for future fishing in the park.

The age limit for fishing in the pond at Stewart Park was extended to include youth through age 15. Previously, the age limit was set at 12 and under. Individuals over 65 and those who need handicap access can also fish in the pond with a valid fishing license.

A daily limit of five fish has been set, and fishermen are encouraged to keep the fish they catch.

House said, "We recognize that junior high kids can't drive and do what older kids can, and we just felt allowing them to fish was one additional thing the city can do to accommodate them."

Council members also voted to purchase a Bad Boy lawnmower from Cox Implement Co. in Hoxie. With a city discount, the mower cost $7,499 plus tax and was paid for with money received from the recent sale of the city's helicopter. The mower was bought for the park department.

Click Here for help with The TD Online

Google
 
Reprints Games

Click for Walnut Ridge Regional, Arkansas Forecast
News | Sports | Education | Viewpoints | Classifieds | Records
Business Directory | Calendar | Community Directory | Obituaries | The Scoreboard
Contact Us | Staff | TD History | Archives | Subscribe Online
Email the Online Editor:
Email the Editor:
Questions? Email:
askimahorn@thetd.com
editor@thetd.com
help@thetd.com
Hosted by BSC-Net
Copyright 2000 ~ 2014 The Times Dispatch
P.O. Box 389 ~ Walnut Ridge, Arkansas 72476

Games
Word Scramble







__

Word Scramble Cross-Browser JavaScript, Author: Richard Hucko (RHUCKO1), Web Site: www.DynamicScripts.tk, Category: Games, Browsers: All Newer Browsers
  Local Line Ads
Full online edition -
just a click away!

Read full editions of The Times Dispatch online.

Advertise in The Times Dispatch
Call Janice or Shantelle today! 870-886-2464

Printing available.
Call The TD for business cards, letterhead, invitations, note cards, more. 870-886-2464

For all your pharmaceutical needs
Sexton Pharmacy
218 W. Main ~ Walnut Ridge
886-3461

Reach more people online
Expand your advertising efforts on The Times Dispatch online. 886-2464