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Annual Walk of Hope held

BENEFIT WALK HELD AT LAKE CHARLES ~ Walk of Hope co-founders Claudia Wheeless (left) and Carolyn Fowler speak at the ninth annual Lawrence County Walk of Hope held Saturday at Lake Charles State Park. Approximately 80 walkers participated in the fund-raiser to benefit cancer patients in Lawrence County and the American Cancer Society
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Approximately 80 people walked in the ninth annual Lawrence County Walk of Hope held Saturday morning at Lake Charles State Park.

"It was really good," said Claudia Wheeless, one of the organizers and co-founders of the event, along with Carolyn Fowler. "I was just tickled to death over it," she added.

The walk had previously been scheduled in the spring but was cancelled due the the widespread area flooding.

Diana Shelton, member of the organization, said the turnout was good for such a warm morning.

Wheeless did not yet have a total of funds raised as donations are still coming in. "We are so thankful to everybody who walked and supported us," she said.

Storm results in power
outages, property damage

Power outages, downed trees and some structural damage were reported after a storm system swept across Lawrence County early Tuesday morning.

Site plan expected soon
for railroad tie plant

Hoxie Mayor Lanny Tinker welcomed members of the Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority (NEARIFA) at their June meeting in Hoxie on Thursday morning.

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