August 10, 2011 Edition

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AEDC visits LawCo.,
meets with NEARIFA

Walnut Ridge Mayor Don House (left) visits with Arkansas Economic Development Commission Chairman Tom Kirk of Paragould last Wednesday at the Wings of Honor Museum. AEDC Commissioners visited the museum during a tour of Lawrence County.
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission visited Lawrence County last Wednesday afternoon while in the area for a commission meeting.

While in Lawrence County, the commissioners were transported on Williams Baptist College's bus on a tour of the WBC campus, the Walnut Ridge Airport and Industrial Park, including a visit to the Wings of Honor Museum, and the proposed industrial site at Hoxie.

The tour ended in downtown Walnut Ridge, where commissioners learned about revitalization and tourism efforts in the downtown area and were treated to a reception at First National Bank.

Foley wins photo contest

Megan Foley of Imboden was the overall winner in this year's Times Dispatch Summertime Photo Contest.

Airport Commission moving forward
with modifications to building

Walnut Ridge Airport Commissioners agreed to go ahead with the modifications to the building they lease to Arkansas Turbine at their meeting on Monday night.

Field Day moved inside due to rain

The Lawrence and Randolph County Extension Field Day scheduled for Friday was moved indoors as much-needed rain fell in the area.

Dotson to attend training

It was announced at Monday night's Quorum Court meeting that Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson has been nominated and accepted to attend training in the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Washington, D.C.

ATOD continues efforts to reduce
underage drinking, substance abuse

For more than a decade, community members have been working together to inform students and community members about the effects of alcohol and drugs in an effort to reduce underage drinking and substance abuse.

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