April 25, 2012 Edition

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Guitar Walk will be located
in Cavenaugh Park

Lawrence County Tourism Committee member Charles Snapp (from left) talks about the custom shovels used at Tuesday's groundbreaking for the Guitar Walk with Don and Fran Cavenaugh of Walnut Ridge. During the groundbreaking, Snapp announced that the area that will be home to the Guitar Walk has been named Cavenaugh Park in honor of the couple's support of the project including a $23,900 contribution through General Motors.
TD Photo ~ Gretchen Hunt
During Tuesday's groundbreaking for the Guitar Walk, to be located adjacent to the Iron Mountain Depot in downtown Walnut Ridge, a drawing of a sign designating the area as Cavenaugh Park was unveiled.

According to Charles Snapp, Lawrence County Chamber Tourism Committee member, Don Cavenaugh and his wife, Fran, who is also a member of the committee, have been instrumental in bringing this project to fruition.

On top of individual contributions and contributions from Cavenaugh Auto World, the Cavenaughs helped acquire $23,900 from General Motors to be used for development of the Guitar Walk.

Sedgwick receives grant for drainage project

The town of Sedgwick recently received a Community Development Block Grant to make street and drainage improvements on Smith Avenue, off Highway 63, across the tracks, in Sedgwick.

Taylor's thriving a year after flood

A year ago this week, repeated rain systems brought flooding to many parts of Northeast Arkansas, along rivers and beyond. Homes, businesses and other structures, as well as major highways, were flooded.

Four-laning of Hwy. 67
progressing to Hoxie/WR

Arkansas and Missouri officials met April 16 in Corning to hear an update on progress for four-laning U.S. Hwy. 67 north of the Swifton area. Scott Bennett, new director of the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, spoke at the meeting.

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