July 11, 2012 Edition

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Ray Stone (right) is raising corn for the first time this year. He and Matthew Franks (left), who is in charge of irrigating the fields, said there are 143 acres planted in corn and the crop is doing well as long as the irrigation pumps keep running.
TD Photo ~ Shantelle Prater

Farming expenses
increasing due
to drought

Crop prices are predicted to reach an all time high in the next few weeks as drought conditions push up prices on such commodities as corn, wheat and soybeans.

Youth aims to regain mobility

Dennis Flowers, a 17-year-old Walnut Ridge High School student, is facing challenges that people much older than him haven't had to endure.

WR Council discusses
subdivision zoning

The Walnut Ridge City Council discussed zoning issues with city resident John Andrews at their meeting on July 10.

Hoxie aldermen encourage
enforcement of ordinance

Three full-time employees at the Walnut Ridge Regional Airport were temporarily cut back to part-time at Monday night's airport commission meeting. The economy and several weeks with no rain are big factors in the cuts.

Watts named new
park superintendent

Kristyn Watts has been selected as the park superintendent for Powhatan Historic State Park according to State Parks Director Greg Butts.

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