March 6, 2013 Edition

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Event continues to raise thousands for ACH

Staci Spargo (from left), Janet Lady and Tara Gentry were among Lawrence County Circle of Friends members serving as waitresses at the annual Tips for Tots event Saturday night at the Walnut Ridge Country Club.
Submitted Photo ~ Ashley George
For 12 years the Lawrence County chapter of Circle of Friends, a group of individuals working to raise funds and awareness for Arkansas Children's Hospital, has hosted the Tips for Tots event.

With totals from $20,000 to $50,000, the event has been a very successful fundraiser for the group through the years.

The 2013 event, held Saturday evening at the Walnut Ridge Country Club, was no different with initial projections being in the $36,000 range, though a final total will not be verified until some time next week.

NEARIFA discusses need to purchase land

The Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority (NEARIFA) picked up on a theme briefly discussed at the January meeting, and expanded the scope of the conversation, regarding the need for the NEARIFA to own some land somewhere that the Authority would have some control over.

Archives to mark
second anniversary

The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, a branch of the Arkansas History Commission, will celebrate its second anniversary with an open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Walnut Ridge named Welcome To
Arkansas Community of the Year

The 2013 Arkansas Governor's Conference on Tourism is underway in Hot Springs and the community of Walnut Ridge is getting lots of attention.

LawCo. native serves with Sen. Boozman

Lawrence County native Nathan Davis is field representative for U.S. Senator John Boozman's office in Jonesboro. Davis spoke about his own background and also about the many services offered to constituents through Sen. Boozman's seven state offices.

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