June 19, 2013 Edition

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DAVISES ARE 2013 FARM FAMILY OF THE YEAR ~ The Steve and Becky Davis family of Walnut Ridge has been named as this year's Lawrence County Farm Family of the year. Honored with Steve and Becky (center) are their son, Stephen Davis, and wife, Elizabeth (back left), and children, Ryker (front left) and Blade; their daughter, Keri Davis (third from right); and their daughter, Stephanie Hall, and husband, Hancel (back right), and children, Haylee (front) and Hannah. A special section featuring the family will be printed in the July 3 edition of The Times Dispatch.
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Picnic begins Tuesday

The 108th annual Portia Picnic begins Tuesday and will continue through Saturday, with attractions all week provided by Miller Spectacular Shows Inc.

Justices review budget

The Lawrence County Quorum Court held a special meeting Monday to review the budget.

WR Council rezones property,
passes lease/purchase ordinance

The Walnut Ridge City Council rezoned a property on Highway 67 North and passed an ordinance for a lease/purchase agreement for the city's new sanitation truck at their meeting on June 11.

Public meeting set in Hoxie

During its June 12 meeting, the Hoxie City Council passed two resolutions to set public hearings for this Monday at 6 and 6:30 p.m. to authorize a water and sewer bond and set sewer rates.

Shelton spearheads effort to shift highway

The plans to widen a 1.5-mile stretch of Highway 63 through Portia and continuing to Black Rock were set in 2009. However the plans changed substantially about a month after the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department met with citizens of Portia on Feb. 2, 2012.

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