Tax issue critical for smaller hospitalsOn Aug. 13, Lawrence County voters will decide whether to extend an existing half-cent sales tax and add another half-cent tax to support the local hospital.
Lawrence Health Services Administrator George Fray said the election is very important, not only for Lawrence Memorial Hospital, but also for the county.
The tax, which would be in place until 2023, would be used to offset the decrease in federal funding being received, as well as to continue to help make up for losses in the hospital's emergency room.
LawCo. Ranger helps fight Arizona fireLawrence County Ranger Eric Smith with the Arkansas Forestry Commission worked in the fight against the wildfires at Mesa, Ariz., from June 25 through July 10.
WR increases mosquito
The Walnut Ridge Mosquito Control Committee is ramping up efforts to decrease the city's mosquito population. Many changes are being made beginning this week in spraying times and methods.
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