October 9, 2013 Edition

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Biofuel, Hwy. 67 topics
of NEARIFA meeting

Entergy Customer Service Manager David Burnette (left) and Lawrence County Quorum Court member Junior Briner discuss Intermodal business at the monthly Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority meeting in Pocahontas on Sept. 24.
Biofuel grasses and Highway 67 were the two main topics of conversation on Sept. 24 at the regular monthly meeting of the Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Authority (NEARIFA).

Former State Sen. Tim Wooldridge of Paragould, who is now working with MFA Oil, discussed the future of miscanthus, which is a large perennial grass with potential for use in energy production.

Wooldridge praised the work of the NEARIFA, saying, "When we think little, we can't do big things." He said he has long been an advocate of regionalism, and sees it at work in Northeast Arkansas.

Planning meeting set in WR

The Walnut Ridge Planning Commission is asking the town's residents to begin putting together their thoughts on where they would like to see Walnut Ridge in the future.

Rachel's Challenge set in WR Tuesday

Walnut Ridge School is bringing Rachel's Challenge, an anti-bullying program, to Walnut Ridge on Tuesday.

Children's Shelter receives grant

The Children's Shelter of Northeast Arkansas was recently awarded a grant for $15,000 through the Department of Human Services.

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