December 18, 2013 Edition

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SPECIAL STORYTIME - Bella Brady (front, from left), Isaiah McVay, Madison McVay, Cambry Woodson; (back) Henley Black, Avery Anderson, Edie West, Rhealyn Schmidt, Alli Bramlett and Hayden Black listen as Santa reads a story during the Lawrence County Chapter of Circle of Friends' Santa's Workshop event on Saturday. Proceeds from the event, which was held at the Lawrence County Meeting Room in Walnut Ridge, will benefit Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.
TD Photo ~ Ashley George

Hoxie budget meeting slated

Due to various complications, a finalized 2014 budget for the city of Hoxie was not presented at the city council meeting Monday night.

"This was by far the hardest budget to put together," Mayor Lanny Tinker said. The budget is nearing completion but Tinker asked for more time to work on it to ensure the budget is accurate and for it to benefit the city as much as possible.

Coach Watson's positive impact will endure

The final buzzer may have sounded for Bobby C. "Coach" Watson on Dec. 13, 2013, but his legacy is nothing short of a grand slam, slam dunk, touchdown or hole-in-one for our community.

WR Council discusses budget, end-of-year bonuses

The Walnut Ridge City Council discussed next year's budget, employee health insurance, and renaming a portion of East Free Street to Bobcat Avenue. They also heard a report from Charles Snapp, who is on the city's Planning Commission and a member of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee, about new welcome signs for Walnut Ridge and Hoxie.

LHS Assisted Living Facility
coming to Lawrence County

The Lawrence County Quorum Court authorized the application for a grant on behalf of Lawrence Health Services. The grant money would go towards a new Lawrence Hall Assisted Living Facility near Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

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