July 2 , 2014 Edition

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Lisa Williams, director of the Lawrence County Cooperative School in Portia, visits with Peco representatives (from left) James Chester, grain buyer for the state of Arkansas; Warren Terrell, housing coordinator; and Duane Weems, live operations manager.
TD Photo ~ Gretchen Hunt

Chamber hears report
on Peco Foods

Duane Weems, live operations manager for the new Peco Foods operation in Northeast Arkansas, spoke at the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce quarterly meeting on Thursday.

Peco, which already has an operation in Batesville, is expanding its presence with a hatchery and processing plant in Pocahontas and a feed mill in Corning.
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Walnut Ridge prepares for
heavy mosquito season

Walnut Ridge is preparing for a heavy mosquito season after weeks of substantial rains and winds.
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WR woman dies
following accident

Walnut Ridge resident Karen Green, 44, died on Thursday morning at Regional Medical Center at Memphis (The MED) after undergoing surgery.
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Intermodel prepares for
Peco, discusses development

The Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority (NEARIFA) is continuing preparations, including identifying regional needs in connection with the Peco announcement earlier this year.
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Hoxie continues search
for supt., Baker is interim

Hoxie School Board Chair Jeff Worlow announced that former Valley View Supt. Radius Baker is serving as interim Hoxie superintendant until a permanent replacement for Dennis Truxler, who recently resigned, is found.
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