April 8, 2015 Edition

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THE RACE IS ON ~ Participants in Walnut Ridge's Easter egg hunt on Saturday run from the starting line to gather the 2,200 eggs that were hidden at Stewart Park. There was a good turnout for the city-sponsored event, with prizes awarded in three age divisions.

Meeting offers update
on industrial recruitment

Those attending the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce quarterly meeting on Thursday received an update on industrial recruitment efforts, including a sneak peek at new tools being developed to draw businesses and industries to the county.

Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp shared information about efforts by the industrial development committee, which includes himself, Chamber Chair Fran Cavenaugh, Walnut Ridge Alderman Allen Smith and Airport Commissioner Dr. Brett Cooper.

Mosquito season approaches

As mosquito season approaches, people are securing their screen doors, investing in large quantities of repellant and pruning hedges and yards in hopes of avoiding the varmints.

South American visiting U.S.
churches, learns about farming

Derek Narine of Springlands, Guyana, is on a six-week tour of the United States and is partnering with several Church of Christ organizations and members in Arkansas, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Florida to do mission work and speak to various congregations about what God has done for him.

Local DWS consolidates with center in Jonesboro

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services center in Walnut Ridge recently closed down and its staff was consolidated into the center located in Jonesboro.

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