May 6, 2015 Edition

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MANY ATTEND REUNION ~ Tom Moore (right) speaks with U.S. Senator John Boozman while looking at some of the Wings of Honor Museum displays prior to the 17th Walnut Ridge Annual Air Field Reunion dinner Friday night. The dinner was host to 94 attendees including many local and state representatives and eight WWII veterans. See additional coverage on 1B.
TD Photo ~ Megan Heyl

Airport Commission authorizes
pursuit of grant for new facility

The Walnut Ridge Airport Commission authorized Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp to pursue a Delta Regional Authority States' Economic Development Assistance Program grant to use in the building of a new facility.

During Thursday's meeting, Snapp provided more information about an ongoing project with Allied AgCat, which includes an expanded business centering on remanufacturing and shipping aircraft.

College City fails to second
20-acre annexation to WR

During the April 28 College City City Council meeting, a motion was made by alderman Cathy Harthorn to approve the annexation for 20 acres within the city limits. However, the motion did not make it to a vote as it failed to receive a second.

Brand remembered as civic leader, friend

Walnut Ridge banker and community leader Keith Brand passed from this life on Monday after a courageous battle over an illness of many months. During his past 12 days in St. Vincent's in Little Rock, his family members and many friends kept constant vigil, checking on his condition and sending prayers on behalf of him and his wife, Tonda.

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