February 24, 2016 Edition

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Annie McDaniel Abrams of Little Rock is probably the first lady among presently living Arkansas civil rights activists. She came here Sunday evening with a group visiting Northeast Arkansas for the 2016 Nonviolence Youth Summit 16: "Remember Hoxie" held Monday at ASU.

Pictures of the Past

J. G. "Doc" and Bessie Neece stand behind the counter of their country store in the late 1950s in Arbor Grove, five miles southwest of Hoxie. The Neeces had previously operated the J.K. Gibson store at Lauratown before opening this store in 1937. They served the local community with basic living needs until the store closed in the early 1970s. (Pictures of the Past is a cooperative effort of The Times Dispatch and the Lawrence County Historical Society. Readers are encouraged to submit historic photos.)
Photo Courtesy of Helen Neece Weir and Maxine Neece Bracy

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