October 26, 2016 EditionAlso in this issue...
A rare dedication
Reta Goff Covey of Walnut Ridge, who died on Oct. 17, obviously had a deep love for Lawrence County and its history. I recall that she wrote in-depth articles on the history of various towns and communities around the county in the 1970s.
I believe Reta was quite involved in assisting with or helping to direct the extensive Centennial pageant when Walnut Ridge celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 1974. That pageant seemed to involve many of the local children and youth, as well as a number of adults.
Reta worked deligently to help preserve the history of the Walnut Ridge Airbase through the Wings of Honor Museum. She, Harold Johnson, and others spearheaded a long-range project to raise funds for a new museum building to house the Walnut Ridge Army Flying School (Wings of Honor) Museum.
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