November 2, 2016 Edition

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Shannon Fisher (left) and Bryson Long of the City of Walnut Ridge hang a historic marker at the 1893 building being completely renovated by Jon and Lesa Walter on Northeast Front Street in Walnut Ridge. Nine historic markers have been placed in the downtown Walnut Ridge area.

Historic markers reveal WR history

The history of Walnut Ridge and its historic downtown buildings is being revealed, preserved and brought to the forefront thanks to historic and informative markers being hung downtown.

The historic markers are a cooperative project of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee, Downtown Walnut Ridge and Entergy Arkansas, which provided a grant to fund six of the signs.

The markers include historic images, brief histories of buildings and other historic facts. At present, there are nine historic markers and two directional maps. A map showing the location of all the historic markers is also planned.

Dr. Hunter returns to practice at home

Dr. Cassandra Glenn Hunter has returned to her native county as the newest physician on staff at the Lawrence County Family Clinic in Walnut Ridge. A native of Lynn and a 2006 graduate of Black Rock High School, Hunter completed her family practice residency in July.

"I've always been kind of interested in science," Hunter said. While in high school, she participated in the Medical Applications of Science for Health (M*A*S*H) program, a two-week summer program that allows students to shadow health professionals and attend health-related workshops. "I really liked it," Hunter said.

"From there, I did a lot of shadowing," she added.

Hunter said she saw how much work it was going to take to become a doctor, looked at other options and decided, "We're gonna make it work."

General election is Tuesday

Lawrence County voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the General Election, including the presidential race, congressional races, a state legislative race and county and municipal races.

County Clerk Tina Stowers said, as of Tuesday afternoon, 1,445 ballots had already been cast through early voting, which will continue through Monday.

Early voting is being conducted in the conference room of the Lawrence County Courthouse in Walnut Ridge. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. On Monday, the final day of early voting, hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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