March 29, 2017 Edition

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Lawrence County Chief Deputy Tony Waldrupe (left) and Paige Vanbrook with the 911 Communications Center look at a profile screen for the Smart 911 program.
TD Photo ~ Gretchen Hunt

LCSD, 911 center seek
help from residents

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department and the county's 911 Communications Center are asking residents to consider two ways they can help reduce response time on emergency calls and possibly save a life.

One way residents can help is by creating a Smart 911 profile, and the other is by making sure house numbers are properly displayed so that homes can be easily located by responders.

The addition of Smart 911 technology in Lawrence County allows a dispatcher to have important information as soon as a call comes in, but many in the county still have not set up a profile, according to LCSD Chief Deputy Tony Waldrupe.

Internship at NEARA honors Evelyn Flippo

A summer internship at the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives in Powhatan has been established in memory of Evelyn Flippo, the long-time steward of the early Lawrence County records housed there.

The internship is being sponsored by the Lawrence County Historical Society and Five Rivers Historic Preservation of Randolph County.

April 8 is the application deadline. The NEARA internship offers a $2,500 stipend for logging 280 hours between May 30 and Aug. 19 learning to process, preserve, arrange and describe archival materials. Applicants should have or be working on a college degree in history or a related field, have a basic knowledge of research methods and be at least 18 years old.

WR Airport accepting manager applications

The Walnut Ridge Regional Airport has started advertising for a new manager.

At Monday night's meeting, Airport Commission Chair Don Cavenaugh said there have been some inquiries about the position and they will be accepting applications through April 7.

There will then be a review of the applicants with hopes to have a recommendation at the next meeting.

Also at the meeting, commissioners agreed that if tenant Danny West does not pay the balance owed to the airport by April 1, then they would take the steps necessary to get him to vacate.

Hoxie School to establish EAST lab

Hoxie School District has been awarded a grant to establish an EAST lab, which will open new doors in technology for the school and the community.

The school was presented with the grant on March 15 at the EAST Conference in Hot Springs. Those attending were students Zoey Treadaway and Will Dean; teachers Erica Anglin, Matt Rose, Kelly Wright and Keith Westbrook; Donna Pinkston, high school counselor; Kelly Gillham, high school principal; Jennifer Huff, curriculum coordinator; school board members, Wes Gates, Nathan Romine and Jeff Worlow; and Supt. Radius Baker.

Chamber quarterly meeting set

The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce will host a quarterly meeting on Thursday, April 6, at noon at the Wings of Honor Museum, located at the Walnut Ridge Regional Airport.

The museum is preparing for a celebration marking the 75th anniversary of the Walnut Ridge Army Airfield. The program for the quarterly meeting will include information on the airfield’s history, the museum and the upcoming celebration.

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