July 12, 2017 Edition

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Congratulations to Stan Jones

Governor Asa Hutchinson has appointed Clover Bend native Stan Jones to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. To our knowledge, Stan is only the second Lawrence Countian ever to serve on the prestigious commission.

The late Charles C. Snapp, uncle of Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles E. Snapp, also served on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. He was appointed by Gov. Sid McMath. Lake Charles State Park is also named for Charles C. Snapp.

Stan is owner of one of the premier hunting lodges in the country, the Stan Jones Mallard Lodge at Clover Bend.
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Pictures of the Past

Maxine Mize of Smithville shared this photo of Anchor School circa 1908, which was identified by Steele Baker. Mize taught at the school in 1942, and this photo includes her father, Homer Davis, who was a student at the school. The school, which was located between Denton and Smithville, closed around 1944 when it consolidated with Lynn School. This photo includes (front, from left): Porter Reed, Elton McLeod, Walter Chapman, Everette Borah, Chester Borah, Leo Sullivan; (second row) Claude Matthews, Clarence Borah, Homer Reed, Ian Chapman, Clay Matthews, Steele Baker, Delzo Sullivan, Beulah Borah, Elsie Borah; (third row) Rudy Baker, Zander Taylor, George Russell, Seola Chapman, Lora Montgomery, Essie Dungan, Mildred Montgomery, Loisie Borah, Pearl Guntharp; (back) Estus Christopher, Bert Chapman, Filander Mills, Homer Davis, Esther Matthews, Zona Mills, Reece Guntharp - teacher, Nellie Montgomery, Mary Baker, Cora Dungan and Avo Baker. (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 Maxine Mize

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