September 6, 2017 Edition

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LABOR DAY SUNRISE - Mary Jones Hearnes of Cabot captured this Labor Day morning sunrise while on a dove hunt with her husband, John, and other members of their family. Their son, Erik Hearnes of Minturn, farms this rice field just outside of Minturn. Besides signaling the end of summer, Labor Day weekend marked the beginning of hunting season and football. This year, it was also a busy weekend for farmers harvesting rice.

Dive team assists with
relief efforts in Texas

Just months after extreme flooding in Lawrence and Randolph counties forced residents out of their homes, the Lawrence County Dive Team loaded up their gear and headed to Texas to help with rescue and relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

"Our team left on Aug. 31 and traveled with 11 members, a high water truck and four boats to Jasper, Texas, where we met up with the Clay County Task Force," Buddy Williams with the Lawrence County team said.

The two teams then traveled to Hardin County.

"In Hardin County, we moved a convoy of 10 trucks loaded with supplies to a staging area for the local shelters," Williams said.
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Beatles festival drawing near

The Beatles at the Ridge festival, set for Sept. 15-16 in downtown Walnut Ridge, is drawing close at hand, and the event will include some new highlights this year.

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Sgt. Pepper's album, special activities are planned for children that Saturday morning as part of the Artists and Authors Symposium.

At 9 a.m., Lanae Stagg will host a "Doughnuts, Milk and Book" time for kids and parents with the reading of her brand new book "Little Dog at the Ridge. Immediately following, artist Enoch Doyle will host an art happening for elementary school children.
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Wings of Honor to host WWII
in Review program Saturday

A WWII in Review series will kick off on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wings of Honor Museum in Walnut Ridge.

Holly Hope, special projects historian, and Travis Ratermann, survey historian, with the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, will speak that morning in the conference room of the museum.

Hope's presentation, from 11-11:50 a.m., will be "Home-front Facilities in Arkansas in WWII." From noon to 12:50, Ratermann will discuss "WWII POWs in Arkansas."
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Zach Williams surprises chapel crowd at WBC

Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Zach Williams made a surprise appearance at Williams Baptist College on Wednesday, thrilling the crowd at WBC's weekly chapel service with several songs, as well as his testimony.

WBC students, faculty and staff had been told only that a "special guest" would present the chapel program Wednesday, and the crowd responded enthusiastically as Williams was introduced by Director of Campus Ministries Hayes Howell.
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