November 15, 2017 Edition

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OPEN HOUSE ENJOYED BY SHOPPERS - Flowers Nursery and Gifts owners (from right) Jessica Light and Angela Flippo, along with Ashley George and Missy Pratt, check out customers during Christmas Open House. The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce's Shop Local Committee organized the annual event, which was held Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Fourteen local businesses participated in the event and provided refreshments, discounts and drawings for shoppers to enjoy.
TD Photo ~ Shantelle Redden

JPs discuss district court funding

The Lawrence County Quorum Court held preliminary discussions at Monday night's meeting on how to fund the district court's virtual system. The system was previously being funded through an additional fine placed on those in the court system using payment plans.

Judge Adam Weeks stopped collecting this fine as a large percentage went to the state and it was making it harder for people to get their fines paid in full and keeping them in the court system longer. He was able to fund the virtual system through the fines previously collected until this point.

House of Reps. honors Johnson

Harold Johnson, board president of the Wings of Honor Museum, received a surprise honor on Saturday at a Veterans Day program he helped organize at the museum.

State Rep. Fran Cavenaugh presented Johnson with a framed citation from the Arkansas House of Representatives of the 91st General Assembly. The citation to Johnson was pursuant to a motion made by Cavenaugh and is dated Nov. 10, 2017.

The citation recognizes Johnson's Nov. 9 induction to the Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame, his lifetime of aviation experience, serving as a pilot and flight instructor from 1955-1965, and then joining Southern Airways as an airline pilot.

Thanksgiving events slated

Lawrence County residents have several opportunities to mark the Thanksgiving holiday including community meals and a countywide worship service.

service set

The Community Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by the Lawrence County Ministerial Alliance, will be held Sunday evening at 6 p.m.

This year's host church is First Free Will Baptist Church in Walnut Ridge. The speaker will be Dennis Calaway, pastor of Black Rock United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to attend.

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