January 23, 2013 Edition

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Mayor Don House (from left) visited with new council members, Boyce Dixon, Jeff Taylor, Anthony Pinkston and Don Winfrey, before the city council meeting on Jan. 8.

WR Council welcomes
new councilmen

Mayor Don House welcomed new council members Boyce Dixon, Jeff Taylor, Anthony Pinkston and Don Winfrey at the council's first meeting of the year on Jan. 8. The council also discussed work on a budget for this year and appointed new members to the airport commission and the Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal Facilities Authority.

Hoxie adopts 2013 budget

The Hoxie City Council adopted the 2013 budget, totaling $2,062,608, at a special meeting on Thursday.

Accident claims life

A train-truck accident in Jackson County claimed the life of a former Lawrence County resident on Friday.

WR Airport named FBO of the Week

The Walnut Ridge Regional Airport was listed recently as a Fixed Base Operator (FBO) of the Week on AVweb. In order to receive this honor, an airport has to be nominated by a pilot who has been impressed by an airport and/or its staff during a stopover anywhere in the nation.

Cross-country bicyclists visit WR

January 19, 2013: 251 days, nine states, hundreds of miles, eight flat tires, nine bicycles, 40 jars of peanut butter, 24 backpacks, numerous Mountain Dews and cups of coffee, 16 miles of walking against the wind and a town called Walnut Ridge.

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