June 26, 2013 Edition

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Portia Picnic underway

Portia Mayor Jerry Sienknecht visits the Portia City Park where carnival attractions are set up for the Portia Picnic this week.
TD Photo ~ Megan Heyl
The 108th annual Portia Picnic began yesterday and will continue through Saturday, with attractions all week provided by Miller Spectacular Shows Inc.

Armbands can be purchased in advance at Portia City Hall for $15 or on the carnival grounds for $17 during the picnic. Advance tickets for Saturday must be purchased by Friday.

The carnival opens every night at 6 p.m. through Friday, and at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Nightly entertainment at the Portia City Park pavilion continues tonight with Dan Duncan at 6 p.m.; Bottom of the Barrel Boys, Thursday at 6 p.m.; Lauren Richmond, Tyler Ogles and Calamity, Friday at 6 p.m.; and PartyTime Productions, Saturday at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs to the shows.

Hoxie City Council holds public hearing

Hoxie City Council held a public hearing on Monday regarding a water and sewer bond in the amount of $309,000. The council passed an ordinance authorizing the issuance of the bond in a city council meeting immediately following the hearing.

Mayor speaks about
WR at convention

Mayor Don and Mary House attended the Arkansas Municipal League Convention in Hot Springs, Wednesday through Friday of last week. On Thursday, Mayor House spoke at the convention on "Innovative Ideas to Promote Your Community."

School board filing
period is July 2-9

The filing period for those seeking election to a school board begins Tuesday, July 2, at noon and will end at noon on Tuesday, July 9.

WR mayor tells plans for new McDonald's

The McDonald's Corporation has informed the city of Walnut Ridge that they plan to build a 5,100 square foot restaurant at 511 Northwest Fourth Street (Hwy. 67B) in Walnut Ridge. Demolition of the former McEntire Auto Sales building began last week in preparation for construction.

Sales tax to rise July 1

Arkansans will see a one-half percent (or half cent) rise in sales tax beginning July 1.

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