October 16, 2013 Edition

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WELCOME FALL - Randy and Jamie Penn's display on Wasson Road (County Road 269) between Smithville and Lynn welcomes fall to Lawrence County. Following rainfall on Tuesday, cooler temperatures are expected, as well.
Submitted Photo ~ Marla Helms

WR Council approves rezoning ordinance

The Walnut Ridge City Council approved a rezoning ordinance, passed a resolution to authorize the fire department to apply for a GIF Grant and renewed the Firemen's Pension Fund Annual Millage ordinance at their meeting on Oct. 8. They also heard an update on the city's 2008 helicopter/airplane exchange.

Council elects new alderman

Alderman Adam Pratt submitted his resignation to the Hoxie City Council after moving out of his ward. The council went into an executive session during its Oct. 8 meeting to discuss candidates to finish Pratt's term.

Committee to look at budget Tuesday

The Lawrence County Quorum Count is looking to start budgeting for the 2014 year and any end-of-year salary adjustments next week. County Clerk Tina Stowers said that two budget reports have not been turned in yet but she will be working to get those in as soon as possible.

WR students learn ways to spread
kindness from Rachel's Challenge

Walnut Ridge High School and Middle School participated in Rachel's Challenge Tuesday at the Walnut Ridge Community Center. Students learned about ways to handle bullying situations as well as things they can do to help others and themselves if they feel isolated.

Walnut Ridge Airport to continue ramp work

Walnut Ridge Regional Airport commissioners voted to continue work on the airport's ramp and to delay replacing faulty lighting on runway 18-36 at their regular meeting on Oct. 7. They agreed to return their current Five- Year Capital Improvement Plan to the plan they had originally approved, which did not include lighting repairs.

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