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Jane Reaves marked 50 years with First National Bank last week, having started in the bookkeeping department on Nov. 17, 1970.

The City of Walnut Ridge has announced plans for a reverse Christmas parade to be held at Stewart Park on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 5:30-8 p.m.

Hoxie quarterback Daylon Powell ran for four touchdowns and passed for two, all in the first half, as the Mustangs built a 48-14 lead before the intermission and cruised to a 55-29 win over the Lakeside Beavers in the 3A state football playoffs Friday night at Crider Field.

Hoxie’s Jaedyn Brown (#10) battles for a rebound during the Lady Mustangs’ 44-41 win over Greene County Tech on Nov. 16. Also in on the play was Hoxie’s Ellery Gillham (#23).

The Williams Baptist University wrestling squad defeated Missouri Baptist and fell to Lindsey Wilson at the tri-match hosted by Missouri Baptist on Saturday.

Tasia Bland’s double-double was not enough for the Williams Baptist University women’s basketball team, as they fell to the Blue Mountain Rams 82-77 on Saturday afternoon.

Norma L. Carr, 83, born Feb. 5, 1937, passed from this earth on Nov. 15, 2020, at Randolph Home in Pocahontas.

James E. Manning, 86, of Walnut Ridge, passed away Nov. 19, 2020, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Richard Phillips of Walnut Ridge departed this life on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at Lawrence Health and Rehab at the age of 85 years, three months and 17 days.

Copies of a proposed 2021 budget were distributed at Monday night’s Walnut Ridge City Council meeting for members to review prior to the December meeting.

Lawrence County has seen 70 new COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths during the past week, according to information reported by the Arkansas Department of Health.

Workers use machinery to turn approximately 15 train cars that were blown over in Hoxie during Saturday night’s storm back onto the tracks on Sunday. Other damage reported from the storm included downed trees.

The Lawrence County Quorum Court approved the 2020 millage for real and personal property at its meeting on Nov. 9.

The Times Dispatch will print its Thanksgiving week issue early to allow those who subscribe through the mail to receive their paper on time.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital was awarded the honorable mention award during the 2020 UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation (IDHI) Stroke Program Conference (formally known as the AR SAVES Conference) for going “above and beyond” in the care of stroke patients.

The Lakeside Beavers defeated Walnut Ridge 21-14 in the first round of the 3A State Football Playoffs Friday night at Lake Village. The loss ends the Bobcats’ season with a 2-8 overall record.

April LeeAnn Noell, 39, of Walnut Ridge, died Nov. 14, 2020, at UAMS in Little Rock.

Ernest Marvin Pace, 84, of Garfield, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at his home.

Gary A Ponder, DVM, known affectionately as Doc, died peacefully at home as the sun was rising on Nov. 11, Veterans Day. He was surrounded by his loved ones.

Ruby Mary Powers, 96, of Hoxie, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab in Walnut Ridge.

Charles Eugene “Buck” Sharp, 74, of Imboden, passed away Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at the Advanced Care Hospital of Searcy.

Stanley Eugene “Stan” Smith, 78, of Hoxie, died Nov. 9, 2020, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge.

Dizzy Dean is among the candidates for the 2021 Ford C. Frick Award presented annually for excellence in baseball broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Michelle’s Excavating began work on Southwest Fifth Street in Walnut Ridge on Monday as part of the city’s overlay project. A total of $250,000 was appropriated by the city council for work in 2020. This will be the sixth year in a row the city has completed a street overlay project.

Lawrence County has an additional 62 positive cases since last Tuesday and one additional death, according to information reported by the Arkansas Department of Health.

LeadAR, one of the state’s oldest leadership programs, has a new class of 22 leaders who will spend the next two years learning about issues and opportunities facing Arkansas and strengthening their ability to make a difference in their respective communities.

Nearly four months after a fire destroyed the Lawrence County Public Housing Agency office on July 23, the office is now open in its new location at 118 East Main Street in Walnut Ridge.

Hoxie quarterback Daylon Powell has been accustomed to putting up big rushing numbers this season. Friday night, however, he showed off his arm, passing for 353 yards and five touchdowns in the Mustangs’ 48-19 win at Walnut Ridge. The victory capped an undefeated regular season for the Musta…

Hoxie’s Mathis Dobbs pushes for more yardage as he is wrapped up by Bobcat defender Mark Hatfield during the final game of the junior high season Thursday night. The Mustangs won the game to complete an undefeated season.

The Williams Baptist University men’s basketball team opened their season with an 84-63 win over the Baptist Bible Patriots on Saturday afternoon.

The 2020 Williams Baptist Lady Eagle basketball team broke into the history books today with their 113-38 win over the Baptist Bible College Patriots.

Alpha May (Faye) Middlecoff Bryant, 91, of Batesville, died Oct. 22, 2020.

Mary Beller DeMastes, 65, was born on July 22, 1955, to William and Yvonne (Warner) Beller in Gary, Ind.

Wilma Ruth Smith Griffin, 88, of Ravenden, passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at her residence.

Lisa Ann Prescott, 53, of Jonesboro, went missing Sept. 1, 2018, and was located Oct. 10, 2020.