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Brothers Matthew (left), 12, and Carter, six, have fun sledding at the park in Bono on Thursday during a break in the winter precipitation. They are the sons of Corey and Brittany Sellers of Bono. 

Walker (from left) and Brielle Smith enjoy playing in the snow with their cousins Carver and Caser Smith. Walker and Brielle are the children of Brent and Danyail Smith of Walnut Ridge, and Carver and Caser are the children of Derek and Kellie Smith of Walnut Ridge. 

Katie (Katie Bug) Farmer, nine, showcases the family of four she built in the snow over the weekend along with a pet bunny named Millie. She is the daughter of Cliff and Sara Farmer of Hoxie.  

Hoxie First Baptist Church will host its monthly food pantry distribution on Monday from 1-5 p.m. A “release of information” form is required, and participants are asked to bring a list of all household occupants’ date of birth of relationship to attendee. Corona virus procedures will apply.

Two new greenhouses have been formally dedicated at Williams Baptist University. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Dannah Russell Jones and Nora Leann Shuman Greenhouses was held during WBU’s Homecoming celebration Nov. 6.

Union Pacific steam locomotive Big Boy No. 4014 is scheduled to stop at the historic Iron Mountain Depot (Lawrence County Chamber Office) on Friday.

Meridith Helms and Taylor Pack were united in marriage on Sunday, June 13, at 3 p.m. at The Gardens at Harmony in Jonesboro.

Emma Howard (from left), Kylie Geurin and Tal Smith, members of the Hillcrest senior high archery team, prepare to shoot during the National Archery in the Schools Program regional tournament.

This Valentine’s Day started out at 10 degrees on our thermometer at 7 a.m., and now shortly after noon it has not gotten but a degree or two higher. That is expected to keep going down and snow is predicted before the day is done.

The Times Dispatch will print letters from children to Santa in the Dec. 23 edition. To ensure publication in the pre-Christmas edition, children should send their letters by Friday.

A gift from First National Bank of Lawrence County will benefit the Williams Works initiative at Williams Baptist University. Chief Financial Officer Amy Fitzgerald of First National presented the $7,500 donation to WBU President Dr. Stan Norman on Thursday.

Business students from Williams Baptist University earned five awards at the 2020 State Leadership Conference of Phi Beta Lambda. The annual event was scheduled to be held on April 3 and 4 in North Little Rock, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the competitions were held via the internet.

Williams Baptist University has released the names of students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2019 fall semester. The President’s List includes those full-time students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average, while the Dean’s List is comprised of those with at least a 3.5 GPA.

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