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Scott County represented well at leadership conference
Scott County Farm Bureau members were among almost 500 who attended Arkansas Farm Bureau's 69th annual Officers and Leaders Conference July 24 and 25 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
The theme for this year’s conference was “Innovation Generation.” A variety of workshops and speakers addressed issues important to farm and ranch leaders. Highlights included comments from Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach of Manila and keynote speakers Troy and Stacy Hadrick, ranchers from South Dakota who are pioneers in the agricultural advocacy movement.




WCC- Making an economic impact
Scott County is currently seeking ways to fill the void left by the exit of Wal-Mart. Part of any economic evaluation process is recognizing what is already working. This local evaluation process includes the recognition of one of Scott County's best kept economic secrets - the golf course at Waldron Country Club (WCC).
According to economic checklists, the value of a well-maintained golf course is its attraction to companies looking for quality of life benefits for employees, people looking for a place to retire, and families looking for vacation activities.
Recent golfers playing at Waldron Country Club include vacationers who were camping at Lake Hinkle, two brothers from Pennsylvania who were visiting their parents in Mansfield and a tourist from Canada who was traveling through the area.
Waldron Country Club is an 88 member-owned golf club which was established in 1983. The first members were Rena and Johnnie Owens. For 34 years it has been a favorite course for members and non-members of all ages and skill levels.




2017 pumper truck has arrived
Waldron City Volunteer Fire Department took possession of a new pumper truck on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. This truck will become pumper one and is a 2017 Freightliner truck with a Rosenbauer firetruck body.



Melton returns to Arkansas
Robert Allen Melton, a First Degree Murder suspect in a 2015 Booneville’s man death, was extradited back to Arkansas last week after authorities in California arrested him on a felony warrant while trying to cross the borders into Mexico.



Searching the Scripture
Searching the Scriptures is a commendable work. Acts 17:11 praises the Bereans, “Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.” (NASU) We need to remember that there is a right way and a wrong way to search the Scriptures. The Bible is a book like no other. Rather than one book, it is a library of books. Each book stands alone as a complete literary work on its own. However, each book fits together marvelously to form a unified work.















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