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Stories from Monday, November 7, 2011

State warns county officials: Jail subject to closure (11/07/11)
On Oct. 27, a state jail inspection official issued a warning that, without major improvements, a lawsuit will be filed next spring to close the Fulton County Jail. Randy Rankin, coordinator for the 16th Judicial District Criminal Detention Facilities Review Committee, issued the notice in a letter to County Judge Charles Willett...
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery reaches $1 billion in sales (11/07/11)
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery on Halloween announced that its sales would surpass $1 billion within the next 24 hours. The Lottery has been selling tickets two years and one month, since Sept. 28, 2009. Lottery Interim Director Julie Baldridge said that during the same time period, the Lottery had produced more than $200 million for the Education Trust Fund that finances the Arkansas Challenge Scholarships...
Turney awarded scholarship (11/07/11)
John Turney of Salem has been awarded a President's Select Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College. The scholarship is awarded to incoming WBC students based on their college entrance examination scores. Turney is a senior at Salem High School. He is the son of Ronald and Lorain Turney of Salem...
Cherokee Village Elementary celebrates Red Ribbon Week (11/07/11)
Cherokee Elementary School celebrated Red Ribbon Week Oct. 21-28 with various fun activities, a pep rally, visits with local law enforcement, the Sharp County K-9 unit, and a poster and essay contest. Students kicked off the annual drug awareness program Oct. 21 with a pep rally that set the mood for the following week of activities in which children were awarded Walmart gift cards and several balls for outdoor activities...
Elk's hosts State Workshop (11/07/11)
The Highland Elk's Lode 2539 hosted the Arkansas State Elk's Association Fall Workshop Oct. 7-9 at the Lodge in Cherokee Village. During the workshop, such things as recruitment and retention were discussed, by Arkansas State President John Chelstrom...