The Fulton County Quorum Court passed Resolution No. 2002-6 urging all cities and counties across the United States to join in an effort to reinstate prayer in the public schools by passing similar resolutions and unite in a grassroots movement at its meeting April 8.
This effort is in support of House Joint Resolution 81 introduced in the 107th Congress, 1st session Dec. 20, 2001.
A resolution was passed recognizing the outstanding achievement by the Viola senior boys' basketball team for winning the Arkansas State Championship Class A division.
Resolution No. 2002-7 and 2002-8 were passed to submit an application for a community development project. Fulton County is applying to the state of Arkansas for an Arkansas Community and Economic Development grant for a community project to construct extensions to the Fulton County water system and to enter into an administrative agreement with White River Planning and Development District. This will allow Fulton County to apply to the Arkansas Department of Economic Development for an Arkansas Community and Economic Development Pro-gram grant to construct an extension to the Fulton County Water System.
After Jennie Lee Stobaugh, director of the Highland Wee Care Child Enrichment Center, appealed to the quorum court. Five hundred dollars was donated to the center to purchase equipment for handicapped children.
Stobaugh said the center has also submitted a grant for playground equipment that must be in compliance with state regulations.
The center provides child care for children from birth to 36 months and it transports them to the center from Fulton, Izard and Sharp counties.
Ordinance No. 2002-07 was approved to appropriate funds for the road department. Judge Current Everett said the additional funds were necessary due to the recent weather conditions of flooded areas, road washouts and increased fuel prices. Overtime funding was approved in the amount of $5,000; an additional $10,000 was allotted for fuel expenses; $35,000 was allowed for equipment, and $20,000 was designated for gravel.
The following names were approved to replace the justices of the peace that were removed from the Fulton County Land Use Committee in March. They are Eddie DeShazo, Margarette Jarrell, Sherry Keylon and Howard Burris.