Those on the Fulton County Quorum Court Sept. 8 received a pleasant surprise from youngsters in some of Fulton County's 4-H clubs. In honor of the 4-H's 100th anniversary and to say, "thank you," to the county for supporting them, the children made about 100 clover-shaped frosted cookies for the court and presented them during Monday's meeting.
MaLinda Coffman, staff chair of the county Extension office, said there are about 150 to 200 kids involved in 4-H clubs across the county. "It's larger than it's ever been," Coffman said.
"We would love a leader for the teens," said Coffman. "We can never have too many leaders and volunteers."
As the meeting continued, the court agreed to apply for a grant from Haz-Mat of $38,677.05. The grant will pay for Arkansas Wireless Information Network (AWIN) radios for emergency departments in Fulton County.
The court also agreed to put $123,220.59 back into the 1318 flood account from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Business progressed to the sports complex fund. The court agreed to appropriate $23,561.20 for payment of a loan to start work on the Fulton County Sports and Recreation Complex.
Insurance on both of the shirt factory building is $70,342.33. The court agreed to appropriate the amount for insuring the buildings.
The court also agreed to appropriate the balance of $105,525 in state aid. The money was used to repair the Heart Bridge. Also, a money transfer of $9,700.38 was agreed upon for more work on the bridges.
The total cost to recarpet the Extension office is $2,518.76. According to Fulton County Judge Charles Willett, the county is liable for half of the cost. The court unanimously agreed to appropriate $1,259.38 out of the county maintenance fund for the new carpet.
The court decided that since the next meeting falls on Columbus Day, the time of the meeting needed to be changed. The next Fulton County Quorum Court meeting will be held Oct. 13 at 6 p.m.