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Recreation Complex moving forward after ice storm

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Birds are happily chirping in the trees and frogs can be heard croaking in ponds as the sun goes down. These are sure signs that spring is here, and with warmer weather on its way where are the humans going to play?

According to both Karen Coffman, with the Salem Little League Association, and Fulton County Judge Charles Willett, construction on the Fulton County Recreation Complex has slowed down due to the ice storm.

"Last Thursday (March 19), White River Planning and Development met with Arkansas Parks and Tourism in Jacksonville," Coffman said. She said White River Planning and Development, the grant writers, submitted papers for a grant for a walking trail around the complex.

Coffman said a surveyor came and staked off the field.

"We're ready to start dirt work," Judge Willett said.

However, the process of flattening the field to create the four baseball fields might be halted until the county is able to clean up all debris from the ice storm.

Coffman said the walking trail grant is funded through Arkansas Parks and Tourism.

In a previous interview, Coffman said residents can donate time and money to the Fulton County Recreation Complex project if they wish.

For those who have questions or want to donate their time or money to the project, they can call Coffman at the county clerk's office at 895-3310.

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