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Cherokee Village gets new electric sign

Thursday, March 25, 2010

From left, are: Charles Deloach, Russ Stokes, David Crayne, Jack Lowe, Jimmy Chandler, Cherokee Village Mayor Lloyd Hefley, Deborah Frye and Terry Romans in front of the new electronic sign that was made possible in part from donations from First National Banking Company. Photo/Tammy Curtis
Cherokee Village recently received a new state of the art electric sign that is being utilized as a community event board.

The very attractive sign was made possible by the Village Pride Committee and donations from FNBC, King Rhodes & Associates, Edward Jones, the Cherokee Village Business Association and residents of Cherokee Village.

Russell Stokes, Village Pride Committee chairman, said the sign will eventually become the property of the city. Stokes said there are forms available in city hall for clubs and civic organizations to fill out to post their events on the sign.

He said the sign is operated with a software program by a laptop in city hall. It is operated via a receiver and transmitter from city hall. The sign will display messages from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The software allows events to be stored in the system for months in advance.

Stokes said the committee was very thankful for the donations that made the sign possible.

He said in addition to the messages, the software also has the capability to display graphics.

Stokes said the site preparation was done by the Suburban Improvement District and the Road and Street Department. He said the sign was built by Sign Systems of Jonesboro and future landscaping will be completed by the Village Pride Committee.

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