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First Bank’s student advisors grant Stuttgart student’s wish

May 5th, 2005

First Bank, N.A.’s student advisory board, along with all of the students in Phillips County, recently granted a wish for Madelyn, a six-year-old first grader from Stutgart, through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Port Authority hears marketing strategy for slack water harbor

March 29th, 2005

Martin Chaffin, executive director of the Philips County Port Authority, told members at their meeting Monday night that he had advertised for bids for insurance to cover the crane and equipment being erected at the slack water harbor.

Dan Robinson, of Dan Robinson and Associates Inc., who are planning the marketing strategy for the harbor were guests at the meeting and presented a purchase agreement between the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. and the Port Authority, which they signed.

SEARK, Good Faith Partner on Project

March 28th, 2005

What began as a small partnership between Southeast Arkansas College at Pine Bluff and the Southern Good Fatih Fund may soon spread throughout the state of Arkansas, according to Dr. Phil Shirley, president of SEARK College.

Abandoned property comes tumbling down in Helena

March 24th, 2005

One of the Delta Bridge Project’s plans is to tear down abandoned residential properties to help Helena’s beautification program. So far, 31 properties have been torn down, which exceeded the initial goal of 25, according to Southern Development Bancorp Community Development representative Michael Boone.

Oliver named new Main Street Helena director

March 18th, 2005

Phillips County native Paula Oliver is the new Main Street Helena director. She took over the post on Feb. 21. Oliver previously served as tourism coordinator for the Delta Rivers Regional Tourism Council.

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