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JPs hear judge’s road report

Van Buren County Judge Roger Hooper told the Quorum Court at its meeting last week that road work is going well now that the weather is cooperating.

He said work on several roads was done or almost done. Those roads include the Pee Dee, Burnt Ridge area, Scotland-Formosa Road and Black Hill Road.

In other news, Sheriff Scott Bradley mentioned that a fundraising golf tournament is set to benefit the Shop with a Cop program in which law enforcement officers take underprivileged kids on a Christmas shopping trip. Bradley said all the money raised for the program stays in Van Buren County. He said the kids are given the chance to arrive at Walmart for the shopping in a squad car with lights flashing and sirens blaring.

“To watch the kids interact with police is pretty special,” the sheriff said.

Justices of the Peace unanimously approved an appropriations ordinance to increase the projected revenue by $21,000. That money is a grant from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and will be used to build a covered storage unit on existed property.

JPs also approved a request from JP Richard Collins for $500 each for the Scotland, Chimes and Alread fire departments to buy radios, and $500 to the Walnut Grove Fire Department for a siren.

The Quorum Court’s next regular meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Courthouse Annex. The meeting is open to the public.

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