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Health department inspects food service establishments

The Arkansas Department of Health regulates the sale of food at restaurants, bars, daycares, schools, grocery stores, convenience stores, bed and breakfast facilities, hotels/motels, mobile units, concession stands and other facilities. Inspections are made unannounced by environmental health specialists. The food safety program consists of plan reviews, pre-opening inspections, permits, routine and follow-up inspections of food service establishments, investigation of complaints, and education of food service workers to promote safe food handling practices.

Marquee Moment

Workers with Condray Sign and Advertising Co. of Pine Bluff install the sign at Crenshaw Springs Water Park on Monday in White Hall. Pictured are Wayne Blankenship, top left; Perry Oldner, middle; and John Stephens, right. (Amy Widner/White Hall Progress)

Correction

An article in the July 2 edition of The Progress incorrectly combined two articles under the headline “Lawsuit against coroner dismissed.” The article should have ended with the sentences: “The motion for dismissal was filed by Westbrook’s attorney, Luther Sutter of Benton. Sutter did not immediately return a phone call requesting comment.”

Natural Beauty

Tammy Glover cleans driftwood that she found by the Arkansas River to add to her collection. She likes preserves the wood for its natural beauty for use in her home in White Hall.

School Gets A New Life

WHITE HALL - A landmark, 75-year -old school building contstructed in 1939 by the federal Works Pregress Administration is on its way to a new life as a Redfield community center. The former Redfield Middle School - closed at the end of the 2012-13 academic year by the White Hall School Board - was cleared by the panel last week for immediate sale to the Keep Redfiled Middle School citizens group. The organization, which listed Todd Dobbins as its president, was the high bidder on the building at $70,112.

Helping Others

Dorthy Pollett’s fifth grade home room class was the class to donate the most shoes at the Taylor Elementary School’s Ozark Water Project shoe drive. Each student donated at least 5 pair of shoes for a total of over 100 shoes. Staff and students met the goal of 500 pair of shoes donated for this mission. Ozark Water projects export the shoes to distributors in South America. Haiti and Kenya. Shoe resale offers affordable shoes to people who may not have shoes. Funds generated from the shoe sale are used to purchase well-digging rigs, water purification systems and other supplies to bring clean, fresh water to those in need.