Text The Times.

Text The Times.

Are you going to do Love-Lines this year? [ Editor’s Note: I’ve been informed that yes, we are ( although I had to ask what, exactly, that was. So, for the uninitiated, you can put a little special note in the paper for your Valentine’s Day sweetie.

Drop by the Times office, email classified@ theeveningtimes. com today with your message. Better hurry, though… Thursday at noon is the deadline]

*** I just want to know why the city of West Mephis can’t clean up north 7th street. It is littered with trash and grown up grass. It is a sore eye to West Memphis and not to mention the awful road condition. The street condition is awful. [ Editor’s Note: I guess it’s the price of progress. As 7th Street has grown into a major gateway over the past few years with all of the development, it has become more of a trash magnet and the roads have seen more wear and tear. Hopefully, before long, warmer weather will be here and lead to a little spring cleaning]

*** Has anyone seen the marion fox lately? [ Editor’s Note: Maybe he’s hibernating? I did spot the Marion Possum coming out from under my shed last week. I’m not sure which of us was more surprised to see the other, though]

*** In regard to the RiverPAC improvements, why not fix the stage floor surface first for the dance competitions. Then the dressing rooms & restrooms off-stage would be better with some new furniture & counters. The restrooms & entry areas near the offices & general seating areas are great already especially since all local art was added. Lets bring in some local music acts or do movies there to help pay for the upkeep of the place. We have a real diamond in the rough here that just needs a little polishing to bring great results. [ Editor’s Note: I think, from what I gather, is that the stage surface and the dressing rooms draw the biggest complaints. I really hope the city can get that facility booming. It really could be a draw for these and other big events]

*** Why has the old Garr Hole building not been torn down? What a horrible eyesore right here in the middle of town. It’s shameful!! [ Editor’s Note: Do you mean the historic Marion town square? That’s not getting torn down.

It does need some restoration done though… even more than the RiverPAC]

*** Hospital location is fine! I am voting March 1 for 1 cent sales tax we need a hospital because with one bridge closing traffic will be difficult at times for emergency & we need our own hospital. We have justices & atty. to work the deal. Let’s pray & vote. I hope there will be early voting a week before at the court house. Believe me Memphis is not eager for Ark. Patients. Thanks evening times for all your information! [ Editor’s Note: Early voting begins Tuesday, Feb. 16 for the hospital tax vote and all of the other elections. Since you mentioned the still- looming I55 bridge closure, I’ll point out that the hospital isn’t expected to open until 2018.

With the bridge closure scheduled for later this year, it’s still a potential nightmare for us on this side of the bridge]


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