Archive for April 17th, 2012
The Quorum Court on Thursday passed an ordinance that will allow the county to clean up properties deemed “unsightly and unsanitary” by a county judge.
According to the ordinance, if a complaint is made, the landowner will be given 30 days to clean the land. If the property is not cleaned within that time period, the county will do the job, billing the landowner.
80th Anniversary of the WPA
Celebrate the WPA 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 12, at Lake Fort Smith State Park.
In 1932, a new federal agency was created as a way to put local men back to work in the wake of the Great Depression. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created, and Mountainburg was selected as a project site for a dam for the city of Fort Smith. Federal funding matched with city levies funded the “Clear Creek Project” from 1935–1936.
Help us capture the history of the WPA by sharing photographs and stories of the old park. We are encouraging family members of WPA workers to bring in historic photos or any type of memorabilia that would help us capture the essence of this historic WPA project. Other activities include video and music presentations, demonstrations, and a depression style lunch all for just $5 per person.