McRae, Arkansas Pop 661

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MISSING: Douglas Gene Kirk                      Pamela K. Ward
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BY JUDIE O'FARRELL
Citizen Staff Writer 09/28/97

Mayor: Kenneth Strayhorn (D) 501.726.5156
POB A, McRae, AR 72102-0001

City Council:

1,1 Jerold T. Adams (D) 2,1 Lela Strange (D)  
1,2 Mary Louise Adams (D) Billy M. sanders (D)  


Police Chief: 726-3621 Mark Bishop, POB A, 151 S. Grand, McRae, 72102
Fire Chief:  726-3231 

McRae getting washed, polished

McRae is washed and polished after a major clean-up effort, according to Mayor Kenneth Strayhorn.
    Part of the effort included a "home grant," through which the city remodeled 14 homes in "phase two." During the next phase, they will finish the 20 houses still on the waiting list.
    Some of these houses has never had air conditioning, and none had central heat. These homes were weatherized and carpeted through the $333,000 grant.
    City council members are completing plans this month to build a park behind city hall.
Other projects under the clean-up included trash collection in yards and the mowing of vacant lots.
    The town has attracted significant growth, and more is to come, as a new subdivision will eventually provide homes for close to 40 people.
    In McRae White River Area Agency is to get more than $1 million in housing aid, plus a five-year rental subsidy of $250,000 for a new 20-unit complex for the elderly.

    City council members in McRae include Billy Mark Sanders, Louis Strange, Jerald Adams, Mary Louise Adams and secretary, Mary Ann Pruitt.
McRae has two full-time police officers and one part-time, Mark Bishop is the police chief.
    There are 17 volunteer firemen in the community who work under Chief Bill Bowman.
McRae, population 669 is located about five miles south of Searcy on Highway 67-167.
About 40 acres of land south of the city were annexed into the city limits last year.

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