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  • Cydney Thompson, Northeast Arkansas News

Harrisburg Reveals New Street Sign

After almost 40 years, the Huey family got to put up the new street sign named after their lost loved one. Now those coming to Harrisburg Elementary will use the road known as Myra Lynn Huey circle.

“I’m 79 years old so it’s just a wonderful, wonderful feeling to me actually just kind of unbelievable. I’m just so happy, Ronnie Huey said.

In 1971 Ronnie Huey’s daughter died and few years later the Huey family sold land to the Harrisburg school district.

As part of the sell, the family asked for the street leading to the school to be named in Myra Lynn’s honor.

“It’ kind of just fell through the cracks there’s really no one to blame no one’s at fault but years later several people got involved to get it done, to get the name posted,” Lance Huey said.

The sign was designed by the mayor and permission from Arkansas state highway department allowed to use the existing signposts.

“I think all three of us can say it feels extremely great. It was 40 years in the making. It should have been done a long time ago and it’s at no fault to anybody, but we got it done and we’re happy to do it,” Justin Kimble said.

Tears and warm hearts gathered to see this wonderful plan be completed.

“I’m just so happy to see this get done, I just can’t tell you how happy I am,” Huey said.

The family was very thankful to the mayor of Harrisburg and team worked to get this accomplished.


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