ASHLEY COUNTY Ark IS TAKING BIDS FOR AN AMBULANCE SERVICE

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    ASHLEY COUNTY IS TAKING BIDS FOR AN AMBULANCE SERVICE. ASHLEY COUNTY CONSISTS OF 30 VOTING PRECINCTS. ALL BUT 10 PRECINCTS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THIS SERVICE AREA. THE 10 PRECINCTS THAT WILL NOT BE INCLUDED ARE: CROSSROADS, COOTER, WEST CROSSETT RURAL, and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’S OFFICE, C/O CHRISTIE MARTIN, 205 EAST JEFFERSON STREET #5, HAMBURG, AR 71646. IF ANYONE HAS QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL (870) 853-2020. BID OPENING WILL TAKE PLACE AT 1:30 P.M. ON MONDAY, JUNE 11TH, 2018. COLORED MAPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE SERVICE AREA UPON REQUEST.

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