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Originally Published July 14, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated July 12, 2013 at 10:13 a.m.
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July 14

Summer Concert Series

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Library Summer Concert Series will kick off with a performance by Buddy Case from 2-3 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email

July 15 –July 20

High School Fishing World Finals

RUSSELLVILLE — High school bass anglers from across the nation will converge on Russellville and Lake Dardanelle on Monday to compete in the High School Fishing World Finals tournament, which will run through Saturday. Prospective participants can register online at For more information about The Bass Federation, visit or call (580) 765-9031. The visitors center at Lake Dardanelle State Park will be the host site for the tournament.

July 17

Customer Service Seminar

CLARKSVILLE — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center will present Exceptional Customer Service, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce. In this seminar, business owners and their employees will learn what it takes to work as a team to deliver service that will keep customers coming back. The cost of the seminar is $20 for

Clarksville Chamber members and $30 for the public. Registration is required. For more information, call (479) 356-2067 or visit

July 19

Driver Safety Program

HEBER SPRINGS — An AARP Driver Safety class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. McCoy Room of the Administration/Student Services Building at Arkansas State University-Heber Springs. Individuals age 55 and older who complete the course will qualify for a three-year discount on their automobile-insurance premiums in Arkansas. The cost of the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. To reserve a place, call ASU at (501) 362-1273, or email

July 19 and July 20

Southern Gospel Quartet Singing

HEBER SPRINGS —The 41st annual Bud Magness Memorial Southern Gospel Quartet Singing will be held Friday and Saturday on the stage of the Spring Park Amphitheater. Several groups will perform in the free concerts that begin at 7 p.m. each day. For more information, call Chris Bennett at (501) 825-0395, email, or visit


Book Bag Sale

HEBER SPRINGS — Cleburne County Friends of the Library will host a Book Bag Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday in July at 2255 Arkansas 25B N. All proceeds will benefit the Cleburne County Library.

FAST Summer Programs

CONWAY — The Conway Regional Therapy Center’s summer FAST program continues at the Hendrix Wellness and Athletic Center. The program is designed to help young athletes, grades 3 through college, improve their skills. Sessions that have not yet begun are as follows: Total Athlete session B, July 15 through Aug. 9, for grade 7 through college; and Movement Skills Session B, Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 16 to Aug. 8, for grades 3-6. For details, visit or call (501) 269-4041.

Beekeepers Meeting

RUSSELLVILLE — The River Valley Beekeepers meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Western Sizzilin’. Anyone interested in beekeeping is invited to attend.


Senior Softball League

RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Senior Softball League will have registration from 6-8 p.m. July 22 and 23 at the Russellville Hughes Center. This is the eighth fall season for the league. Participants must be at least 49 years old. The fee is $35 per person. The first play date is Aug. 13. For more information, contact Charles Lemley at (479) 970-5248.

9 to 5: The Musical

LESLIE — 9 to 5: The Musical will take the stage at the Ozark Heritage Arts Center in Leslie at 7 p.m. July 27. The show will be presented by the Conway Dinner Theater in association with the Faulkner Academy of Arts and the Greater Searcy County Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. All proceeds will go to nonprofit organizations. For more information, call (870) 448-2557.

Cardboard Boat Races

HEBER SPRINGS — The 27th annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races will be held July 27 at Sandy Beach on Greers Ferry Lake. Awards will be given for the most elaborate and fastest boats and the best team spirit. There will be a Titanic Award for the most dramatic sinking. Parking will cost $5. For more information, contact Melisa Gardner at (501) 362-2444 or, or visit

Bargains Galore on 64

More than 160 miles of yard sales and flea markets will line U.S. 64 across and beyond the River Valley & Ozark Edition coverage area on Aug. 8-10. The sale will extend from Fort Smith to the west to Beebe in the east, with sellers in cities such as Russellville, Atkins, Morrilton, Conway and Vilonia participating in between. Bargains Galore on 64 will feature antiques, collectibles and other knickknacks. For more information, call (501) 796-2534, email, or visit

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