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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun May 21, 2017

Arlene Biebesheimer

Opera singer touts talent in Arkansas

Opera and Arkansas aren’t two words people generally use in the same sentence. Arlene Biebesheimer of Conway can tell you, though, how they go together perfectly. Biebesheimer is the artistic director for Opera In The Rock, the state’s only professional opera company. “We are passionate about providing a professional opportunity for Arkansas singers to work in this great art form in a professional setting with an orchestra,” she said, r... READ MORE

Melinda Wright: Assistant principal retiring after long career CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

After 36 years in the field of education, Melinda Wright is ready to move on to the next phase of her life. She will retire at the end of this school year.