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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun May 28, 2017
PHOTO BY: Matt Johnson/Contributing Photographer

Jacob Baker, left, and his twin brother, Caleb, graduated recently from Vilonia High School. They have attended Vilonia schools together since kindergarten but will attend different colleges in the fall. Jacob will go to the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, and Caleb will attend the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Twins graduate from Vilonia, plan to attend different colleges

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

VILONIA — High school graduation often means big changes in students’ lives. That holds true for twins Caleb and Jacob Baker. Caleb and Jacob graduated May 13 from Vilonia High School in ceremonies at the Farris Center at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. For the first time in their lives, they are headed off to different schools. Each young man said he is looking forward to it. “I am kind of looking forward to being away fr... READ MORE

Conway launches first bike-share program By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — Anyone who has a hankering to hop on a bicycle but doesn’t own one can rent one in Conway through the state’s first on-demand public bike-share program.

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Area teams to play for state championships

FAYETTEVILLE — Several high school teams in the River Valley & Ozark Edition will compete for state championships this weekend in Fayetteville.

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Depot turns 100; party planned on Saturday CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

RUSSELLVILLE — Russellville will celebrate the 100th birthday of its railroad depot on Saturday. All are invited to the party, and there is no admission charge.

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Nemo Vista graduate accepted to Naval Academy prep school CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CENTER RIDGE — Adrianna Munoz has made a name for herself at Nemo Vista High School.

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Third annual BayFest features pet parade By KAYLA BAUGH

FAIRFIELD BAY — Fairfield Bay is gearing up for the third annual BayFest street festival, complete with vendors, live music, activities for kids and a pet parade.

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Bono Baptist Church celebrates centennial By TAMMY KEITH

BONO — In 1917, the small Faulkner County community of Bono was bustling.

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Area teams to play for state championships

FAYETTEVILLE — Several high school teams in the River Valley & Ozark Edition will compete for state championships this weekend in Fayetteville.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE RIVER VALLEY & OZARK AREA

May 18 Maumelle Newcomers Luncheon MAUMELLE — A Maumelle Newcomers Luncheon will take place at 11 a.m. at the Maumelle Country Club. The cost is $15. The recipient of the Maumelle Newcomers Club Scholarship will be announced, and club officers will be installed. Guests are welcome. For reservations, call Mary Davidson at (501) 944-5518 by Monday.

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Perry County event to commemorate WWI CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

PERRYVILLE — Perry County is joining other counties in the state in celebrating May as Arkansas Heritage Month. This year’s theme is A State of War: Arkansas Remembers World War I.

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