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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun September 24, 2017
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Children play on the inflatables at last year’s Quitmanfest. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and feature live entertainment, activities for kids, contests, vendors and a car show.

12th annual Quitmanfest gets back to basics

Quitmanfest has a variety of festival favorites — inflatables for kids, vendors, a car show, live entertainment — but what about trying the tricycle race? The city festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Quitman Sports Complex. Admission is free, but there is a $5 parking fee. Tonia Shue, president of Quitman Community Connection, said the group of volunteers focuses on helping people in the Quitman area. “We mee... READ MORE

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Local DAR chapters note Constitution Week CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — Today is the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States, which was adopted at the Constitutional Convention on Sept. 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Vilonia School District seeks millage increase By TAMMY KEITH

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Mayflower couple to celebrate 75th anniversary By TAMMY KEITH

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Historic bridge moved, to be dedicated at Beaverfork CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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