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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun September 14, 2014
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Alisha Holloway, from left, Caitlin Fitch, Kerri Hooten and Morgan Henry stand by a banner promoting the Miles for Mito 5K/1K race/walk on Saturday to support the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. Holloway, who lives in Vilonia, has mitochondrial disease, as do her two sons and two foster children. The race is being held to raise awareness of the disease, as well as money.

Organizers: Miles for Mito 5K a first in Arkansas

CONWAY — One of the questions race director Morgan Henry of Conway said she’s been asked about the Miles for Mito 5K scheduled for Saturday is, “Who’s Mito?’” It’s not a who; it’s a what: mitochondrial disease. “It’s not a well-known disease, and it affects a variety of organs,” Henry said. No one knows that better than Alisha Holloway, 41, of Vilonia, who has the disease, as well as her two sons and two foster children. “It can be a ve... READ MORE

Social media used in successful sales-tax rededication vote By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — Brad Lacy, president of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and Conway Development Corp., said the unique aspect of Tuesday’s successful bond issue and sales-tax-rededication election was the way the campaign was run.

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Faulkner County Fair to kick off Tuesday with parade CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — Faulkner County will usher in its 76th annual county fair Tuesday with a parade that will wind through downtown Conway beginning at 5 p.m.

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Perry County Fair set for Tuesday through Saturday CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

PERRYVILLE — The Perry County Fair will be held Tuesday through Saturday at the fairgrounds. This year’s theme is “Cowboy Days.”

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Conway ArtsFest Schedule of Events

Thursday, Sept. 18 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Art Exhibit: Hendrix College Faculty Show, Art Complex: Building A, Hendrix College

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Saturday’s EcoFest offers new activities for all ages

CONWAY — Conway EcoFest has mushroomed this year, adding new activities to its popular standbys, the festival’s coordinator said.

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Conway sales-tax rededication vote is Tuesday

CONWAY — A lot is riding on the bond-issue and sales-tax-rededication proposal in Tuesday’s special election in Conway.

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Artist’s interest in painting started in Conway; new exhibit on display CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Katherine Strause of Little Rock grew up in Conway and had graduated from St. Joseph High School before she ever knew that art might lead her to a lifelong career. She is now chairwoman of the art department at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, where she teaches painting.

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Clinton School District to seek 1-mill increase By TAMMY KEITH

CLINTON — The Clinton School District is asking patrons to approve a 1-mill property-tax increase in the Sept. 16 school election for construction and renovation projects, focusing on the district’s agriculture program.

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