River Valley Latest NewsUpdated 12:00 a.m., Sun May 19, 2013
Several Pottsville students placed in the Arkansas Junior Duck Stamp competition. From the left are Fayth Braton, third place; Trey Bryant, third place; Sloan Aulgur, first place; Grace McCurrie, Best of Show for Arkansas; Jasmine Long, honorable mention; Ethan Hesselbein, honorable mention; and Kaylee Parker, honorable mention.
Male ducks — otherwise known as drakes — have eye-catching plumage in an array of vibrant colors. Apparently, the work of Carrie Drake’s Pre-Advanced Placement art students are just as eye catching. Lately, the students have been making a name for themselves at the state level. Drake is the art teacher at Pottsville Junior High School. Her student Grace McCurrie, a ninth-grader, won first place overall at the 2013 Federal Junior Duck ... READ MORE
Thomas Wolfe titled a novel You Can’t Go Home Again, but don’t expect folks in Twin Groves to take that sentiment to heart.
Graduation parties are fairly common this time of year as students prepare to move from one stage of their lives to the next. One such party attracted special attention May 2 as kindergartners from Morrilton Primary School and a group of senior English students from Morrilton High School came together to culminate this year’s Puppies to Dogs mentoring program.
Faulkner County residents are seeing spots — in their yards. The Faulkner County Extension Service is getting an elevated number of calls this spring about lawn-care problems in the area.
First Baptist Church Maumelle is looking for ways to answer calls from foster parents across Arkansas through the church’s ministry The CALL Mall. It is a branch of The CALL, which stands for Children of Arkansas Loved for a Lifetime.
Emily Darnell of Maumelle is making a name for herself. She recently received the Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. At the age of 15, Emily has been in Girl Scouts for nine years.
The Toad Master made a special appearance at Greenbrier Middle School on April 30, right before he assumed his official duties May 3-5 at the Toad Suck Daze festival in Conway. Brian Ratliff, aka The Toad Master, was the keynote speaker at the Greenbrier Bookcase for Every Child Project’s second annual awards ceremony.
Thanks to a mayor on a mission to get healthy, Greenbrier Gets Fit was launched for city employees.
Several artists in and around central Arkansas will participate in the Conway League of Artists’ Studio and Gallery Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Dardanelle will be a noisy place on Friday and Saturday. The 24th annual Yell Fest has all kinds of activities including, yes, a yelling contest.
Conway Regional Medical Center’s clinic in Mayflower is back in business at its location on Arkansas 365 after the smell of oil from the ruptured underground pipeline forced the clinic to temporarily move to Conway.
One of life’s greatest pleasures is cooking delicious food for the people you love, then watching their delight. Food has a special power to convey to those around us just how much we care about them.