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River Valley Latest NewsUpdated 12:00 a.m., Thu May 26, 2016
HEBER SPRINGS — Heber Springs has created a path to becoming a better community. The Kick Start Heber Springs Action Plan, a five-year blueprint for the city’s future, launched May 19 and outlines goals the city can meet in order to become a more vibrant destination for residents and tourists. In August 2015, action teams with representatives from local businesses, schools, councils and more began holding monthly meetings to strategize... READ MORE
CONWAY — On this 400th anniversary year of William Shakespeare’s death, an original First Folio of his plays is coming to the University of Central Arkansas’ Baum Gallery.
Barb was snoring as she lay in the 20th Judicial District Victim Services Office in Conway, oblivious to the fact that she’s the first courthouse dog in the state.
Several Faulkner County high school seniors are National Merit Finalists for 2015-2016.
When Melissa Cowper-Smith moved to Morrilton from New York City a few years ago, one might think she experienced some “culture shock.”
GREENBRIER — Several students from the Greenbrier School District are sure to be taking care of last-minute details today for their upcoming road trip.
CONWAY — Doctors, nurses, therapists and numerous others in the Conway Regional Health System got an unexpected treat for National Hospital Week last week.
CONWAY — Conway Junior High School Principal Todd Edwards was named Middle Level Principal of the Year by the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators, which turned out to be a good going-away gift.
CONWAY — Diane Smith, 66, said she always knew she wanted to be a teacher. She is retiring this year after a 45-year career in education, with most of those years spent as a 12th-grade English teacher at Conway High School.
Students from Pope County are among winners in the 25th annual Preserve Our Past art and essay invitational sponsored by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage.
HECTOR — Mary Launius Inman grew up in Hector, right on the edge of the Ozark National Forest. She came to Arkansas from North Carolina when her father accepted the position of Bayou District ranger of the Ozark National Forest.
FAIRFIELD BAY — What began as a gift to Mary Philips’ sister is now a volunteer-run nonprofit that gives to thousands.
CONWAY — When oak trees were planted in 1946 on campus as living memorials to alumni who died in World War II, it was an idea ahead of its time, said Gayle Seymour, associate dean of the University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication.