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River Valley Latest NewsUpdated 12:00 a.m., Sun December 8, 2013
‘It’s just amazing’
BOTKINBURG — Pastor Ester Bass promised his congregation after an April 10 tornado that Botkinburg Foursquare Church would be rebuilt. Today, church services will be held in the new Fellowship Hall of the building that is under construction. “We are just coming right along,” Bass said. “We have practically everything except the sanctuary done.” Bass, who has been the church’s pastor for 14 years, took a break from working on the kitchen... READ MORE
Conway is closer to hiring a fire chief after a search committee interviewed three applicants by phone and plans to conduct personal interviews, the city’s human-resource director said.
The city of Vilonia will soon have a new city park facility with four softball fields, seven soccer fields, parking areas and a concession stand, as well as a city-maintenance facility.
The little town of Hector will play host to the little town of Bethlehem beginning Friday.
All are invited to bundle up, grab some hot chocolate and make their way to the Vilonia downtown area at 5 p.m. Saturday for the Christmas parade.
The Conway Women’s Chorus will present its annual Christmas show at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 2310 E. Oak St. in Conway.
Folks traveling along U.S. 65 may have seen the sign for the Newland Farm, 13 miles north of Clinton, right before Dennard. The farm, which sits on a hilltop that overlooks a valley, offers the present-day owners a view of several counties, they said.
Farming has been a way of life for more than 100 years for at least 16 families in the River Valley & Ozark Edition coverage area.
Annie is coming to town just in time to share the holiday spirit with the community.
It’s hard not to compare the city of Conway’s Christmas tree with the one Faulkner County plans to light at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A consultant helping the Vilonia School District search for its next superintendent said the company can save board members time, money and, possibly, regret.
The Arkansas Dream Center in Heber Springs has scheduled its Christmas Mall for Dec. 14, but more donations are needed to give gifts to hundreds of children, said Traci Tutor, one of the center’s coordinators.
Bands will be making special music during the coming days at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.
The Faulkner County Day School is holding its fifth annual Racin’ New Year’s Eve 5K run and walk, and the executive director has a goal in mind.