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Updated 9:17 a.m., Mon April 24, 2017
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Members of the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway will travel to Guatemala for a mission trip July 23-29. Those going include, front row, from left, Ali Cothern, Zoey Rofkahr, Sydney McCallister and Milli Prickett; middle row, seated, Lauren Westwood, Rachel Efken, Morgan Plumley and Bailey Martin; and standing, Gabrielle Lucy, Chloe Brinkley, Kristen Jones, Kendall Leggett, Haley Hillard, mothers Tracie Leggett and Michelle Cothern, who will escort the girls, and Morgan Lefler.

Sorority to take 15 on mission

Melissa Ibbotson

Fifteen Alpha Sigma Tau sorority sisters from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and two of their moms will build homes and other construction projects, conduct worship services and lead a vacation Bible school for the children of Sumpango, Guatemala, during a week-long mission trip July 23-29. “I hope that I will be able to serve the girls as much as I can serve the community,” said Ali Cothern, who is a junior from Searcy an... READ MORE

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