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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun October 23, 2016
PHOTO BY: Carol Rolf/Contributing Photographer

Members of the Lollie Bottoms 4-H Riders offered rides on a horse during the 4-H Party on the Lawn at the Faulkner County Courthouse. Sierra Puckett, front, a member of the Lollie Bottoms 4-H Riders, leads the horse for the rider, Sarah Lynn Blount, a member of the Green Garden Project 4-H Club. Assisting with the ride are Grace Brodsky, left, also a member of the Lollie Bottoms 4-H Riders, and Ashley Moore, a member of the Faulkner County Hooves, Spurs and Furs Show Team.

Youth celebrate October as National 4-H Month

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

Members of Faulkner County 4-H clubs are joining others across the United States in celebrating October as National 4-H Month. The local 4-H program is sponsored by the Faulkner County Cooperative Extension Service, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture. The local 4-H’ers gathered Oct. 3 for a 4-H Party on the Lawn at the Faulkner County Courthouse in Conway to celebrate the first week of the celebratory month as 4-H Week. Fau... READ MORE

Pennies-project committee eyes memorial idea By TAMMY KEITH

VILONIA — Vilonia seventh-graders’ ambitious Holocaust project — One Cent, One Life — kicked off last school year, but the middle-school principal said the original plan needs to be changed.

Halloween decor fills family’s lawn By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — The Kendrick family’s well-manicured lawn in Conway becomes a full-blown Halloween scene each year with everything from a little Hello Kitty to an imposing 16-foot grim reaper.

Rialto theater to present On Golden Pond CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

MORRILTON — This may be the first time On Golden Pond has been presented at the Rialto Community Arts Center, but this timeless love story has been performed countless times, both on the stage and the silver screen.

Rialto to present murder mystery CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

MORRILTON — It’s Halloween, and the residents of Devil’s Peak are gathered at the annual costume ball hosted by the mayor and his wife. Bates Manor has burned, and there’s a dispute over who will inherit the property. There’s also an uneasy feeling in the air as some think the old mansion is haunted. A murder will ensue, and guests at the ball will be asking, “whodunit?”

Behavioral health center to open in 2017 By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — Another health care facility is coming to Conway.

Faulkner County Museum closed for repairs CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Museum is temporarily closed for repairs.

Lantern Theatre to present psychological thriller Bug CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — The Conway Community Arts Association presented The Rocky Horror Show, by Richard O’Brien, as part of the association’s Late Night at the Lantern series just in time for Halloween last year. This year’s tribute to Halloween, Bug, by Tracy Letts, is a bit different.