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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu January 19, 2017
PHOTO BY: Carol Rolf/Contributing Photographer

Appearing in the Conway Community Arts Association’s upcoming production of [title of show] at the Lantern Theatre are, from left, Darby Burdine as Susan, Saxon Whitehead as Hunter, Dana Kordsmeier as Jeff and Jessica Thompson as Heidi. Not shown is Kayla White, who appears as Mary, the piano player.

Conway Community Arts to open season Friday

CONWAY — The Conway Community Arts Association and the Lantern Theatre will open the 2017 season Friday with a musical comedy called [title of show]. No, that’s not a misprint — the title of the show is [title of show]. “It’s basically a play within a play,” said Jeff Ward of Conway, director of the local production. “It’s about two men — Jeff and Hunter — who are actors and writers in New York City. They decide to write a new play, wit... READ MORE

Grants received for historic-bridge signage By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — The 1874 Springfield-Des Arc Bridge, which is being restored and moved from northwest of Wooster to Conway, will have special signage paid for with grants awarded to the Faulkner County Historical Society.

Freezin’ for a Reason set for Feb. 4 at Conway High School By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Circle of Friends chapter, which works to raise funds and awareness for Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, will hold its fifth Annual Freezin’ for a Reason 5K and 10K and Lap for Life at 9 a.m. Feb. 4 at John McConnell Stadium at Conway High School.

Professional wrestling event benefits leukemia patient By MARK BUFFALO

Kaitlyn Ison, 21, of Conway will be the beneficiary of the Championship Wrestling of Arkansas’ Wrestle Raise event, which will take place Saturday at the Maumelle Events Center. Ison, pictured with her son, Beau, was diagnosed with leukemia in July 2016. In her right shoulder is her central venous line, where she receives chemotherapy treatment.

Chamber welcomes new board members CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

HEBER SPRINGS — The Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce begins the new year by welcoming five new members, as well as new officers, for the chamber’s board of directors.

18 apply for Guy-Perkins superintendent position By TAMMY KEITH

GUY-PERKINS — Eighteen applications have been received to date for the Guy-Perkins superintendent position, including one from the district’s K-12 principal, Karen Hoskins of Greenbrier.

Pottsville names first Firefighter of the Year By TAMMY KEITH

POTTSVILLE — Pottsville Fire Chief Brad Judkins decided it’s never too late to start a tradition.

Conway mayor promotes interim police chief By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — Bart Castleberry’s first official act Jan. 1 as Conway’s new mayor was to take the word interim off Police Chief Jody Spradlin’s title.

Assistant hired as Dover Elementary School principal By TAMMY KEITH

DOVER — Ryan Staggs won’t have far to go when he becomes Dover Elementary School’s principal in July.