River Valley Latest News

Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun May 24, 2015
PHOTO BY: Gareth Patterson

Karla Fultz, administrator of the Van Buren County Library in Clinton, talks about the library that is under construction on Factory Road. The new facility will be more than 3 1/2 times the size of the current library, adding much-needed space for children’s and adult programs and activities, Fultz said. The property for the new library was donated by Don and Jo Nell Warren.

Beam-signing ceremony set for Clinton library

CLINTON — The $3 million Van Buren County Library under construction at 289 Factory Road in Clinton can’t get finished soon enough for longtime administrator Karla Fultz. “We are wall to wall with books,” Fultz said. That might sound good, but it means that everything else has been squeezed out, including the children’s area. There is no longer any room for children’s activities at the 3,000-square-foot library on Shake Rag Road in Clin... READ MORE

City rebuilding road near Hendrix

CONWAY — A street west of Hendrix College is being rebuilt, which involves replacing some of the older sewer lines in the city, a Conway Corp. engineer said.

Works by area women artists included in national online registry CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Works by three artists from the River Valley & Ozark Edition coverage area can now be seen in an online registry sponsored by the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

UCA receives grant to renovate McCastlain Hall’s Grand Hallway

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas in Conway has money to implement the second phase of the campus’s McCastlain Hall renovation after receiving a $400,000 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resource Council.

Interviews to begin for library director’s job

CONWAY — Interviews will start next week for candidates for director of the Faulkner County Library, although applications are still being accepted, said Judy Lovell, assistant director.

Conway teen excels in racing, pageant circuit By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — Madelyn Roper of Conway describes herself as “pretty versatile,” which may be an understatement for a 19-year-old woman who drag races, dances and competes in pageants.

Conway students raise money for Friends group By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — When students in the gifted-and-talented program at Raymond and Phyllis Simon Middle School decided to raise $500 for the Friends of the Conway Animal Shelter, they did more than just put collection jars in classrooms.

Conway Symphony Orchestra Guild plans Jazz It Up fundraiser CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — The Conway Symphony Orchestra Guild invites the community to Jazz It Up on May 28.

Dragon-boat festivals coming to Maumelle, Conway By TAMMY KEITH

Dragon-boat racing has been around for centuries, and it’s back for a third year for one organization in central Arkansas, while the Junior Auxiliary of Conway is trying the sport as a new fundraiser.