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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun September 25, 2016

Wonderview officials ponder millage defeat

HATTIEVILLE — The Wonderview School Board president and district superintendent both said the large margin of failure for a proposed 6.9-mill property-tax increase in Tuesday’s school election surprised them. Patrons defeated the proposal 112 for and 400 against the increase — almost 80 percent in opposition, according to complete but unofficial results. “I thought it would be a lot closer than that; the margin surprised me some,” Board... READ MORE

Conway Symphony Orchestra to present puppet-theater production CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — Three entities are collaborating to bring a Halloween-themed puppet-theater performance to audiences.

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First stone-skipping event successful, founder says By TAMMY KEITH

The Great Southern Stone-Skipping Championships — the first in Arkansas — held at the Fairfield Bay Marina earlier this month was so much fun that the event will likely be held again next year, said founder John Baker of Little Rock.

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Books ‘pour in’ for Friends of the Library sale By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — Books are arriving every day for the Friends of the Libraries’ fall book sale at the Faulkner County Library in Conway, Director John McGraw said.

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Coalition seeks to help orphanage in war-torn Syria CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — A group of like-minded people based in Conway wants to make a “people-to-people” connection with an orphanage and school halfway around the world in the civil war-torn country of Syria.

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Opinions mixed on Wonderview millage increase By TAMMY KEITH

HATTIEVILLE —The Wonderview School District superintendent said the proposed 6.9-mill property-tax increase in Tuesday’s school election is needed to add classrooms and remodel old facilities, but not everyone is supportive of the increase.

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Perryville Lions Club, city build splash pad By TAMMY KEITH

PERRYVILLE — A splash pad nearing completion in Perryville City Park will be dedicated in memory of Lions Club charter member Tom Park, who was “very well thought of” in the small community, the mayor said.

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Relay for Life set for Friday in Heber Springs By TAMMY KEITH

HEBER SPRINGS — Cleburne County Relay for Life kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday in Spring Park with a traditional banquet for cancer survivors and their caregivers, followed by fundraising and fun, said Laurie York, event co-chairwoman.

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Patriotic group sponsors Constitution Week activities CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Saturday will mark the 229th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States, which was adopted by the Congress of the Confederation Sept. 17, 1787.

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