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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu March 5, 2015
PHOTO BY: Eilish Palmer

Maumelle High School senior Rebecca Aguilera, who will turn 18 on Saturday, sits in the computer lab at school. Aguilera started an Internet-safety program in 2011 called Better Safe Than Sorry, and she has been honored for it as a Distinguished Finalist in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards competition. She said the program has grown to include cyberbullying. Aguilera said she plans to attend Berkeley College in New York to major in marketing/communications, then start a nonprofit organization based on her Internet-safety program.

Maumelle senior honored for Internet-safety program

MAUMELLE — Rebecca Aguilera is still passionate about the Internet-safety program she created four years ago, and this year, the Maumelle High School senior has been honored for the program. Aguilera, 17, is a Distinguished Finalist for Arkansas in the 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for the Better Safe Than Sorry program she started. “It’s grown to be my life, and I’ve done it so much, I just have a passion for it,” she said... READ MORE

Crusin’ 4 Alzheimer’s Care set for Saturday By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — Melissa Longing said there is still time to get tickets to the second annual Cruisin’ 4 Alzheimer’s Care event, scheduled for 6-10 p.m. Saturday at the Conway Country Club.

Relay for Life honorary chairwoman named TOMMY MUMERT/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

RUSSELLVILLE — Julie Hodges of Russellville, who faced two separate diagnoses of cancer in a span of 15 months, has been named honorary chairwoman for the 2015 River Valley Relay for Life.

Haircuts for Keagan

CABOT — In an effort to support Keagan Provost, Avant-Garde Salon in Cabot will donate all proceeds from children’s haircuts on March 8 to Keagan and his family.

Dover makes third attempt for millage proposal By TAMMY KEITH

DOVER — Superintendent Jerry Owens said Dover School District officials have heard patrons “loud and clear,” and he is counting on approval of a proposed millage increase in the district’s March 10 special election.

Proposed dam project stalled by Corps By TAMMY KEITH

HEBER SPRINGS — A revived multimillion-dollar water-garden project planned for property at Greers Ferry Dam — approved in the 1960s by President John F. Kennedy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — has stalled because Corps officials won’t authorize the project.

District’s millage increase gets a second chance in Greenbrier By TAMMY KEITH

GREENBRIER — Greenbrier School District Superintendent Scott Spainhour said he is counting on voters to approve a second attempt at a 2.9-mill property-tax increase in a March 10 special election.

Local artists to participate in Newport art show

NEWPORT — Many of the artists who will participate in the seventh annual Delta Visual Arts Show on Saturday in Newport have ties to the region known as the Arkansas Delta. Some artists from the River Valley & Ozark Edition coverage area are among them.