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Alisha Holloway, from left, Caitlin Fitch, Kerri Hooten and Morgan Henry stand by a banner promoting the Miles for Mito 5K/1K race/walk on Saturday to support the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. Holloway, who lives in Vilonia, has mitochondrial disease, as do her two sons and two foster children. The race is being held to raise awareness of the disease, as well as money.
CONWAY — One of the questions race director Morgan Henry of Conway said she’s been asked about the Miles for Mito 5K scheduled for Saturday is, “Who’s Mito?’” It’s not a who; it’s a what: mitochondrial disease. “It’s not a well-known disease, and it affects a variety of organs,” Henry said. No one knows that better than Alisha Holloway, 41, of Vilonia, who has the disease, as well as her two sons and two foster children. “It can be a ve... READ MORE
CONWAY — Brad Lacy, president of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and Conway Development Corp., said the unique aspect of Tuesday’s successful bond issue and sales-tax-rededication election was the way the campaign was run.
CONWAY — Faulkner County will usher in its 76th annual county fair Tuesday with a parade that will wind through downtown Conway beginning at 5 p.m.
PERRYVILLE — The Perry County Fair will be held Tuesday through Saturday at the fairgrounds. This year’s theme is “Cowboy Days.”
Thursday, Sept. 18 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Art Exhibit: Hendrix College Faculty Show, Art Complex: Building A, Hendrix College
CONWAY — Conway EcoFest has mushroomed this year, adding new activities to its popular standbys, the festival’s coordinator said.
CONWAY — A lot is riding on the bond-issue and sales-tax-rededication proposal in Tuesday’s special election in Conway.
Katherine Strause of Little Rock grew up in Conway and had graduated from St. Joseph High School before she ever knew that art might lead her to a lifelong career. She is now chairwoman of the art department at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, where she teaches painting.
CLINTON — The Clinton School District is asking patrons to approve a 1-mill property-tax increase in the Sept. 16 school election for construction and renovation projects, focusing on the district’s agriculture program.