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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu December 18, 2014

Deputies’ raises, shelter operating funds to come before court

CONWAY — Two issues expected to come before the Faulkner County Quorum Court in January — raises for sheriff’s office deputies and operating funds for a proposed animal shelter — could be resolved by one of two approaches, a committee chairman said. “We have a dual effort that we’re working on,” said Randy Higgins of Greenbrier, chairman of the Courts and Public Safety Committee of the Quorum Court. Higgins said Faulkner County Sheriff ... READ MORE

Deer-auto accidents a problem, but expected to decline By MORGAN ACUFF

This time of year is a peak period for deer-auto collisions.

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Woman follows heart to start Pope County Habitat By TAMMY KEITH

RUSSELLVILLE — Lori Grace worked with Habitat for Humanity volunteers from another state in 2010 while on a mission trip to the Appalachian Mountains, and when she got back home to Russellville, she was fired up to start a Pope County affiliate.

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Conway woman receives service award By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — Jamie Boyd of Conway, who has served on the Women’s Shelter Board of Central Arkansas for 10 years, is doubly appreciated.

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Plethora of pelicans wintering on Lake Conway By TAMMY KEITH

MAYFLOWER — While ducks may have eluded some waterfowlers this season, pelicans have been plentiful the past few weeks on several of the larger bodies of water in the River Valley & Ozark Edition coverage area, including on the Craig D. Campbell Lake Conway Reservoir.

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Mayflower settles with fired principal for $35,000 By TAMMY KEITH

MAYFLOWER — The Mayflower School District’s insurance company has settled with fired high school principal Jeff Cagle for an amount of $35,000, Superintendent John Gray said.

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Conway Dinner Theater to present Greater Tuna CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — Two actors playing 20 characters, all with costume changes, could surely result in gales of laughter. That’s what members of the cast of Greater Tuna will be counting on when they take the stage Friday night at the Conway Dinner Theater.

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Conway man wins World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — David St. John of Conway didn’t let nerves get to him, and he won the World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest in November at the 79th annual Wings Over the Prairie Festival in Stuttgart after qualifying for the contest 12 years in a row and previously almost winning twice.

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