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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu September 21, 2017
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Sitting, from left, Marilyn Poe, Barbara Green and Linda Wilson; and standing, Bobby Hargis, Ted Garcia, Willie Ware, Sherrie Logan and Sharon Pattison, all volunteers, are shown in the Cleburne County Cares retail store in Heber Springs. Hargis said the volunteers make the nonprofit organization special, often dedicating at least two or three days a week to work in the pantry and retail store.

Cleburne County nonprofit to renovate and expand

Bobby Hargis believes anything can be accomplished with the right group of volunteers and a dash of dedication. Hargis, director of Cleburne County Cares in Heber Springs, said the nonprofit hopes to have a brand-new self-serve food pantry open by January. “It’ll be kind of like a grocery store where people who need food can come in and choose what they want. We feel like there is a lot of waste right now,” he said. Members of the Heber... READ MORE

Pageant winner promotes platform to empower youth CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

RUSSELLVILLE — Aubrey Reed, 17, takes a personal interest in observing October as National Bullying Prevention Month. She was a victim of bullying when she was younger and now wants to empower young people to speak up for themselves.

Local DAR chapters note Constitution Week CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — Today is the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States, which was adopted at the Constitutional Convention on Sept. 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Vilonia School District seeks millage increase By TAMMY KEITH

VILONIA — Voters will decide Tuesday in the annual school election whether the Vilonia School District will be able to embark on a three-phase $33 million construction project.

Mayflower couple to celebrate 75th anniversary By TAMMY KEITH

MAYFLOWER — Coy and Rosa Shirley of Mayflower will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, which is unbelievable, Rosa said.

Historic bridge moved, to be dedicated at Beaverfork CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — It’s been a long time coming, but the 143-year-old Springfield-Des Arc Bridge is back in business.

Plenty of prizes available at cancer fundraiser

CONWAY — Hundreds of prizes will be available through raffle tickets and a silent auction during the ninth annual Pink Night, a fundraiser held by the Conway Lady Wampus Cats volleyball team.

Morrilton resident shares story of service in Vietnam CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

MORRILTON — Carl Edward Hampton Sr. of Morrilton will be able to relate to the upcoming PBS documentary The Vietnam War. He experienced the war firsthand.