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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun August 28, 2016

Wonderview plans public meetings for millage proposal

HATTIEVILLE — A public meeting to discuss the Wonderview School District’s proposed 6.9-mill property tax increase in the Sept. 20 school election is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Church in St. Vincent, the superintendent said. Wonderview Superintendent Carroll Purtle said Thursday that no public meetings had been held, but plans are to hold one “in each of the little communities that we have in our district.” The school ... READ MORE

Symphony guild to present designer classes CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — For the past several years, the Conway Symphony Orchestra Guild has sponsored a biennial “designer house” in the guild’s efforts to support the local symphony and its many outreach programs. This year’s offering is a little different.

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Museum seeks donations for pavilion chapel

VILONIA — As a hot breeze blew across the hill, Linda Hicks pointed to the view of a pond, green grass and woods on Mount Olive Road in Vilonia.

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Youth volleyball player finds way onto the court DONNA LAMPKIN STEPHENS/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Hayden Weber of Conway found the sport he loved, but he’s had to work hard to find a way to play it.

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Group seeks nominations for new honor By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — Shenel Sandidge, newly elected president of the Conway chapter of Business and Professional Women, is asking people to submit names for the inaugural Career Woman of the Year honor.

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Conway police chief warns senior citizens about scams

CONWAY — The good qualities that many senior citizens have — being trustworthy and honest — are also what make them susceptible to scams and frauds, Conway Police Chief Jody Spradlin told a group of AARP members.

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Danville to replace aging pool By TAMMY KEITH

DANVILLE — Danville Mayor Phil Moudy said it’s “almost a miracle” the way circumstances came together to fund a new city swimming pool.

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Elissa Douglas, executive director of Independent Living Services in Conway, and Robert Wright, director of development for the nonprofit agency, throw golf balls into the air on the driving range at TOMMY MUMERT/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Planning for the 2017 Relay for Life of Pope and Yell Counties is in full swing, with the kickoff for teams in Pope County scheduled for Sept. 6 at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.

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