River Valley Latest News

Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun June 26, 2016

Area contestants to compete in Miss Arkansas Pageant

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

Several young women with ties to the River Valley & Ozark Edition’s coverage area will compete in the annual Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant July 3-9 at the Bank of the Ozarks Arena in the Hot Springs Convention Center. Contestants will arrive during a public ceremony at 2 p.m. July 3 in Horner Hall at the convention center. Preliminary competitions will be held at 7 p.m. July 6-8 with the final competition and crowning set to beg... READ MORE

Shirley family receives honor for farming in Van Buren County CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

SHIRLEY — When Wade Lucas moved his family from Plant City, Florida, to Shirley, Arkansas, he brought with him a little bit of knowledge about growing strawberries.

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Greenbrier pitcher makes memories on the mound By TAMMY KEITH

Looks can be deceiving, but 6-foot-4-inch, 205-pound Hunter Milligan throws a baseball just like one would expect — hard and fast.

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Lady Eagles’ coach takes top honor again this year By DONNA STEPHENS

In all his life, Kevin Sullivan may never have another year like 2016.

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Vilonia pitcher swings for Player of the Year title By DONNA STEPHENS

For more than three years, Sydney Wader begged her Vilonia softball coach, Kevin Sullivan, to let her bat.

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Missionary heads Tumbling Shoals nonprofit group By SYD HAYMAN

TUMBLING SHOALS — His office is nearly 7 miles outside of Heber Springs, but on a recent Wednesday afternoon, Ryan Bush was giving others advice on tarantulas that live in Shushufindi Canton, Ecuador.

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Love, Loss and What I Wore to open June 30 at Lantern CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — What woman doesn’t remember her wedding gown or how she felt wearing it? Or maybe it’s the prom dress she wore in high school that evokes memories.

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Suspended superintendent considers appeal By TAMMY KEITH

GUY — Guy-Perkins Superintendent Brian Cossey, whose contract was recommended for termination, said Wednesday that he is undecided whether he will appeal the decision.

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Sacred Heart Educator of the Year got an early start By TAMMY KEITH

MORRILTON — It took Heather Zinser about one day of kindergarten at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Morrilton to decide she wanted to be a teacher.

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Patron starts petition to dissolve Guy-Perkins School Board By TAMMY KEITH

A parent in the fiscally distressed Guy-Perkins School District has started a petition to dissolve the board after it recommended that Superintendent Brian Cossey be fired.

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Fairfield Bay hosting Civil War exhibit By SYD HAYMAN

FAIRFIELD BAY — A traveling exhibit has made its next stop in Fairfield Bay.

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Fireworks Extravaganza set for July 2, adds event By TAMMY KEITH

HEBER SPRINGS — There’s no reason to wait until July 4 to celebrate America’s birthday — the Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off the party July 2 at Sandy Beach with the chamber’s Fireworks Extravaganza.

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