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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu September 29, 2016

Historical society moves to former post office building

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

The recent move of the Cleburne County Historical Society to the old Heber Springs post office building might be said to be a prime example of how the society is preserving the history of the county. Charles Stuart, president of the historical society, said Heber Springs’ old post office was built in 1937 at 102 E. Main St. as the Federal Building, housing a post office on the main floor and Department of Agriculture offices in the base... READ MORE

Wonderview officials ponder millage defeat By TAMMY KEITH

HATTIEVILLE — The Wonderview School Board president and district superintendent both said the large margin of failure for a proposed 6.9-mill property-tax increase in Tuesday’s school election surprised them.

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Conway Symphony Orchestra to present puppet-theater production CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — Three entities are collaborating to bring a Halloween-themed puppet-theater performance to audiences.

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First stone-skipping event successful, founder says By TAMMY KEITH

The Great Southern Stone-Skipping Championships — the first in Arkansas — held at the Fairfield Bay Marina earlier this month was so much fun that the event will likely be held again next year, said founder John Baker of Little Rock.

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Books ‘pour in’ for Friends of the Library sale By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — Books are arriving every day for the Friends of the Libraries’ fall book sale at the Faulkner County Library in Conway, Director John McGraw said.

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Coalition seeks to help orphanage in war-torn Syria CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — A group of like-minded people based in Conway wants to make a “people-to-people” connection with an orphanage and school halfway around the world in the civil war-torn country of Syria.

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Opinions mixed on Wonderview millage increase By TAMMY KEITH

HATTIEVILLE —The Wonderview School District superintendent said the proposed 6.9-mill property-tax increase in Tuesday’s school election is needed to add classrooms and remodel old facilities, but not everyone is supportive of the increase.

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Perryville Lions Club, city build splash pad By TAMMY KEITH

PERRYVILLE — A splash pad nearing completion in Perryville City Park will be dedicated in memory of Lions Club charter member Tom Park, who was “very well thought of” in the small community, the mayor said.

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