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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu April 17, 2014

10th annual UCA Film Festival set for April 25

CONWAY — The 10th annual University of Central Arkansas Film Festival is sort of like Forrest Gump’s comment about a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re going to get. They’re all good, though, said Joe Dull, associate professor of digital filmmaking and coordinator of the undergraduate film program. “Oh, gosh, we’ve had musicals in the past, and because it’s college kids, there’s always one horror film. There are straight com... READ MORE

Greenbrier junior named Student of the Year By TAMMY KEITH

Emily Chambers, 17, said although she appreciates being named Student of the Year by the Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce, she thinks others deserve the honor more.

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Conway Community Arts to present Five Women Wearing the Same Dress CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

They may be wearing identical strapless dresses made of fuchsia taffeta, but each of the five women on stage in the next presentation by the Lantern Theatre and the Conway Community Arts Association are as different as daylight and dark. Or are they?

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Clinton High School to present Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Theater patrons who enjoy a good fairy tale are invited to tumble down the hole with Alice as she discovers a fantasyland filled with all sorts of creatures.

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Sitting in the trenches: Vilonia students get a taste of war LINDA HICKS/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

An exercise in a sophomore world history class at Vilonia High School resulted in some students complaining about aching backs and numbness in their feet.

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Vilonia student’s project results in new patent LINDA HICKS/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Teacher Elizabeth Sowell of Vilonia Primary School challenged third-graders during the last school year to invent a product using items from their homes.

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Students sing at Carnegie Hall in New York City

Sisters Anna and Callie Palmer, who live in Vilonia, used the same adjective to describe their trip to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall: amazing.

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Conway girls win state basketball championship DONNA LAMPKIN STEPHENS/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Disappointment turned out to be just what Conway’s young Lady Wampus Cats needed in 2013.

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Van Buren County Courthouse undergoes face-lift CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Van Buren County Courthouse in downtown Clinton has received a face-lift.

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New chamber director hopes to help businesses grow, work together

As the only child of parents who were missionaries, Heather Dunn has lived a lot of places across the United States.

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Local UDC chapter to observe Confederate Memorial Day April 26 CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

It’s all about the veterans.

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