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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu February 23, 2017
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Courtney Pratt, left, and Holly Pace hold masks as they prepare for the Junior Auxiliary of Russellville Children’s Benefit Ball 2017, Mardi Gras Masquerade, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the L.V. Williamson Boys & Girls Club. Tickets are available at jarussellville.org/tickets.

JA of Russellville sets charity ball for Saturday

RUSSELLVILLE — The Junior Auxiliary of Russellville’s charity ball on Saturday isn’t just going to be a Mardi Gras-themed party. “It’s going to be an immersion experience,” co-chairwoman Holly Pace said. The Children’s Benefit Ball 2017, Mardi Gras Masquerade, is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, and the party will go until 12:30 a.m., with dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions. Tickets to the event, at $80 each or $150 per... READ MORE

New Conway courts topic of tennis group’s meeting By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — The Conway Area Tennis Association started out seeking a three-structure, $6 million indoor-outdoor tennis facility, but the association will settle for eight new courts, restrooms and a one-level building.

Perryville residents start Alzheimer’s support group By TAMMY KEITH

PERRYVILLE — Ida Rose’s family has definitely been touched by Alzheimer’s disease.

Artists’ collective to meet Tuesday in Morrilton CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

MORRILTON — A new artists’ group is forming in Morrilton.

Community theater to present Hate Mail

CONWAY — In a world where letter-writing seems to be almost nonexistent, the Conway Community Arts Association and the Lantern Theatre are producing a play that is all about corresponding by mail.