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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun March 1, 2015
PHOTO BY: Tommy Mumert/Contributing Photographer

Julie Hodges and her husband, Kevin, were among the cancer survivors and their guests honored recently at the annual River Valley Relay for Life survivor banquet.

Relay for Life honorary chairwoman named

Tommy Mumert/Contributing Writer

RUSSELLVILLE — Julie Hodges of Russellville, who faced two separate diagnoses of cancer in a span of 15 months, has been named honorary chairwoman for the 2015 River Valley Relay for Life. “It is such an honor to be chosen,” Hodges said. “I am so humbled to be part of something that touches so many people.” Relay for Life is the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, and Hodges will be introduced during the opening... READ MORE

Haircuts for Keagan

CABOT — In an effort to support Keagan Provost, Avant-Garde Salon in Cabot will donate all proceeds from children’s haircuts on March 8 to Keagan and his family.

Dover makes third attempt for millage proposal By TAMMY KEITH

DOVER — Superintendent Jerry Owens said Dover School District officials have heard patrons “loud and clear,” and he is counting on approval of a proposed millage increase in the district’s March 10 special election.

Proposed dam project stalled by Corps By TAMMY KEITH

HEBER SPRINGS — A revived multimillion-dollar water-garden project planned for property at Greers Ferry Dam — approved in the 1960s by President John F. Kennedy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — has stalled because Corps officials won’t authorize the project.

District’s millage increase gets a second chance in Greenbrier By TAMMY KEITH

GREENBRIER — Greenbrier School District Superintendent Scott Spainhour said he is counting on voters to approve a second attempt at a 2.9-mill property-tax increase in a March 10 special election.

Local artists to participate in Newport art show

NEWPORT — Many of the artists who will participate in the seventh annual Delta Visual Arts Show on Saturday in Newport have ties to the region known as the Arkansas Delta. Some artists from the River Valley & Ozark Edition coverage area are among them.

Baker, Bibler among inductees of Ag Hall of Fame By TAMMY KEITH

Faulkner County Judge Jim Baker of Conway and retired businessman James Bibler of Russellville will be inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame in Little Rock on March 6.