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River Valley Latest NewsUpdated 12:00 a.m., Sun June 28, 2015
A year to remember
Vilonia’s Kevin Sullivan said that when he started his career, he “never in a million years” saw himself as a girls softball coach; now he’s twice been honored as Coach of the Year in the sport. The 36-year-old Sullivan, whose Lady Eagles won the 5A-West Conference and Class 5A state softball championships this year, is the River Valley & Ozark Edition’s Diamond Sports Coach of the Year. He was also named the All-Arkansas Preps Soft... READ MORE
CONWAY — Jorja Watkins and Felicity Leamon, both of Conway, and Kelsey Demers of Greenbrier are all good swimmers, but now they know what to do if someone is drowning.
HEBER SPRINGS — Julie Murray, executive director of the Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, said “the most exciting part” of the 29th annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Races is the theme: Flip-flops and Pop Tops.
Andy Campbell wants to be a doctor. He’s attending Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, this summer while most high school graduates are enjoying their last summer break before college. His tuition is paid through an athletic scholarship — for basketball. At 6 feet 5 inches tall, Campbell plays shooting guard for the Bearcats.
After five years at the helm of the Conway Christian School program, Jeremy Carson is the new girls basketball coach at Clinton.
CONWAY — Elizabeth Earl of Conway put her fists in the air when she heard the description of a Women Build for Habitat for Humanity.
CONWAY — Sherry Holder of Conway said it was “very humbling” to be one of two Arkansas winners of the National History Day Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year award, but it was “a shock” to be a national winner.
Kami Marsh, agriculture agent for the Faulkner County Extension Service, has been getting lots of calls about one tiny subject: gnats.
CONWAY — Twenty people have applied for the position of Conway Sanitation Department director, said Jack Bell, Conway’s chief of staff and the department’s interim director.
CONWAY — A large contingent of athletes and coaches in the River Valley & Ozark Edition coverage area will convene at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway this week for the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Week activities.
CONWAY — Work is scheduled to begin in August to build a $7.5 million two-story facility at Ida Burns Elementary School in Conway to replace the outdated building.
RUSSELLVILLE — Tara Dollar of Russellville said it was hard watching her grandfather struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the toll it took on her grandmother.