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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun January 22, 2017
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AP is a pastel painting by Dennis McCann of Maumelle.

Pieces by area artists selected for Small Works on Paper exhibit

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

LITTLE ROCK — Works by three artists from the River Valley & Ozark Edition coverage area are once again part of the Small Works on Paper annual touring exhibit sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council. Dennis McCann of Maumelle, David Rackley of Russellville and Charlotte Bailey Rierson of Fairfield Bay are among the 36 artists selected for the 2017 Small Works on Paper touring exhibition, which opened Jan. 3 at East Arkansas Communit... READ MORE

Deliver Hope plans Dare to Dream banquet By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — The second annual Dare to Dream banquet scheduled for Saturday will celebrate the impact Deliver Hope has made in teenagers’ lives and the volunteers who’ve made a difference.

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St. Peter’s Episcopal Church plans annual fundraiser for Saturday CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — Organizers of the annual Art, Pray, Love fundraiser at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Conway try to “tweak” the event each year by offering something new to its patrons. This year’s event, which is set for 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, will feature an expanded Guatemalan market.

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Conway Community Arts to open season Friday

CONWAY — The Conway Community Arts Association and the Lantern Theatre will open the 2017 season Friday with a musical comedy called [title of show].

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Grants received for historic-bridge signage By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — The 1874 Springfield-Des Arc Bridge, which is being restored and moved from northwest of Wooster to Conway, will have special signage paid for with grants awarded to the Faulkner County Historical Society.

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Freezin’ for a Reason set for Feb. 4 at Conway High School By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Circle of Friends chapter, which works to raise funds and awareness for Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, will hold its fifth Annual Freezin’ for a Reason 5K and 10K and Lap for Life at 9 a.m. Feb. 4 at John McConnell Stadium at Conway High School.

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Professional wrestling event benefits leukemia patient By MARK BUFFALO

Kaitlyn Ison, 21, of Conway will be the beneficiary of the Championship Wrestling of Arkansas’ Wrestle Raise event, which will take place Saturday at the Maumelle Events Center. Ison, pictured with her son, Beau, was diagnosed with leukemia in July 2016. In her right shoulder is her central venous line, where she receives chemotherapy treatment.

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Chamber welcomes new board members CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

HEBER SPRINGS — The Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce begins the new year by welcoming five new members, as well as new officers, for the chamber’s board of directors.

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18 apply for Guy-Perkins superintendent position By TAMMY KEITH

GUY-PERKINS — Eighteen applications have been received to date for the Guy-Perkins superintendent position, including one from the district’s K-12 principal, Karen Hoskins of Greenbrier.

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Pottsville names first Firefighter of the Year By TAMMY KEITH

POTTSVILLE — Pottsville Fire Chief Brad Judkins decided it’s never too late to start a tradition.

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