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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun July 24, 2016
PHOTO BY: Carol Rolf/Contributing Photographer

The Michael Dickey family of Greenbrier is the 2016 Faulkner County Farm Family of the Year. Family members are Madison, from left, Kim, Melanie and Michael Dickey. They raise cattle and sheep.

Faulkner County recognizes family for farming operation

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

GREENBRIER — When Michael Dickey and his wife, Kim, started farming 16 years ago, they had 10 cows and a bull. Today, they have 60 head of crossbred cattle and about 100 Katahdin sheep and hope to add more in the coming years. “We are growing,” Michael said. “Our farm is a work in progress.” The Dickeys are the 2016 Faulkner County Farm Family of the Year. Michael, 47, and Kim, 49, have two daughters — Melanie, 19, and Madison, 14. “We ... READ MORE

St. Joseph School annual bazaar set for Aug. 5-6 By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — Supporters of St. Joseph Catholic School in Conway have gotten pretty good at organizing the school’s annual bazaar. After all, they’ve had 104 years of practice.

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Long-running gathering to honor veterans, history By TAMMY KEITH

HEBER SPRINGS — The Old Soldiers Reunion and Parade in Heber Springs, scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. Aug. 4, is the oldest such event west of the Mississippi, said Wally Rosier, adjutant of American Legion Saxon-Willis Post 64.

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Mayflower gets new Eagle logo By TAMMY KEITH

MAYFLOWER — The Mayflower School District has a new look for its mascot’s logo.

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The Pajama Game to open Friday at Conway Dinner Theater CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — Theater patrons are invited to an inside look at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory in the Conway Dinner Theater’s upcoming production of The Pajama Game.

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Wonderview schools to seek 6.9-mill increase By TAMMY KEITH

HATTIEVILLE — Patrons will be asked to approve a 6.9-mill property-tax increase in the September school election to fund a $12.3 million construction project for the Wonderview School District.

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Family honored for diverse livestock operation CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

BIGELOW — James and Cindy Mann, along with their children, raise a variety of animals on their farm in Perry County. Everyone does his or her share of the work to keep the farm running smoothly.

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August set as target date to start bridge move By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — With every storm that passes through rural Faulkner County, the 142-year-old iron bowstring truss bridge takes a beating.

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Russellville artist to exhibit works in 2 galleries CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

RUSSELLVILLE — Russellville artist David Rackley has two shows opening this weekend in the Little Rock area — one at the Argenta Branch of the William F. Laman Public Library System in North Little Rock, and the second at Gallery 26 in Little Rock.

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