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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu May 28, 2015
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The Belle Helene Bess House at 214 E. 5th St. in Russellville is one of the stops on the Pope County Historic Foundation 2015 Tour of Homes, which will be held from 2-6 p.m. Sunday. The house, owned by Todd Sweeden and named after his late mother, is open from 2-4 p.m., followed by visits to the Potts Inn Museum and the Falls & Sinclair Store, both on East Ash Street in Pottsville.

Pope County tours of homes scheduled for Sunday

RUSSELLVILLE — The Pope County Historic Foundation is inviting people to visit homes of yesteryear during the organization’s 2015 Tour of Homes. The event will occur from 2-6 p.m. Sunday in Russellville and Pottsville. It’s the first such event in years, said Benita Drew, who conducts tours at the Potts Inn Museum in Pottsville, which is also part of this year’s tour. “They held one in the mid-1990s, but not since, so we are hoping to s... READ MORE

Morrilton, area teams head to Quiz Bowl nationals By TAMMY KEITH

MORRILTON — The Morrilton High School Quiz Bowl team was behind in a tense match when senior Brett Harken came through in the clutch.

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Beam-signing ceremony set for Clinton library By TAMMY KEITH

CLINTON — The $3 million Van Buren County Library under construction at 289 Factory Road in Clinton can’t get finished soon enough for longtime administrator Karla Fultz.

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City rebuilding road near Hendrix

CONWAY — A street west of Hendrix College is being rebuilt, which involves replacing some of the older sewer lines in the city, a Conway Corp. engineer said.

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Works by area women artists included in national online registry CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Works by three artists from the River Valley & Ozark Edition coverage area can now be seen in an online registry sponsored by the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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UCA receives grant to renovate McCastlain Hall’s Grand Hallway

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas in Conway has money to implement the second phase of the campus’s McCastlain Hall renovation after receiving a $400,000 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resource Council.

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Interviews to begin for library director’s job

CONWAY — Interviews will start next week for candidates for director of the Faulkner County Library, although applications are still being accepted, said Judy Lovell, assistant director.

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Conway teen excels in racing, pageant circuit By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — Madelyn Roper of Conway describes herself as “pretty versatile,” which may be an understatement for a 19-year-old woman who drag races, dances and competes in pageants.

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Conway students raise money for Friends group By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — When students in the gifted-and-talented program at Raymond and Phyllis Simon Middle School decided to raise $500 for the Friends of the Conway Animal Shelter, they did more than just put collection jars in classrooms.

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Conway Symphony Orchestra Guild plans Jazz It Up fundraiser CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — The Conway Symphony Orchestra Guild invites the community to Jazz It Up on May 28.

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