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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu September 18, 2014

Dover School Board to discuss millage increase

DOVER — Superintendent Jerry Owens said the Dover School District’s board of education, which will meet on campus at 6 p.m. today, will discuss whether to hold a third election to increase the millage to build a middle school. A 3.5-mill increase was narrowly defeated this year in a Feb. 1 special election. The measure lost by 38 votes. That vote came after a 5.5-mill property-tax increase failed in the September 2013 school election. T... READ MORE

Family lives in hotels after April tornado

CONWAY — Jennifer Shaw-Parker of Conway and her family have been living in hotel rooms since the area’s April 27 tornado destroyed their mobile home.

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Organizers: Miles for Mito 5K a first in Arkansas By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — One of the questions race director Morgan Henry of Conway said she’s been asked about the Miles for Mito 5K scheduled for Saturday is, “Who’s Mito?’”

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Social media used in successful sales-tax rededication vote By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — Brad Lacy, president of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and Conway Development Corp., said the unique aspect of Tuesday’s successful bond issue and sales-tax-rededication election was the way the campaign was run.

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Faulkner County Fair to kick off Tuesday with parade CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — Faulkner County will usher in its 76th annual county fair Tuesday with a parade that will wind through downtown Conway beginning at 5 p.m.

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Perry County Fair set for Tuesday through Saturday CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

PERRYVILLE — The Perry County Fair will be held Tuesday through Saturday at the fairgrounds. This year’s theme is “Cowboy Days.”

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Conway ArtsFest Schedule of Events

Thursday, Sept. 18 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Art Exhibit: Hendrix College Faculty Show, Art Complex: Building A, Hendrix College

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Saturday’s EcoFest offers new activities for all ages

CONWAY — Conway EcoFest has mushroomed this year, adding new activities to its popular standbys, the festival’s coordinator said.

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Conway sales-tax rededication vote is Tuesday

CONWAY — A lot is riding on the bond-issue and sales-tax-rededication proposal in Tuesday’s special election in Conway.

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Artist’s interest in painting started in Conway; new exhibit on display CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Katherine Strause of Little Rock grew up in Conway and had graduated from St. Joseph High School before she ever knew that art might lead her to a lifelong career. She is now chairwoman of the art department at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, where she teaches painting.

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