River Valley Latest News

Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu March 26, 2015

The Safe Place fundraiser planned for April 22

MORRILTON — An upcoming fundraiser for The Safe Place in Morrilton can make a big difference in helping domestic-violence victims and their children, said the Rev. Jo Warren, the shelter’s executive director. The seventh annual Administrative Assistants’ Day Fundraiser Luncheon is scheduled for 11:30-1:30 p.m. April 22 in the multipurpose building at the Conway County Fairgrounds in Morrilton. Warren said the event is The Safe Place’s l... READ MORE

Conway’s chief of staff to fill sanitation spot By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — Jack Bell of Conway, the city’s chief of staff, has been an educator and an alderman, and is now interim director of the city’s sanitation department.

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Clinton Hunger Run takes off Saturday By TAMMY KEITH

CLINTON — Hunger in Van Buren County is a big enough problem that the area supports two main food banks, with the help of fundraisers such as Saturday’s 5K run/walk.

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Area residents vie for NLR library job By TAMMY KEITH

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Two residents of the River Valley & Ozark Edition coverage area have applied to be executive director of the William F. Laman Public Library System in North Little Rock, said Betty Anderson, the city’s human-resources director.

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Conway building permits down; food sales up By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — Roger Lewis said two things stood out in his annual Faulkner County economic report — the decrease in housing permits in Conway and the increase in the city’s restaurant sales.

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Springfest adds concerts to weekend By TAMMY KEITH

HEBER SPRINGS — Springfest, one of three big events sponsored by the Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, just got bigger.

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Third millage vote successful for Dover Schools By TAMMY KEITH

DOVER — Superintendent Jerry Owens said he was “on cloud nine” after Tuesday’s special election in which Dover School District patrons approved a millage increase for a construction project.

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Job well done: ASU-Heber Springs student honored for welding By ANGELA SPENCER

One young man from Arkansas State University-Heber Springs, a satellite campus of ASU-Beebe, was honored Wednesday for his dedication and talent that led him to place third in the American Welding Society National Weld-Off, surpassing the accomplishments of all previous contestants from the state of Arkansas.

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