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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu July 30, 2015
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Greg Moix and Lisa Gamble sit in kayaks that will be raffled Aug. 8 during the auction part of the St. Joseph School Bazaar in Conway. The package also includes hammocks, a backpack and a Yeti cooler. The bazaar’s midway will open at 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the school on College Avenue. A new Ford F-150 pickup is being raffled and will be given away Saturday at the conclusion of midway activities.

St. Joseph School Bazaar begins Friday

CONWAY — Fun, fellowship and good food never seem to get old, even after a century. The 103rd annual St. Joseph School Bazaar in Conway will be Friday and Saturday and will feature an old-fashioned midway. The auction is scheduled for a week later on Aug. 8. Greg Moix, chairman of the event’s executive committee, said the midway will include fun for the entire family. “We’ve really tried to go back to the midway; we’re trying to do a be... READ MORE

Locals inducted into officials, coaches, administrators halls of fame DONNA LAMPKIN STEPHENS/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Four men from the River Valley & Ozark Edition coverage area were inducted into the halls of fame for high school coaches, athletic administrators and officials July 10 at Horner Hall in the Hot Springs Convention Center.

Centerville family earns Yell County farming honor CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CENTERVILLE — Although Richie and Divella Gray work full time off their farm, they also spend many hours on the 480-acre farm where they raise cattle, goats and hay.

Arts center’s director excited about position TOMMY MUMERT/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

RUSSELLVILLE — It only takes a few seconds during a conversation with Arkansas River Valley Arts Center Executive Director Amy Tarpley to hear the excitement in her voice as she discusses her job and the Russellville organization’s future.

Atkins area family receives Pope County farming honor By TAMMY KEITH

ATKINS — Being named the 2015 Pope County Farm Family of the Year was a real “shocker” for Shane Kasper.

Clinton School Auditorium to host musical CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CLINTON — The Clinton School Auditorium is going to the dogs — and cats and monkeys and tigers — even to the unicorns.

River Valley men need kidney transplants, funds By TAMMY KEITH

DOVER — Kyle McKinney of Dover and Les Shockley of Danville have met only once, but they have something in common: They both need kidney transplants.