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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun July 26, 2015

Wilba Thompson

Sales, marketing knowledge will aid in role as conference-center co-director

Wilba Thompson said she and her husband, Bob, have occasionally thought about retirement, but they just have too much fun working. Following a work history of sales experience, entrepreneurship and marketing, Thompson — along with her husband — currently works as co-director of the Fairfield Bay Conference and Visitor Center. “We were thinking, ‘Someday we’re going to retire for real, but — oh well — this sounds like fun,’” she said. The Fairfield Bay Conference and Visitor Center — formerly known as Our Towne Conference and Visitor Center — is decorated with local art and ... READ MORE

Carly Dahl: New BAAC executive director lands ‘dream job’ By ANGELA SPENCER

With an original piece of art on the wall behind her desk and a miniature statue of Michelangelo’s David next to her computer, Carly Dahl is settling in as the new executive director of the Batesville Area Arts Council. Dahl has lived in Batesville for five years, and with this new job, she said she is excited to meet artists from around the region and make an impact for the arts.