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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu February 11, 2016
PHOTO BY: Eilish Palmer/Contributing Photographer

Destany Lytle and Paul Harmon paddle toward the finish line in the 2015 World Championship Cardboard Boat Races, held in July in Heber Springs. The annual event, sponsored by the Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, was named 2015 Event of the Year in Arkansas by the Arkansas Festivals & Events Association.

Heber Springs wins Event of the Year

The people in Heber Springs have known for years how creative and fun the World Championship Cardboard Boat Races can be, but now the event has received state recognition. The Arkansas Festivals & Events Association named the races the Event of the Year at the end of January at a conference in Little Rock. The Arkansans Love Festivals & Events, or ALFIE Awards, are given in several categories. Julie Murray, executive director of the Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, said the cardboard boat races “is our signature event.” The event is held the last Saturday in ... READ MORE

Elvis fan carries ‘burning love’ for the King SHERRY SNOW/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

TUMBLING SHOALS — Elvis Presley would have been 81 on Jan. 8. Many fans worldwide likely thought of him and paid respects in their own ways, including Joyce Hightower of Tumbling Shoals.

Dicamba-resistant pigweed will be subject of experiment

NEWPORT — University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture researchers have selected dicamba-resistant pigweed to document how genetic resistance develops and how the industry must work to protect the few remaining weed-fighting options. Bob Scott, an extension weed scientist, emphasized that the finding was the result of controlled greenhouse studies and not a confirmation of anything found in any field.

Cabot superintendent helps build school abroad

Building a school is hard work. Funding the project, working around construction and carrying on with classes in spite of it all make the task especially hard. Then again, most superintendents in the United States don’t have to do manual labor in order to have classrooms available.

Rogo leads Jaguars to class 2A state title

McCRORY — After leading the McCrory Jaguars to their first state football championship, senior running back/safety Kaigen Rogo is racking up postseason honors. Rogo, who was a member of the Class 2A all-state team and named MVP of the state championship game, is the 2015 Three Rivers Edition All-Area Team Offensive Player of the Year.

Kennon coaches alma mater to state title By MARK BUFFALO

McCRORY — McCrory graduate and current football coach Chris Kennon has seen his program grow during his tenure at his alma mater.

Bernard leads Pioneer defense with football instinct

BATESVILLE — Batesville’s coaching staff knew Garrett Bernard had some talent when the linebacker joined the Pioneers’ varsity roster in 2014. It wasn’t until seven games into the season that the coaches realized just how talented Bernard really is.