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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu June 30, 2016
PHOTO BY: Carol Rolf/Contributing Photographer

Several area artists have work on display in the Delta des Refusés exhibit at the Thea Foundation in North Little Rock. Shown here at the opening reception are Melissa “Mo” Lashbrook of Cabot, from left, and Sandra Marson and J.D. “Judith” Beale, both of Jacksonville. Barbara Smock of Newport and Charlotte Bailey Rierson of Fairfield Bay also have works in the exhibit but were not able to attend the opening reception.

Artists display work in Delta des Refusés exhibit

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

The second annual Delta des Refusés exhibit is currently on display, featuring works by artists who found themselves “rejected” earlier this year from the 58th annual Delta Exhibition, now open for viewing at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. Works by several area artists are included in the Delta des Refusés exhibit, which offers them another opportunity to show their art. The exhibit is on display at the Thea Foundation, 401 Main St. in North Little Rock. Rachel Trusty of Russellville organized the Delta des Refusés last year and serves as its curator again this ye... READ MORE

Family earns district honor for farming CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Nestled on their farm in the quiet community of Joy in White County, Chris and Nesha Smith raise cattle and hay, operate a construction company and keep up with their 10-year-old daughter, Jalyn, who wants to be right in the thick of things.

Finley guides Bald Knob to perfect season By MARK BUFFALO

Bald Knob softball coach Todd Finley won his second consecutive state championship this season. However, this season’s title was one for the record books.

Senior pitcher dominates in final season By MARK BUFFALO

Autumn Humes continues to rake in the accolades.

Contestants to compete for Miss Arkansas CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Several young women with ties to the Three Rivers Edition’s coverage area will compete in the annual Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant from July 3-9 at the Bank of the Ozarks Arena in the Hot Springs Convention Center. Contestants will arrive during a public ceremony at 2 p.m. July 3 in Horner Hall at the convention center.

Coach’s son hits top status By SAM PIERCE

Midway through his senior season of basketball, Harding Academy’s J. Paul Fullerton tweaked his ACL and had to sit out the rest of the season. He said dark thoughts ran through his head as he believed he wouldn’t be able to play baseball his last year in high school.

Elliott Foundation hosts seminar on depression By SYD HAYMAN

SEARCY — In memory of a loved one, one Searcy organization is committed to spreading awareness of depression and suicide-prevention methods.

Literacy program benefits young readers, animals By ANGELA SPENCER

CABOT — The sounds of barking dogs and meowing cats echoed through the Cabot Animal Shelter the afternoon of June 9. While the canine yelps of excitement and the pitter-patter of four-legged creatures dashing across the pens are typical noises in an animal shelter, another sound was also in the air.

Batesville family wins district honor for farming CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

BATESVILLE — “Shocked” and “humbled” are just two of the adjectives Fred V. Denison Sr. and his wife, Dorothy “Sue” Denison, used to describe their feelings when they learned they had been named the 2016 North Central District Farm Family of the Year.

Summer program offers opportunities to learn, grow and play SARAH DECLERK

JACKSONVILLE — Rather than spending summers glued to the TV, young people in Jacksonville can develop skills and build friendships at the Impact Youth Leadership Academy, an after-school and summer program operated by Pulaski County Youth Services.