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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu April 27, 2017
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SpringFest features an extensive arts and crafts show.

Annual SpringFest set for this weekend

The 30th annual Springfest is set for Friday and Saturday, with the main festival centered in Spring Park and additional events throughout the city. The free festival will start at noon Friday and continue all day Saturday. The event will feature an extensive arts and crafts show with handmade items such as jewelry, soap, leather works, furniture and toys. Visitors can partake of festival-food favorites such as corn dogs and onion blossoms, as well as ice cream and kettle corn. Children will have plenty to keep them busy at Springfest, including pony rides, a petting zoo an... READ MORE

Area farmers markets opening for fresh season KAYLA BAUGH

The weather is getting warmer, and farmers markets in the Three Rivers Edition coverage area are opening for the 2017 season.

Master Gardeners to host plant sale Saturday CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

DESHA — The home of Chester and Sharon Clark was teeming with activity recently as several Independence County Master Gardeners gathered to dig plants for their annual plant sale. Plants ranged from small samples of crosomia to larger samples of Louisiana iris and all types and sizes of flora in between.

Young Cabot dirt-track car racer ready for ‘traffic’ HOLLY HUNT

A senior at Cabot High School has adapted a generous method of helping others. She has made use of her considerable skills as a dirt-track car racer to contribute more than $10,000 of her race winnings to support national and local causes that are important to her.

Annual dinner to raise funds for Searcy shelter DANA GUTHRIE

SEARCY — The need for a safe place for families to stay when parents can’t manage to provide homes for their children is what inspired the creation of Jacob’s Place in Searcy. The nonprofit was established in 2008 to provide shelter and assistance specifically to families with children.

White County Master Gardeners set inaugural plant sale CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

SEARCY — The White County Master Gardeners invite the community to celebrate Earth Day in a special way this year by attending their first-ever plant sale. The event will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, which is Earth Day, at the Carmichael Community Center, 801 S. Elm St. in Searcy.

Cabot celebrates crops, community with festival By ANGELA SPENCER

Spring has officially sprung, and folks in and around Cabot who are ready for their annual fix of fresh strawberries are making their way to local growers.

Colorful event to make path for scholarships KAYLA BAUGH

BEEBE — Members of the Kiwanis Club of Beebe are excited to host the Painted Path Fun Run 5K in Beebe for the third consecutive year.