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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu July 21, 2016

Folk Center workshop gathers hammered-dulcimer players

Student-centered instruction, afternoon concerts and daily jam sessions are some of the reasons the Ozark Folk Center State Park’s Hammered Dulcimer Workshop attracts instrumentalists year after year. The Hammered Dulcimer Workshop will take place in the park’s Administration Building in Mountain View from July 28-30. Classes meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a lunch break at noon. Daren Dortin, the park’s music director, said the workshop is an opportunity for instrumentalists to gather. “A lot of the workshops we have here are really sort of — in addition to the teaching a... READ MORE

Long-running gathering to honor veterans By TAMMY KEITH

HEBER SPRINGS — The Old Soldiers Reunion and Parade in Heber Springs, scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. Aug. 4, is the oldest such event west of the Mississippi, said Wally Rosier, adjutant of American Legion Saxon-Willis Post 64.

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Conference strives for unity, affordability By SYD HAYMAN

ASH FLAT — An Ash Flat women’s group is planning to soon rock the house with storytelling, fellowship and live performances.

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Area contestants receive awards at state pageant CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

HOT SPRINGS — Two college communication majors from the Three Rivers Edition coverage area used their skills and talents to promote themselves well enough to earn top awards in the 79th Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant.

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Company’s original whistle donated to museum By SYD HAYMAN

BATESVILLE — A new gift is helping the Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville bridge the past and the present.

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Ben family recognized for farming operation CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

An accident in 1997 that might have ended Brian Stoltze’s dream of becoming a farmer may have slowed him down for a while but did not stop him.

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New principals enthusiastic about elementary schools By SYD HAYMAN

SEARCY — The Searcy Public Schools will start the school year next month with two new elementary-school principals.

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Works by local artists selected for annual Delta Exhibition CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

LITTLE ROCK — While they might have similar first names, even similar backgrounds, artists Dustyn Bork of Batesville and Dusty Mitchell of Mountain View take a different approach to their art. Bork’s work is generally abstract, focusing on color, pattern and design. Mitchell often takes everyday items to create his art, which is usually full of symbolism.

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New music clubs president promotes study, performance By SYD HAYMAN

WALNUT RIDGE — As an associate professor of music at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, Chris Thompson shares the importance of music study and performance with students. As the newest president of the Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs, his work has a statewide reach.

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Agents for Learning finalists promote board certification By SYD HAYMAN

SEARCY — Arkansas Teachers for National Board Certification board members have been recognized for strategizing ways to increase board certification among state educators.

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Three generations recognized for farm operation CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

NEWPORT — Three generations come together to operate Lewellyn Farms of Newport.

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