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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu March 5, 2015

Jacksonville memorial run to benefit Ronald McDonald House

JACKSONVILLE — For the third consecutive year, Linda and Stan Valley are asking people to go the extra mile in memory of their son, Brian, and to support the Little Rock Ronald McDonald House. The Brian Valley Memorial 5K+1, a four-mile race in Jacksonville, will be held April 25. In the past two years, more than $24,000 in proceeds from the race have been donated to the Ronald McDonald House, an organization dear to the Valleys’ hearts. Brian Valley was born on Aug. 18, 1987, when Stan, Linda and their older son, Aaron, were living in upstate New York. Stan was stationed t... READ MORE

Searcy youth group raising funds for Guatemala trip By ANGELA SPENCER

SEARCY — In June, a group of teens and their parents will make a return trip to Guatemala on a mission to meet the needs of villagers and to show them they are loved.

Creating art on china brings women together weekly SHERRY SNOW/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

GARNER — In the quiet community of Garner, a group meets weekly to paint china pieces. The women’s hobby is in danger of becoming a lost art, one that their teacher, Glenda Hale, hopes will live on if younger members join the endeavor.

Sportsmen gather for event, support local organizations By ANGELA SPENCER

HEBER SPRINGS — Fishermen and other outdoorsmen in Heber Springs and surrounding areas can find an educational atmosphere for sportsmen while raising funds for local organizations, according to organizers of the Anglers Expo. The expo began last year, and its organizers hope for an equally exciting response as they plan for the second annual gathering.

Area artists to participate in Delta Visual Arts Show CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

NEWPORT — Marty Smith of Cabot enjoys plein air painting.

Trinity Baptist Church visits ‘extended family’ half a world away By TAMMY GARRETT

SEARCY — Four men from Trinity Baptist Church in Searcy started 2015 with a journey halfway around the world to India to spread the Gospel. They came back with a renewed knowledge that no matter the culture, people are all the same at heart.

United Way starts five-year plan with name change By ANGELA SPENCER

BATESVILLE — What’s in a name? As a describer and identifier, the name of a nonprofit organization is of utmost importance. That’s why the United Way of Independence County will have a new name to start off the agency’s five-year strategic plan to reach a larger area.