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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu May 26, 2016

Heber Springs unveils 5-year action plan

HEBER SPRINGS — Heber Springs has created a path to becoming a better community. The Kick Start Heber Springs Action Plan, a five-year blueprint for the city’s future, launched May 19 and outlines goals the city can meet in order to become a more vibrant destination for residents and tourists. In August 2015, action teams with representatives from local businesses, schools, councils and more began holding monthly meetings to strategize the best ways to improve Heber Springs in six key areas: branding and marketing, economic development, education and workforce, quality of ... READ MORE

Special Olympics celebrates sportsmanship, health By SYD HAYMAN

SEARCY — About 2,000 athletes will compete for medals when Special Olympics Arkansas visits Harding University in Searcy, today through Saturday.

Batesville ride to support DWI Court Program By SYD HAYMAN

BATESVILLE — The ALL RISE Century Bike Ride will return Saturday to raise money for a local program while encouraging cycling in the community.

Interstate designation sought for U.S. 67 By SYD HAYMAN

NEWPORT — Efforts are underway to one day give a portion of U.S. 67 federal interstate designation.

Becky’s Kids fosters relationships with shopping trip SUSAN VARNO/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

As the countdown to the end of the school year continues for many, for Becky’s Kids, a nonprofit group that organizes back-to-school shopping trips for children and mentors teens in the Arkansas foster care system, it’s time to gear up as May is Foster Care Awareness Month.

Cabot school paves way with alternative learning ANGELA SPENCER/CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

CABOT — There isn’t much to the interior of the school off Bill Foster Memorial Highway in Cabot. While most schools have classrooms, lockers, a cafeteria and a gymnasium, this building is filled with rows and rows of tables with computers. But that doesn’t mean the school’s students are not successful. In fact, this school with its computers means success for students who may otherwise not have had a chance to graduate.

Care Caps marks 11 years of serving cancer patients By SYD HAYMAN

FAIRFIELD BAY — What began as a gift to Mary Philips’ sister is now a volunteer-run nonprofit that gives to thousands.

Multiples to graduate from Cabot High School CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CABOT — While it might not be considered unusual for one or two sets of twins, or even one set of triplets, to be found in a school district, officials at the Cabot Public Schools admit their situation is a little unusual — six sets of twins and one set of triplets will be among those receiving diplomas this year from Cabot High School.

Unity Health joins Mayo Clinic network By SYD HAYMAN

SEARCY — Unity Health is the first health system in Arkansas to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Unity Health announced May 12 at a press conference in Searcy.

Red Devils, Falcons no more By SYD HAYMAN

JACKSONVILLE — With the new Jacksonville-North Pulaski School District comes a new mascot. The Jacksonville-North Pulaski School Board has voted 5-2 to make the Titans the mascot for the new district, which will become separate from the Pulaski County Special School District on July 1.