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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun August 17, 2014

Quitman cook wins recipe contest at Arkansas Rice Expo in Stuttgart

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

QUITMAN — Tiffany Aaron of Quitman said her competitive side “came out” as she planned what she would enter in the 2014 Arkansas Rice Expo recipe contest. “I thought there would be mostly side dishes, since that’s how rice is usually served,” said Aaron, 37. “The competitive part of me came out, and I decided to do a main dish so it would stand out.” Aaron’s entry did, indeed, stand out. She won first place with that entry, Grilled Rice and Black Bean Burritos With Creamy Cilantro Dipping Sauce. She won $200, a rice cooker and a basket of rice products. Her recipe will also... READ MORE

Harding president previews second year By ANGELA SPENCER

SEARCY — Last year, Harding President Bruce McLarty told members of the incoming freshman class they would get to be freshmen together. It was McLarty’s first year at the helm of the school, and on June 1 of this year, he started his “sophomore” year as president.

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Sharp County family receives honor for farming operation CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

WILLIFORD — For Kevin Morris, farming is a way of life. “It’s more than a job,” he said, adding that the most rewarding part of farming is being able “to look back at an accomplishment and see how you’ve progressed.”

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Area artists show works in Delta Exhibition in Little Rock CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Three artists with ties to the Three Rivers Edition coverage area have works on display in the 56th annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.

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Froud finds her niche at White County Central By TAMMY GARRETT

JUDSONIA — Beverly Froud has found her niche in life, and the journey she took to get there has brought her full circle to where her educational life began — in the White County Central schools. Froud has been named the district’s new elementary-school principal for the 2014-15 school year.

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Fairfield Bay artist creates murals for community CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

FAIRFIELD BAY — Doris Sexson is developing quite a reputation as a muralist.

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Eyes in the sky: Beebe high-schoolers to fly high with new drone class By ANGELA SPENCER

High school is a time for students to get prepared for the future, whether to attend college or pursue a career, and one central-Arkansas school is trying to get a bird’s-eye view to predict what today’s teenagers will be working with in the future.

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McCrory theater under ownership of nonprofit By ANGELA SPENCER

McCRORY — The arts can bring people together, draw shy performers out of their shells and unify communities. That is why members of one group in McCrory are thrilled about officially owning The Ken Theatre downtown.

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Timbo family earns honor for farming CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

TIMBO — Jackie Martin said she and her husband, Mark, “do like to work.”

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Macbeth performance dedicated to late professor, administrator By ANGELA SPENCER

BEEBE — For three weeks, eight children have been completing their summer vacation on campus at Arkansas State University-Beebe with set design, costumes and Shakespeare.

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Quitman native recently hired as Heber Springs High School prinicpal By TAMMY KEITH

HEBER SPRINGS — New Heber Springs High School Principal Bret Brown took a long time to get on the education track, but he said this job “is the last stop on the train.”

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