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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun February 1, 2015

Churches come together for Jacksonville revival

JACKSONVILLE — Sometimes it can be difficult for people of different backgrounds to come together, especially when it comes to religious differences. Later this year, however, members of at least 17 churches in Jacksonville will look past denominational, racial and even language lines and barriers for the benefit of their city. On May 17, churches across the city will participate in a simultaneous revival with the hope that their congregations’ prayers will make a positive impact on Jacksonville. This revival is unlike anything that has happened in the city in recent years ... READ MORE

Gourmet dinner planned to brighten Valentine’s Day for some, the future for others SUSAN VARNO/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

HORSESHOE BEND — People in the Horseshoe Bend area wanting to celebrate Valentine’s Day will have a unique opportunity this year — they can attend a gourmet dinner while helping to provide sustenance and protection for others.

Lyon moves forward with athletic programs By ANGELA SPENCER

BATESVILLE — College sports can do a lot for a school. Through increased enrollment and bolstered school spirit, many schools, including Lyon College in Batesville, reap the benefits of offering a variety of athletic opportunities on campus.

A winning legacy: Batesville quarterback a leader on and off the field WENDY MILLER/STAFF WRITER

BATESVILLE — Two-year Batesville Pioneer starting quarterback Kenton Crawford always knew he would play football.

Beebe football coach honored after team’s late push MARK BUFFALO/STAFF WRITER

BEEBE — The 2014 football season did not start out ideally for the Beebe Badgers and coach John Shannon.

Bulice named Three Rivers Defensive Player of the Year MARK BUFFALO/STAFF WRITER

CABOT — For the second year in a row, Cabot nose guard Tristan Bulice anchored the defensive line for a playoff team. In 2013, the Panthers played for the Class 7A state championship; in 2014, the Panthers lost in the first round of the state playoffs.

Heber Springs named Volunteer Community of the Year — again By TAMMY KEITH

HEBER SPRINGS — As many times as Heber Springs has been named Volunteer Community of the Year — more than a dozen — it never gets old, said Ina Brown, special projects manager for the Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce.

Ozarka College’s new cafe set to open Feb. 2 in Melbourne SUSAN VARNO/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

MELBOURNE — When the Ozarka Cafe opens in the new Student Services Center at Ozarka College in Melbourne, the event will mark another milestone in the history of Ozarka’s Culinary Arts Program.