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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun May 21, 2017
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Festivalgoers show off their dogs in the 2016 BayFest Pet Parade in Fairfield Bay. Last year’s winner was a Yorkshire terrier dressed in a full Razorbacks outfit. The pet parade will take place at BayFest again this year.

Third annual BayFest features pet parade

FAIRFIELD BAY — Fairfield Bay is gearing up for the third annual BayFest street festival, complete with vendors, live music, activities for kids and a pet parade. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Fairfield Bay Village Mall. Dan Feuer has been coordinating BayFest for the past three years with Jonathan Peters. “My favorite part of coordinating the event is being able to see it grow every year and seeing the fun that everybody has,” Feuer said. “It has been a lot of work, but it has always been very rewarding.” Feuer said there will be food ... READ MORE

Build week empowers women, volunteers By KAYLA BAUGH

SEARCY — Habitat for Humanity of White County recently participated in Habitat’s National Women Build Week, which took place May 6-14.

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Augusta Days festival celebrates 20th anniversary By KAYLA BAUGH

AUGUSTA — A fishing derby, a street dance, live boxing, a parade, a 5K, live music, a fireworks show and more will entertain festivalgoers at the 20th annual Augusta Days this month.

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Senior continues tradition CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

BRADFORD — Tradition runs deep in the Otts family.

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Tax increase for new library fails in Searcy

SEARCY — Searcy residents voted on a bond issue for a new public library on May 9. The proposal aimed to put a 3-mill property-tax increase on real and personal property for Searcy residents over the course of the bond, in exchange for a new library. The issue did not pass, with 1,079 votes for and 2,264 votes against the proposal.

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North Arkansas Dance Theatre presents Carnival By KAYLA BAUGH

BATESVILLE — Marionettes, mimes and snake charmers. Oh my!

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Jacksonville artist shows work at bank in Clinton CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

JACKSONVILLE — Local artist J.D. “Judith” Beale found her own kind of therapy while recuperating from what she calls a minor accident. She turned to her computer.

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Area teams playing for state titles

Several high school teams in the Three Rivers Edition coverage area will compete for state championships this weekend in Fayetteville.

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High school students work to bring Miracle League to Searcy By KAYLA BAUGH

SEARCY — Gage Hall and Peyton Wright, two Searcy High School students, have their sights set on bringing a Miracle League to Searcy. The Miracle League is a baseball league for children and adults with disabilities.

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New dog park coming soon to Cabot By KAYLA BAUGH

CABOT — A new dog park is in the works at the Cabot Parks and Recreation Department.

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Plant sale to be featured in Fairfield Bay activities CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

FAIRFIELD BAY — Residents and visitors alike are invited to celebrate spring at two festivals in one on Saturday — Bloomin’ in the Bay and Blues and BBQ in the Bay.

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Habitat HomeStore set to open June 1 By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — Shenel Sandidge, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Faulkner County, walked through a cavernous warehouse in Conway pointing out donated items, everything from dining-room tables to a dog kennel.

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Family event comes to Searcy By KAYLA BAUGH

SEARCY — Main Street Searcy, in conjunction with local merchants and volunteers, will bring a brand-new event to Searcy, complete with artisans, food trucks and live music.

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