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Updated 12:00 a.m., Thu June 22, 2017
PHOTO BY: William Harvey

Rayna, left, and Shelby, a volunteer at Camp Quality, prepare to compete in a field game. The camp provides a space for children with cancer to swim, fish and make friends for a week without having to worry about doctor visits and the tasks of routine day-to-day life. Editor’s note: Last names are withheld at the request of Camp Quality’s director to protect the privacy of campers and volunteers.

Bald Knob’s Camp Quality ‘lets kids be kids’

Camp Quality provides a space for children with cancer to fish, swim, make crafts and sit around a campfire without having to worry about doctor visits or the tasks of day-to-day life. Beth Cameron, executive director of Camp Quality, which took place at Camp Powderfork in Bald Knob on June 11-16, said there are typically 30 to 40 children at camp each year, depending on how many volunteers are available. “Each camper is assigned their own volunteer, whom we call ‘companions,’ that see to the child’s needs throughout the week and act as a mentor and friend, encouraging them... READ MORE

Contestants earn awards in Miss Arkansas Pageant CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

LITTLE ROCK — Miss Northeast Arkansas Bailey Moses of Cabot was named third runner-up Saturday night in the Miss Arkansas Pageant at the Robinson Center in Little Rock. She received a $7,500 scholarship sponsored by the Former Miss Arkansas Association.

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Farm and Food Weekend features helpful workshops By KAYLA BAUGH

MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center Craft Village is preparing to host a variety of workshops on herbs, gardening and homesteading.

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New clinic aims to end stigma By KAYLA BAUGH

CABOT — A new clinic in Cabot is working to end the social stigma surrounding head lice while helping families relax.

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Teen earns top Girl Scout award for community garden By JILLIAN MCGEHEE

SEARCY — Being a Girl Scout has taught 17-year-old Bailey Money of Searcy how to lead others into action, she said. Her efforts to create a community garden and inspire others’ involvement earned her the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award at a special ceremony June 10 at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.

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New coach hopes to bring stability to football program By SAM PIERCE

QUITMAN — During the interview process at Pulaski Robinson High School in Little Rock, DJ Marrs told head coach Todd Eskola that one of his goals was to become a head football coach.

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Engineer to become new Lions Club president By KAYLA BAUGH

JACKSONVILLE — Paul Richards, engineer and construction manager for Jacksonville Wastewater, believes that being involved with the public is important in life.

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Floral family receives farming honor CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

FLORAL — Chris Tharp has lived on a farm all his life.

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Into the Woods Jr. invites community to ‘get lost’ By KAYLA BAUGH

SEARCY — Center on the Square in Searcy is preparing to perform Into the Woods Jr., an intertwining of children’s fairy tales, June 22-25.

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Lunch programs try to ensure no child goes hungry By KAYLA BAUGH

Organizations in the area are sponsoring free meals over the summer to try to ensure that no child goes hungry while school is out.

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20th annual youth fishing derby to take place Saturday By KAYLA BAUGH

JACKSONVILLE — Children ages 15 and younger are welcome to get hooked on fishing at the 20th annual Jacksonville Youth Fishing Derby.

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