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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun July 24, 2016
PHOTO BY: Syd Hayman

Becky Nicholson Foreman, a literacy specialist at Sloan-Hendrix Elementary School in Imboden, lost her first husband, Chad Oliver, and daughter Camillia Kaylin, 9, in a car accident in 2003. Foreman, who survived numerous injuries from the accident, shares her story with others to remind them that there is hope

Ash Flat woman shares story to help heal others

Becky Nicholson Foreman took the steps. After graduating from high school in her hometown of Ash Flat, she attended Arkansas State University- Jonesboro, where she aspired to be an educator, like her mother and father. While a student, she met and later married Chad Oliver of Strawberry, a “humorous, dedicated” man who worked for what is now called the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The couple traveled around the state for years because of Chad’s job and had their daughter, Camillia Kaylin, on Sept. 29, 1993, and son, Payton Dewayne, on Sept. 26, 1997. In 1998, th... READ MORE

Day of Caring mission planned for Saturday at new location CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

SEARCY — Many may be familiar with mission projects sponsored by medical personnel and volunteers in some underdeveloped countries, but some may not know that a similar medical mission is planned for Saturday in Searcy.

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McCrory family recognized for farming operation CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

McCRORY — Brad Burkett comes from a long line of farmers. In fact, the first farmer to work part of the land that Burkett now works in Woodruff County did so in 1874.

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Folk Center workshop gathers hammered-dulcimer players By SYD HAYMAN

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Student-centered instruction, afternoon concerts and daily jam sessions are some of the reasons the Ozark Folk Center State Park’s Hammered Dulcimer Workshop attracts instrumentalists year after year.

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Long-running gathering to honor veterans By TAMMY KEITH

HEBER SPRINGS — The Old Soldiers Reunion and Parade in Heber Springs, scheduled to kick off at 6 p.m. Aug. 4, is the oldest such event west of the Mississippi, said Wally Rosier, adjutant of American Legion Saxon-Willis Post 64.

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Conference strives for unity, affordability By SYD HAYMAN

ASH FLAT — An Ash Flat women’s group is planning to soon rock the house with storytelling, fellowship and live performances.

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Area contestants receive awards at state pageant CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

HOT SPRINGS — Two college communication majors from the Three Rivers Edition coverage area used their skills and talents to promote themselves well enough to earn top awards in the 79th Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant.

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Company’s original whistle donated to museum By SYD HAYMAN

BATESVILLE — A new gift is helping the Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville bridge the past and the present.

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Ben family recognized for farming operation CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

An accident in 1997 that might have ended Brian Stoltze’s dream of becoming a farmer may have slowed him down for a while but did not stop him.

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New principals enthusiastic about elementary schools By SYD HAYMAN

SEARCY — The Searcy Public Schools will start the school year next month with two new elementary-school principals.

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