Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun November 10, 2019
PHOTO BY: Staci Vandagriff

Joanna Nabholz, an architect and president of the Conway Public Art Board, stands in Airport Park with Bluescycle, a sculpture made of five interconnected bicycle frames outfitted with horns and wheels. The interactive musical piece, created by Texas artist Steve Parker, was installed in October. The board’s next project is two 15-foot-high LED light towers, which will be somewhere on Sixth Street, Nabholz said.


Musical sculpture installed in Conway park

A $40,000 interactive musical sculpture, commissioned by the Conway Public Art Board in 2017, finally has a home. Bluescycle was unveiled in October in Airport Park on Sixth Street, said Joanna Nabholz, an architect and president of the art board. “It took a while to get the location finalized,” Nabholz said. “The artist had to restart. … He had some other projects going on, so we had to get back in line.” Steve Parker, an artist, music... READ MORE


Rialto Players to present North Pole’s Got Talent

MORRILTON — The Rialto Players will present North Pole’s Got Talent, by Lavenia Roberts, on Friday through Nov. 17, and again Nov. 22-24, at the Rialto Community Arts Center, 215 E. Broadway in Morrilton.


    Appliances are fancy, not forever

    When I was in a business last week, I commented that it was raining, and that led to a discussion on how things don’t last anymore. The woman working there said she didn’t have her umbrella with her. I told her I had a new umbrella that was broken, but the little one I brought in my purse was one I’d had for years. I made the common old-person comment: “They just don’t make things like they used to.” We were off to the races after that.... READ MORE


    Retired Army officer recognized for 43-year military career

    Retired Army Maj. Gen. William David Wofford, 70, spent 43 years of his life serving his country. Retiring in 2015 as the Arkansas Army National Guard adjutant general, he continues his service through work in the community. U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., recognized Wofford’s military career recently in “Salute to Veterans,” a series recognizing the military service of Arkansans. “Gen. Wofford has spent his life giving back to his coun... READ MORE



    Nov. 11 Holiday Closing RUSSELLVILLE — The Hughes Community Center, 1000 E. Parkway Drive, will be closed Monday for observance of Veterans Day. For more information, call the center at (479) 968-1272. Author Series RUSSELLVILLE — Jared M. Phillips will speak about his book Hipbillies: Deep Revolution in the Arkansas Ozarks during the Arkansas Tech University Second Monday Author Series at 7 p.m. in Room 300A of ATU’s Ross Pendergraft ... READ MORE