Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun November 22, 2020
PHOTO BY: Sam Pierce

Carl Kirtley, the new president of the Rotary Club of Russellville, and Misty Lumpkins, the new president for the Russellville Downtown Rotary, are entering an unparalleled time as a result of a lack of funds because of the canceling of fundraisers and events caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Creative and compromising'

Rotary Club presidents face uphill battle

The new presidents of the Rotary clubs in Russellville are facing some of their biggest challenges this term, as a result of the unprecedented time caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Between the clubs’ lack of funds, the canceling of fundraisers and events, and the inability to meet in-person until recently, both the Rotary Club of Russellville and the Russellville Downtown Rotary are entering an unparalleled time. “One good thing about ... READ MORE


Conway family wins $10K with funny video

In March, at the beginning of when most of the state was shut down and people were quarantining due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Leah Farris encouraged her sister, Whitney Cummings, to submit a video to the television show “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”


    Master Gardener of Year ‘thrilled’ with county award

    Debbie Guthrie of Conway joined the Faulkner County Master Gardeners in 2016, the year she retired. “I retired the first of January and saw an ad in the paper about Master Gardeners,” she said. “I told myself, ‘You could do that,’ and I decided to give it a try. “Master Gardeners is like a black hole — it just sucks you in,” she said, laughing. Guthrie, 63, was recently named the 2019 Faulkner County Master Gardener of the Year. “I ... READ MORE


    Calendar Events for the River Valley & Ozark Area

    Editor’s note: Many events have been canceled or postponed due to concern about the coronavirus. Wednesday Battle of the Bulbs Entry Deadline RUSSELLVILLE — Wednesday is the deadline to enter the Russellville community’s inaugural Battle of the Bulbs Christmas Light Contest. City residents are invited to decorate the exterior of their businesses or homes to be on display the weeks before Christmas. Trophies will be awarded to first-p... READ MORE