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Updated 12:22 p.m., Mon February 11, 2019
PHOTO BY: Tammy Keith

Capt. Patrishia Knott of The Salvation Army Conway Corps started a class titled Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World on Oct. 1. The class, on how to get out of poverty, is based on the book Bridges Out of Poverty. The nine students will graduate Feb. 25 and have follow-up meetings to make sure they are meeting their goals, Knott said.

The Salvation Army plans poverty-class graduation

CONWAY — Jay Burnham said he’s learned skills in a class offered by The Salvation Army in Conway that will help him get out of poverty and stay there. The inaugural class, Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’ -By World, is being taught by Capt. Patrishia Knott, corps officer at The Salvation Army in Conway. The class started in October, and a graduation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the church, 950 Carson Cove in Conway. “It’s under... READ MORE

Conway symphony invites community to experience ‘New World’ CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — The community is invited to a night of cultural diversity on Saturday when the Conway Symphony Orchestra presents Czech composer Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” and selections from Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La Traviata. There will also be special activities before the concert as part of the symphony’s School Night program.

Sculptor selected as first artist in residence at ATU CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

RUSSELLVILLE — Although Japanese artist Manami Ishimura has been in the United States for three years, she had never been to Arkansas … until a few weeks ago. She is undertaking another first experience as well — she is the first artist in residence at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.