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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun April 21, 2019
PHOTO BY: Carol Rolf/Contributing Photographer

The Conway Women’s Chorus will present Arkansas: The Natural State on Friday and April 28. Members of the chorus appearing in the concert include, front row, from left, seated Nancy Henderson, Joan Hanna and Mimi Carlin; middle row, Bert Lackie, Judie Burney, Kimberly Norris, Anita Bayless, Jan Newcomer and Teena Woodworth; and back row, Bonda Moyer, Dee Woodrum, Kayla Pointer, Ruth Bass-Burgess and Lisa Bouabedi.

Women’s chorus to celebrate Arkansas at two performances

Carol Rolf/Contributing Writer

CONWAY — The Conway Women’s Chorus will celebrate Arkansas with a spring concert this month, which will be presented at two performances. Joan Hanna of Wooster, director of the Conway Women’s Chorus, said the program, Arkansas: The Natural State, will include “Riversong,” by Andy Beck, and “Blue Skies,” by Irving Berlin, “which will transport you to an early spring afternoon ‘sittin’ on the porch.’” “If toe-tappin’ is more your style, c... READ MORE

CAFTA Awards honor a variety of artists CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — Members of the community gathered April 2 in the Trieschmann Fine Arts Building at Hendrix College in Conway to celebrate the arts in all of their many forms. The Conway Alliance for the Arts hosted the event to recognize artists and supporters of the arts during the sixth annual Conway Arts Awards celebration.

Gardeners create a buzz with plant sale CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

RUSSELLVILLE — Patrons of the annual Pope County Master Gardeners Plant Sale may notice a few new things at this year’s event, set for 8 a.m. to noon May 4 at the Pope County Fairgrounds, 500 S. Knoxville St.

CAPCA program helps woman buy 1st home By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — Morgan Drayton of Conway wanted to stop renting and buy a home where her young son could have his own room, a backyard and maybe a dog.

Newsies opens Thursday at Conway High

CONWAY — News flash — a cast of more than 100 Conway High School students will take the stage, starting Thursday, for this year’s spring musical.