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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun January 17, 2021
PHOTO BY: Sam Pierce

Mayflower High School recently upgraded its athletic facilities that include a new field house, a training room, coaches’ offices, a resurfaced track and the installation of synthetic turf on the football field. In 2019, the district extended its debt-service millage for another 13 years to fund the $6 million project.

New facilities open for Mayflower athletics

Mayflower High School got a much needed face-lift recently, thanks to a millage extension that passed more than two years ago. The new facilities, which opened Jan. 4, include home bleachers, a track, and a field house that offers an indoor practice facility and a weight room. The old facilities were more than 30 years old, and although they had been renovated several times, there were problems with flooding, vermin and other issues th... READ MORE

Works by area artists included in 2021 SWOP CAROL ROLF

LITTLE ROCK — Four artists from the River Valley & Ozark Edition’s readership area have works in the 2021 Small Works on Paper touring exhibit.

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Conway church offers virtual holiday greetings By SAM PIERCE

CONWAY — Emily Walter never realized how much she was going to miss her church family until she wasn’t able to attend services every week.

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CoHO helps with Christmas, gives parents dignity By SAM PIERCE

CONWAY — The City of Hope Outreach, or CoHO, will host a socially distanced Christmas event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the nonprofit’s office in Conway at 608 E. Robins St.

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Yell County nonprofit expands reach with grant By SAM PIERCE

A nonprofit in Yell County has expanded its care and support to those who have been affected by COVID-19.

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Community in the events in the River Valley & Ozark Area

Monday Russellville Dog Park Reopening RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Dog Park, located in Pleasant View Park at 3595 N. Arkansas Ave., has been closed temporarily because of a kennel-cough outbreak. The dog park will be sanitized and will reopen Monday. For more information, call the Hughes Community Center at (479) 968-1272.

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Conway family wins $10K with funny video By SAM PIERCE

CONWAY — 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.”

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New coach, new roster could bode well for Lady Cyclones By DONNA STEPHENS

With a new coach and an almost completely new roster, Russellville’s Lady Cyclones look to improve from a 9-16 mark last season.

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CAC Lady Mustangs to rely on senior guard By SAM PIERCE

Last season, Central Arkansas Christian had a 40-game conference winning streak that was snapped, following an injury to junior Bethany Dillard in the fourth quarter of a 39-32 loss to Little Rock Episcopal Collegiate on Feb. 4.

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New conference presents challenge for Conway Christian By SAM PIERCE

The Conway Christian Lady Eagles move up into a new conference this year.

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Warhawks hope to be ‘in the mix’ by the year’s end By SAM PIERCE

The Mount Vernon-Enola boys basketball team lost two really good seniors and a great role-player from last year, head coach Joshua Zarlingo said. This year’s team has seven seniors, and four of them got a lot of minutes last season, he said.

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Pottsville girls’ depth a plus during uncertain season By SAM PIERCE

Pottsville girls basketball will have a good mix of players this season that will contribute from all classes, and head coach Drew Siebenmorgen said the biggest thing for Pottsville this season will be its depth.

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Cyclones have the pieces to improve this season By DONNA STEPHENS

With four starters back from a 23-6 run last season, the Russellville Cyclones are looking to rebound from a disappointing ending for an even better campaign in 2020-21.

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Margin of error is small for Pottsville By SAM PIERCE

For the Pottsville boys basketball team, the margin for error is small, but head coach Shane Thurman said he expects to have a great year.

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Mix of seniors, underclassmen provides lift to Mount Vernon-Enola By SAM PIERCE

The Mount Vernon-Enola girls basketball team has a great mix of senior leadership and underclassmen, head coach Adam Carlton said.

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