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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun September 13, 2020
PHOTO BY: Carol Rolf / Contributing Photographer

Threads Through Time opened Aug. 26 at the Baum Gallery of Fine Art at the University of Central Arkansas in celebration of the suffrage movement. Among those attending were, from left, Brian Young, director of Baum Gallery and curator of the exhibition; Gayle Seymour, associate dean of the UCA College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and project organizer; Suzanne “Sue” Bennett, curator of visual resources for the Baum Gallery and co-curator of the exhibition; Holly Laws, artist; and Liz Koerner, artist. Two other Arkansas artists not in attendance are Deborah Kuster and Rachel Trusty.

Fiber art exhibit at UCA celebrates suffrage

Carol Rolf

It’s been awhile since members of the public have been allowed to view an art exhibit in person at the Baum Gallery of Fine Art at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Even though the coronavirus is still a major threat to the public, the Baum Gallery is now open to patrons, with safety precautions being observed. Threads Through Time, a fiber arts exhibit featuring works by female artists, including four artists with ties to ... READ MORE

UCA schedules activities to note Suffrage Centennial CAROL ROLF

The University of Central Arkansas opened its celebration of the centennial of the suffrage movement Aug. 26 with the fiber arts exhibit Threads Through Time. In keeping with the Suffrage Centennial theme, activities are planned through September and into October. UCA will host a Suffrage Centennial event, American Women in Music and Prose, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. Admission is free, and reserv...

ALS benefit tournament celebrates 20 years By SAM PIERCE

Steve Jones has played golf since he was 28 years old, but after he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, in May of last year, he hasn’t been able to play the game.

Run game strength for Central Arkansas Christian By SAM PIERCE

Central Arkansas Christian junior running back Tyler Williams rushed for more than 185 yards with 4 touchdowns in the team’s 35-20 win over Mayflower on Aug. 28.

Senior-loaded Eagles move into new conference By SAM PIERCE

This season, Conway Christian moves into a new conference in the 4A-2 with one of its biggest senior classes yet. Head coach Justin Kramer said that of the 22 kids on the roster, 13 are seniors.

New coach looks to turn around Little Johns CODY GRAVES

After an unsuccessful 2019 season, Danville’s new head coach, Drew Smyly, is looking for ways to make small improvements to the team.

Vilonia Eagles hope to continue recent success By SAM PIERCE

Last season, Vilonia had its best record since 2003, finishing the year with a 7-4 overall record. The team finished second in the conference, losing to Harrison, but the Eagles did host a state playoff game for the first time in 16 years. However, Vilonia lost to Wynne in overtime, thanks to a successful two-point conversion.

Panthers look to pounce back from disappointing season CODY GRAVES

After going 5-5 in the regular season and 3-4 in the 5A West Conference, Greenbrier’s 2019 season ended a decade-long streak of making it to the playoffs.

Russellville biology teacher awarded top honor By SAM PIERCE

Originally, Chance Duncan wanted to be a musician. He joined the band in middle school and was a drummer in the percussion section, but it only took one semester in college to realize that learning the fine details of music theory and reading music was not for him.

With 15 returning starters, Hornets expect big year DONNA LAMPKIN STEPHENS

After a combined 12 wins in the previous four seasons, Maumelle won eight games in 2019, and with 15 starters returning, 2020 could yield even more wins.

Untried Wampus Cats, aim to improve as season goes DONNA LAMPKIN STEPHENS

Conway finished 8-4 in 2019 following a quarterfinal loss at Bentonville West in the Class 7A state playoffs, but the Wampus Cats will have some holes to fill for 2020.

Offensive line to be a force for Devil Dogs, coach says DONNA LAMPKIN STEPHENS

As a sophomore quarterback two years ago, Morrilton’s Tucker Granberry was thrown into the fire.

Cyclones aim to improve with quickness, athleticism DONNA LAMPKIN STEPHENS

Russellville managed just two wins in 2019 as the Cyclones failed to make the playoffs for the first time in five years.

Red Devils switch to dual quarterback system By SAM PIERCE

The Atkins Red Devils will be switching to a two-quarterback system this fall after relying on two-year starter and all-state quarterback Eli Roberson, who threw for 3,300 yards and 45 touchdowns last season.

Mustangs excited about new, returning talent SARAH DECLERK

The Perryville High School football program took strides forward last season, with the Mustangs returning to postseason play for the 11th time in school history, said Chris Norton, head football coach. The team ended the 2019 season with a 6-5 overall record and a 4-3 conference record, losing to McGehee in round 1 of the postseason showdown.