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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH
​The South Conway County School District is asking parents to complete the free/reduced lunch form for their child in order to ensure that students receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch at school every day. Forms must be completed and returned to the child's school by Friday, September 11th. Superintendent Shawn Halbrook says returning these forms will not only help students get the meals they need at school, but will also help the district with a state funding category called NSLA funding.  Currently, the district receives $522 for every student who qualifies for free or reduced meals. Last year, the district needed an additional 42 students to increase its NSLA funding from $522 per student to $1,142 per student, which would mean an additional $800,000 of NSLA funds. Halbrook adds that this would also allow the district to apply for the Community Eligibility Option for the 2016-17 school year, which would allow every student in the district to eat breakfast and lunch free of charge.  If you need a free/reduced lunch form, you can contact your child's school or call 354-9450...

Arkansas drivers hitting the roads this weekend can expect the lowest gas prices for the Labor Day weekend since 2004. The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in the state is $2.15. It's a bit lower than that at most stations in Morrilton with Thursday's lowest reported price of $2.09 at Murphy USA, according to www.gasbuddy.com. In addition to lower gas prices, drivers can also expect an increase in law enforcement patrols this weekend. The Morrilton Police Department and other local agencies are participating in the nationwide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration designed to curb impaired driving and save lives. The enforcement began August 21st and continues through Monday. During the campaign, law enforcement partners nationwide show zero tolerance for drunk driving. The AAA projects 35.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home over the Labor Day weekend, the highest volume for the holiday post-recession and a one percent increase over last year...

A Plumerville man is being honored this weekend for an unprecedented dedication to his church family. This Sunday will mark 54 years that Billy Farrell Deaver has attended Sunday School at Portland Missionary Baptist Church in Plumerville without missing a service. Deaver began his record attendance streak on the first Sunday in September back in 1961 and has now been faithful in attending Sunday School for 2,808 consecutive weeks. The church will recognize the milestone and honor Deaver by presenting him with a bar pin during this Sunday's morning worship service at 11:45. The church invites all of Deaver's family and friends to come and share in the joy of this special occasion...

Entries are still being accepted for next week's Conway County Fair Parade, set for 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9th. This year's theme is "Pride in our Past, Faith in our Future." The 2015 Conway County Farm Family of the Year, the Billy and Charlotte Wilchman family, will serve as the grand marshal. Chairman Gary Jackson says several other groups have already registered, but he's still looking for more church, civic or commercial group, or school or education grouip.  There will also be entries for girls on bicycles, boys on bicycles, riding lawn mowers, horses, and classic cars and trucks.  Jackson says throwing candy from floats is not encouraged, but if choose to do that, you're asked to throw it away from the street. Registered floats are asked to arrive at the parking lot of Green Bay Packaging's Fiber Resource Division on Broadway Street by 4:00 p.m. the day of the parade for judging, and the parade will take its traditional route through downtown Morrilton. For more information about the parade or the 2015 Conway County Fair, you can visit the website www.conwaycountyfair.com...









































































































































































































































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The Morrilton High School volleyball team opened 5A West conference play at home on Thursday with a three-game sweep over Maumelle, winning with a score of 25-12, 25-17, 25-18. Senior Raemia Clemons led the team's attack with 14 kills. Hitters Lindsey Bird, Quanyea Hilton, Maddie Adams and Mary Kate Kordsmeier combined for 15 kills for the Lady Devil Dogs. Senior Aleah Polk led the team on defense and in serving. Setters Mallory Simer and Madison Knapp led in assists. Morrilton's junior varsity team also defeated Maumelle by a score of 25-13, 25-11...

Morrilton's ninth grade Devil Pup football team lost its season opener, falling to Russellville, 31-21, on the road Thursday night. The Devil Pups play their home opener next Thursday against Mayflower...

The much-anticipated Devil Dog football season opener takes place Friday night when Morrilton welcomes long-time rival Russellville to Devil Dog Stadium. The Cyclones have won eight of the past nine meetings between the schools, including last season's 42-21 triumph in Russellville. The Cyclones have a new coach this year in Billy Dawson, who has been one of the most successful coaches in Arkansas high school football the past two decades. Dawson comes from Nashville High School where he guided the Scrappers to three state championships and six conference titles.  Kickoff from Devil Dog Stadium is set for 7:00 p.m. You can hear it live on KVOM FM-101.7 and online at www.kvomlive.com. Our coverage begins at 6:00 with the RARN statewide preview show. That'll be followed by the Devil Dog Coach's Show with Head Coach Cody McNabb at 6:30.  Then we'll have our live broadcast around 6:50 with the RARN scoreboard show immediately after the game until midnight...

Perryville is the host for this year's Perry County rivalry game between Perryville and Bigelow.  Kickoff from Mustang Stadium is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. You'll be able to hear from both head coaches, Bigelow's Jeff Starks and Perryville's Ed Baker, during our Perry County Coaches' Show airing at 5:00 p.m. Friday and every Friday on 101.7 KVOM...

In other games of interest on Friday, Pottsville plays host to Gravette, Searcy plays at Greene County Tech, Harrison travels to Mountain Home, Maumelle is at home against Jacksonville, Farmington hosts Prairie Grove, Little Rock Christian hosts Fountain Lake, Clarksville makes a short trip to Lamar, Atkins plays at Dover, Hector travels to Marshall, Two Rivers plays at home against Hackett, Clinton hosts Heber Springs, Conway is at Cabot and Mayflower travels to Dumas...

The UCA Bears opened their season with a 45-16 loss on the road to Samford on Thursday...
Arkansas Tech scored the first 52 points in their season opener on Thursday as the Wonder Boys cruised to a 62-14 victory over Southern Nazarene...

Arkansas opens its season on Saturday taking on UTEP in Fayetteville. It's a 2:30 kickoff from Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Pregame coverage will start 11:30 a.m. on 101.7 KVOM...

Arkansas State heads to Los Angeles on Saturday where the Red Wolves face the eighth-ranked team in the country, the USC Trojans...

Five first inning runs guided the Springfield Cardinals to a 7-3 win over the Arkansas Travelers on Thursday night. The teams will play their series finale on Friday in Springfield...

The teams with the two best records in the National League face off in St. Louis this weekend where the first-place Cardinals take on second-place Pittsburgh for a three-game series at Busch Stadium. First pitch for Friday's series opener is scheduled for 7:15. Pregame coverage starts at 6:20 on KVOM AM-800...