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MONDAY, JUNE 27TH
Members of the Conway County Quorum Court will consider the purchase of a new police cruiser and transport van for the detention center when the group meets for its regular monthly session on Monday. Justices of the Peace will also be asked to authorize the county judge to apply for a grant for the Blackwell/Kenwood Fire Department and an amendment to the 2016 budget. Four appointments to county boards are also up for review in the 6:00 p.m. meeting that will take place at the courthouse in Morrilton. The Personnel and Governmental Committee will meet prior to the full Court at 5:30...

Arkansas Game and Fish commissioners voted unanimously during a special meeting on Friday to approve a Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone that would cover ten Arkansas counties including Pope, Yell, Johnson, Logan and six northern counties. Chronic wasting disease has been found in five of these counties since first being discovered in Arkansas in late February. Among the proposals approved are that feeding wildlife will be prohibited within the ten-county management zone. However, baiting for the purpose of hunting will be allowed September 1st through December 31st. Transportation of deer and elk harvested within the CWD management zone also will be restricted, and the rehabilitation of deer will be prohibited statewide. Hunters outside of Boone, Carroll, Madison, Newton and Searcy counties may now harvest any elk they see during regular deer hunting season with a limit of one, either sex. Also, all hunters who kill elk will be required to submit a sample for CWD testing...

The Conway County Library has announced plans for the month of July for its year-long Centennial celebration. July focuses on the decade of the 1970s. The library will present a program on America's experience in the Vietnam War at its monthly Lunch and Learn program. That event, sponsored by the local post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will feature Robert Velasquez as the guest speaker. Velasquez is a Vietnam War Veteran and member of the VFW. He will focus on his experiences during the war. The Conway County Piecemakers will provide a gift basket featuring a small patriotic lap quilt and other patriotic items as the July drawing event. The Piecemakers will also decorate the Witt cabinet with patriotic themes and also provide refreshments for the program. The Lunch and Learn program will take place Wednesday, July 13th, at noon, at the library. The library's next family movie night will be held Friday, July 29th, at 7:00 p.m., and Library Director Jay Carter says a couple of special events will also take place during the month.  For more information on any of the Centennial celebration programs, you can call the library at 354-5204...

Governor Asa Hutchinson took the opportunity last week to promote National Great Outdoors Month in June. He recounted times his family spent camping in Arkansas and encouraged families to spend time in the state's 37 state parks. Petit Jean State Park was Arkansas' first state park and features over 20 miles of hiking trails and 125 campsites...







































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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Linebacker Harrison Pavatt was in on several tackles and Jordan Toland was his usual dominant self on the offensive line as the two Morrilton High School products helped the West team to a 31-21 victory over the East in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Football Game Friday night in Conway...

Morrilton's Shekinna Stricklen had seven points and one rebound for the Connecticut Sun on Sunday, but her WNBA team fell to 3-12 on the season with an 80-73 loss to the Los Angeles Sparks. The Sun play at Phoenix on Wednesday...

After competing in the Simmons Big Bass Bonanza over the weekend, Herbert Holman took home the big $50,000 prize this year. Holman beat out more than 1,700 other anglers to win the grand prize with a 7.25 pound fish. First-place winners in each of the other pools winning $10,000 each are Lucas Wilkins of Dardanelle in the Fort Smith pool, Don Douglas in the North Little Rock pool, Bart Moore in the Pine Bluff pool and Josh Moreland in the Dumas pool...

The St. Louis Cardinals pounded six homeruns and tied a franchise record with 13 extra base hits to beat Seattle, 11-6, on Sunday to avoid a sweep of the three-game series. Matt Carpenter and Tommy Pham each homered twice, Jedd Gyorko and Matt Holliday went deep and Aledmys Diaz had three doubles for the Cardinals, who moved within nine games of the slumping Cubs in the National League Central. The Cards play the World Champion Royals for the first of two games in Kansas City on Monday at 7:15. Pregame coverage will start at 6:20 on KVOM-AM 800...

The Arkansas Travelers fell, 4-2, to the Springfield Cardinals on Sunday afternoon at Hammons Field in the team's final game before the Texas League All-Star break. The Travs will resume regular season play on Thursday night against Frisco at Dickey-Stephens Park...

The Morrilton American Legion baseball team is back in action Monday with a doubleheader at Clarksville, starting at 6:00...