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THURSDAY, APRIL 24th
​The annual spring clean-up for Conway County continues this week with pick-up scheduled to begin Thursday in Morrilton, Plumerville, Oppelo and unincorporated communities in the county. In the town of Menifee, the call-in period continues through Friday with pick-up scheduled for Saturday only. If you live in any of the incorporated cities and you have called to be placed on the pick-up list, you can place your large household items by the street for pick up, but Morrilton Mayor Stewart Nelson asks that you not leave anything by the street that you don't want picked up for at least the next two weeks. With so many items being left out to be picked up, the mayor fears prowlers will be out at night looking for items they can claim for themselves. County Judge Jimmy Hart reminds county residents that if you live outside city limits, you can take items to your nearest fire station through Saturday.  Judge Hart says the fire stations are being manned during the clean-up period and anyone found at the stations after dark and anyone from outside Conway County found dumping will be cited for illegal dumping.  If you don't have your items picked up at your home or take them to the fire station, you're encouraged to bring them directly to the Morrilton Landfill, which will be open from 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday for free dumping for all Conway County residents.  You must provide proof of residency in order to take advantage of the free dumping...

Conway County will again provide a venue for individuals who want to safely dispose of unused, unneeded and expired prescription medications, including controlled substances, during this weekend's National Drug Take Back Day. The Drug Enforcement Administration has scheduled its eighth Drug Take Back Day for Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. During that time, Chief Sonny Stover says individuals can drop off their unused or unneeded prescription drugs at the Morrilton Police Department for safe disposal.  The Conway County Hometown Health Coalition and the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Coalition helped get that box installed about two years ago, and Stover says that box, along with previous Drug Take Back Initiatives, have helped get a lot of drugs off the streets of Morrilton.  Chief Stover says taking part in the Drug Take Back Initiative is the safest way to dispose of unused prescription medication...

Administrative assistants from the Morrilton area were honored at a lunch sponsored by The Safe Place on Wednesday. Administrative Assistants' Day is recognized nationally each during the last week in April, and The Safe Place uses the day as not only a fundraising opportunity, but the chance to show its appreciation for employees in the area. This is the sixth year for the event and the third year that Craig O'Neill, news anchor for Little Rock television station KTHV, has served as guest speaker...

Kroger of Morrilton, along with Conway County Emergency Services, will host a severe weather preparedness day in the Kroger parking lot on Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase a weather radio from Kroger and have it programmed by emergency service personnel. Local fire and police departments will be on hand to demonstrate some of their new equipment. Air Evac and Baptist Med Flight helicopters will also be at the event, weather permitting. In addition, Modern Woodmen of America will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs near the Kroger entrance. Emergency management officials invite and encourage everyone in the community to the event to learn more about the ways to prepare for severe weather...

Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Representative Tom Cotton of Dardanelle on Tuesday defended his vote against the farm bill, saying the measure didn't do enough to cut food stamps. U.S. Senator Mark Pryor says his GOP rival ignored Arkansas' farmers with his vote. Speaking at a daylong candidate forum held by the Arkansas Farm Bureau, Cotton said the nearly $100 billion-a-year legislation didn't do enough for the state's farmers and should have included more reforms to cut food stamps' costs. Cotton was the only member of the state's congressional delegation to vote against the bill earlier this year. Pryor criticized Cotton for the vote in a short pre-recorded video shown to the group. The group was hearing from candidates for the state's top offices throughout the day...


















































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​With a 360-foot relay in the ninth inning, the New York Mets prevented a hard-fought victory from vanishing in the wind. Lucas Duda hit a long home run and the Mets threw out the potential tying run at the plate to hold off the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2, Wednesday on a blustery night at Citi Field. The Cards and Mets wrap up their four-game series with an afternoon game on Thursday in New York. First pitch is scheduled for 12:10 p.m. with pregame coverage to start at 11:15 on KVOM AM-ESPN 800...

Runs continued to come at a premium at Dickey-Stephens Park on Wednesday afternoon as the Arkansas Travelers stopped the Tulsa Drillers with a 1-0 victory. Kramer Sneed and two relievers combined on a three-hit shutout. Kyle Hudson's two-out single in the sixth inning provided the day's only run. The series concludes with a 7:10 game Thursday night in North Little Rock...

The 24th-ranked Arkansas baseball team scored early and often as the Razorbacks completed the two-game series sweep with a 15-3 drubbing of Northwestern State Wednesday afternoon at Baum Stadium. The offense provided a four-run second inning and never looked back, as Brian Anderson and Eric Fisher went a combined four-for-eight on the day, driving in seven runs and scoring five. Jake Wise also contributed offensively, going two-for-four, with two runs batted in and two runs scored. Arkansas caps a nine-game homestand this weekend, welcoming Auburn to town for a three-game Southeastern Conference series at Baum Stadium...

There's a chance of rain Thursday, but hopefully it will hold off because several area teams have games scheduled. The Morrilton High School softball team plays host to Bauxite in non-conference action at 5:00. Sacred Heart hosts Wonderview for baseball and softball action, starting at 4:00 on both fields. The softball teams will play a doubleheader and we'll have the broadcast of those games live on KVOM AM-ESPN 800. Nemo Vista plays baseball and softball games at Mount Vernon-Enola at 4:00. Also on Thursday, the Morrilton High School girls' soccer team plays a 4:00 match at Shiloh Christian and Morrilton is scheduled to host the junior high conference track meet at Devil Dog Stadium...








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