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FRIDAY, AUGUST 18TH
Nearly two dozen community leaders or future leaders who comprise the second class of Leadership Conway County are meeting for the first time this weekend. Leadership Conway County is a project of the Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce, and President Jerry Smith explains this weekend's retreat is the beginning of a nine-month program that will allow the participants to develop the teamwork and leadership skills needed to help develop and strengthen the future of Conway County. The classes will be structured similarly to last year, but Smith says one difference is that this year's participants will undergo a personality and behavior profile from a leadership expert that will give each participant a look at how they deal with stress and work with different kinds of people. Following this weekend's retreat, the class will continue to meet once a month before graduating in May...

On Monday, all of North America will experience an eclipse of the sun for the first time in 99 years. Arkansas can expect a partial eclipse where up to 97 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon. The Arkansas Department of Health wants to inform Arkansans about how to safely view the solar eclipse. They say the only safe way to look directly at the sun - even in a partial eclipse - is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses," hand-held solar viewers, or welder’s shade numbers 12-14. Sunglasses are not strong enough to safely look at the sun. Officials say gazing directly at the sun can cause a permanent blind spot to form on the retina of your eye and you should not assume you can look away quickly enough to avoid eye damage. Health officials further warn that the eclipse will darken the state during the middle of the day on Monday and may cause a distraction for drivers. The health department says drivers should not stop on the road to view the eclipse and that drivers and boaters should be mindful of pedestrians, cyclists, watercraft, and other traffic who may be looking skyward. The eclipse is expected to reach its peak at 1:15 p.m...

The River Valley Log a Load for Kids chapter invites everyone to its 2017 fish fry fundraiser for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital on Saturday, September 9th, at the L.V. Williamson Boys and Girls Club in Russellville. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat catfish dinner are $15 for adults and $5 for kids. The event will also include live and silent auctions and a raffle. There will also be several children’s activities and games, drawings and free gifts for every child that attends, plus a visit from Smokey Bear and other special guests. The doors will open at four p.m. to view auction items followed by the fish dinner, guest speakers, live and silent auctions and results from the drawings. Chairman Allen Farley anticipates the event to raise over $100,000. Tickets can be purchased locally at Green Bay Packaging, ETW Enterprises and Evergreen Packaging...

With the unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia that started with the removal of Confederate statues, Governor Asa Hutchinson was asked if there were plans to remove any statues in Arkansas. The governor says he's opposed to the idea. Several cities and states across the country have taken action this week to remove Confederate monuments from government-owned property...















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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We're now two weeks away from the start of the high school football season and the Morrilton Devil Dogs' opening game against Russellville. Morrilton had its Maroon/Gray scrimmage Thursday night and the Devil Dogs will take on Conway in a preseason benefit game on Tuesday, August 22nd...

High school volleyball season gets underway next week. Morrilton's senior high team opens its season with a home match against Alma on Monday to start a busy week for the Lady Devil Dogs. They'll play at Clarksville on Tuesday, at home against Maumelle on Thursday and in a tournament in Little Rock next Saturday. The seventh grade and junior high teams also open their season on Monday when they play at Searcy...

Dexter Fowler's two-run triple sparked the St. Louis Cardinals to an 11-7 comeback win over Pittsburgh in the opener of a four-game series at PNC Park on Thursday night. Jedd Gyorko and Tommy Pham homered for St. Louis and Kolten Wong and Randal Grichuk each drove in two runs to help the Cardinals move within 1.5 games of first-place Chicago in the National League Central. The Cards take on the Pirates again Friday at 6:05. Pregame coverage will start at 5:10 on Motown Radio, 92.5 FM and 800 AM...

The Arkansas Travelers were denied a sweep of a three-game series in Frisco as the RoughRiders took the finale, 3-0, Thursday night. The Travs start a three-game series in Midland Friday night...


























































































































































































































































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