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TUESDAY, JULY 22nd
Supporters for statewide alcohol sales are hard at work collecting more signatures to get their proposal on the November ballot. The Secretary of State's office found groups fell more than 17,000 valid signatures short on Friday and they have 30 more days to gather additional signatures. Proposed constitutional amendments need at least 78,133 valid signatures to go before voters.  The groups have until August 18th to submit more petitions. The "They Win, You Lose" committee, which has ties to liquor stores in Conway County, has led an effort to keep alcohol proposals off the ballot. According to the Arkansas Times, the committee reported in a filing with the Arkansas Ethics Commission it received $125,000 in contributions from the Conway County Legal Beverage Association...

A fire department in Perry County is one of two in the state that will share nearly $270,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman and Congressman Tim Griffin announced Monday the Williams Junction Fire Department will receive $29,560 to purchase life-saving equipment. The Assistance to Firefighters Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is supported by the omnibus appropriations bill and provides fire departments and Emergency Medical Services organizations with the tools and resources necessary to protect the health and safety of the public and emergency response personnel. During Fiscal Year 2013, the program awarded nearly $290 million directly to local fire departments and EMS organizations...

The deadline to purchase your tickets for the Conway County Center for Exceptional Children's second annual "Luck of the Draw" fundraiser is fast approaching. "Luck of the Draw" features eight different themed prize packs, each of which is valued at more than $900. They include an auto pack, back-to-school pack, home theater pack, landscape pack, renovation pack, restaurant pack, sportsman pack and tailgate pack. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100, and you choose which prize pack your tickets or tickets will be entered, ensuring that you have a chance to win only the prizes that appeal to you.  Tickets will only be sold through Friday and they're available at the Center or from any of the event sponsors, which include Allison Ford, Rick and Sheila Beck, Edward Jones Investments, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Morrilton Knights of Columbus, Koontz Electric, Morrilton Fire Department, N'Speech, Perry County Rural Fire Association, Petit Jean State Bank, Primarily Pediatrics, Pyramid Therapy, Roberson Tire, Morrilton Rotary Club and Tobacco Corner Plus. The drawing for each of the eight prize packs will be held Monday, July 28th, live on KVOM-FM 101.7...

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is warning the public of a phone scam circulating the state. Officials says they've received several reports of someone claiming to represent the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery calling residents and informing them that they have won lottery prizes. The scammer will often know the victim's home address, and will often instruct the resident to go to a local store to purchase a pre-paid card called Green Dot MoneyPak to use to pre-pay taxes owed on the prize. Officials say scammers also provide a toll-free number that, when called, mimics the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery phone message. The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery wants to remind everyone the lottery never requires the payment of any money in order to claim a prize. The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery typically does not call people to tell them that they've won, except in contests that the person has intentionally entered. It's also important to never provide any personal or financial information to someone over the phone unless you initiate the call or are certain the caller is legitimate, especially social security numbers, bank account numbers, and credit card numbers. The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has notified the Consumer Protection Division of the Arkansas Attorney General's Office of this scam...












































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Third and fourth grade football camp and registration to play fall pee-wee football continues Tuesday and Thursday night. Fifth and sixth grade camp and registration to play this fall is July 28th, 29th and 31st. Registration is from 6:00-7:00 each of those nights. The camp is from 7:00-8:30 each night. The camp cost is $35 and registration to play pee-wee ball in the fall is $60. If you sign up for both, it will cost only $75. For more information, call Todd Session at 977-4416...

The Conway County Community Center still has spots available for next week's youth basketball camp. The camp is open to students in Kindergarten through the sixth grade. Registration is $30 per child and the camp will be open only to the first 35 children to register. The camp will take place July 28-31 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and children will learn the fundamental and skills and drills of basketball. To register or for more information, visit www.cccc-online.org or call 354-4122...

After a day off Monday, the St. Louis Cardinals are back in action Tuesday. Adam Wainwright makes his first start since the All-Star game when the Cards welcome the Tampa Bay Rays to Busch Stadium for the start of a two-game Interleague series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Pregame coverage starts at 6:20 on KVOM AM-ESPN 800...

After consecutive comeback wins, the magic was not there Monday night at Arvest Ballpark as the Arkansas Travelers fell to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, 6-3. The series continues Tuesday with a 7:05 game in Springdale...