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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24TH
Volunteers from the First Presbyterian Church of Morrilton and others in the community served thousands of free meals to the community over a twelve week period this summer. Church member John Hogan heads up the Summer Feeding Program, which just completed its third year on August 12th. He spoke to Morrilton Rotary Club members about it Tuesday, and said the program has grown to include not only hungry children, but adults in the area, too.  Hogan says the first two years that they held the Summer Feeding Program, they had assistance from the state Department of Human Services. DHS turned down their request for funding this year – but the church and the community rallied to put the program together anyway, at a cost of just under $10,000...

The City of Morrilton government offices will soon be relocating into a new facility, and a potential tenant has already expressed a desire to occupy the current city hall building in downtown Morrilton after the move is complete. Attorney Dale Lipsmeyer, who will become the new District Court Judge for Conway County on January 1st, told the Conway County Quorum Court on Monday that he'd like to renovate the building for the District Court.  Lipsmeyer stated there are often scheduling conflicts between the District and Circuit Court and other events at the courthouse. Lipsmeyer indicated there is enough money available in the District Court fund to make the move and renovate the building, but he's in the early stages of planning the transition. Quorum Court members seemed to be supportive of the idea as long as it’s cost-efficient. The proposal will be presented to the Morrilton City Council next month...

Three individuals face drug charges in Perry County after two separate incidents on the highway in recent weeks. Sheriff Scott Montgomery reports that on August 13th, Deputy Denise Huber stopped to check on a vehicle pulled off the roadway on Highway 9 at the foot of Perry Mountain where she allegedly found the driver to be in possession of some marijuana, along with a glass pipe and an open container of whiskey in the vehicle. The driver, 27-year-old Joshua Miller of Mississippi, was cited for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Two days later, according to the sheriff, Deputy Nick Kincade noticed a pick-up truck with its hazard lights on in the ditch off of Highway 60 East. Following an ID check on the two individuals in the truck, the deputy found both of them to be wanted from other jurisdictions. Thirty-two-year-old Josh Linn of Conway was wanted by the Conway Police Department and 33-year-old Cliff Robinson of Coal Hill was wanted out of Conway County and the City of Oppelo. Upon performing an inventory of the vehicle, Deputy Kincade allegedly discovered a white-like crystal substance in a baggie. Both subjects were charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia...

The next Saturday on the Square in Perry County will be a salute to all the educators in Perry County. Main Street Donut Shop will provide treats for all the educators, and students will have a chance to vote for their favorite teacher. Located on the courthouse square in Perryville, the August 27th event will also give kids the opportunity explore fire trucks and draw on the sidewalk. Most activities will take place from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., but the Farmers' Market will open at 7:00 a.m. and the Perry County Historical Museum will be open from 10:00 a.m.-2:000 p.m. Saturdays on the Square are held on the fourth Saturday of every month from May through October...

The Petit Jean Extension Homemakers Club has set its third annual canoe/kayak race for Saturday, September Third. The race will be held at the Petit Jean State Park Boat House in cooperation with Petit Jean State Park. Registration is $15 per craft with no limit on the number of participants per craft. You're encouraged to bring your own craft, but the park has a few canoes, kayaks and peddle boats available to rent. Registration starts at 7:30 the morning of the race, but you can pre-register by calling 501-940-2243 or 215-9726. The first heat of the race will start around 8:30 a.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Extension Homemakers, and hot dogs and drinks will be sold after the race and donations for future activities will also be accepted on site. Commemorative t-shirts for this year's event will also be available for purchase on site as well as the State Park Visitor Center Gift Shop...




















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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Danny Smith, DeMichael Harris and C.J. Gonzales all ran for touchdowns and Caleb Canady threw a 15-yard scoring pass to Grahm Heidenreich as the Morrilton High School football team did all of its scoring in the second quarter of a 28-0 two-quarter victory over Ozark in a preseason benefit game at Ozark on Tuesday. Deiontae Duncan set up one of the touchdowns with a 58-yard reception, and Dalton Kellar had an interception for the Devil Dog defense. After whipping the Hillbillies, Morrilton played a one-quarter scrimmage against Huntsville, managing only a 61-yard touchdown on a pass from Canady to Heidenreich in an 8-6 loss to the Eagles. The Devil Dogs will open the regular season September 2nd at Russellville. Morrilton will hold their Maroon/Gray games on Thursday at Devil Dog Stadium...

The Morrilton High School volleyball team opened its 2016 season at home on Tuesday with a three-game sweep of Clarksville. The varsity team won by a score of 25-12, 25-9, 25-10. The junior varsity team also won by a score of 25-8, 25-12. The Lady Devil Dogs will travel to Maumelle on Thursday. The junior high Lady Devil Pup volleyball team takes on Clarksville in another home match on Wednesday, starting at 4:00...

Arkansas backup quarterback Rafe Peavey has announced his intent to transfer from Arkansas. The redshirt sophomore announced on Twitter Tuesday night that he will join the SMU football program. Peavey, who showed promise upon his arrival in Fayetteville as a three-star prospect from Bolivar, Missouri, had fallen behind in the race to be the Razorbacks' primary backup to starter Austin Allen. Peavey will have to sit out the 2016 season, but will have two years of eligibility remaining when he can play again in 2017...

Jordan Kipper worked seven innings and allowed just four hits with one walk and one strikeout as the Arkansas Travelers blanked the Tulsa Drillers, 2-0, on Tuesday night in Tulsa. The Travs moved back into second place and to within 1.5 games of first place with the win. The teams will play game two of their four-game series Wednesday night in Tulsa...

Wilmer Flores set the tone early with a three-run first-inning homer and the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-4, Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Busch Stadium. The teams play again Wednesday at 7:15. Pregame coverage starts at 6:20 on KVOM-AM 800...