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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD
Pope County authorities have made an arrest in connection to the murder of the two men whose bodies were found in a car at a Russellville salvage yard. Sheriff Shane Jones states 35-year-old Tyler Barefield of Russellville has been charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Aaron Brock and Beau Dewitt. The sheriff says he is proud of all the investigators and officers involved in bringing such a swift resolution to this case and that he was gratified by the teamwork exhibited by the agencies involved, which include the Pope County Sheriff's Department; Arkansas State Police; Russellville Police Department; Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force; Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm Bureau; and Prosecuting Attorney David Gibbons. Barefield will appear Friday before Judge Don Bourne at the Pope County Detention Center for a bond hearing...

"Caution: Devil Dogs at Work" is the theme for Homecoming 2016 at Morrilton High School. Senior Madison Knapp, daughter of Jack and Melynda Knapp, will be crowned as Queen during Friday's festivities. Others in the Homecoming Court are senior honor maids Shelby Dixon and Kaliyah Brooks, junior honor maids Alyssa Mullins and Elizabeth Gonzales, sophomore honor maids Gracie Ferrell and Maddie Adams, senior class maids Chloe Kirkland and Jordan Alzate, junior class maids Jayla Toney and Chania Kemp, and sophomore class maids Elizabeth Spivey and Anna Giovannini. This year's MHS Homecoming Flower Girl is Hannah Beth Halbrook, a first grade student at Morrilton Primary School and the daughter of Shawn and Jennifer Halbrook. The Crown Bearer is Bentley Poteete, a Kindergarten student at Morrilton Primary and the son of Jamie and Kerri Poteete. The traditional Homecoming Pageant will be held in the H.B. White Auditorium at 2:15 p.m., followed by a pep rally. The evening pre-game festivities are scheduled for 6:30 at Devil Dog Stadium with kickoff for the football game against Harrison to follow at 7:00...

Hundreds of antique, classic and special interest automobiles are featured in the 19th Annual Fall Antique Auto Swap Meet, underway at The Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain. In addition to the cars, more than 600 vendors are selling parts, supplies, books, memorabilia and numerous other hobby-related items. The event also includes a Military Vehicle Rally, which organizers say is bigger and better than ever with over 50 restored vehicles of all sizes on display, and driving and individual activities are being conducted. An added attraction at the swap meet is the open car show, which will be held Saturday. It includes classes for virtually any vehicle made. There is a $30 registration fee for the car show, but admission to all activities is free to the public. The swap meet continues through Saturday at The Museum of Automobiles.​..

The annual Perry County Fair wraps up this weekend at the fairgrounds in Perryville. On the schedule for Friday morning are sheep and goat judging. Friday night, exhibits will be on display, the carnival will be open, Bingo will be played in the Poultry Building starting at 6:30, and they'll have the Fancy Pants Pageant at 7:00. A big event Saturday morning is the Robert Parish Junior Livestock Premium Sale at 9:00 a.m.  The FFA and 4-H Pullet Sale and Auction will follow at 11:00 in the Poultry Barn. Activities Saturday night include the Mrs., Senior and Junior Fair Queen Pageants at 6:00 and another night of Bingo starting at 6:30. This year's fair theme is "Celebrating 75 Years of Blue Ribbon Fun..."

The River Valley Log A Load for Kids chapter anticipates raising over $100,000 for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital at Saturday’s fish fry fundraiser at the L.V. Williamson Boys and Girls Club in Russellville. In addition to the all-you-can-eat catfish dinner, committee chairman Allen Farley tells KVOM the event includes a raffle, as well as a silent and live auction.  Doors open at 4:00 p.m. with the dinner to start at 5:00. Tickets to the event are $15 for adults and $5 for kids, and Farley says there will be a number of activities for the kids to enjoy.  Tickets for the dinner and for the cash drawing will be available at the door, but you can also get them in advance from any timber company office in the River Valley, including Green Bay Packaging, ETW Enterprises and Evergreen Packaging in Morrilton. Since the program came to Arkansas in 1993, loggers and members of the forestry community have demonstrated their commitment to Arkansas’ children by raising almost $8 million for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital at events throughout the state...

The Arkansas Supreme Court has rejected one of two efforts to block a medical marijuana proposal from the November ballot. Justices on Thursday denied a challenge from a group opposed to the proposed initiated act that would allow patients with certain medical conditions to buy marijuana from dispensaries. The court said Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana had not proven the ballot measure's language was insufficient. Another lawsuit challenging the measure's language and its signatures is pending before the court. Justices are also considering another lawsuit from Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana trying to disqualify a competing proposal. Arkansas voters narrowly rejected legalizing medical marijuana four years ago...























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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Morrilton's junior high football team took advantage of a series of successful onside kick attempts in the first half to put Little Rock Central away early in a 27-7 victory Thursday night at Devil Dog Stadium. Jacolby Criswell rushed for three touchdowns and Jackson Moll ran for another as the Devil Pups improved to 4-0 on the season. Morrilton will play at home against Clarksville next week...

Morrilton's senior high team welcomes Harrison as its Homecoming opponent Friday night in the 5A West conference opener for both teams. The Goblins are an impressive 3-0 this season with non-conference wins over Class 6A teams Mountain Home and Siloam Springs, as well as defending 5A West champion Little Rock Christian. They've forced 13 turnovers in those three games, and Devil Dog Coach Cody McNabb says it's a defense that gives teams trouble because of their effort.  Homecoming festivities will start at 6:30 with kickoff still scheduled for 7:00 from Devil Dog Stadium. Our game night coverage will start at 6:00 with the Arkansas High School Gameday Show, followed by the Devil Dog Coach's Show with Cody McNabb at 6:30 and our live broadcast from the Harold Nichols Pressbox at around 6:45 on 101.7 KVOM...

Other 5A West games Friday night include Vilonia at Alma, Greenbrier at Maumelle and Farmington at Clarksville...

Perryville opens its conference season with a game at home against Two Rivers on Friday. Bigelow opens conference play at home against Quitman. You can hear from Perryville Coach Ed Baker and Bigelow Coach Jeff Starks about those matchups during the Perry County Coaches' Show at 5:00 p.m. Friday afternoon on 101.7 KVOM...

In other games of interest, Atkins plays host to Lamar, Hector is at Cutter Morning Star, Pottsville hosts Booneville, Russellville plays at home against Benton, Dardanelle plays at Dover, Danville is at Western Yell County, Conway plays at Fort Smith Southside, Conway Christian hosts Poyen, Mayflower travels to Barton and Clinton travels to Greenland...

With ten games left in the regular season, the St. Louis Cardinals are fighting for their playoff lives. They're locked in a tight race with the San Francisco Giants and the New York Mets for the two Wild Card spots in the National League. The Cards start a three-game series against the Cubs in Chicago Friday at 1:20. Pregame coverage starts at 12:25 on KVOM-AM 800...

The 17th-ranked Arkansas Razorback football team opens its Southeastern Conference schedule with a major showdown against No. 10 Texas A&M Saturday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It's a late 8:00 p.m. kickoff and you can stay up and listen it to live on 101.7 KVOM. Pregame coverage will start at 5:00...

Arkansas State and UCA meet Saturday for the first time since 2011 in a game that kicks off at 6:00 p.m. from Jonesboro...
Arkansas Tech goes on the road to face Southern Arkansas at 6:00 p.m. Saturday...