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The University of Arkansas’ new online degree program is quickly catching on with people around Arkansas who want to complete a degree. Dr. Michael Moore, vice president for Academic Affairs, spoke to the Morrilton Rotary Club Tuesday about “eVersity,” their program that currently offers five programs. Moore says the program isn’t aimed at recent high school graduates – but rather, those who may have started college but never finished.  The program features instructors from throughout the UA system, will track down official transcripts for its students, and has no fees or book costs outside of its credit hour cost. Students take one class at a time over a six-week period, and classes start seven times a year. If you’d like to learn more about eVersity, visit www.eversity.uasys.edu...

The Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday at Hawkins Insurance Agency. Owners Bruce and Phyllis Hawkins welcomed Chamber members to their office on Church Street in Morrilton next to the Conway County Courthouse to show off the expansion and renovations that have been completed over the past several months. The changes include the addition of office space in the expanded facility and a complete makeover of the existing office space. The Chamber has another ribbon cutting planned for 1:00 p.m. Thursday at The Fabric Patch and More located at 309 "A" East Broadway in downtown Morrilton...

Conway County Judge Jimmy Hart, Morrilton Mayor Allen Lipsmeyer and Menifee Mayor Lee Smith are among 147 officials in 70 counties who have declared May as Historic Preservation Month and Arkansas Heritage Month. The proclamations note that historic preservation is an effective tool for managing growth, revitalizing neighborhoods, fostering local pride and maintaining community character while enhancing livability; and that historic preservation is relevant for communities across the nation, both urban and rural, and for Americans of all ages, walks of life and ethnic backgrounds. The officials declare that it is important to celebrate the role of history in our lives and the contributions made by dedicated individuals in helping preserve the tangible aspects of the heritage that shaped us as a people and that 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of passage of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Noting that "This Place Matters!" is the theme for National Preservation Month 2016 and “Arkansas Arts: Celebrating our Creative Culture” is the theme for Arkansas Heritage Month, Hart, Lipsmeyer and Smith proclaimed May as National Historic Preservation Month and called upon their constituents to join their fellow citizens across the United States in recognizing and participating in the special observance...

​Arkansas Tech University senior Terrionna Brockman has earned a Clinton Careers Internship through the William J. Clinton Foundation for summer 2016. Brockman, a graphic design major from Morrilton, will work out of the Clinton Foundation office in Little Rock as a communications intern from June through August. According to the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton Careers Internship program is “designed to provide an opportunity for college students from diverse backgrounds to work in a professional role for three months while building the career that they would like to pursue upon graduation.” Components of the internship include hands-on work experience, educational/professional development and mentoring. Brockman will graduate from Arkansas Tech with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design on Saturday, May 7th. She has served as historian for the African-American Student Association and as a mentor for the Global Connect program at Arkansas Tech. The daughter of LaVette Chambers, Brockman has utilized her graphic design skills for the benefit of the Office of Campus Life. She earned the Tradition Keeper designation through the Arkansas Tech Student Alumni Association, inclusion in the 2016 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” and the 2016 Arkansas Tech Department of Art Senior Recognition Award...























































































































































































































































































































































































































































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A number of area student-athletes performed well in this week's state track meets. In the Class 1A Meet at Harrison on Monday, Wonderview's M.J. Griffin won the boy's triple jump state championship for the second year in a row and won the long jump for the third consecutive year. Jessica Gangluff finished fourth in the girls' 200-meter run. Nemo Vista's Maggie Mahan won the girls' long jump for the third year in a row and won the 300-meter hurdles for the second consecutive year. Kayleigh Johnson won the 400-meter run for the second consecutive year and Sade Harrison won the state championship in the girls' discus throw. Overall, the Nemo Vista's girls' team finished third in the state in Class 1A. In the Class 5A meet at Hot Springs on Tuesday, Morrilton's Keiondre Jefferson placed fourth in the boys' triple jump...

Mary Kate Kordsmeier and Adrian Blakley drove in first-inning runs and the early lead held up for the Morrilton High School softball team, which beat Clarksville, 2-1, on Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader on Senior Day at Lady Devil Dog Field. Stephanie Bridgeman was 2-for-2 with a run scored and Maddie Adams had two hits for the Lady Devil Dogs, who lost game two, 8-3, to finish their season with a 10-18 overall record, 6-8 in the 5A West. Following the second game, seniors Stephanie Bridgeman, Erykah Howard, Chloe McCoy, Mallory Simer and Shyann Williams were honored for playing their final game as Lady Devil Dogs...

Quentin Bowling struck out 16 Clarksville batters in his final game as a Devil Dog as the Morrilton baseball team completed a doubleheader sweep of the Panthers with a 5-0 win on Senior Day at Dr. Ray Fullerton Field on Tuesday. Caleb Canady drove in two runs for the Devil Dogs, who won the first game, 10-2. Tanner Albillar had 11 strikeouts to get the win and Tracy Blakley and Connor Boyle each drove in two runs for Morrilton. The Devil Dogs finish their season 13-11 overall, 6-8 in conference play. Seniors Quentin Bowling, Jace Hill, Tracy Blakley and D.K. Spurlock were recognized after the game for finishing their high school careers...

Regional tournament play starts Thursday for many area baseball and softball teams. Wonderview's baseball team will play at ten a.m. in the Class 1A Region 3 Tournament in Greers Ferry. The Wonderview softball team will play at 12:30 in that tournament. Sacred Heart's softball team will also play at 12:30 -- in the Class 1A Region 1 Tournament at County Line High School. Sacred Heart's baseball team will play at 3:00 in that tournament. And Nemo Vista's baseball and softball teams will also both play at 3:00-- in the tournament at Greers Ferry. We'll have the live broadcast of as many of those games as we can on KVOM-FM 101.7 and KVOM-AM 800...

St. Louis batters managed just three hits against Aaron Nola and two Philadelphia relievers Tuesday night and a Ryan Howard homerun was the difference in a 1-0 Phillies' win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The Cards and Phillies battle again Wednesday at 7:15. Pregame coverage starts at 6:20 on KVOM-AM 800...

Three Arkansas pitchers combined to allow just two hits in a 2-1 Travelers' win over Tulsa Tuesday night in North Little Rock. The Travs take on the Drillers at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Dickey-Stephens Park...

Missouri State scored 12 consecutive runs during the third, fourth and fifth innings Tuesday night in Springfield as the University of Arkansas pitching staff was not able to figure out one of the nation’s best offenses, falling 14-6 in its midweek contest, to the Bears. The Razorbacks stay on the road for a three-game series in Baton Rouge, Louisiana when they face No. 13 LSU starting Friday night...

Nemo Vista's Rebecca Wahrmund pitched three innings in relief, allowing two runs on two hits but took the loss for the East Tennessee State softball team in a 2-0 defeat to Virginia Tech on Tuesday...