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MONDAY, MARCH 2ND
Authorities in Perry County believe they have solved a series of break-ins in Casa. The break-ins occurred at A&A Shop and Chat, the old store, the car wash, the old bank, the school and the post office in Casa. After following leads from Casa residents and an extensive investigation, Sheriff Scott Montgomery reports that investigators were able to compile a case against multiple juvenile suspects. Montgomery says all the cases had the same motive and had similar items taken, which told investigators they were looking for the same suspects in each case. The suspects' names are being withheld because they're minors, but the sheriff says all will be charged with burglary, breaking and entering, criminal mischief and theft of property...

After winter weather postponed last week's scheduled meeting, the Conway County Quorum Court will try Monday to hold its regular February session where members are scheduled to discuss two regionally controversial issues affecting the county. Justices of the Peace will be asked to vote on an ordinance authorizing the formation of a regional intermodal transportation authority between Conway, Perry and Faulkner Counties, as well as a resolution expressing opposition to the establishment of the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Energy's proposed high-voltage power transmission line. County Judge Jimmy Hart has expressed concerns about the project because of the impact it would have on local landowners.  Also on the agenda for JPs to consider is an ordinance to amend the 2015 budget, a resolution establishing a policy prohibiting the use of excessive force by law enforcement agencies in non-violent civil rights demonstrations, and a resolution establishing a residential anti-displacement and relocation assistance plan, among other items. The meeting is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. in the third floor courtroom of the courthouse in Morrilton and will be preceded by a joint meeting of the Budget and Finance, Public Health and Safety, and Personnel and Governmental Committees at 5:00...

The Rialto Theatre in downtown Morrilton has announced that Broadway on Broadway, A Musical Revue, will open March 12th, featuring a record cast of 75 actors and musicians. Rehearsals have been underway and the cast and crew are beginning to put the finishing touches on the project. Former Morrilton High School drama instructor Dianna Denton has had this vision for years and is excited to finally see it come to life. She has written a delightful script tying together 15 Broadway musical hits, from Les Miserables to Annie. Denton is assisted by Sarah Croswell, Jennifer DeGroot, Debbie Thompson and Shawnna Bowles. The revue is under the musical direction of Patrick Manes, who is assisted by Julie LaFoon and Theresa Bertram. The coaches include Vicky Ronk, Jim Bowles, Jonna Gibby, Jennifer Thompson, Sarah Croswell, Shawnna Bowles, Emma Manning, and Gabriella Anderson. Performances for Broadway on Broadway are scheduled for March 12-15, at the Rialto. Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoon’s matinee begins at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at www.rialtoartscenter.com or at Morrilton City Hall. There will be a reception in the adjacent Rialto Gallery following the opening performance on Thursday, March 12th. Seating is general admission and tickets are limited. For questions, call Shawnna Bowles at 501-772-3627...

The U.S. Agriculture Secretary has announced that Arkansas producers would get one more month to update their farm information for new commodity safety-net programs established in the 2014 farm bill. The February 27th deadline is now extended to March 31st. Arkansas Rice Farmers Chairman Dow Brantley says the extra month will help more producers submit the most accurate information on their yield histories and base acreage. Brantley also adds this will be the only deadline extension, and called on farmers who had been waiting to submit their updates as soon as possible. The new programs are called Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage. Producers needing more information on the programs can contact their local Farm Service Agency office or go to www.fsa.usda.gov...







































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Sophomore Sade Harrison had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Maggie Mahan had 16 points to lead Nemo Vista's senior girls to a 45-28 victory over rival Wonderview Saturday night in the finals of the Class 1A Region 3Tournament at Bradford. With the win the Lady Red Hawks avenge a loss to the Lady Daredevils a week prior in the finals of the 5-North District Tournament and take a number one seed into this week's Class 1A State Tournament in Nashville. Hannah Sponer led the Lady Daredevils with 12 points. Wonderview won the boys' title, beating Sacred Heart, 53-40, behind 21 points from John Beck. M.J. Griffin added 12 points and 14 rebounds and Brady Paladino chipped in ten points for Wonderview. Joe Beck led the Rebels with 16 points. Nemo Vista's boys took third place in the Region with a 65-39 win over Concord on Saturday afternoon. John Baugh drained six three-pointers and scored 20 points to lead the Red Hawks. Ty Virden added 11 for Nemo Vista. In the girls' third place game, Sacred Heart rallied late, but came up short, falling to Guy-Perkins, 68-65, despite placing four players in double figures. Lindsey Bean and Taylor Usery each scored 14 points. Hannah Hartman had 13 and Madeline Beck added ten for the Lady Rebels who advance to the state tournament as the number four seed from Region 3 The Class 1A State Tournament begins Tuesday at Nashville High School and all six teams from Conway County will be participating. Nemo Vista's girls open the tournament with a 1:00 p.m. game Tuesday against Caddo Hills. Wonderview's boys will play Tuesday at 2:30 against Acorn. Sacred Heart's girls will play at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday against Kirby. Three teams will play their first round game on Thursday: Wonderview's girls will play Acorn at 1:00, Sacred Heart's boys will play Nevada at 2:30 and Nemo Vista's boys will play Kirby at 5:30. We'll have the broadcast of all of those games live on 101.7 KVOM...

Perryville's girls will play Monday for the Class 3A Region 2 championship after a 47-37 win over Cedar Ridge in the tournament semi-finals on Sunday. The Lady Mustangs will face Harding Academy at 1:00 p.m. at Rose Bud...

Morrilton's boys closed their regular season with a 57-44 win on the road over Little Rock Christian Friday night. The Devil Dogs finish the season third in the 5A West with a conference record of 9-5. Morrilton will face Watson Chapel in the first round of the Class 5A State Tournament at Greene County Tech High School in Paragould on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. We'll have the broadcast of that game live on 101.7 KVOM. The Lady Devil Dogs ended their season with a 60-49 loss to the Lady Warriors, finishing 5-9 in conference play, 14-12 overall...

Weather permitting, the Morrilton High School softball team is scheduled to open its season Monday with a game at Sylvan Hills, starting at 5:00. The baseball team's games scheduled for Monday and Tuesday have been cancelled...

Andrew Harrison and Trey Lyles each scored 18 points as unbeaten Kentucky dominated the long-awaited matchup with No. 18 Arkansas in an 84-67 Wildcats' win on Saturday. Michael Qualls' 17 points led four Arkansas players in double figures, but the Razorbacks couldn't keep up. Bobby Portis added 15 points, Alandise Harris 12 and Rashad Madden 11, none of which mattered much against a Kentucky squad that once again played its best against a ranked opponent. Arkansas plays at South Carolina on Thursday...

The Arkansas Racing Commission has unanimously approved a request by Oaklawn to add two Wednesdays to its 2015 racing season to compensate for days lost to weather.  The two additional days will result in a 53-day race season if there are no additional cancellations. The 2015 live season continues through Saturday, April 11th, when it culminates with the $1 million Arkansas Derby and three other stakes...