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TUESDAY, MARCH 11th
Tuesday is Election Day in Conway County. Voters head to the polls for a special election regarding a one-fourth of one percent sales and use tax for economic development and job creation purposes. The election was requested by the Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Conway County Economic Development Corporation. The tax is expected to generate nearly $4.5 million over the next five years, at which time it will expire. If the tax passes, all funds will be administered by a five-person board appointed by the county judge and approved by the Conway County Quorum Court. All polling sites are open Tuesday. The only exception is in the Oppelo area where the Martin/Higgins polling site was consolidated with the Bentley City/Bentley Rural polling site for this election only due to thelack of poll workers. Voters in both precincts can cast their ballot at the Bentley polling site at Oppelo City Hall. Polls are open until 7:30 Tuesday evening...
Local students and others in the community will have two opportunities Tuesday to hear a presentation from a survivor of the Holocaust. The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton and the University of Central Arkansas partnered to bring Robert Behr, a speaker volunteer from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to Morrilton and Conway for three speaking appearances. Behr spoke to a group at Conway High School on Monday. He will be sharing his story at 9:45 Tuesday morning in the H.B. White Auditorium on the Morrilton High School campus. At 6:30 Tuesday evening, he'll be speaking in the Fine Arts Auditorium at UACCM. Both of these events are free and open to the public. The colleges have brought in Holocaust survivor speakers in the past, but each speaker is different and has a unique, heart-wrenching story to tell. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum advocates in its slogan why hearing these stories is so important: “Never Again Begins with You.” Schools from surrounding areas are encouraged to bring students from history and literature classes to attend one of these events...
The trial of a former University of Central Arkansas chief of staff charged in the theft of tests is underway this week. The trial for Jack Gillean began with opening statements Monday in Van Buren County Circuit Court in Clinton. The trial was moved there from Faulkner County because of pretrial publicity. A jury of seven men and five women plus two alternates was seated last week. Gillean has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors say Gillean gave a UCA student a master key - knowing that the student would use it to steal tests from the offices of professors. Gillean resigned June 15th, 2012, after being questioned about the key...
Sire selection, rebuilding the cow herd, calf health and pasture weed control are among the agenda topics for the 2014 River Valley Beef Cattle Conference, which has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 13th, at the Conway County Fairgrounds in Morrilton. With normal rainfall returning to Arkansas in 2013, Tom Troxel, associate head-Animal Science for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, says many cattle producers are looking to return their cattle operations to production levels prior to the 2012 drought. He says the 2014 River Valley Beef Cattle Conference will offer ideas to best address many of their questions and concerns. Scheduled to speak at the conference are Bryan Kutz, animal science instructor, on sire selection; Nathan Kemper, economist, on "How to Rebuild the Cowherd;" Jeremy Powell, animal science professor and veterinarian, on "Calf Health and Preconditioning;" and John Boyd, professor of crop, soil and environmental science, on pasture weed control. The conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to one p.m. The River Valley Beef Cattle Conference is a joint educational effort by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and Farm Credit of Western Arkansas. A $20 registration fee is payable at the door. For more information about the conference, you can call the Conway County Extension Office at 354-9618...
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The Morrilton High School basketball season came to an end Monday night when the Devil Dogs suffered a 79-53 loss at the hands of defending state champion Jacksonville in the quarterfinals of the Class 5A State Tournament in Alma. The Devil Dogs end the season with a final record of 21-5...
Nemo Vista's girls and Wonderview's girls and boys all advanced to the semi-finals of the Class 1-A State Tournament at North Arkansas College in Harrison with wins on Monday. The Lady Red Hawks trailed for three quarters before pulling out a 41-38 victory over Bradley. Sophomore Jacie Andrews led Nemo Vista with 16 points. Freshman Maggie Mahan added ten. The Lady Red Hawks will face Kirby at one o'clock this (Tuesday) afternoon. The Lady Trojans advanced with a one-point win over Kingston on Saturday. The Lady Daredevils got 21 points from junior Bailey Zimmerman in a 58-43 win over Number One seed Viola. Junior Ali Harris knocked down four of Wonderview's 11 three-pointers and scored 12 points. The Lady Daredevils will face Acorn at four o'clock today (Tuesday). The Lady Tigers beat Mulberry, 58-56, on Monday. Wonderview's boys dismantled Number One seed Kirby, 71-54. All five starters scored in double figures for the Daredevils. Senior Corey Collins and junior John Beck led the way with 17 apiece. Senior Hunter Gunderman and sophomore M.J. Griffin each scored 13 and senior Milwin Rainey added 11 as the Daredevils advance to face County Line at 5:30 today (Tuesday). The Indians beat Caddo Hills, 46-42, on Monday. We'll have the broadcast of three of the four semi-final games from Harrison live on 101.7 KVOM. At one o'clock, we'll have the Nemo Vista girls against Kirby. Then at four o'clock, it'll be the Wonderview girls against Acorn, followed by the Wonderview boys against County Line at 5:30.
The Sacred Heart baseball team opened its season with a 13-0 shutout win over Guy-Perkins on Monday. The Rebels will play in a tournament at Greers Ferry on Friday.
Sacred Heart's softball team lost its season opener, 7-0, to Guy-Perkins. The Lady Rebels play at Conway Christian on Thursday.
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