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Arvest Bank officials said it is grateful to all those who have contributed to its 12th annual Million Meals campaign as the hunger-fighting initiative approaches a close. The campaign began on April 1 and ends at close of business on May 28.

From Conway Police Department reports

The Faulkner County Election Commission reported that 6,147 voters — around 8 percent of eligible voters in the county – had cast their ballots early after the polls closed on Tuesday.

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Hungry Howie’s Pizza, originator of the Flavored Crust pizza, opened its newest location in Conway on Wednesday.

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The Conway High School Music Department held the school’s firstver signing day where CHS seniors going to college on a music-related scholarship were able to sign to their schools in the James H. Clarke Auditorium on Monday.

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Local students were nominated to represent their community and school at Arkansas Boys State 2022, an immersive leadership and civic engagement experience sponsored by the American Legion.

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Hendrix College President W. Ellis Arnold III will retire from the presidency in June 2023. Arnold was elected the 12th president of Hendrix College by the Hendrix Board of Trustees in November 2019 and took office the next month.

Five generations of Krisells gathered after the birth of the most recent addition to the family. From left to right: Scott Krisell, Wayne Krisell, Sissy Krisell holding Bentley Stewart (3 weeks old) and Madison Stewart are pictured in Conway.

The Planning Commission helped pave the way for Conway to get an Olive Garden after approving a sign variance during its regular meeting Monday.

The Conway High School robotics team participated in the HighSchoolHack competition hosted by the Arkansas School for Math, Sciences, and the Arts (ASMSA) May 7 where the school’s two teams earned two of the top three placements.

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The Mayflower School District will be switching from its current five-day school week to a four-day school week system for the 2022-2023 academic year starting next fall, becoming the 15th district in the state to operate under this system.

The Faulkner County Master Gardeners celebrated the return of its annual plant sale Saturday at the Conway Expo Center following two years of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After 29 years directing the Junior Cotillion program for five counties in Arkansas and teaching nearly 10,000 students, Susan Humphries, director for National League of Junior Cotillions-Greater Arkansas Chapters, announced she will retire.

Carolyn Lewis Elementary was named one of 10 schools in the nation as a 2021-2022 School of Excellence for its use of Imagine Math Fact by Imagine Learning.

David Meadows, who became publisher of The Courier in 2008 and later group publisher for other Paxton Media Group properties including the Log Cabin Democrat, died Wednesday night at his home in Jefferson City, Missouri.

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On Friday, Greenbrier High School seniors celebrated their last day of school by arriving in style – with a lawnmower parade. See two more photos on A6

The Conductor and the Conway Foundation partnered with the Kauffman Foundation to host the Arkansas Entrepreneurial Policy Summit at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute from April 27-29. The summit’s purpose was to address the specific needs of entrepreneurs in the five regions of Arkansas an…

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Conway Corp will broadcast Conway High School’s graduation ceremonies live from Simmons Bank Arena beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22.

Christopher Andrew Burlison, a 2018 graduate from Conway High School, is set to graduate with honors from the West Point United States Military Academy on Saturday, May 21.

Sean Mahanay, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) paramedic of 22 years, has been promoted to the Faulkner County clinical manager position at Pafford Medical Services.

An exceptionally long series of committee meetings Tuesday night as the Quorum Court wrestled with multiple issues, including requested funding for upgrades to water systems in the county, as well as pay raise requests which are due in the May-June time frame. Also discussed was an update to…

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Board member Bill Clements was honored Tuesday evening during his final meeting as a member of the Conway school board before retiring after 17 years. He received two awards for his service.

The last Art Walk of the spring season means a street closure. Chestnut Street in downtown Conway will be closed to bring live music to the Art Walk scene.

Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas announced its new season of performances for the 2022-2023 season, which will kick off on Sept. 17 with the hit musical “Spamilton.”

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Morrilton native Kristy Toney Jamerson has graduated from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. She received a PhD in health studies with an emphasis in population health.

Kimberly Raup, a computer science teacher at Conway High School, was named the 2022 Arkansas Computer Science Educator of the Year by Gov. Asa Hutchinson during the sixth annual Governor’s All-State Coding Competition.

Dr. David Naylor Jr. has announced his candidacy for Zone 2 of the Conway school board.

Despite the wet weather, a National Day of Prayer event was held at the Faulkner County Courthouse on May 5. Unlike previous years when it was held on the front steps of the building, this year had the event taking place in the upstairs courtroom with a standing-room-only crowd.

Early voting was underway at six Vote Centers throughout Faulkner County on Monday.

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