Riding the dragonThe St. Francis County Fair offers plenty of rides and activities for all ages. One of last night's youngest visitors, Gracee Wooten, enjoys riding a flying dragon. Today and Saturday are the final two days of this year’s event. Tonight, armbands are available for $15 on the midway. Saturday is Kid's Day when all rides will be $1 between noon and 5 p.m. The fair closes Saturday night with gospel music from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Photo by Alan Smith.
Viable workforce crucial to attract business, industry - Creating a viable workforce was the focus of a statewide conference held earlier this week in Little Rock.
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Labor Day closings announced - All area schools and government offices will be closed Monday for Labor Day.