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Annual Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Bass Tournament Set for April 22

The Fayetteville Shale Scholarship Fund, a nonprofit organization with members representing companies working in the Fayetteville Shale, will host its 10th annual bass tournament on April 22 at Greers Ferry Lake.  Registration forms, along with the entry fee of $100 per boat, must be received no later than April 21. Any entry received after that day must include an additional $50 per boat to be registered. There is also a sixth man option for an additional $20 per boat, allowing participants to weigh six fish instead of five, making them eligible for the $500 Big Bass contest.  Check-in begins at 4:30 a.m. Afterward, lines may officially be cast at 6 a.m. All participants must be in line to weight their fish by 3 p.m. before enjoying a family dinner provided at 4 p.m. Door prizes and a 52-card raffle will be offered as well. There is a guaranteed $1,000 prize for first place, with payouts paying one place per 10 boats.  This event is open to the public with the exception of

Raye Montague to Give Special Lecture at UACCM

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is proud to host a special guest lecture on Thursday, April 13 by Raye Montague, RPE, who is credited with the rough draft of the first U.S. Naval ship design using a computer. Montague will speak at 6:30 p.m., with doors opening 30 minutes prior, in the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium. Her lecture will focus on both her struggles and triumphs as a true “hidden figure” of Arkansas. Raye J. Montague, RPE Official U.S. Navy Photo Montague revolutionized naval ship design with her achievement, later earning the U.S. Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 1972 — the Navy’s third-highest civilian award. The same year, Montague was nominated by the Secretary of the Navy for the Federal Woman of the Year Award. Montague’s career spanned the development of computer technology, from the UNIVAC I, the world’s first commercial available computer, to what is now considered the modern computer age. She rose from working as

Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre's Production of 'The Reluctant Dragon' Visits UACCM

The Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre on Tour will perform "The Reluctant Dragon" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton's Fine Arts Auditorium.  Children's Theatre on Tour is part of the State Services program at the Arkansas Arts Center, the state's premiere center for visual and performing arts. Recognized by The Drama League as one of the best regional theatre companies in America, the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre is the only professional company in Arkansas that produces children's literary works for the state.  In the AAC production of “The Reluctant Dragon,” a boy finds a dragon in the hills above his home. What is the boy to do with this “scourge and a pest and a baneful monster?” Pay the beast a visit, of course! But instead of a monster, the boy finds a civilized, thoughtful, poetry-reading new friend. Everything is fun and games until the ill-informed villagers send