• ‘Lil Bit Cajun’ comes to Evening Shade

    EVENING SHADE — Richard and Geri Herbert may have left Louisiana but they brought the taste of it with them to Arkansas. Lil Bit Cajun at 97 Main St. in Evening Shade offers authentic Cajun food and seasonings and a grand opening is scheduled for …

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  • Parks committee to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court will hold a parks and recreation committee meeting at 5 tonight in the county courtroom at 192 E. Main St. All meetings are open to the public.

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  • Coalition gets ‘outstanding’ service award

    The Independence County Hometown Wellness Coalition has been awarded the Outstanding Community Service Award, according to a news release. The Public Health Nursing Association of Arkansas honors a group annually that positively affects a population. “ICHWC has been very effective in influencing the community to …

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  • Fair sets new photo rules

    This year, some new rules will be in effect for photographs entered in the Independence County Fair, according to Lisa Siler, fair board member. “We have so many photo entries in recent years that we have run out of display space, with the new guidelines …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 4, 1993. 96 YEARS AGO On Monday, Gov. Hays appointed Albert Sims, secretary of the Union Bank and Trust Co. of this place, justice of the peace for Ruddell Township to replace Jasper Johnson, …

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  • Wheelis nets ASBAEF scholarship

    Haley Wheelis MELBOURNE — Haley Wheelis, a Melbourne High School graduate, recently received a $650 scholarship from the Arkansas School Boards Association Education Foundation. The scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who are children of Arkansas school board members and who will attend …

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  • Student earns award

    Ian Wahlquist   RUSSELLVILLE — Ian Charles Wahlquist of Drasco has received the Distinguished Scholar award from Arkansas Tech University for the fall semester, according to a news release. A graduate of Concord High School is the son of Scott and Michelle Wahlquist. He plans …

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  • ASMSA lists grads

    HOT SPRINGS — Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts awarded diplomas to 93 seniors during its recent 18th commencement ceremony. This year’s seniors received acceptances to 85 colleges and universities and more than $10 million in scholarship offers. Eighty-five percent of the graduates …

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  • Scholars recognized

    CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas has announced that the following students have been awarded scholarships to attend UCA. Local students include: Judson Dickey of Floral and Randy Goodman of Pleasant Plains received Leadership scholarships for $1,500. Hallie Mossman of Batesville, received the Excellence …

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  • MSU names honors students

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Missouri State University has released its honor roll for the spring semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours during the fall semester and have at least a 3.50 grade point …

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  • Co-op gives funds

    Rachel Quinnelly JACKSONVILLE — First Electric Cooperative recently awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Rachel Quinnelly of Heber Springs. She is the daughter of Kenn and Debra Quinnelly and plans to attend Arkansas State University-Heber Springs and major in nursing. More than 110 scholarship applications were …

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  • Local student earns journalism award

    FAYETTEVILLE — Brady Tackett of Concord, a journalism major at the University of Arkansas, was awarded a Society of Professional Journalists third-place award for “Online Feature Reporting,” according to a news release. Tackett is a graduate of Concord High School.

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