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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun February 14, 2016
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Theresa Bobo holds the Event of the Year plaque the Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce received for its World Championship Cardboard Boat Races. The award was given by the Arkansas Festivals & Events Association at its conference Jan. 27 and 28 in Little Rock. Also pictured from the chamber, from left, are Arlene Anderson, Ina Brown and Julie Murray, executive director.

Heber Springs, Conway win ALFIE Awards

HEBER SPRINGS — The World Championship Cardboard Boat Races in Heber Springs was a big winner at the Arkansas Festivals & Events Association conference. The cardboard boat races was named Event of the Year by the association at the end of January at a conference in Little Rock. The Arkansans Love Festivals & Events, or ALFIE Awards, are given in several categories. Toad Suck Daze in Conway won Event Photo and second runner-up in... READ MORE

Conway Bridal Show slated for Feb. 28

CONWAY — Love is in the air, and not just today.

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Freezin’ for a Reason passes participation goal By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — The fourth annual Freezin’ for a Reason 5K/10K in Conway “went really well” and exceeded its goal for participation, race director Karil Greeson said.

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Annual seed swap scheduled for Sunday By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — Instead of buying each other flowers for Valentine’s Day, couples could just attend a seed swap together.

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Townsell to tour aquatic facilities By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — Mayor Tab Townsell hasn’t given up on the idea of a city aquatic/community center and plans to take a field trip this month to Bentonville to see its new facility.

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Rialto Community Arts Center plans dinner-theater production CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

MORRILTON — The Rialto Community Arts Center is offering something a little different in the way of entertainment to celebrate a month that includes Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day.

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Conway Community Arts to present Almost, Maine CAROL ROLF/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

CONWAY — Love is in the air — the cold, frosty air of northern Maine in a place called Almost.

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Conway sanitation director applies in Fort Smith By TAMMY KEITH

CONWAY — Joe Hopper, who started Sept. 14 as the Conway sanitation director, has applied for the top position in his former department in Fort Smith.

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Perryville district seeks new leader to replace retiring superintendent

PERRYVILLE — Twenty-nine people have applied for the Perryville School District superintendent position. The deadline for applications was Jan. 31, said Brian Hill, school board president.

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Six sons of former Guy basketball players excel on court DONNA LAMPKIN STEPHENS/CONTRIBUTING WRITER

GUY — At Guy-Perkins this basketball season, it’s all about family — and winning.

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