Friday, April 28, 2017

TOP STORY >> Nominees sought for historic district

The Jacksonville Historical District is accepting award nominations through Sunday for volunteers who have had a positive impact on the community. There are five award categories: Citizen of the year, volunteer of the year, veteran of the year (active duty or retired), independent business of the year and realtor of the year.

The group will hold its first annual awards banquet and silent auction June 28 at the Jacksonville Community Center. Tickets for the dinner are $20 and will go on sale in May.

To recommend someone for the awards, send a short story about the person’s background and accomplishments and mail it to the Jacksonville Historical District, P.O. Box 6507, Jacksonville, Ark. 72078, or email it to

Be sure to indicate the award for which the nominee is being recommended. Include the nominee’s name, address, telephone, occupation or business, memberships in civic groups, offices held, honors received and summarize activities engaged in by the nominee.

For more information, call Alderman Barbara Mashburn at 501-765-0767.