Once a year, the Town Crier publishes its annual community guide magazine. Did you know this year's theme is "best sports teams"?
The Town Crier staff has put together 15 stories, highlighting some of the best sports teams and athletes from our coverage area over the last 50 years. Schools featured include Buffalo Island Central, Manila and Riverside, as well as the Caraway Tigers, Lake City Catfish, Leachville Lions and Monette Buffaloes.
BIC's back to back state basketball championships, Riverside's tennis dynasty, the Neil Abel years at Monette and a pair of Manila's state basketball titles are just a sampling of the stories to look forward to in this year's edition.
If your favorite team was left out, we apologize. There have been so many good teams over the years, but this edition concentrated primarily on state champion and state runner-up teams. If you have a team or athlete you would like to see featured, please let us know and we will consider your request. If at all possible, we will print it in a future edition of the Town Crier.
We as a staff had a lot of fun putting together this year's edition of the community guide. We talked with a lot of former players and coaches, who gave us invaluable information and photographs which helped make this publication possible. We hope you enjoy reading the magazine and look forward to hearing from our readers!