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Lake City Council discusses water connection fees (03/24/15)
Lake City Council discussed water connection fees, passed an ordinance making the city owned parks and recreation centers tobacco free, discussed property condemnation, hired a police officer, approved new firemen and heard the state of the city address at the March 16 meeting...
Friends reminisce (03/24/15)
It was a reunion bringing smiles and memories as friends met face to face for the first time in 27 years. Paul and Wanda Porter of Wilson, formerly of Manila, welcomed Marian Hoffman, a friend from Philippines...
MFD demonstrates new gear (03/24/15)
Manila City Council got to see firsthand Manila Fire Department's new protective gear, which was purchased using general improvement grant funds that former Representative Wes Wagner was able to help the department get while he was in office...
Manila School board votes to build on campus (03/24/15)
Manila School board voted to move forward with plans to build a high school on the existing campus at the Thursday, March 19, meeting. The discussion and vote followed the reading of a resolution passed by the Manila City Council in support of a new high school...
Buffalo Island School Board member resigns (03/24/15)
Buffalo Island Central Superintendent Gaylon Taylor read a letter of resignation from board member Jason Stewart, Position 4, at the Tuesday, March 17, meeting. Taylor expressed his appreciation to Steward for his work and service to the district...
Manila Veterans Benefit Seminar draws large crowd (03/24/15)
Manila Veterans Benefit Seminar held March 19 at the Manila Airport Center was a great success with 156 veterans attending; 22 service providers; 36 staff workers; 11 speakers and numerous volunteers who helped with the day. In addition, the mobile Veteran's Center van was in Manila...
Buffalo Island Central FFA auction draws large crowd (03/24/15)
The 2015 Buffalo Island Central Future Farmers of America (FFA) auction/dinner was not about finding bargains, it was about supporting the students. For the second year, the event was held at the Sanders building in Leachville on Monday, March 16. Due to inclement weather the original March 7 date had to be postponed...
Veterans Seminar scheduled in Manila (03/17/15)
A huge event for veterans and spouses will take place in Manila at the Airport Center on Thursday. The informative meeting has been months in the planning. "We are excited about bringing this to Manila," chairman Rosemary Sandusky said. "We will have represenatives from the county and state to assist our veterans and spouses in sharing with them what is available."...
Gov. Hutchinson chooses Wes Ward for agriculture secretary (03/17/15)
Wes Ward of Lake City has been selected by Gov. Asa Hutchinson for the post of Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture. Gov. Hutchinson made his announcement on Friday naming Ward his choice. Ward is waiting confirmation from the Arkansas Agriculture Board...
Manila School Board reviews land acquisition prospects (03/17/15)
Manila School Board members held a special meeting Monday, March 9, to consider property options for a new high school facility. All board members were present, along with several visitors...
Caraway water and sewer rates increased (03/17/15)
Water and sewer rates were the main topic of the March 12 Caraway City Council meeting. Terry Couch, water superintendent, presented a rate study by Arkansas Rural Water Association (ARWA); the present cost and expense of each department for 2014; and a proposed rate increase...
BIC win Regional Quiz Bowl Champs (03/17/15)
Buffalo Island Central Quiz Bowl team captured first place at the Regional tournament held Friday, March 13, at BIC West Elementary in Monette. The team was undefeated in the tournament and will be competing in the state tournament in Little Rock on April 11...
Bielema speaks to record crowd (03/10/15)
Arkansas Razorback football coach Bret Bielema makes it very clear that one of the highlights of the "banquet circuit" for him is a visit to Northeast Arkansas, most notably the Mississippi County Razorback Club event at Manila...
Leachville Centennial plans being finalized (03/10/15)
The Leachville Centennial Committee is busy finalizing plans for the upcoming 100th birthday celebration slated for the July 4th weekend. The celebration will begin Friday, July 3, with a "Dragging Main" event as cars line up to drive up and down Leachville's Main Street. An old-fashioned sock hop will be held at the old school gymnasium starting at 6 p.m...
Manila School District recommended for accreditation (03/10/15)
The AdvanceEd team held an exit review at the end of their three day visit of the Manila School District on Wednesday afternoon. The team informed the administration and staff they would be recommending accreditation for the district...
Leachville Council OKs sub-firestation grant request (03/03/15)
Leachville City Council members approved a request from Drake Brown, aide to the assistant fire chief, and members of the fire department to proceed with the application for a grant to build an equipped sub-station near the newly annexed city limits. ...
Manila Council amends 2014 budget and discusses water/sewer rate increase (03/03/15)
Manila City Council amended the 2014 budget to meet the actual income and expenditures for the year, approved the 2015 budget and discussed water/sewer rates at a special called meeting Tuesday, Feb. 24...
Lake City Council (03/03/15)
Lake City Council members approved the second reading of Ordinance No. 272-15, an ordinance regulating the use of tobacco products at municipality owned parks or recreation centers and providing for a penalty. The ordinance was read by Linda Simpson, city clerk, at the Feb. 23 meeting with Mayor Jon Milligan presiding...
Logan Knight joins Manila Police Department (03/03/15)
Logan Knight joined the Manila Police Department Feb. 16. The certified officer has over nine years experience as a fire fighter and police officer...
Leachville Fire Department receives $2,500 (03/03/15)
Leachville Volunteer Fire Department received $2,500 thanks to 3G Farms, Grant and Tonya Galyean, winners of the America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program enrolls farmers for a chance to win $2,500 which is donated to the farmer's nonprofit of choice...
Monette Council talks meter readers (03/03/15)
The Monette City Council discussed the need for a new handheld meter reader for the water department at its Monday, Feb. 23, regular meeting. Michael Shipp, meter specialist with Winwater in Little Rock, presented the Council with several options including a basic handheld meter reader called Jet, a Rugby handheld meter reader with camera, gps and other features, and a laptop system.. ...
Former Lake City police officer facing theft charges (03/03/15)
A Lake City police officer was arrested Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 24, at Walmart in Trumann. Steven A. Chamness, 43, had been a police officer in Lake City for 15 years. Charges are theft of $1,000 or more and less than $5,000, a class D felony...