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17th annual Community Reunion held in Manila (09/27/16)
The 17th annual community reunion was held Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Manila Airport Center. Friends, family members and neighbors from Lost Cane, Little River, Whistleville and Roseland gathered...
Caraway Post Office celebrates 100th birthday -Special pictorial postmark cancellation available (09/27/16)
CARAWAY -- Postmaster Pam Poag is pleased to announce a celebration for 100 years of service by the Caraway Post Office. The celebration begins with a program at the Post Office, starting at 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 28, followed with refreshments. ...
Lake City Council approves Housing Board appointment (09/27/16)
Lisa Sitz was appointed to serve as commissioner to the Lake City Housing Board at the Sept. 19 city council meeting. The appointment will begin Oct. 1, 2016, and run through May 31, 2021. Council members present included Brenda Hutcheson, Harold Barker, Tommy Eakins, Jeffrey Wisham, Donald Davis and Danny Dunigan...
Brannah Bibbs book signing held in Monette (09/27/16)
Buffalo Island Museum in Monette hosted a book signing for new author Brannah Barrett Bibbs on Sunday, Sept. 25. Her first published book is titled "When Life Turns Upside Down". Bibbs, a 2007 graduate of Buffalo Island Central High School and a graduate of Arkansas State University, now lives in Alexandria, Va., with her husband Samuel, who is in the Air Force...
Manila FFA Alumni preparing for dinner/auction (09/27/16)
Manila Future Farmers of America (FFA) Alumni Association is making preparation for the 17th annual scholarship dinner/auction set for Saturday, Oct. 8. The event will be held at the Manila Airport Community Center with a barbecue dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by the auction. The $10, pay at the door, meal will consist of barbecue pork steak, baked beans and potatoes...
Manila City Council denies waiver request (09/27/16)
Manila resident Jimmy Brooks had requested, at the August Manila City Council meeting, a waiver to place a camper mobile home on property he owns on Haywood Street. He asked council members to grant a temporary waiver to allow a man to live in the camper purchased by Brooks. ...
Monette Masonic Lodge holds dinner and awards ceremony (09/27/16)
The Monette Masonic Lodge #558 hosted a family fish dinner on Tuesday, September 13, to honor four outstanding membership award recipients...
Southworth celebrates new record (09/20/16)
Southworth Building 18 celebrates new record Submitted by CHARLES WHITE Southworth Safety Manager "Can you stay safe for just one day?" This question is posed quite often to our Southworth employees in Safety and Visual Board meetings. ...
Officers recognized by Monette Senior Citizens (09/20/16)
Monette Senior Citizens hosted a Police Officer's Appreciation Luncheon Aug. 31 at the Community Building on South Williams St. "These officers answer the call for assistance any day or time they are needed," said Monette Mayor Chub Qualls. ...
Students have a "berry" fun day at Kennett orchards (09/20/16)
Jim Kennett of Leachville welcomed a group of fifth and sixth grade G/T students from the Jonesboro Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies Magnet School last Tuesday. Teachers Melinda Smith and Sherry Broadway, along with instructional technologist Keena Crenshaw, accompanied the 13 students to the Kennett Orchard for a day of berry picking and processing...
New pastor welcomed to Refuge Baptist Church (09/20/16)
Rev. Jacob Rahrig, his wife, Joy, and daughter, Mayah, 4, have been welcomed to Refuge Baptist Church in Lake City, where Bro. Rahrig will serve as new pastor. The family has been Arkansans for three weeks and have had a great reception...
Manila Class of 1966 gather for reunion (09/20/16)
Manila High School Class of 1966 gathered to celebrate their 50th reunion on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17. Class members met on the MHS campus Friday afternoon and enjoyed walking the halls and shooting some baskets in the old gymnasium...
BIC Board hears reports from principals (09/20/16)
The Buffalo Island Central School Board heard individual presentations during the September meeting from each principal. Rather than give an update by building each administrator shared overall district information by category...
Riverside board revisits cafeteria options (09/20/16)
Becky Head of Aramark met with the Riverside School Board along with cafeteria employees to answer questions about the company during the Sept. 12 meeting. Aramark offers outsourcing cafeteria services boasting an increase in lunch purchases...
Manila School Board selects Danny Robbin delegate (09/20/16)
Manila School Board members unanimously elected board member Dan Robbins to represent the board as Arkansas School Board Association Board delegate and legislative liaison at the regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 15...
Missionaries David and Lindsey Owens continue work in Guatemala (09/20/16)
David and Lindsey Owens continue their missionary work in Guatemala but have seen quite a bit of changes this past year. David, a native of Manila, graduated from Manila High School in 2006 and Arkansas State University in May 2011, and Lindsey, a Prairie Grove High School graduate and a graduate of John Brown University, have been serving as full time missionaries in Guatemala for over four years.. ...
Black Oak Gin gins first bale of cotton (09/20/16)
The first bale of cotton for the 2016 season was ginned at Black Oak Gin on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Grower Ronald Faulkner picked the cotton on Thursday, Sept. 8, on land between Black Oak and Caraway. The gin was called for pick up on Monday and the bale was ginned on Tuesday...
Childress classmates gather (09/13/16)
Former Childress High School classmates filled the Buffalo Island Central West Elementary Saturday, Sept. 3, for their "Convocation of Eagles" reunion from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The former Childress School was located north of Monette on Highway 139 and had students attending classes there from 1921-1961. ...
Manila Police Officers promoted (09/13/16)
Captain Delbert Carter Delbert Carter with the Manila Police Department has been promoted from the rank of sergeant to captain. Captain Carter has been with the Manila PD for 16 years and has been in law enforcement for 32 years...
Dragging Main brings back memories (09/13/16)
It was like a step back in time as Leachville's main street was bumper to bumper as a large crowd left the Malt Shop on Friday evening to "drag main."...
Leachville Harvest Festival draws large crowd (09/13/16)
The 2016 Leachville Harvest Festival was a great success with perfect weather and a large crowd. Leachville's main street was filled with vendors offering a variety of food and specialty items. The fun spilled over to the next block as games, train rides, car show and gospel music were held on the shaded lot behind city hall...
Missing woman's family offers $1,000 reward (09/13/16)
The search for a Keiser woman reported missing Aug. 10 continues, but her family is hoping a reward will help authorities locate her. The family of Shannon Hinklin Palmer, 33, is offering a $1,000 reward for information regarding her whereabouts...
Caraway talks volunteer firemen compensation (09/13/16)
The Caraway City Council met Thursday, Sept. 9, to discuss city business. All alderman were present for the meeting along with several city employees and residents...
Manila senior looking toward her future (09/06/16)
Ambrette Veach, a senior at Manila High School, is looking toward her future after graduation. She has plans and back-up plans but is enjoying the research and experience as she sorts through her options...
Poker Run to benefit Relay for Life (09/06/16)
The 2016 Relay for Life Poker Run was held Saturday, Aug. 27, with 31 bikes and 44 bikers and passengers participating...