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Manila Council hears airport comments (11/29/16)
Woody Townsend with the Manila Pilot's Association updated the Manila City Council at the Nov. 21 meeting on work at the airport and recent comments left by visiting pilots. "We are making impressions," Townsend said...
Firefighters added to Lake City FD (11/29/16)
Lake City Council accepted the recommendation for several new firefighters at the Nov. 21 meeting. New members, approved unanimously, include Matthew Mann, Terry Fitzgerald, William Mann and Justin Avant...
Monette Veterans Park Committee finalizes plans (11/29/16)
Monette Veterans Park Committee met Nov. 14 to finalize plans for the placement of a historical monument at the downtown stoplight intersection. There is space on the monument for engraving 1,244 names. ...
Lake City 2016 parade Grant Marshals told (11/29/16)
Harold "Sonny" Barker has been honored with the title of grand marshal for the 2016 Lake City Christmas Parade. The junior grand marshal will be Callen Rhea Eakins. The Lake City Parade will begin at 6 p.m. ...
Area Christmas parades will be held on these dates: (11/22/16)
Leachville -- Monday, Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m. Contact Paula Bowen 870-595-4485 or Moba Lee Miller 539-6966. Blytheville - Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Parade theme "A Hero's Christmas," main street. Manila -- Saturday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m. Contact city hall, 561-4437...
Antique cotton picker part of one area farmer's legacy (11/22/16)
Not too many blue cotton pickers or two row pickers are around the Buffalo Island area today. However, in the early days of mechanical cotton pickers the Ben Pearson Rust Cotton Picker was among the first. Collector Rick Cohn of Monette is now the owner of a Rust picker thanks to the original owners, Betty Crews and son Erick Crews of Athelstan, near Manila...
Leachville Grand Marshals looking forward to parade (11/22/16)
Bernice Jackson, 93, and Nell Dean Blackwell, 86, will serve as the grand marshals in the Leachville Christmas parade. Parade co-chair Moba Lee Miller made the announcement of the selection of the two outstanding Leachville residents to lead the parade...
Manila Board fills Position 4 (11/22/16)
Manila School Board members selected Paul Wayne Hicks to fill Position 4. The vote was unanimous in favor of Hicks to fill the vacant seat. Dean Tucker submitted a letter of resignation at a special called meeting earlier in the month and a vacant seat was declared by the board...
Lexie Roberson and Lynn Ellis team up to help others (11/15/16)
L&L's Kindness Konnections came about by coincidence, or as Lexie Roberson and Lynn Ellis call it fate. Lexie is a sixth grade Riverside East student and Lynn is a retired nurse. What they both have in common is a deep desire to help others...
Riverside finds location for new administration building (11/15/16)
The Riverside School Board agreed during the Nov. 7 meeting to the purchase of a building to house administration offices...
Manila School board declares open seat (11/15/16)
Manila School Board members met in a short special called meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 9, accepting a letter of resignation from board member Dean Tucker, position 4. Tucker's letter thanked the board and the community for giving him the opportunity to serve. Due to conflicts in his work schedule and the relocation of his family, he felt it was in the best interest of the district for him to resign...
Caraway council works through short agenda (11/15/16)
Caraway City Council worked through a short agenda Thursday, Nov. 10, adopting the county mitigation plan and reviewing the 2017 proposed budget as presented by Mayor Barry Riley...
A tribute to one of the thousands who did not return (11/08/16)
Veterans Day 2016 will be celebrated on Friday with parades, flags, and programs in honor of men and women who have served their country. Veterans Day is a time to honor veterans and a time to remember the ones who gave their all...
Big Lake Country Club (11/08/16)
Big Lake Country Club in Manila has a 50+ year history of serving golfers of all ages and skills. The nine hole golf course was established in 1962 and has continued to thrive as a great source of recreation for golfers in all towns across Buffalo Island and the surrounding area...
Bethany Baptist Church to celebrate 40 years (11/08/16)
Bethany Baptist Church in Manila will celebrate 40 years with a revival from Nov. 16-20. The churches first pastor, Bengy Massey, will be the guest evangelist. Brother Massey served as pastor of Bethany from 1976 until 1992...