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Kaley Hawkins receives Childress School Scholarship (07/24/14)
Kaley Hawkins, a 2014 honor graduate of Buffalo Island Central High School, is the recipient of the Childress School $500 scholarship, for the year ending May 2014. Childress School, which was north of Monette, consolidated with Monette School District in 1961, which later became Buffalo Island Central School District. ...
Manila Girls' luncheon held in Manila (07/23/14)
Manila Girls Lunch Bunch, made up of women who have roots in Manila, met Tuesday, July 15, for their monthly luncheon at LaCascada Restaurant in Manila with 22 attending. The luncheons began in August of 2010 when three former Manila residents, Susan Wortham Lewis, Ann White Hoggard and Missy Stahr Threadgill, started meeting for lunch...
Happy birthday (07/22/14)
Ben Davis of Manila was honored on his 80th birthday with a picnic at Craighead County Forest. The party was hosted by his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Davis received well wishes and a birthday song from his family and guests...
Dalton Hitchcock qualifies for World Show (07/22/14)
Dalton Hitchcock of Manila has qualified for the American Quarter Horse Youth World Association Show in Oklahoma City, Okla. He qualified in two events and will be competing in reining and ranch horse pleasure...
Riverside board works through full agenda (07/22/14)
The Riverside School Board passed a resolution authorizing the issue of bonds for construction of the new East Elementary during its meeting Thursday, July 17. Michael McBryde, with Stephens Incorporated, presented the board with a resolution and paperwork for the bond issue. ...
Manila school shows slight growth during 2013 (07/22/14)
Manila School Board members reviewed the financial report, discussed enrollment, reviewed policies, accepted resignations, hired new personnel, and accepted bids at the July 17 meeting...
Cotton research ongoing (07/22/14)
Dr. Bill Robertson, state cotton specialist, and field technician Noel Goodwin were in Manila on Thursday spraying foliar fertilizer products on test plots near the Manila Airport...
Monette High School reunion scheduled for Sept. 5 (07/22/14)
The Monette High School Planning Committee met Sunday afternoon, July 13, at the American Legion Building in Monette to formulate plans for their upcoming all-classes reunion scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015...
Monette home to Hobo World Championship Duck Calls (07/22/14)
Hobo World Championship Duck Calls are popular with hunters, duck calling competitors and collectors, not only in the United States but in other countries as well. The well-known duck calls are made by Kent Cullum of Monette. Cullum has spent a big part of his life duck hunting and developing calls that sound real...
BIC Board makes final building changes (07/22/14)
The Buffalo Island School Board made final changes to the proposed new PreK-12 grade facility, discussed personnel policies, and the cost of season tickets during its meeting Monday, July 14...
Big Lake Bowlers win third place (07/22/14)
The Big Lake Bowlers, a team made up of Manila Senior Citizen Wii bowlers, brought home third place trophy. The group competed at the Turtle Creek Mall in Jonesboro with 16 northeast Arkansas teams. The event was sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging...
Museum Talk (07/22/14)
A World War II bayonet knife was recently donated to the Buffalo Island Museum by Henry Dean Finch. It belonged to Gene Gardner. It is complete with its scabbard and belt. The scabbard was made by the Beckwith Manufacturing Company of Dover, N.H., which only made these scabbards from January 1942 to February 1943. ...
Manila Elementary sign-ups for football and cheerleading July 29 (07/16/14)
A Manila elementary Booster Club meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the school cafeteria. This meeting is for anyone interested in being a part of the elementary booster club and for sign-ups for football and cheerleaders for the elementary program...
Adam's Tire and Auto Service opened on Highway 18 (07/15/14)
Adam Stallings opened Adam's Tire and Auto Service at 406 West Highway 18 in Manila on July 1. Stallings moved into the new 2,400 square foot shop giving him more room and the opportunity to expand his business...
CD tells the Delta story (07/15/14)
Joe Chipman of Manila recently released his second CD entitled "Arkansas in Me" (Keeping It Delta). It is made up of 12 original songs and narrations reliving history and life in the Delta as it has been passed down from generation to generation...
Caraway rebuilding after the storms (07/15/14)
The city of Caraway has had a stormy year starting with an Oct. 31, 2013, tornado destroying most of the buildings along Main street, damaging several residences, and taking out trees...
St. Francis Levee District to stay in Caraway (07/15/14)
The Caraway City Council voted to sell the St. Francis Levee District 1.75 acres of land for $3,000 pending the city attorney's review of the contract during its regular meeting July 10...
State runner-up team (07/15/14)
The NEA Central Battle Cats All-Star Baseball Team just returned home from placing second in the 2014 Cal Ripken 7-year old machine-pitch North Arkansas State Tournament held the Fourth of July Weekend. ...
Despain home chosen Yard of the Month (07/15/14)
The home of Tim and Gina Despain at 208 Arkansas Street was chosen as Monette Yard of the Month for July. A special recognition ceremony was held at 6:30 p.m. July 10. City Beautification Committee member Shawn Nance presented the Despains with a commemorative certificate, which read "The home of Tim and Gina Despain has been recognized as having the most beautifully landscaped and manicured yard in the entire Monette Community for the month of July 2014." Member Ernestine Harrell presented the Despains with a hanging basket of begonias.. ...
A Day in the life of a GED student (07/15/14)
(Note: I recently got to spend the day in the life of an adult education student from filling out the application to taking a practice test. I got to go through every step persons interested in getting their GED would go though. ...
Caraway Mayor running for reelection (07/15/14)
Caraway Mayor Barry Riley announced following the Thursday, July 10, city council meeting that he would be seeking reelection. Riley said the city has so many positive things going on right now and he would like to see those projects finished...
Relay for Life golf tournament set (07/15/14)
The second annual Buffalo Island Relay for Life golf tournament at Big Lake County Club will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5. The 3-man scramble is $90 a team. All ages are welcome. Anyone who has a friend or family member who is a cancer survivor can join their team for a fourth at no charge. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society...
Hats of the past (07/15/14)
Buffalo Island Museum is having a special exhibit of over sixty vintage hats from area residents. There are hats with feathers, flowers, netting, and fur. These hats are from an era when ladies always wore a hat to Church, and men always wore a hat when going to town...
NEA East All Stars win tournament (07/10/14)
NEA East All-Stars 8-year-old machine pitch baseball team won the Cal Ripken North Arkansas District Tournament held June 30 in Jonesboro. The team is made up of players from Manila, Monette and Leachville. Pictured are, from left: Front - Greyson Wilkins, Luke Kirk, Jaydon Goff, Matthew Hopps, Ethan Hawkins, Hunter Lee. ...
St. Bernards Auxiliary Presents $20,000 in Scholarships to Health Professions Students (07/08/14)
Ten nursing and healthcare professions students have been selected to receive scholarships for the fall semester which represent a total value of $20,000 from the St. Bernards Auxiliary. They include (from left) Amber Jones of Batesville, Michael Anderson of Jonesboro, Sheri Duncan of Osceola, Lauren Jetton of Paragould, Angela Hammill of Memphis and Latoya Rucker of Wynne. ...