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Information sought in Manila robbery (07/28/15)
Investigation is underway in an early Friday morning robbery at Roadmart, located on Highway 18 bypass in Manila. Sgt. Jared Camp, with the Manila Police Department, said he was pulling into the Roadmart parking lot at approximately 1:30 a.m. ...
JP Michael White addresses Manila Council (07/28/15)
Mississippi County Justice of the Peace Michael White addressed the Manila City Council, along with Justice Fred Fleeman. They shared facts about a proposed new courthouse, combining the two county seats in Mississippi County...
Medic One Ambulance Service approved to locate in Lake City (07/28/15)
Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan introduced Kim Mann, with Medic One, who addressed the council at the July 20 meeting. Mann said that with the approval of the city council, Medic One would like to bring ambulance coverage to Lake City. ...
Two killed and one injured in head on crash (07/28/15)
Two young Monette men, Tanner Platz, 19, and Zachary Wells, 19, died in an early morning accident on Highway 18 at Highway 135, in Black Oak. According to the preliminary Arkansas State Police crash report, the head-on collision happened at 2:49 a.m. ...
William Simpson glad to be home (07/21/15)
William Simpson, nine year old son of Kyle and Mindy Simpson of Manila, is glad to be home with his family after undergoing open heart surgery at Lebonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis...
BIC teacher selected to be part of U.S. Department of State Educational program (07/21/15)
Nancy Spencer, junior high English teacher at Buffalo Island Central, is among 27 educators selected to participate in a pilot educational program. Spencer said it is part of the Arkansas Declaration of Learning, part of the pilot program of the National Declaration of Learning...
Manila FFA Alumni hosts dinner and auction (07/21/15)
The Manila Future Farmers of America (FFA) Alumni Association held the annual dinner/auction for scholarships on Saturday, July 18, at the Manila Airport Center. Tony Crowell, FFA adviser at Manila High School, welcomed everyone expressing his appreciation to the businesses and individuals who donated, all who participated, and the community support for the young people...
Family address BIC Board (07/21/15)
The family of Monette resident John Steele were given five minutes each to speak during the public input portion of the Buffalo Island School Board's regular meeting Monday, July 13...
Dedication Service held at the Butterfly House (07/21/15)
It was standing room only as the Butterfly House, a faith based transitional living center for women, opened its doors for a dedication ceremony and open house. Danna Deaton, executive director, welcomed everyone. She shared the history of the Butterfly House and how it came about from a desire she had to help women...
Butterfly House opens (07/14/15)
The Butterfly House opened June 22 and Danna Deaton, founder, called it a miracle from God. The project began as a faith vision in 2011 and Deaton gives praise to the many people who have generously supported the cause with donations, prayers and labor...
Riverside gets ready for new school year (07/14/15)
In its regular meeting Thursday, July 9, the Riverside School Board approved milk and bread bids along with the purchase of a new bus in prepartion for the new school year. After approving both the minutes of the its June 1 and June 5 meetings, the board approved the finacial statements for June. ...
Caraway to purchase fire truck (07/14/15)
In its meeting Thursday, July 9 the Caraway City Council agreed to purchase a 2004 fire truck from the city of Jonesboro. Fire Chief Scott Browning informed the council of the need for an additional fire truck and presented the cost of some trucks. ...
Museum Talk -- The dinner bell (07/14/15)
Years ago, when dinner was ready, you rang the dinner bell. In the Buffalo Island area, that usually included your family and anyone working for you or just someone that happened to stop by at noon. Some of the old-timers remember planning their day to be sure to be at a particularly good cook's house to hear that dinner bell ringing...
Hundreds attend Leachville Centennial (07/07/15)
Hundreds of people made their way home to Leachville Friday and Saturday to help their city celebrate its 100th birthday in style. Festivities of every variety had been planned for the two-day event. ...
Caraway holds 69th Fourth of July celebration (07/07/15)
Overcast skies provided cool temperatures for the city of Caraway's 69th annual Fourth of July Celebration. Organized this year by volunteers, the annual event brought back old favorites as well as new activities. ...
Manila school board hears building project presentation (07/07/15)
John Mixon, architect with Cromwell, addressed the Manila School Board at the June meeting discussing the proposed high school building project. Superintendent Pam Castor said discussions were held on the project included schedule, campus master plan, site improvements, preliminary design, budget and steps to move forward...
Fire destroys Manila home (07/07/15)
Manila Fire Department responded to a fire call at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, July 4, on South Baltimore Street in Manila. The home was fully engulfed when the firefighters arrived. The fire was reported by the an duty Manila police officer. ...
Manila Lions club officers installed (07/07/15)
Manila Lions Club members held their annual banquet and installation of officers on Monday, June 29, at TC's in Manila. Outgoing president Terry Carr welcomed incoming president Wayne Mills. Special guest was Pat Snodgrass, past district governor, who presided over the installation ceremony...