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Hail storm leaves path of destruction (10/14/14)
The early morning storm on Tuesday, Oct. 7, didn't take long to pass through Craighead and Mississippi County but left a path of destruction that has devastated many. Meleisa Finch, manager of Kiech-Shauver-Miller Gin, along with Sam Wilson of Monette Co-Op, said the affects on farmers and agriculture related fields will be far reaching and will not be fully known until the end of the cotton season this year. ...
Breast cancer survivor encourages others (10/14/14)
Missi Blankenship Miller of Leachville is sharing her personal story in hopes it might help others who are fighting breast cancer. She wants to encourage women to never put off mammograms. It was during a routine mammogram she discovered she had breast cancer. She was diagnosed with stage 1 Invasive Lobular Carcinoma in January of 2011 at the age of 43...
Donna Brooks Walls shares her journey through cancer (10/14/14)
Donna Brooks Walls of Manila is known for her smile and positive outlook on life. Even as she battled breast cancer she never lost her love of life. She calls the last 15 years her journey through cancer...
David Wallace selected for the Arkansas Military Veterans Hall of Fame (10/14/14)
David Wallace, LTC, USA, Ret. has been selected as a 2014 Inductee into the Arkansas Military Veterans Hall of Fame (AMVHOF). Wallace will be honored during an induction banquet on Nov. 1 at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock...
Caraway council updated on projects (10/14/14)
Caraway Mayor Barry Riley started the Thursday, Oct. 9, council meeting by reading a letter from former citizen Scott Bell praising Caraway Police Chief Pete Hicks for his professionalism. Mayor Riley then told council members the Caraway Fire Department has received a $2,500 grant for new radios and a siren for the fire truck. ...
Siblings share love of education (10/07/14)
Siblings Chris Ferrell and LeAnn Ferrell Helms share more than parents. They share a love of their alma mater, Manila Public School. They are happy to be in leadership roles giving back to the system that helped form their successes in the educational field. Chris is principal at Manila High School and LeAnn serves as principal at Manila Middle School...
Riverside Rebels Maroon and Gray Day proclaimed by Mayors (10/07/14)
Caraway Mayor Barry Riley and Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan joined together preparing a proclamation naming Oct. 7 Riverside Rebels Maroon Gray Day. "We take pride in Riverside's athletes and the program," Mayor Riley said...
Terry Carr announces candidacy for Manila Mayor (10/07/14)
Terry Carr of Manila announced his candidacy for Manila mayor. Carr has served on the city council. He was involved with the youth association for 15 years and has worked with the youth in the school system for 10 years...
Michael Webster announces candidacy for Leachville City Council (10/07/14)
Leachville business owner Michael Webster is seeking election to Ward 3 Position 2. Michael is a fourth generation, lifelong resident of Leachville and graduated from Buffalo Island Central in 1994. Mr. Webster founded two Leachville businesses in 1999 -- Buffalo Island Self-Storage and Buffalo Vending. Both have expanded greatly in the last 15 years...
Susan Jackson announces candidacy for Manila City Council Ward 2 Position 2 (10/07/14)
Susan Jackson said she is pleased to announce her candidacy for the Manila City Council. "As a former city employee, I am familiar with the overall running of a municipality and municipal laws pertaining to city government," she said. "I am also familiar with all aspects of the accounting process."...
BIC administrators give report to the public (09/30/14)
Administrators of the Buffalo Island School District held the district's state mandated public meeting during the BIC school board's regular meeting Sept. 23 held in the MAC. Prior to building administrators beginning the annual report to the public, Superintendent Gaylon Taylor thanked the board, administrators, faculty and individuals that worked hard to pass the proposed millage.. ...
Manila School Board elects Jeremy Jackson president (09/30/14)
Manila School board members elected Jeremy Jackson to serve as board president for the upcoming school year at the Sept. 25 meeting. Other officers elected include Brandon Veach, vice president; and Tracey Reinhart, secretary...
Volume 2 of What's Cookin' completed (09/30/14)
Volume 2 of What's Cookin' at the Depot cookbook is completed and filled with delicious recipes from local cooks. Also featured are many "in memory" recipes from loved ones and friends throughout the area...
Jason Baltimore announces for re-election (09/30/14)
Manila City Councilman Jason Baltimore is seeking re-election to Ward 2 position 2. Baltimore said in the past four years, he has enjoyed serving the people of Manila. He is a lifelong resident of Manila and graduated from Manila High School in 1996 and went on to get his Bachelor's Degree from Arkansas State University and Master's Degree from the University of Arkansas. ...
Mayor Wayne Wagner seeks re-election (09/30/14)
Manila Mayor Wayne Wagner has announced his plans to seek re-election. "As I attend mayor's meetings throughout Mississippi County, people will ask me, How has Manila accomplished so much in the last three years," Wagner said. ...
Manila City Council (09/23/14)
Manila city council members and Mayor Wayne Wagner met at the city park Monday, Sept. 15, prior to the council meeting to view work underway on a 2,800 foot walking trail. The new walking trail will connect the pool and park area. Connecting to part of the existing walking trail, walkers will have a total of 3,200 feet of track...
Bernice Emery honored on 100th birthday (09/23/14)
Bernice Emery was the guest of honor for two parties held in recognition of her 100th birthday. She celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 13, and again on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Mrs. Emery, a lifelong Paragould resident, has lived at Monette Manor for a year and a half...
Manila Sr. citizens receive gift (09/23/14)
Dan Gamble provided a pizza lunch Tuesday and presented a gift to the Manila Senior Citizens in honor of Dorothy Crouch. Mrs. Crouch thanked Gamble and expressed her appreciation for the senior center. She enjoys attending the center most every day...
Murel Rice will turn 100 (09/23/14)
Murel Rice, longtime Manila resident and World War II veteran, will turn 100 years old on Oct. 4. He is the oldest of six children born to Ben and Ida Bell Rice. He has lived from the wagon days to the modern times of today and has seen many changes. He said some of those changes are good and some not so good...
Leachville Council reaches settlement agreement (09/23/14)
The Leachville City Council reached a settlement agreement with former police chief Keith Evans during its regular meeting Sept. 15. Evans retired from the Leachville Police Department last month and at that time some council members wanted to pay Evans the sick pay he had accumulated. ...
Caraway City Council reviews audit and sidewalks (09/23/14)
Caraway City Council members reviewed the Water and Sewer Department audit and discussed sidewalks at a special called meeting Thursday, Sept. 18. Mayor Barry Riley gave a report on the audit done by Despain, Luther & Short & Company of Jonesboro. The audit passed unanimously 5-0...
Wendell Poteet announces for Manila City Council seat (09/23/14)
Wendell Poteet announces for Manila City Council seat Wendell Poteet announces plans to run for Ward 3, Position 2 of the Manila City Council. Poteet said he wants to work for the people of Manila. "Though I am not a native, I have lived here for 12 years," he said. ...
Fourth annual sorghum festival draws over 300 (09/23/14)
Over 300 visitors from Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri took a step back in time as they attended the fourth annual Sorghum Festival held at Poor Boy's Garden near Caraway on Saturday Sept. 20...
Leachville Class of 1954 talks over old times (09/23/14)
It was the summer of 1954 and excitement was in the air. After four years of bake sales and car washes, the Leachville graduating class was about to embark on their senior trip. Sunshine, blue water and sandy beaches -- Florida, here we come!...
Manila Lions Club plan chili cook-off for Nov. 1 (09/23/14)
Manila Lions Club has a new meeting place. Club members meet at noon each Wednesday in the former coaches' office located at the northwest corner of the junior high gymnasium at Manila School...