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Lexi Roberson named AR Youth Humanitarian recipient
Friends and neighbors of Lexi Roberson know her as a caring, kind young lady. Kind actions are just second nature to Lexi as she goes about her every day, normal life - going to school, reading her books and enjoying life...
Manila 1983-1988 reunion in the making
A class reunion is being planned June 3 for the Manila High School classes from 1983-1988. Meet and greet will be held from 3-6 p.m. at the high school auditorium. Classmates will walk the halls of the current high school...
Buffalo Island School Board talks energy efficiency in new construction
Members of the Buffalo Island Central School Board met Thursday with Rob Guthrie of Entergy to discuss energy saving options for new construction. Guthrie spoke with the Board of plans in the new construction on both campuses expected to save enough money to fund improvements and see cost savings in maintenance and utilities in the future. ...
Polar Plunge raises $7,770 for Special Olympics
Teams from Area 13 including Mississippi County and Crittenden County took the Polar Plunge on Saturday at the Hampton Inn pool with family, friends, and supporters to cheer them on...
Riverside School Board hears news of student achievement
During the Feb. 6 meeting members of the Riverside School Board were told of accomplishments among students. Several students took part in the recent Tomorrow's Outstanding Professionals Skills (TOPS) challenge. Many students received recognition for participation and rank. Dezarea Jones was awarded a one year scholarship to ANC for taking first place...
Caraway Council talks water, sewer
Caraway had a well attended public meeting prior to the regular February Council meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9. Emily Hathcock, Economic and Community Development with East Arkansas Planning and Development District, addressed the council and the citizens of Caraway to discuss priority needs of Caraway with water sewer being number one and acquiring a bank and grocery store as the second priority.. ...
Manila EAST students give EV trial run
Manila High School EAST Initiative students gave their electric vehicle (EV) a trial run on Wednesday, Feb. 1. It took the team about a month to assemble and wire the EV, which arrived in lots of boxes...
Manila utility rates on the rise
Manila City Council discussed, reviewed and approved several increases in services for the coming year. Mayor Wayne Wagner said even with the increases, Manila's utilities remain among the lowest in the area...
Roots go deep in Anderson land
Roots go deep for Rudy Anderson who has lived most of his 87 years on Digalo Road near Caraway. Anderson is one of the few early pioneers who still lives on land he helped clear...
Construction of Monette sewer treatment plant begins
The Monette City Council heard news during the Jan. 23 meeting of construction to begin on the sewer treatment plant. Mayor Jerry "Chub" Qualls met with Ricky Carter and Wayne Menley of Miller Newell Engineers to discuss progress on the sewer treatment plant project. ...
Leachville passes 2017 Budget
Leachville City Council passed the 2017 budget at a special called meeting Thursday, Jan. 26. The council approved the $1,248,169 total budget for all departments. The Council voted to hire Casey Shepard as new officer with the police department...