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Baby Basic tournament draws 17 teams (08/26/14)
The fourth annual Baby Basic Golf Tournament was held Friday, Aug. 15, at the Big Lake Country Club in Manila with 17 teams participating in the three man scramble. The tournament, sponsored by Brandi and Bob Hurst, is a benefit providing diapers to help working families who are on fixed incomes...
Lake City August yard of the month (08/26/14)
Billy and Lilly Anderson received the August Yard of the Month award at Lake City for their beautiful flowers and well kept yard. Billy does most of the gardening and yard work. They are both retired and enjoy working in their yard...
Smithee home chosen as Monette Yard of the Month (08/26/14)
The home of Frank and Val Smithee was chosen as August Monette Yard of the Month. A special recognition ceremony was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18. City Beautification Committee member Jessica Hurst presented the Smithees with a commemorative certificate, which read "The home of Frank and Val Smithee has been recognized as having the most beautifully landscaped and manicured yard in the entire Monette Community for the month of August 2014." Member Leigh Gathright presented the Smithees with a hanging basket of Wandering Jew.. ...
Manila School Board looking toward growth (08/26/14)
Manila School Board members viewed a rendering of a high school building built on the present location of the school campus. John Mixon, architect, was asked by board members to prepare and submit the building as it would look if it is built on the existing property...
Manila council discusses highway project (08/26/14)
Manila City Council members, Mayor Wayne Wagner and City Attorney Wes Wagner reviewed a copy Aug. 18 of the agreement with the highway department on state highways becoming part of the city streets. Manila will incorporate the present state highway area that will be left after the new widened Highway 18 is complete...
Museum Talk: deLaval cream separator (08/26/14)
In the kitchen area of the Buffalo Island Museum in Monette is an antique deLaval cream separator from the early 1920s. It is made of cast iron and very heavy. It is missing the bowls with the pouring spouts that were probably made of aluminum...
Krystal Parker receives Southern Bancorp Scholarship (08/26/14)
Krystal Parker, 2014 Manila High School graduate, accepted a $1,000 scholarship from Southern Bancorp presented by Dan Robbins, president of the Manila branch. Krystal will be attending Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. ...
Leachville council talks sirens, repairs (08/26/14)
The Leachville City Council looked at three bids for a new tornado siren to be purchased with grant funds during its regular meeting Aug. 18. Mayor Sheila Spurlock told the council the city has been approved for a $10,000 grant, which the council would like to use to put an additional tornado siren up in the city. ...
Leachville Centennial Celebration planned (08/26/14)
Leachville High School classmates and city officials met last week to make plans for the upcoming Leachville Centennial Celebration slated for July 4, 2015. The planning committee is spearheaded by Leachville Mayor Shelia Spurlock and Alumni Chairman Barbara Lloyd. ...
Lake City Council approves paving bids (08/26/14)
The City of Lake City Water Audit for the year ending May 31 was reviewed by council members at the monthly meeting held Monday, Aug. 18. Mayor Jon Milligan noted that during this year's Legislative Audit the salaries of the mayor and clerk must be shown in the minutes because the budget is now done by resolution and not by ordinance. ...
Manila school administrators welcome patrons (08/20/14)
Manila School District held a public meeting Thursday at the annual open house kicking off the 2014-2015 school year. Superintendent Pam Castor welcomed everyone back to school and introduced principals who gave reports for each building and introduced new staff members...
Miss. Co. Farm Bureau holds resolutions meeting (08/19/14)
Mississippi County Farm Bureau held its annual Resolutions meeting Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Northeast Research and Extension Center in Keiser. John Tipton, president, gave a brief overview of the importance of the resolutions meeting and how Farm Bureau can make a difference. Policies developed/supported at the local level can go on to the state and even national level to benefit agriculture...
Johnny Cash's youngest daughter announces publication of "Recollections" by father (08/19/14)
JONESBORO -- On the eve of the grand opening of her father's boyhood home, Tara Cash Schwoebel, the youngest daughter of Johnny Cash, announced the publication of "Recollections by J.R. Cash: Childhood Memories of Johnny Cash."...
Cash family, fans and friends celebrate grand opening of boyhood home (08/19/14)
DYESS -- Hundreds of fans and friends joined the Johnny Cash family for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration at the grand opening of the Cash boyhood home here Saturday. The ceremony crowned the restoration of the structure that was home to the Cash family from 1935 until 1953...
Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center To Host Lost Generation Dinner, Saturday, Sept. 6 (08/19/14)
PIGGOTT -- Guests will be treated to a 1920s-themed evenning of food, music and fun at the Lost Generation Dinner, Saturday, Sept. 6, hosted by the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott...
Faye Davis remembers 36 years (08/19/14)
The bell rang on the first day at Manila School on Monday with one welcoming smile missing, that of Mrs. Faye. Faye Davis retired at the end of the 2013-14 school year with 36 years of service to the school. She had greeted students for over three and a half decades as she was known as Mrs. Faye...
East Initiative comes to BIC (08/19/14)
The East Initiative technology team was at Buffalo Island Central High School last week installing state-of-the-art equipment with the help of several high school students and facilitator of the new class, Jill Sanders...
Caraway Council approves grant application for fire equipment (08/19/14)
Caraway council voted to pass a resolution allowing Mayor Barry Riley to pursue a grant application for the Caraway Fire Department at the Aug. 14 meeting. The matching grant in the amount of $2,500 will be used to purchase equipment...
Riverside Administration and board review building plans (08/19/14)
Mark Cahoon, architect with CahoonSteiling Architecture Planning, presented building plans for the new Riverside East elementary building at the Monday, Aug. 11, meeting. Cahoon said the specs are 90 plus percent complete. By the next meeting the plans should be in Little Rock for approval and to the contractor for final cost estimates...
Manila teacher receives state awards (08/19/14)
Mary Smith, Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) teacher at Manila High School, has been honored as the Arkansas ACTE (Arkansas Association for Career and Technical Education) Teacher of the Year and the AATFACS (Arkansas Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences) FACS Teacher of the Year for the state of Arkansas...
BIC sets public meeting dates (08/19/14)
The Buffalo Island Central School Board set two public meeting dates to discuss with parents as well as patrons the district's proposed new preK-12 grade facility to be built on Highway 18 at the Mississippi County/Craighead County line...
Museum Talk (08/13/14)
The Buffalo Island Museum wishes to preserve the history of this area for the past, present and future generations. We have talked about the antique washing machine, the old iron wash pot and the rub board. ...
Simpson elected president of ACCRTA (08/12/14)
Lake City Clerk/Treasurer Linda Simpson was elected to serve as president of the Arkansas City Clerks Recorders Treasurers Association (ACCRTA) during its annual business annual meeting held June 18 in Little Rock as part of the Arkansas Municipal League's 80th Convention...
Sanders to be honored Aug. 23 (08/12/14)
Larry and Diana Sanders celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 8. The couple married Aug. 8, 1964, in Normal, Ill. Diana would travel with her family to Caraway from Normal to visit relatives including Sherry Puckett. She would attend school with Sherry which is where Larry and Diana met in 1959. Five years later, after only four dates, the couple exchanged wedding vows...
Monette Mayor announces plans to seek re-election (08/12/14)
Monette Mayor Jerry "Chub" Qualls announced plans to seek re-election for a third term as mayor. "In January I had decided not to run and made the announcement," Qualls said. "Since then people, including several of the city employees, have come to me and encouraged me to reconsider, which I decided to do. ...