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Celebrate Recovery coming to Caraway (04/16/14)
Celebrate Recovery, a well-established program that has been around for many years, is coming to Caraway with the first meeting scheduled at 6 p.m. May 7...
Manila Council discusses museum, pool and clean up (04/16/14)
Manila Mayor Wayne Wagner addressed the city council with a proposal to join with Manila Industries and Manila Depot Committee to purchase the former Miranda's building on the corner Baltimore and Dewey Streets to expand the Manila museum. The museum has outgrown the train depot where it is presently housed. Miranda's building is located just across from the depot museum...
Miss NEA Pageant to be held at the MAC in Monette (04/16/14)
The Miss NEA Pageant will be held Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, in the Mustang Athletic Complex in Monette. The current Miss NEA, Brittany Fowler, is a freshman collegiate basketball player at Arkansas State University has the privilege of hosting the 2014 MISS NEA Pageant...
Caraway talks fireworks (04/16/14)
The Caraway City Council discussed purchasing fireworks for the city's Fourth of July festivities at its regular meeting Thursday, April 10. Caraway Mayor Barry Riley told the council there will be a youth rodeo on the Fourth but was not sure about a baseball game. ...
Riverside awarded partnership funding (04/16/14)
Riverside Superintendent Tommy Knight was pleased to announce to the public the recent state approval of partnership funding for a new elementary facility on the east campus in Caraway...
Riverside School District gets good audit review (04/16/14)
Riverside School, for the second consecutive year, received a good audit review. Superintendent Tommy Knight shared the information with board members at the regular meeting held Monday night, April 7...
Lake City Easter Egg hunt held (04/15/14)
Lake City hosts annual Easter Egg Hunt The annual Easter Egg Hunt was held in Lake City on Saturday, April 12, with over 200 children participating. The Easter Bunny was on hand and every hunter received a prize. A grand prize was presented in each age category to the four who found the lucky eggs...
Manila Pack 32 excels at Spring Camporee (04/15/14)
Manila Pack 32 attended the Cherokee District 2014 Cub Scout Spring Camporee at Crowleys Ridge State Park, April 4-6. There were 17 different Cub Scout Packs represented at the Camporee. The activities that the boys participated in we're BB guns, archery, rope bridge, fishing rodeo, scavenger hunt, and falconry. ...
Smith's film shown at Royal Film Festival (04/08/14)
Tanner Smith, a 2010 graduate of Manila High School and a digital filmmaking major at the University of Central Arkansas, had a film chosen to be screened at the 2014 Royal Film Festival, held at the Royal Theatre in Benton on March 29...
1910 Depot still stands proud (04/08/14)
Thanks to the generosity of two Manila women, the city's 104-year-old train depot continues to be a vital link in the town's history and growth. The Manila depot was constructed in 1910 by the Jonesboro, Lake City and Eastern (JLC&E) Railroad, after the company extended its tracks to Manila in 1900 to accommodate the growing need for agricultural and timber transport.. ...
VA Mobile Vet Center to visit Mississippi County (04/08/14)
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Mobile Vet Center (MVC) will visit Blytheville in Mississippi County on April 17. The VA 2 Vets Mississippi County event will be held at the American Legion Post 24 on 2nd Street from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m...
Museum talk (04/08/14)
Buffalo Island Museum in Monette has many antique farming items used by the early settlers of this area. One of these is an old wooden oxen yoke, donated by John Watson. An oxen yoke is a wooden beam used between a pair of oxen to enable them to pull together. ...
Jency McMinn named Monette Manor Employee of the Month (04/02/14)
Jency McMinn of Leachville has been named as March Employee of the Month at Monette Manor. Mrs. McMinn is a LPN and has been employed at Monette Manor for three and a half years. She is married to Lee McMinn and has a daughter, Harper...
Manila High School Reunion 1960 and before (04/01/14)
Manila High School 1960 and before reunion will be held Saturday, May 24, at the Manila Airport Center. For more information contact George Smith at Milligan Ridge, 870-561-3883; Jim Miles, 270-358-8535; James Bullard 501-835-1420 or Frank Byrd 870-919-0880...
Buffalo Island barber lays down his clippers (04/01/14)
A 60 year career ended on Friday, March 28, when Paul "Doodle" Taylor packed up his clippers and locked the door of his barber shop located on Main Street in Monette. As word spread of his retirement plans, Taylor had a busy last week with his long-time customers coming to get haircuts, share a few words of truths (as the barber shop became known as the House of Truths) before the end of the work day on Friday.. ...
Cutest Baby Contest and Precious Pet contest to benefit Relay for Life (04/01/14)
Southern Belles & Beaus, Buffalo Island Relay for Life team, is hosting a Cutest Baby Contest (0-24 months) and a Precious Pet contest. To enter: 1. Submit photos to Teresa Edgin by mail, (Call 1-573-990-2118 for address or more information) text; personal FB chat message; or email tedgin2004@yahoo.com...
Buffalo Island Central 2014 FFA auction/dinner draws over 300 (04/01/14)
The 2014 Buffalo Island Future Farmers of America (FFA) auction/dinner was not about finding bargains, it was about helping the young people and their program. The annual event outgrew the school cafeteria and was held this year at the Sanders Building in Leachville on Saturday, March 29. ...
Simpson announces for re-election (04/01/14)
Linda Goodson Simpson, city clerk/treasurer, for the City of Lake City is announcing her bid for re-election. Mrs. Simpson will be seeking her third term in office. She is currently serving her eighth year and her second term...
Plaque placed at BI Museum (04/01/14)
Buffalo Island Museum in Monette has purchased a bronze plaque stating: "First National Bank, 201 W. Drew Avenue, Built in 1918, was placed on the National Register of Historical Places by the United States Department of the Interior on January 24, 2008."...
Relay for Life receives 2013 awards (03/27/14)
Ashley Hennessey, Relay for Life specialist, presented county-wide awards. Mississippi County was honored in the Top 10 in the nation per capita in fundraising for the American Cancer Society through the Relays for Life. The awards included Mississippi County North and Buffalo Island for a 47 percent increase...
Manila First Baptist youth reach out to community (03/26/14)
First Baptist Youth and their leader Bryan Shanks started spring break Monday by giving back to the community. The group gathered at the Shanks' home Monday morning with a plan to help with clean up in their town. They cleaned up ditches and roadways on Highway 18 and several streets in Manila picking up debris...
Associated Electric Coop Inc. donates to Great River Promise Scholarship fund (03/26/14)
Jackie May, operations and management coordinator for Associated Electric Coop, Inc., recently presented Arkansas Northeastern College President Dr. Jim Shemwell with a $1,500 donation to be used toward the College's Great River Promise Scholarship endeavor...
Wagner Medical Clinic opens at new location (03/25/14)
Wagner Medical Clinic relocated to its new facility at 3644 West Highway 18 in February. The new 17,000 square foot facility features a large, comfortable waiting room, 16 examining rooms, state-of-the-art equipment and technology, x-ray and lab facilities, rehabilitation services, a pharmacy and a commitment to the best health care available.. ...
Smith siblings excel in state Bible drills (03/25/14)
Davis and Macie Smith, children of Greg and Lauren Smith of Manila, received perfect scores for the second consecutive year at the State Bible Drill event held at little Rock First Baptist Church on March 8...
Drawing dates set to reserve swimming pool (03/25/14)
Anyone interested in renting the Manila Swimming Pool for private parties can call City Hall at 561-4437 until April 5 to have their name and telephone number placed for a drawing. The drawing will be held at the Community Center which will open at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 5, and names can be placed in the drawing until 9 a.m...