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What is your favorite way to spend Labor Day Weekend?
 Catching up around the house.
 A short road trip.
 Last trip of the season to the lake.
 Family reunion
 Yard work.
 Just being lazy.

20th reunion continues to bring friends and family home to Black Water (08/25/15)
Recently, at the Black Water Baptist Church about 75 attended the 20th reunion. ...
20th reunion continues to bring friends and family home to Black Water (08/25/15)
Recently, at the Black Water Baptist Church about 75 attended the 20th reunion. ...
Cotton Fest set for Sept. 12 in Lake City (08/25/15)
The 2015 Cotton Fest in Lake City has an all day line-up with fun activities for all ages. The event will be held at the Wayne Biscuit Park and will kick off with a 5K run starting at 8 a.m. to benefit the Autism association...
Manila School Board reviews building report (08/25/15)
John Mixon, architect with Cromwell, discussed building plans at the Manila School Board meeting held Aug. 20. All board members, Jeremy Jackson, president; Brandon Veach, vice president; Tracey Reinhart, secretary; Danny Robbins, Johnny McCain, Tommy Wagner and Dean Tucker, were present...
Manila City Council discusses relocating EOC office (08/25/15)
Manila Mayor Wayne Wagner updated the city council on the food bank project, discussed relocating the EOC office, reviewed mobile home requests and passed ordinances at the Aug. 17 meeting...
Lake City Council approves new fireman (08/25/15)
Lake City Council approved adding Daniel Haynes as a volunteer fireman at the regular Aug. 17 meeting. Mayor John Milligan made the request on behalf of Fire Chief Chris Snyder. The council voted unanimously in favor of the request...
Manila Lions plan annual chili cook-off and 5K run (08/25/15)
Manila Lions Club discussed the upcoming Big Lake Chili Cook-off at the regular meeting held at noon Wednesday, Aug. 19. The chili cook-off event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3. This will mark the 29th annual chili cook-off sponsored by the Manila Lions Club and the fourth annual Chili Pepper 5K run. The run will begin a 8 a.m., also on Oct. 3...
Manila School District holds open house hears new building Q&A (08/18/15)
A public meeting was held before the Manila School District's open house on Thursday, Aug. 13, at the high school auditorium...
Manila School awarded $20,000 grant (08/18/15)
Robin Baugher, Federal Program coordinator for the Manila School District, applied for and received a $20,000 grant. The funding is part of the computer science initiative made available as part of Governor Asa Hutchinson's push to have computer science in all high schools...
Mentoring program kicked off at Riverside (08/18/15)
Members of the Riverside junior and senior classes gave up a little of their August summer break to discuss and learn about a new mentoring program. The program is geared to help seventh and eighth grade students as they make the transition from elementary to junior high school...
Riverside Board hears building projects update (08/18/15)
Riverside School Board members heard an update on the building projects at the Aug. 10 meeting. Mark Cahoon, architect, said the roofing is near completion on the new East elementary building. ...
Caraway Council discusses housing new fire truck (08/18/15)
Caraway Mayor Barry Riley and council members discussed housing for a fire truck the city will be purchasing at the council meeting held Thursday. Mayor Riley said the letter of intent to purchase the used fire truck had been sent...
Sisters address BIC School Board on FOI request (08/18/15)
Pat Qualls and Ruth Cullum, sisters of John Steele of Monette, addressed the Buffalo Island Central School Board on Monday, Aug. 10. They each questioned the lack of response from the District's Attorney for FOI (Freedom of Information) requested by Mr. Steele...
Collecting recipes for a church cookbook (08/18/15)
Monette Methodist building fund committee is planning to compile a church cookbook as a fundraiser. They are looking for recipes from folks in the area. The cookbook will also have memorial pages for sale...
Scholarships awarded in memory of Howard Reeves (08/11/15)
Town Crier News Staff The first annual Howard Reeves Memorial Golf Tournament was held July 18-19 at Turkey Mountain Golf Course at Horseshoe Bend. The proceeds from the tournament will provide scholarships to graduates from three high schools...
Pike casts lot with Central Baptist College (08/11/15)
Austin Pike, one of Buffalo Island Central's all-time basketball greats, inked a letter of intent with Central Baptist College of Conway Wednesday morning at the Mustang Athletic Complex in Monette...
Caffie Suggs receives kidney transplant (08/11/15)
In an interview in the Town Crier published July 9, 2013, Caffie Suggs of Manila called each day special as she patiently waited for a kidney transplant. She had both her kidneys removed in 2005. She has undergone the 3-1/2 hour process of dialysis three days a week for over a decade...
Quilt to benefit church (08/11/15)
Members of the Monette United Methodist Church has a campaign underway to raise funds to help with needed building projects. The building looks good, but it is over 100 years old and is in need of some work...
Richard Lusby seeking Circuit Judge position (08/11/15)
Richard Lusby announced he would seek the Circuit Judge, Division 2, position for the 2nd Judicial District. The District consists of Clay, Crittenden, Craighead, Greene, Mississippi and Poinsett Counties. This vacancy occurred due to the death of Judge Lee Fergus...
Turner to debut fantasy novel (08/11/15)
"What if you had every single power at your fingertips?" Author Clay F. Turner will debut his fantasy novel, "Lodesyia", in the "Lodesyia" series at That Bookstore in Blytheville from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29...
Officer involved shooting in Manila results in one death (08/04/15)
Manila Chief of Police Jackie Hill said the investigation of the July 28 shooting involving a Manila officer has been turned over to the state police. Chief Hill said The officer is on administrative leave. The Arkansas State Police will submit information to the prosecuting attorney Scott Ellington. Chief Hill said they expect the results in the near future...
Kevin Stewart new administrator at Monette Manor (08/04/15)
Kevin Stewart joined the Monette Manor team as administrator on March 30. The Monette native said he has had a great start with a lot of help from the staff. Marla Layne, outgoing administrator, worked with him for several weeks during the transition and he appreciates all her help and service to Monette Manor...
Manila School Board accepts resignations and fills positions (08/04/15)
Manila School Board accepted several resignations and filled several positions in preparation for the upcoming school year at the meeting held July 30. Following an executive session, Superintendent Pam Castor recommended accepting the resignations of Cindy Smith, elementary teacher; Tracey Routon, middle school secretary; Tracey Milligan, softball coach position; Pat Tyler, cafeteria worker; Pat Lloyd, cafeteria worker; and Jan Copeland, bus driver.. ...
Leachville City Council reviews curfew ordinance (08/04/15)
In the absence of Mayor Ralph Wells, members of Leachville City Council voted to have Ruth Ann Keith, city clerk, to preside at the regular meeting held Monday, July 27. Council members present were Teresa Johnson, Lisa Baldridge, Tommy Stone, Karen Wallace and Ethel Hetler...
Monette Council discuss clean-up issues (08/04/15)
Monette City Council discussed cemetery clean-up and a possible ordinance against grass clippings being in roadways during the regular council meeting Monday, July 27. Mayor Chub Qualls said there have been complaints about the cemetery upkeep. ...