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Caraway Hot Rods, Hoops and Barbecue Fest successful (05/03/16)
Caraway Community Volunteers sponsored the first annual Hot Rods, Hoops and Barbecue Fest on Saturday, April 22...
Monette Council talks zoning (05/03/16)
Monette City Council met April 25 with Shawn Nance, present on behalf of the City Planning Commission, to discuss findings in current zoning requests as well as possibilities for the future...
Manila Council agrees to utility change order (05/03/16)
In an effort to not delay work of the widening of the highway along the Manila 18 Bypass, Manila Council members voted unanimously to an alternative plan near Gamble's Home Furnishings at the Monday, April 25, meeting...
Riverside holds 21st sports auction (05/03/16)
The 21st Riverside sports auction was held Monday, April 25, at the high school cafeteria in Lake City. Basketball coach Buster Campbell put on his auctioneer hat as he kept the bidding lively for a variety of items donated to support the annual event...
Arrest made in Lake City homicide (05/02/16)
According to Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd, a 17 year old male, Jacob Thomas Craig, was arrested Sunday, May 1, in the connection of the murder of Lake City resident Jimmy Hall. The suspect appeared before Judge Keith Blackman Monday afternoon for a probable cause hearing. He was charged with first degree murder and will be charged as an adult. Bond was set at $1 million...
Monette Veterans Park receives donation (04/26/16)
The Monette Veterans Park committee gave thanks for the donation of $2,500 presented by Earnestine Harrell on behalf of Leadership Buffalo Island at the April 18 meeting. The committee acknowledged the support in their efforts to establish the new Veterans Park and the memorial to be located on the corner of Highway 18 and Highway 139...
Leachville Council approves hiring patrolman (04/26/16)
Leachville Chief of Police Marc Taylor addressed the city council at the Monday, April 18, meeting to discuss the hiring of a new patrolman, establishing rank for the officers, purchase of uniforms, and the sale of a police vehicle not being used...
Earth Day recognized by BIC students (04/26/16)
Dr. Kima Stewart, principal, and several hundred Buffalo Island Central students hosted an Earth Day celebration and Project Funding Announcement April 21 at Buffalo Island Central West Elementary in Monette...
Lake City Council accepts paving bid (04/26/16)
Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan opened bids for Carter Street paving project at the Monday, April 18, city council meeting. The bids were for paving 1,504'x22' beginning at Fourth Street and going south to Nash Street...
Manila Board accepts resignations and fills positions (04/26/16)
Manila School Board accepted resignations, filled positions, reviewed state report card grades, increased lunch prices, approved technology purchases and renewed classified contracts at the April 21 meeting...
BIC Board recognizes students (04/26/16)
Buffalo Island Central School Board members gave congratulations to students for recent accomplishments in band and State Science Fair during the April 21 board meeting. Charles Page, band director, shared an update concerning band activity and accomplishments. ...
Ribbon cutting welcomes Nettles Automotive (04/19/16)
Nettles Automotive was welcomed to Leachville Saturday with a ribbon cutting. The new business is located on main street in the former sign company building, across from the old First Baptist Church...
Big Lake Refuge has new manager (04/19/16)
Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge, near Manila, has a new manager, Steven Rimer. Rimer, a native of Little Rock, is enjoying getting settled into his new home. Rimer is living in Leachville. His parents live in Little Rock and he has a sister living in Springfield, Mo...
Monette Council considers dump truck (04/19/16)
All members of the Monette City Council were present with the exclusion of Bob Hurst, Sr. for a special meeting April 11. The meeting was called to consider the purchase of a new dump truck. ...
Caraway Council recognizes water and sewer department for achievement (04/19/16)
Caraway City Council members took a moment to share their appreciation to the Water and Sewer Departments for their hard work during the April 14 city council meeting. Caraway Water and Sewer has been selected over eight districts nominated to receive the Special Systems Recognition Award. The award will be presented on May 2 in a conference to be held in Hot Springs...
Manila teacher and students participate in first Apps for Good Festival in Arkansas (04/19/16)
Manila was one of four Arkansas schools chosen to showcase their problem-solving apps at the state's first Apps for Good Festival. The event was held at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts (ASMSA) in Hot Springs on April 12...
BIC's Cason Rose wins state and South Central essay contest (04/12/16)
The 108th State Conference of the Arkansas Daughter of American Revolution was held in Little Rock March 17-19. Honored guest was Mrs. Lynn Young, president general from Texas...
Riverside Mock Wreck sends message (04/12/16)
The crash scene at Riverside High School on March 5 was a mock wreck but the message was very real. The vivid accident scene with sirens and screams sent a strong message on what can happen when people choose to drink and drive...
Mrs Atlas Harding celebrates 101 birthday (04/12/16)
Mrs. Atlas (Pace) Harding of Lake City turned 101 on March 7, 2016. She moved from Tennessee to Lake City with her parents, Odie and Bessie (Caton) Pace, when she was two years old. Lake City has been her home ever since...
Riverside School Board hears building update, hires assistant principal (04/12/16)
Riverside School Board heard a construction update by Mark Cahoon, architect, at the April 4 meeting. Most of the interior is completed and being cleaned up. Fire alarms were scheduled for inspection this week. A few final details remain such as speakers, clocks, bells and minor HV/AC. Some exterior is still under construction but will be finished soon...
Well wishes extended to Manila senior center site director (04/05/16)
Bobby Austin, Manila Senior Center site director, was honored Friday with a luncheon. It was a double celebration for his birthday and retirement. Austin has been with the senior citizens for over 11 years. He delivered meals to the homebound for most of those years and served as site director for the last six months...
Easements topic at Manila City Council meeting (04/05/16)
Manila Mayor Wayne Wagner said the highway department is ready to proceed with the four-lane highway starting at Olympia Ditch and going both east and west. He said the city's sewer lines have to be moved before the work can proceed...
Monette Council hears proposal for sewer plant project (04/05/16)
Wayne Menley with Miller Newell Engineers shared information with the Monette City Council concerning the proposed combination loan grant for the sewer plant project during the March 28 meeting...
Lake City Council appoints Ellen Stewart to HA board (04/05/16)
Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan requested the appointment of Ellen Stewart to serve on the board of the Lake City Housing Authority at the March 28 city council meeting. Mrs. Stewart's term began March 1, 2016, and ends May 31, 2021...
Monette Masons recognized (04/05/16)
Monette Masonic Lodge #558 held its annual family fish dinner and awards ceremony Monday, March 21. Worshipful Master Colin Miller presented Eddie Dunign with the prestigious Pillars of Solomon Award. ...