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Tales from the Cemetery set for April 28 (04/23/14)
Tales from the cemetery will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 28, at the Manila Depot Center for the Manila fifth grade students. At 1 p.m. the sixth grade will meet at the Herman Davis Monument and move to the Manila Cemetery...
Museum talk (04/23/14)
Those of a certain age remember when they only had two pair of shoes - one pair for everyday wear and one pair for Sunday. When the sole became worn, you had them repaired. I'm sure that every town had a shoe repair shop and Monette was no exception. ...
Manila native follows his heart (04/22/14)
Guatemala is a long way from Manila, Ark., where David Owens grew up. With today's technology, distances don't seem as great as they once did. With e-mail, web sites and face-to-face contact with Skype, technology is at our fingertips...
Gong show provides fun for Relay for Life cause (04/22/14)
The third annual Buffalo Island Relay for Life Gong Show, sponsored for the Island Girls Team, was held Friday, April 11, with real talent and "not so real" talent all for a good cause...
Work begins on Caraway Veteran's Monument (04/22/14)
A year and a half of work and planning is coming together in the form of a Veteran's Monument honoring men and women from Caraway who have served their country. Through fundraisers, donations and a state grant from Rep. Homer Lenderman, work is underway and the monument honoring veterans will be ready for a dedication service at 2 p.m. Memorial Day, Monday, May 26...
Manila Board approves policies and salary increase (04/22/14)
Marshall Hughes with First Security Beardsley Public Finance addressed Manila School Board members Thursday, April 17. Hughes discussed changes in the IRS language for issuing bonds and in the time frame the money must be used. Hughes said there were only two changes in the 40 page document from the IRS...
BIC Board hears financial review (04/22/14)
The Buffalo Island Central School Board heard the district's annual financial review from First Security Beardsley and Associates during its regular meeting April 14. Marshall Hughes, vice president of Beardsley and Associates, first talked about how much each new mill would generate, the district's current millage schedule and the state average millage. ...
Computerized hole selection programs help improve efficiency of furrow-irrigated fields (04/22/14)
Now is the time to make plans for any improvements to irrigation practices for the 2014 production season. With rain delays over the past couple of weeks, irrigation is likely the last thing producers want to think about. ...
ANC students win at Skills USA competition in Hot Springs (04/22/14)
Students from Arkansas Northeastern College's Secondary Technical Center recently competed in the SkillsUSA Arkansas State Leadership and Skills Conference in Hot Springs where three brought home medals--including a State Championship...
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.. ...
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. ...