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Arkansas Scholarship Lottery celebrating fifth anniversary
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) is celebrating its fifth anniversary. ASL has raised $460 million helping more than 150,000 students at 47 different colleges and universities throughout Arkansas in just five years...
Dr. Baltz joins Monette clinic
Brian Baltz, M.D., has joined Dr. Dennis Parten as a primary care physician at Monette Family Practice Clinic, 210 East Drew Avenue in Monette. Baltz is a native of Northeast Arkansas, having grown up in Pocahontas. He earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and has been in private practice at Pocahontas Medical Clinic for the last two years...
Officer Drew Byford receives state citation
Officer Drew Byford of Manila serves on both the police and fire departments. He was honored Monday night, Oct. 20, at city hall with a state citation presented by Representative Wes Wagner...
Manila hosts monthly Mayor's meeting
Manila Mayor Wayne Wagner welcomed mayors and guests to the monthly Mississippi County Mayor's luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The luncheon was held at the new terminal building at the Manila Municipal Airport...
Caraway Main Street work underway
Caraway Mayor Barry Riley is pleased to see the work on main street underway. Michelle Excavating has been preparing the street for paving. Three inches across the 1,350'x52' street have been milled out. ...
Manila Council approves variance request
The regular Manila City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20, was postponed until Tuesday, Oct. 21, due to a lack of a quorum with three council members unable to attend...
The Charlotte Deaton Foundation reaching out to meet needs
Danna Deaton, organizer of The Butterfly House, a faith based transitional living facility for women, is pleased to talk about the expansion of services through the newly formed Charlotte Deaton Foundation. ...
Leachville to get food pantry
Members of the non-profit 501c3 Leachville Foundation were at the Leachville City Council meeting Monday, Oct. 20, to introduce themselves and talk about project they have in the works...
Harvest 5K held to benefit Butterfly House
The fourth annual Harvest 5K Run/Walk benefiting the Butterfly House was held Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Adams' Estate in Leachville with 100 participants. Tina Adams welcomed everyone to the 2014 event which drew runners and walkers of all ages, along with a large cheering crowd of friends and family members...
Manila School Board renews model policy service
Manila Board of Education discussed the renewal of the Arkansas School Boards' Association model policy service at the Oct. 16 meeting. This service provides policies based on the most current laws to the school boards across the state. ...
Caraway Council holds special meeting
The Caraway City Council held a special meeting Monday, Oct. 13, and voted unanimously to purchase a new police vehicle and fire truck pending inspection of the vehicles. Tuesday, Oct. 14, the city decided not to purchase either vehicle...
BIC Board elects officers
Buffalo Island Central School Board elected officers for the 2014-2015 school year during its meeting Monday, Oct. 13. Stacey Thomas will serve as president with Darrin McFall as vice president and Scott Colbert as secretary for the coming year...
Hail storm leaves path of destruction
The early morning storm on Tuesday, Oct. 7, didn't take long to pass through Craighead and Mississippi County but left a path of destruction that has devastated many. Meleisa Finch, manager of Kiech-Shauver-Miller Gin, along with Sam Wilson of Monette Co-Op, said the affects on farmers and agriculture related fields will be far reaching and will not be fully known until the end of the cotton season this year. ...
Breast cancer survivor encourages others
Missi Blankenship Miller of Leachville is sharing her personal story in hopes it might help others who are fighting breast cancer. She wants to encourage women to never put off mammograms. It was during a routine mammogram she discovered she had breast cancer. She was diagnosed with stage 1 Invasive Lobular Carcinoma in January of 2011 at the age of 43...
Donna Brooks Walls shares her journey through cancer
Donna Brooks Walls of Manila is known for her smile and positive outlook on life. Even as she battled breast cancer she never lost her love of life. She calls the last 15 years her journey through cancer...
David Wallace selected for the Arkansas Military Veterans Hall of Fame
David Wallace, LTC, USA, Ret. has been selected as a 2014 Inductee into the Arkansas Military Veterans Hall of Fame (AMVHOF). Wallace will be honored during an induction banquet on Nov. 1 at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock...
Caraway council updated on projects
Caraway Mayor Barry Riley started the Thursday, Oct. 9, council meeting by reading a letter from former citizen Scott Bell praising Caraway Police Chief Pete Hicks for his professionalism. Mayor Riley then told council members the Caraway Fire Department has received a $2,500 grant for new radios and a siren for the fire truck. ...
Siblings share love of education
Siblings Chris Ferrell and LeAnn Ferrell Helms share more than parents. They share a love of their alma mater, Manila Public School. They are happy to be in leadership roles giving back to the system that helped form their successes in the educational field. Chris is principal at Manila High School and LeAnn serves as principal at Manila Middle School...
Riverside Rebels Maroon and Gray Day proclaimed by Mayors
Caraway Mayor Barry Riley and Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan joined together preparing a proclamation naming Oct. 7 Riverside Rebels Maroon Gray Day. "We take pride in Riverside's athletes and the program," Mayor Riley said...
Terry Carr announces candidacy for Manila Mayor
Terry Carr of Manila announced his candidacy for Manila mayor. Carr has served on the city council. He was involved with the youth association for 15 years and has worked with the youth in the school system for 10 years...
Michael Webster announces candidacy for Leachville City Council
Leachville business owner Michael Webster is seeking election to Ward 3 Position 2. Michael is a fourth generation, lifelong resident of Leachville and graduated from Buffalo Island Central in 1994. Mr. Webster founded two Leachville businesses in 1999 -- Buffalo Island Self-Storage and Buffalo Vending. Both have expanded greatly in the last 15 years...
Susan Jackson announces candidacy for Manila City Council Ward 2 Position 2
Susan Jackson said she is pleased to announce her candidacy for the Manila City Council. "As a former city employee, I am familiar with the overall running of a municipality and municipal laws pertaining to city government," she said. "I am also familiar with all aspects of the accounting process."...