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Harvest 5K held to benefit Butterfly House (10/21/14)
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 (10/21/14)
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 (10/21/14)
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 (10/21/14)
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 (10/14/14)
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 (10/14/14)
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 (10/14/14)
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 (10/14/14)
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 (10/14/14)
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 (10/07/14)
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 (10/07/14)
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 (10/07/14)
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 (10/07/14)
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 (10/07/14)
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."...
BIC administrators give report to the public (09/30/14)
Administrators of the Buffalo Island School District held the district's state mandated public meeting during the BIC school board's regular meeting Sept. 23 held in the MAC. Prior to building administrators beginning the annual report to the public, Superintendent Gaylon Taylor thanked the board, administrators, faculty and individuals that worked hard to pass the proposed millage.. ...
Manila School Board elects Jeremy Jackson president (09/30/14)
Manila School board members elected Jeremy Jackson to serve as board president for the upcoming school year at the Sept. 25 meeting. Other officers elected include Brandon Veach, vice president; and Tracey Reinhart, secretary...
Volume 2 of What's Cookin' completed (09/30/14)
Volume 2 of What's Cookin' at the Depot cookbook is completed and filled with delicious recipes from local cooks. Also featured are many "in memory" recipes from loved ones and friends throughout the area...
Jason Baltimore announces for re-election (09/30/14)
Manila City Councilman Jason Baltimore is seeking re-election to Ward 2 position 2. Baltimore said in the past four years, he has enjoyed serving the people of Manila. He is a lifelong resident of Manila and graduated from Manila High School in 1996 and went on to get his Bachelor's Degree from Arkansas State University and Master's Degree from the University of Arkansas. ...
Mayor Wayne Wagner seeks re-election (09/30/14)
Manila Mayor Wayne Wagner has announced his plans to seek re-election. "As I attend mayor's meetings throughout Mississippi County, people will ask me, How has Manila accomplished so much in the last three years," Wagner said. ...