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Osborn Family Farm recognized as a Century Farm (12/16/14)
The Osborn family, Henrietta Wallace Osborn and her sons, Jon and Jason Osborn, recently accepted an award from the Arkansas Agriculture Department naming the Osborn Farm A Century Farm. It was one of 54 Arkansas Century Farms, including 11 in Northeast Arkansas. The Black Oak farmland has been in the Osborn family since 1891...
Slade Gilley named DARE Student of the Year (12/16/14)
Family members of Slade Gilley attended the Riverside fifth grade DARE graduation Wednesday, Dec. 10, and accepted a certificate and DARE Bear in memory of Slade...
Home explosion deaths reaches 4 (12/16/14)
Gary Gilley, 66, died Friday, Dec. 12, at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis. His passing followed the death of his friend, Glenn Eaton, 49, who died Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the trauma center. Both men died from injuries sustained in a home explosion that occurred Saturday, Nov. 29...
Buffalo Island Central School Board recognizes student achievements (12/16/14)
Buffalo Island Central School board recognized several students at the Dec. 9 meeting for outstanding accomplishments. Students were recognized recently at the Journal Education Association Conference held in Washington, D.C. ...
Vietnam veteran honored with medal (12/09/14)
A patriotic theme was used for the 2014 Manila Christmas parade, followed by the third annual Christmas Show. Prior to the start of the Christmas Show, a special presentation was made to Manila veteran Jerry McCain offering a continuation of the patriotic theme...
Lake City Council approves budget (12/09/14)
Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan presented the proposed 2015 budget for the council review at a special called meeting held Nov. 24. Following a discussion and review of the proposed budget the budget was accepted...
Building, computer bids taken (12/09/14)
Keith Chun, project manager with Tate Construction, addressed the Riverside School Board Monday, Dec. 1. He informed the board they are very close to having information to present on upcoming building project...
Young author publishes first novel (12/09/14)
Clay F. Turner of Leachville can add "published author" to his list of accomplishments. Clay is a 2013 high school graduate of Buffalo Island Central High School and is a second year student at Arkansas State University majoring in political science. He is the son of Frankie and Lisa Turner of Leachville...
Monette Council talks waste water options (12/02/14)
Wayne Menley, of Miller Newell Engineers, brought before the Monette City Council Monday, Nov. 24, four possible solutions to the city's wastewater problems. Menley explained the city's total suspended solids in the drainage water is in violation with ADEQ partly because the permitted limit was lowered from 30 to 15 due to lack of water flow in the ditch the city's wastewater drains into. ...
House explosion takes the lives of two (12/02/14)
A house explosion at 676 Craighead Road 507 near Lake City claimed the life of Slade Owen Gilley, 11, and Deborah Gilley, 64. Three others, two adults and one child, were injured in the explosion. The incident happened Saturday afternoon at approximately 4:10, trapping the occupants inside the home...
Larry "Whiz" Davis recognized for 16 years of service (12/02/14)
A reception honoring Larry "Whiz" Davis was held on Monday evening, Nov. 24, at the Manila Airport terminal building. Davis was the man of the hour as members of the Pilot's Association, Airport Commission, city officials, friends and family gathered to thank him for his years of dedicated service...
Manila City Council hears concerns over RV park (12/02/14)
Gene Dobbins addressed the Manila City Council during the November meeting expressing his personal objections to a proposed RV trailer park on property owned by Jackie Hill. Hill addressed the council at the October meeting asking for a variance on his property on West Lake Street to create a RV park. The property is located next to a RV park owned by Dobbins...
Riverside students ask council for tobacco free city parks (11/25/14)
Riverside students from Matt Zeigler's civic class addressed the Lake City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 18, requesting consideration to making the city parks tobacco free areas. Students Austin Carter, Sydney Adams, Michael Casey and Bryan Poe each spoke and presented evidence of the need to make the parks tobacco free. ...
Monette duck caller wins Triple Crown title (11/25/14)
Kent Cullum of Monette, maker of Hobo World Champion Duck Calls, recently won the 2014 Triple Crown Duck Calling competition. Cullum holds nine world titles with three being back to back to back (2007, 2008 and 2009) in Easton, Md...
Manila School Board (11/25/14)
Following the approval of the minutes and review of the financial report, Manila School Board went into a closed session for an expulsion hearing at the November meeting held Thursday night...
BIC board goes quickly through light agenda (11/25/14)
The Buffalo Island Central School Board quickly went through a short agenda at its regular meeting Monday, Nov. 17. BIC superintendent Gaylon Taylor went through the district's account balances. The board then unanimously approved the district's financial statements...