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Breast cancer survivor encourages others
Heather Tarkington Nance of Monette is a breast cancer survivor. She has been battling cancer since May of 2013. She admits there were times when she was just "tired." Tired of treatments, tired of scans, tired of surgeries, tired of feeling so bad, tired of trying to smile through it all -- just tired...
Brenda Watson Day at Manila City Hall
Wednesday, Oct. 19, was Brenda Watson Day at Manila City Hall as family and friends gathered to offer retirement wishes. Watson has worked at Manila City Hall for 40 years holding different positions but always there to do her job or help where needed...
Kim Zielinski home recognized
The home of Kim Gallant Zielinski, 113 Northview Street, was chosen as the Monette Fall Yard and Decorations winner for October. "We have noticed that several homes throughout the city have colorful fall displays and decorations," said City Beautification Chairman Barbara Suber. ...
Jacob Cates receives Advanced Level recognition
Jacob Cates of Etowah recently achieved Advanced level recognition for the position of Service Technician. This level of achievement was accomplished by completing extensive training in the John Deere University program. He received a special plaque of recognition to honor this accomplishment. Cates is an employee of Greenway Equipment of Marked Tree...
Wildy named Southeastern 2016 Farmer of the Year
David Wildy, a diversified row crop farmer from Manila, Arkansas, has been selected as the overall winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award for 2016.. ...
Farming for a Cure
Black Oak Gin held a reception recently for area breast cancer survivors. Over 30 guests and staff gathered at the gin with breast cancer survivors being honored and presented with pink sashes...
Leachville receives park grant
Leachville City Council congratulated City Clerk Ruth Anne Keith on her successful bid for a park grant. Keith traveled to Little Rock Oct. 13 to accept a check on behalf of the city of Leachville. The $15,000 grant awarded the city from the Rural Community Grant Program will be used to fund concrete work necessary for basketball courts in the city park...
Manila School Board hears principal reports
Manila School Board heard principal reports, food service contract presentation, new construction update and elected officers at the Oct. 20 meeting. Superintendent Pam Castor introduced Jerry Noble with OPAA Food Management. Noble made a presentation giving a history of the company its success in providing management in school cafeterias...
Manila FFA Auction held
It was an evening of good food and lively bidding as Manila FFA Alumni Association hosted the annual FFA (Future Farmers of America) dinner and auction...
New pastor at Little River Missionary Baptist Church
Jeff Knowlton is the new pastor at Little River Missionary Baptist Church, 1208 North County Road 309, Manila. He and his wife, Jessica, have moved into the parsonage and are enjoying living in the country. They have been serving at Little River Church since Sept. 11...
Test plots harvested
Harvest yields on test plots on the Manila Airport ground will contribute to data gathered by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. Information on cotton varieties, nitrogen rates, seeding rates, insect pest management, and irrigation timing will be gathered, compiled and ready for distribution before the end of the year...
Correction on Riverside auction date
An auction for remaining furniture in the old Riverside High School building in Lake City will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, beginning at 9 a.m. Rather than auction each item individually, lots will be sold by room. Winning bids will be given 10 days to clear out all furniture. Anything left behind will incur a cleanup fee...
Chili cook-off draws large crowd
It was perfect weather for the 30th annual Manila Chili Cook-off held Saturday, Oct. 8. The event is sponsored each year by the Manila Lions Club. The large crowd enjoyed sampling a variety of chili from 22 junior and senior cooking teams...
Nucor makes Monette donation
Nucor-Yamato Steel Company, of Blytheville, made two generous contributions to benefit the City of Monette last month, with the purchase of seven life-saving harness vests for the fire department and a check for $10,000 for construction of the new veterans park monument...
State Representative Dave Wallace inducted into the Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame
LEACHVILLE -- State Representative Dave Wallace, candidate for Arkansas State Senate -- District 22, has been selected by the Arkansas Aviation Historical Society as one of three inductees into the Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame for 2016. ...
BIC Board approves budget
Buffalo Island Central School Board members approved the 2016-2017 budget as presented by Superintendent Gaylon Taylor at a special called meeting Sept. 29. The budgeted amount for the 2016-2017 ending balance is $1,089,601.54. Board members discussed and compared budgets from the 2015-2016 school year...
Meet the Rebels Banquet set for Friday
The Riverside Athletic Booster Club announced the third annual 'Meet The Rebels Banquet" will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the Riverside High School Cafeteria. All coaches and players will be guests of the Booster Club for the evening meal. ...
Caraway celebrates 100 years of postal service
A century of service was cause for celebration as all ages gathered at the Caraway Post Office Wednesday, Sept. 28. Postal service began in the rural community of Caraway on Sept. 28, 1916, before the town was incorporated in 1923...
Entergy crews plan project SWARM in the Monette, Leachville, Black Oak, Caraway area
Entergy trucks and workers will be gathering in Monette early Friday morning to start reliability work, SWARM, scheduled for Oct. 7-9. Workers will be pulled from Blytheville, Marion, Walnut Ridge, Harrisburg, Forrest City, Batesville and Searcy to join the Monette crew to complete a large scale project in three days...
Monette council approves rezoning
Monette City Council approved a property rezoning during the regular monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 26. Shawn Nance of the Monette Planning Commission shared the results of a public meeting involving plans to construct a single duplex. No one with any objections attended the meeting to rezone the property of 606 Hogan Street from R1 to R2...
Manila School Board approves budget
Manila School Board members met in special session Thursday, Sept. 29, to review the 2016-2017 budget and consider resolutions to conduct business. Newly elected board member Terry Carr was welcomed by board members. Present were President Jeremy Jackson, Tracey Reinhart, Danny Robbins and Johnny McCain. Tommy Wagner and Dean Tucker were absent...