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Riverside breaks ground for new elementary (04/21/15)
It was called a monumental day for students, faculty, and the community as a large crowd gathered Thursday, April 16, for the groundbreaking ceremony for Riverside School District's East Elementary. The $5.5 million construction is expected to be completed by February 2016...
Walker gets send off to Boston Marathon (04/21/15)
Manila runners The Doc Rock & Run Half Marathon was held in Jonesboro Saturday, April 11. The Doc Rock is held in conjunction with the Health and Fitness Expo sponsored by St. Bernard's Medical Group. Jacob Walker of Manila was the overall winner of the race with a time of 1:19:40...
Manila School Board fills positions and accepts resignations (04/21/15)
The Manila School Board hired Samantha Fowler as girls basketball coach at the regular Thursday, April 16, meeting. Fowler is a Buffalo Island Central graduate and is presently teaching and serving as assistant coach at Marked Tree...
Manila Lions Club reaches milestone (04/21/15)
Manila Lions Club reached a milestone celebrating 85 years of giving back to the community. The Manila Lions Club was chartered in December 1929. International President Joe Preston sent a letter of congratulations to the club which was delivered by Bill Levins, vice district governor for District 7, and past district governor Pat Snodgrass, who visited with the Manila Club on Wednesday, April 8.. ...
Student recognition the focus of meeting (04/21/15)
The Buffalo Island School Board's regular meeting Monday, April 12, focused on recognizing the district's outstanding student accomplishments and public input. During the meeting BIC science students who placed at the NEA Science fair and had the option to go to state shared with board members their projects. ...
Caraway Council discusses Fourth of July celebration (04/14/15)
Caraway will continue in the tradition of fireworks as the grand finale at this year's Fourth of July Celebration. The decision was made at the April 9 city council meeting. Councilman Roger Williams said a group of volunteers are working on activities for the Fourth of July. ...
Riverside School Board hires assistant principal (04/14/15)
Riverside School Board voted unanimously, in favor of Superintendent Tommy Knight's recommendation, to hire Mark Manchester as assistant principal. Board members present were Mike Brown, Greg Douglas, Mike Brickell and Ricky Austin...
Mock wreck sends message (04/14/15)
Manila High School students got a first hand look Tuesday at the results bad choices can have as they witnessed a mock wreck caused by impaired driving...
Leachville Council votes to lease trash pick-up truck (04/07/15)
Leachville City Council met Thursday, April 2, in a special called meeting to discuss trash pick-up options. The contract service owner that had been picking up the trash for Leachville residents notified the city of plans to retire at the end of the month...
Leachville Council works through long agenda (04/07/15)
Leachville City Council, after hearing a recommendation from Police Chief Steve Lancaster, voted unanimously at the Monday, March 30, meeting, to extend part-time officer Allan Lasater to full time patrolman...
Tips given on clean-up (04/07/15)
Tips on clean-up Manila's clean-up efforts include the benefit of a grapple truck to pick up limbs and debris. Tammy Walker, city employee, drives and operates the truck and offered several tips for ensuring a safe clean-up...
Youth bring Easter to life in Leachville walk (04/07/15)
Easter came to life on Sunday morning in Leachville as the People of Praise United Pentecostal youth group reenacted Jesus' mile walk carrying the cross. Leachville pastor Don Johnson recently attended the annual Winter Jam at the FedEx Forum in Memphis with the youth group and came up with the idea of the walk in an effort to share with the residents of Leachville how much Jesus loves everyone and what he did for the world.. ...
Senior Center a vital part of Caraway community (04/07/15)
Caraway Senior Center facility has received a complete makeover from the roof to the floors. The landmark building, owned by the city of Caraway, has served as a home for senior citizens since 1997...
Only the memories remain (03/31/15)
The way is being cleared for the new four-lane Highway 18 as it will reconnect back to the existing highway where the Moore homeplace was located...
Monette Council discusses building fees (03/31/15)
Monette City Council approved Ordinance 2014-3 dealing with building, plumbing and electrical codes and zoning during its regular meeting Monday, March 23. The council first heard Ordinance 2014-3 in December. It was read for a second time and discussed at length in January but the third reading was tabled in February...
Mock Wreck scheduled for April 7 (03/31/15)
There will be a mock wreck at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at the Manila High School practice field, on the south side of the campus. Members of the Manila Police Department, Manila Fire Department, Emerson Ambulance, Mississippi County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas State Police, Howard Funeral Service, Hospital Wing, Air E-Vac, Tuckers, school staff, students and others will be participating in the event.. ...
Leachville Police looking to add K9 unit to the department (03/31/15)
Members of the Leachville Police Department and Fire Department, along with Manila Chief of Police, deputies from the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department, Leachville Mayor Ralph Wells, and several area citizens were treated to a K-9 demonstration Thursday morning...
Monette Masonic Lodge holds dinner and awards ceremony (03/31/15)
Monette Masonic Lodge #558 held its annual family fish dinner and awards ceremony Monday, March 23. Worshipful Master David McCoy presented Kenneth Worthy with the prestigious Pillars of Solomon Award. ...
Skip Layne to retire from CenturyLink (03/31/15)
MONETTE -- After more than 42 years in the telecommunications business, Skip Layne, area operations manager for CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) in northeast Arkansas and Mississippi, will retire from the company April 2, 2015...