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Manila school administrators welcome patrons (08/20/14)
Manila School District held a public meeting Thursday at the annual open house kicking off the 2014-2015 school year. Superintendent Pam Castor welcomed everyone back to school and introduced principals who gave reports for each building and introduced new staff members...
Miss. Co. Farm Bureau holds resolutions meeting (08/19/14)
Mississippi County Farm Bureau held its annual Resolutions meeting Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Northeast Research and Extension Center in Keiser. John Tipton, president, gave a brief overview of the importance of the resolutions meeting and how Farm Bureau can make a difference. Policies developed/supported at the local level can go on to the state and even national level to benefit agriculture...
Johnny Cash's youngest daughter announces publication of "Recollections" by father (08/19/14)
JONESBORO -- On the eve of the grand opening of her father's boyhood home, Tara Cash Schwoebel, the youngest daughter of Johnny Cash, announced the publication of "Recollections by J.R. Cash: Childhood Memories of Johnny Cash."...
Cash family, fans and friends celebrate grand opening of boyhood home (08/19/14)
DYESS -- Hundreds of fans and friends joined the Johnny Cash family for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration at the grand opening of the Cash boyhood home here Saturday. The ceremony crowned the restoration of the structure that was home to the Cash family from 1935 until 1953...
Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center To Host Lost Generation Dinner, Saturday, Sept. 6 (08/19/14)
PIGGOTT -- Guests will be treated to a 1920s-themed evenning of food, music and fun at the Lost Generation Dinner, Saturday, Sept. 6, hosted by the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott...
Faye Davis remembers 36 years (08/19/14)
The bell rang on the first day at Manila School on Monday with one welcoming smile missing, that of Mrs. Faye. Faye Davis retired at the end of the 2013-14 school year with 36 years of service to the school. She had greeted students for over three and a half decades as she was known as Mrs. Faye...
East Initiative comes to BIC (08/19/14)
The East Initiative technology team was at Buffalo Island Central High School last week installing state-of-the-art equipment with the help of several high school students and facilitator of the new class, Jill Sanders...
Caraway Council approves grant application for fire equipment (08/19/14)
Caraway council voted to pass a resolution allowing Mayor Barry Riley to pursue a grant application for the Caraway Fire Department at the Aug. 14 meeting. The matching grant in the amount of $2,500 will be used to purchase equipment...
Riverside Administration and board review building plans (08/19/14)
Mark Cahoon, architect with CahoonSteiling Architecture Planning, presented building plans for the new Riverside East elementary building at the Monday, Aug. 11, meeting. Cahoon said the specs are 90 plus percent complete. By the next meeting the plans should be in Little Rock for approval and to the contractor for final cost estimates...
Manila teacher receives state awards (08/19/14)
Mary Smith, Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) teacher at Manila High School, has been honored as the Arkansas ACTE (Arkansas Association for Career and Technical Education) Teacher of the Year and the AATFACS (Arkansas Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences) FACS Teacher of the Year for the state of Arkansas...
BIC sets public meeting dates (08/19/14)
The Buffalo Island Central School Board set two public meeting dates to discuss with parents as well as patrons the district's proposed new preK-12 grade facility to be built on Highway 18 at the Mississippi County/Craighead County line...
Fall Machine Pitch baseball and soccer sign-up dates in Manila (08/19/14)
Fall machine pitch baseball for 7-8 year old boys and girls who will be eligible for spring machine pitch; and soccer sign-ups for 3-12 year old boys and girls, will be held at Manila City Hall from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 and Thursday, Aug. 28...
Museum Talk (08/13/14)
The Buffalo Island Museum wishes to preserve the history of this area for the past, present and future generations. We have talked about the antique washing machine, the old iron wash pot and the rub board. ...
Simpson elected president of ACCRTA (08/12/14)
Lake City Clerk/Treasurer Linda Simpson was elected to serve as president of the Arkansas City Clerks Recorders Treasurers Association (ACCRTA) during its annual business annual meeting held June 18 in Little Rock as part of the Arkansas Municipal League's 80th Convention...
Sanders to be honored Aug. 23 (08/12/14)
Larry and Diana Sanders celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 8. The couple married Aug. 8, 1964, in Normal, Ill. Diana would travel with her family to Caraway from Normal to visit relatives including Sherry Puckett. She would attend school with Sherry which is where Larry and Diana met in 1959. Five years later, after only four dates, the couple exchanged wedding vows...
Monette Mayor announces plans to seek re-election (08/12/14)
Monette Mayor Jerry "Chub" Qualls announced plans to seek re-election for a third term as mayor. "In January I had decided not to run and made the announcement," Qualls said. "Since then people, including several of the city employees, have come to me and encouraged me to reconsider, which I decided to do. ...
Buffalo Island Relay for Life Golf tournament draws 15 teams (08/12/14)
It was a perfect day for golf as 15 teams signed in for the second annual Buffalo Island Relay for Life Golf Tournament on Tuesday, Aug. 5. All proceeds from the tournament go to the American Cancer Society...
Three generations of Shedds have served as lifeguards (08/12/14)
Three generations of Shedds have trained and served as lifeguards at the Manila City Pools. Wayne Shedd, a retired insurance agent, served as a lifeguard at the original city pool in the mid 1950s. His father, I.D. ...
Co-ed softball tournament set to benefit James Hill (08/12/14)
A benefit co-ed softball tournament will be held Sept. 12-13 in Manila to benefit James E. Hill Jr. and family. Mr. Hill was injured in a car accident on June 18. He was airlifted to the Med in Memphis, where he is still being treated at this time...
Manila Public Schools to host open house (08/12/14)
Manila Public School will host open house from 5:45-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14. All buildings will be open starting at 5:45 p.m. and a public meeting will be held starting at 5:45 p.m. in the High School Auditorium...
Manila council votes on street paving (08/12/14)
Manila City Council members agreed to partially pave two much needed street areas at a special called meeting held Tuesday, Aug. 5. Mayor Wayne Wagner informed the council bids for paving on Davis and Olympia (1.4 miles) went to Atlas Asphalt, Inc. ...
Cindy Miller named Monette Manor employee of the month (08/12/14)
Cindy Miller was named Employee of the Month for August at Monette Manor. Miller has served as a certified nursing assistant at Monette Manor for three years. She lives in Kennett, Mo., and enjoys spending time with her family, April Ramsdill, Victoria Ramsdill, Chrissy Ramsdill and seven grandkids...
Little Magical Minds to open under new ownership (08/12/14)
Little Magical Minds Daycare, Inc. in Monette will soon be opening under new ownership. The facility has been purchased by Becky Jackson. The director/administrator will be her daughter, Sondra Jackson...
Lisa's Beauty Shop opens on Nelson Street in Leachville (08/12/14)
Lisa Baldridge opened a new beauty shop in her home at 503 Nelson Street, Leachville. Lisa has 30 years of experience opening her first beauty shop in 1982, in her home in Leachville when she lived by Brown Shoe Company...
New car wash opens in Caraway (08/12/14)
Caraway Car Wash opened at 304 East Street in Caraway. The new business owners Kyle and Hailey Vaughn were welcomed with a ribbon cutting Thursday evening. The three stall car can accommodate trucks and vans in the truck bay. Also, the car wash has a money changer, air for tires, and two vacuum cleaners. It is set up so patrons can use credit or debit cards...