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Wildy Farms included in U.S. Senator's Agriculture on Tour (08/23/16)
A tour of the Wildy Farms near Manila and Leachville was part of U.S. Senator John Boozman's sixth annual agriculture tour on Wednesday. Senator Boozman and staff were welcomed by the David Wildy family, 2015 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year. ...
Luther Almer (Jack) Bearden to celeberate 100th brithday (08/23/16)
A drop in celebration of Bro. Jack Bearden's life and 100th birthday will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Prospect Missionary Baptist Church. The church is located at 3106 Hwy 351, Jonesboro. All friends and family are invited...
Mrs. Pauline Payne celebrates 100th birthday (08/23/16)
Mrs. Pauline Payne smiled and greeted family and friends from across the state of Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi, Indiana and Massachusetts on Saturday, Aug. 20, as well wishers came to share in her 100th birthday celebration. The event was held at Monette Manor where Mrs. Payne has lived for a little over a year. She was recently crowned 2016 Pageant Queen at Monette Manor...
Scouts address Manila Council (08/23/16)
Jessica Warrenfells, Boy Scout leader, addressed the Manila City Council Monday evening, Aug. 15, about work needed on the buildings used by the Scouts. She said they are presently using the old Girl Scout hut...
Leachville City Council to move forward with grant process (08/23/16)
Leachville City Council members discussed moving forward in a grant application process at a special called meeting on Monday, Aug. 15. Council members have been discussing the possibility of applying for a matching grant for a splash pad to be placed at the city park...
Lake City Fire Chief addresses council (08/23/16)
Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan introduced Fire Chief Chris Snyder who addressed city council members at the regular Aug. 15 meeting. Chief Snyder presented a tool recently purchased for the testing of water hydrant pressure. Periodic pressure testing of water hydrants and records are to be kept in a timely manner for presentation to ISO inspectors. Testing is to begin immediately...
Plans completed for upcoming Childress High School Reunion (08/23/16)
Plans were completed last week for the upcoming Childress High School reunion slated for Saturday, September 3, in Monette...
Manila board fills positions (08/23/16)
Following an executive session at the Aug. 18 meeting, Manila School Board voted unanimously to accept Superintendent Pam Castor's recommendation to hire Kendra Lesley as high school chemistry, physics and physical science teacher. Mrs. Lesley was hired as a long-term substitute until she completes the teacher Praxis testing requirements...
BIC hears from Aramark representative (08/23/16)
Buffalo Island Central School Board members along with cafeteria employees attended an informative presentation given by Becky Head of Aramark Aug. 18 during the monthly meeting...
Dr. Wagner named president (08/16/16)
Tommy Wagner, M.D. of Manila was installed president of the Arkansas Chapter, American Academy of Family Physicians in Little Rock at the Academy's Annual Scientific Assembly held Aug. 3-6. Doctor Wagner is a native of Manila and graduated from Arkansas State University. ...
Aramark Refreshments representative addresses Riverside Board (08/16/16)
Mark H. Waterbury IV of Aramark spoke with the Riverside School Board Aug. 8 to discuss how the company operates should the district consider outsourcing cafeteria services. Waterbury emphasized the degree of involvement the district will have and flexibility of contract agreements. ...
Manila School Board fills positions (08/16/16)
Manila School Board members met in a called meeting Wednesday, Aug. 10, to consider resignations, hiring and transfer requests. The board voted to accept the resignations of Jessica Wilkerson, cafeteria worker who was hired part-time at the July meeting, and Cindy Bunch, high school chemistry/physics and physical science teacher...
Cory Jackson releases second EPA, "Let's Get it Right" (08/16/16)
Singer, writer and entertainer Cory Jackson of Jonesboro has just released his second EPA titled Let's Get It Right. The title song was co-written by Cory and Michael Gardner. The CD features five songs, Let's Get It Right, She's Got My Heart, Take My Breath Away, Forgiving Him, Coast to Coast, and a bonus song featuring Cory and his 10 year old sister Shawna. ...
Caraway Council talks sewer repair, rates (08/16/16)
Terry Couch, Caraway Water/Sewer supervisor, expressed his appreciation to the Caraway Council for the purchase of the trench box being used in the sewer line replacement project...
Brannah Barrett Bibbs introduces her first novel (08/16/16)
Brannah Barrett Bibbs' dream of becoming a published author has come true with her first novel, "When Life Turns Upside Down." Brannah grew up on Buffalo Island, graduating from Buffalo Island Central High School in 2007. ...
Wellness Rally held at ANC (08/09/16)
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service and Arkansas Northeastern College partnered to present a statewide Win with Wellness Rally at the Briggs-Seabaugh Wellness Center at the Arkansas Northeastern College main campus in Blytheville on July 29...
Names taken for Monette veterans monument (08/09/16)
The veterans park in Monette is in its final planning stage before the large black marble monument is under construction. "We are now concentrating about securing the names of veterans to engrave on the monument," said Chairman Henrietta Qualls. "This is not just for Monette veterans, but for all area veterans, living or deceased."...
Manila woman never gives up (08/09/16)
Audrey Booth Williams of Manila is an example of determination, hard work and never giving up. Audrey was joined by family and friends Saturday, Aug. 5, to share the night as she received her MSE from Arkansas State University in school counseling...
McFarlin Home chosen as Yard of the Month (08/09/16)
The Monette home of Jennifer and Michael McFarlin was selected as the Yard of the Month for July. City Beautification Committee member Steve Suber presented Michael McFarlin with a certificate, which read, "The home of Jennifer and Michael McFarlin has been recognized as having the most beautifully landscaped and manicured yard in the entire Monette Community for the month of July 2016."...
Manila CTE Team wins first place (08/09/16)
Manila Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers recently took first place at the Noble Impact Educators Summit Civic Innovation Challenge held July 27-29 in Little Rock. Manila teachers Tonia Eubanks, business teacher and Future Business Leaders of America adviser; Mary Smith, Family & Consumer Sciences teacher and Family Career, Community Leaders of America adviser; and Grahm Agee, agriculture teacher and Future Farmers of America adviser, attended the three day professional development event powered by Noble Impact and presented by the Arkansas Department of Career Education.. ...
New look for renovated pool house (08/02/16)
The old Manila swimming pool that holds so many memories for area residents and former area residents is gone. It served its purpose and had a long life spanning almost a half century. Today it has been replaced with a water park/pool...
Monette City Council look at golf cart ordinance (08/02/16)
The Monette City Council met July 25 to hear results of a recent meeting between Mayor Jerry Chub Qualls and the Monette Police Department to create ordinance 2016-3. The ordinance will allow the use of golf carts in the city of Monette. ...
Leachville public meetings draw favorable comments for park grant and sewer expansion (08/02/16)
Back to back public meetings were held in Leachville Monday evening, July 25, starting with a discussion on pursuing a matching grant for a possible splash pad at the city park...
Leachville Council works through long agenda (08/02/16)
At the Leachville City Council meeting held Monday, July 25, Councilwoman Lisa Baldridge introduced three committee members, Tommie Jo Kendrick, Tammy Stockton and Chris Cloninger, who are working on the Sept. ...