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Progress made on the Veterans Park in Monette (06/21/16)
Lee Greathouse has completed tuck-pointing the brick wall adjacent to the new veterans park in Monette, as plans are being completed for construction of a new veterans monument. The building wall is owned by Bob Wilborn and has been a part of the Monette landscape since the early 1900s. ...
Southworth fishing derby held (06/21/16)
Southworth's first annual family fishing derby was held at Mallard Lake on Saturday, June 11, with 110 employees and family members enjoying a day at the lake. Lunch was served and prizes were given away throughout the day...
Manila School Board hires high school principal (06/21/16)
Manila School Board met in a special meeting Monday, June 13, to interview high school principal candidates. The board hired Mark Manchester for the position of high school principal. Manchester, Rector native, had served as girls basketball coach at Manila before moving to Riverside as assistant principal for the 2015-2016 school year...
Leachville Council hears LIDC reports (06/21/16)
Sandra and Ronnie Kennett and Paul Wildy presented the Leachville Industrial Development Corporation (LIDC) financial report at the Leachville City Council meeting held Monday, June 13...
Center for Vision Development opens in Lake City (06/21/16)
Center for Vision Development has a new office in the AR Care Clinic facility in Lake City at 1009 Highway 18. Dr. Angela Howell, Piggott native, will be going into her 26th year in practice. She had an office in Piggott for 18 years. In 2010 she decided to expand her vision care doing a residency in pediatrics and vision therapy...
Caraway Council approves purchases for fire department (06/21/16)
Caraway Council approved purchases for the fire department at the June 9 meeting. Mayor Barry Riley informed the council Scott Browning had agreed to return to the position of fire chief. The council then voted unanimously to use ACT 833 funds in the amount of $3,600 to purchase two new radio headsets to be used by the fire department for communication. ...
15th annual Buffalo Island Relay for Life held in Manila (06/14/16)
The 15th annual Buffalo Island Relay for Life was held Saturday, June 11, at the Manila City Park to honor cancer survivors and remember family and friends who have lost their battles to the disease...
Riverside Board bids superintendent farewell (06/14/16)
Riverside School Board members said goodbye to Superintendent Tommy Knight at the monthly meeting June 7. Knight has been preparing to hand the reigns to Jeff Priest who will step into the role of superintendent July 1...
Hart Family named 2016 Mississippi County Farm Family (06/14/16)
The Hart Family of Osceola and Manila is the 2016 Mississippi County Farm Family of Year. Their farming life started in 1960 with James "Jimmy" Hart farming 40 acres. Jimmy did not grow up on the farm. ...
Manila School Board accepts resignations (06/14/16)
Manila School Board accepted resignations, accepted changes in policies, approved the budget, heard a school health report, and discussed a farm property proposal at the Thursday, June 9 meeting. Following an executive session, Superintendent Pam Castor recommended the board accept several resignation requests including Bertha Brooks, part-time custodian; James Sherrod, bus driver; Tony Crowell, Dean of Students (had been hired as high school principal for the upcoming year); Amanda Bundren, middle school special education teacher; Alesha Morgan, high school special education; Kevin Youngblood, assistant football coach and baseball coach; and Susan Youngblood, high school social studies.. ...
Birondo couple hosts original Hawaiian luau (06/07/16)
Bob and Oleta Dunavin Birondo hosted an authentic Hawaiian luau Saturday, May 28, at their home in Monette, complete with the baking of a 130 whole pig in an earthen fire pit and food for more than 125 relatives and friends...
Dave Wallace seeking State Senate seat (06/07/16)
LEACHVILLE -- Dave Wallace, Arkansas State Representative, District 54, has announced he is running for the Arkansas State Senate District 2 seat, currently held by David Burnett, Democrat...
Manila Memorial Day service honors those who served (06/07/16)
A Memorial Day service was held at the Herman Davis Monument in Manila on Monday, May 30. A large crowd gathered to honor the men and women who gave their all in service to their country...
Monette Service held at cemetery (06/07/16)
A memorial service was held Sunday, May 29, at the Monette Memorial Cemetery. Members of the Monette American Legion hosted the service offering a tribute to the veterans...
Birthday present arrives in 3s (06/01/16)
Tina Frazier of Leachville got the best birthday present ever on April 12, 2016. It was the day her triplets, Carlin Christine, Hannah Renee and Thomas Anthony, were born. The special gift is so great it carried over to make the most wonderful Mother's Day present in the world and in June will be the special Father's Day present Tom Frazier has waited on for many years...
Manila Council works through short agenda (06/01/16)
Woody Townsend with the Pilot's Association extended an invitation to the Manila City Council to meet at the airport terminal for the June meeting and tour the new hangar. Weather permitting, burgers and soft drinks will be served on the patio before the meeting...
Monette Citty Council says farewell to Alderman Uthoff (06/01/16)
Monette City Council welcomed Mark Rolland, the newest alderman, during the monthly meeting May 23. Alderman Aaron Uthoff recently moved and stepped down from his seat with the Council. Rolland will fill Uthoff's position until the end of the year at which time elections will be held...
Tales from the Cemetery offers living history lessons (06/01/16)
Manila sixth grade students gathered at the Herman Davis Monument/State Park on Thursday, May 19, to begin the annual Tales from the Cemetery event...
Retirement luncheon honors Tim and Cherryl Bassing (06/01/16)
Principals, teachers and staff joined Tim and Cherryl Bassing on Wednesday at Manila Middle School for a retirement reception/luncheon. The Bassings have given a combined 47 years to education. Earlier in the year they announced their plans to retire at the end of the 2015-2016 school year...