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BIC administrators give report to the public (09/30/14)
Administrators of the Buffalo Island School District held the district's state mandated public meeting during the BIC school board's regular meeting Sept. 23 held in the MAC. Prior to building administrators beginning the annual report to the public, Superintendent Gaylon Taylor thanked the board, administrators, faculty and individuals that worked hard to pass the proposed millage.. ...
Manila School Board elects Jeremy Jackson president (09/30/14)
Manila School board members elected Jeremy Jackson to serve as board president for the upcoming school year at the Sept. 25 meeting. Other officers elected include Brandon Veach, vice president; and Tracey Reinhart, secretary...
Volume 2 of What's Cookin' completed (09/30/14)
Volume 2 of What's Cookin' at the Depot cookbook is completed and filled with delicious recipes from local cooks. Also featured are many "in memory" recipes from loved ones and friends throughout the area...
Jason Baltimore announces for re-election (09/30/14)
Manila City Councilman Jason Baltimore is seeking re-election to Ward 2 position 2. Baltimore said in the past four years, he has enjoyed serving the people of Manila. He is a lifelong resident of Manila and graduated from Manila High School in 1996 and went on to get his Bachelor's Degree from Arkansas State University and Master's Degree from the University of Arkansas. ...
Mayor Wayne Wagner seeks re-election (09/30/14)
Manila Mayor Wayne Wagner has announced his plans to seek re-election. "As I attend mayor's meetings throughout Mississippi County, people will ask me, How has Manila accomplished so much in the last three years," Wagner said. ...
Manila City Council (09/23/14)
Manila city council members and Mayor Wayne Wagner met at the city park Monday, Sept. 15, prior to the council meeting to view work underway on a 2,800 foot walking trail. The new walking trail will connect the pool and park area. Connecting to part of the existing walking trail, walkers will have a total of 3,200 feet of track...
Harlem Wizards returning to the MAC Oct. 9 (09/23/14)
The Harlem Wizards will be playing the Mustang Magic community team at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Mustang Athletic Complex in Monette. Players for the BIC team range from former Mustang basketball players to coaches, teachers, parents, and community members...
Bernice Emery honored on 100th birthday (09/23/14)
Bernice Emery was the guest of honor for two parties held in recognition of her 100th birthday. She celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 13, and again on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Mrs. Emery, a lifelong Paragould resident, has lived at Monette Manor for a year and a half...
Manila Sr. citizens receive gift (09/23/14)
Dan Gamble provided a pizza lunch Tuesday and presented a gift to the Manila Senior Citizens in honor of Dorothy Crouch. Mrs. Crouch thanked Gamble and expressed her appreciation for the senior center. She enjoys attending the center most every day...
Murel Rice will turn 100 (09/23/14)
Murel Rice, longtime Manila resident and World War II veteran, will turn 100 years old on Oct. 4. He is the oldest of six children born to Ben and Ida Bell Rice. He has lived from the wagon days to the modern times of today and has seen many changes. He said some of those changes are good and some not so good...
Leachville Council reaches settlement agreement (09/23/14)
The Leachville City Council reached a settlement agreement with former police chief Keith Evans during its regular meeting Sept. 15. Evans retired from the Leachville Police Department last month and at that time some council members wanted to pay Evans the sick pay he had accumulated. ...
Caraway City Council reviews audit and sidewalks (09/23/14)
Caraway City Council members reviewed the Water and Sewer Department audit and discussed sidewalks at a special called meeting Thursday, Sept. 18. Mayor Barry Riley gave a report on the audit done by Despain, Luther & Short & Company of Jonesboro. The audit passed unanimously 5-0...
Wendell Poteet announces for Manila City Council seat (09/23/14)
Wendell Poteet announces for Manila City Council seat Wendell Poteet announces plans to run for Ward 3, Position 2 of the Manila City Council. Poteet said he wants to work for the people of Manila. "Though I am not a native, I have lived here for 12 years," he said. ...
Fourth annual sorghum festival draws over 300 (09/23/14)
Over 300 visitors from Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri took a step back in time as they attended the fourth annual Sorghum Festival held at Poor Boy's Garden near Caraway on Saturday Sept. 20...
Leachville Class of 1954 talks over old times (09/23/14)
It was the summer of 1954 and excitement was in the air. After four years of bake sales and car washes, the Leachville graduating class was about to embark on their senior trip. Sunshine, blue water and sandy beaches -- Florida, here we come!...
Manila Lions Club plan chili cook-off for Nov. 1 (09/23/14)
Manila Lions Club has a new meeting place. Club members meet at noon each Wednesday in the former coaches' office located at the northwest corner of the junior high gymnasium at Manila School...
BIC - what is next (09/23/14)
On Tuesday, Sept. 16, Buffalo Island School District patrons voted down a proposed 9 mill tax to build a new combined campus on Highway 18 at the Craighead/Mississippi County line, but the district's first effort will not be its last...
Renovations begin for museum in Manila (09/16/14)
Renovations have begun to the 3,000 square foot building that will soon house a museum on main street in Manila. The former Miranda's building located across the street from the Depot Museum will serve as an extension for the historical displays of the area...
Caraway talks Main Street project (09/16/14)
The Caraway City Council discussed the city's Main Street project during its regular meeting Thursday, Sept. 11. The city's Main Street project is already underway with the city having completed its portion of the project. ...
Two vehicle accident claims the life of two (09/16/14)
Two were killed and one injured in a two vehicle accident at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. The accident occurred in Lake City on State Highway 18, west of Highway 135. Lake City Patrol Officer Chris Walker was first on the scene and is the investigating officer...
Homer Lenderman seeking re-election (09/16/14)
Homer Lenderman, Democrat, announced his candidacy for re-election to Arkansas House District 53. He has lived in the Brookland area since 1980 and taught high school agriculture and served as FFA advisor for 30 years...
Riverside Athletic Booster Club formed (09/16/14)
Riverside Public Schools has a new support organization. The Riverside Athletic Booster Club held its first meeting Aug. 13 and elected officers. The club's president is Greg Smith with Blake Robertson serving as vice president. Other board members are Amber Carr, treasurer; Brenda Milligan, secretary; and Bryan Wells, member-at-large...
Linda E. Simpson earns MMC title (09/10/14)
Linda E. Simpson of Lake City has earned the designation of Master Municipal Clerk (MMC), which is awarded by the international institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), Inc. IMC grants the MMC designation only to those municipal clerks who complete demanding education requirements and who have a record of significant contributions to their local government, their community and state...
Youth win various ribbons at the 2014 Fair (09/10/14)
Siblings and cousins won numerous ribbons at the Blytheville Fair in August including blue ribbons for first place; red ribbons for second place; white ribbons for third place and purple for best of show...
Dr. Christian Vlautin calls Big Lake "untapped jewel" (09/10/14)
Dr. Christian Vlautin will be leaving Big Lake this week after three months of serving with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's (FWS) Wilderness Fellow Program. Originally from California, Vlautin has been residing in the Mid-south for several years and accepted the six month fellowship in May. He will be going to St. Charles' White River National Wildlife Refuge to continue his work...