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Riverside East officially opened (05/24/16)
A ribbon cutting and open house was held during moving-in week at the new Riverside Elementary School in Caraway. The doors were opened to the public on Tuesday evening, May 17...
Manila World War II veteran is proud to have served (05/24/16)
John Haskin Mitchell of Manila, a World War II veteran, said he is proud to have been able to serve his country when he was called. Mitchell served in the Marine Corps. He was drafted Jan. 17, 1945, near the end of World War II...
Manila School Board (05/24/16)
Manila Superintendent Pam Castor informed the board at the May 19 meeting the third quarter enrollment showed 1056.94 students, 1.41 students less than last year at the same time...
Lake City Council hears from veterans service officer (05/24/16)
Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan introduced Vermaline Smith, Veterans Administration representative for the area, to the May 16 city council meeting. Smith advised the council on restrictions that should be implemented on the sale of the city property for an approved veteran. ...
New street named in Leachville (05/24/16)
Cole and Karen Hawkins shared plans with the Leachville City Council on Monday, May 16, for new construction and the request to name a new road. The family and Council agreed that a name suggested by the Hawkins' grandchild was appropriate considering past activity and future plans for the area. The Council approved naming the new road Hawkins Lane...
Buffalo Island Central board members receive Election Board results (05/24/16)
Superintendent Gaylon Taylor informed Buffalo Island Central Board members at the May 19 meeting of the findings by the Election Board. Monette resident John Steele filed a complaint following the passing of the millage in January. ...
Leachville Bicentennial Graduating Class enjoys 40th reunion (05/17/16)
The Leachville Class of 1976, known as the Bicentennial Graduating Class, celebrated their 40th reunion Friday, May 6. ...
Caraway Council approves drug and alcohol testing resolution (05/17/16)
Caraway Mayor Barry Riley read Resolution 2016-2, a city drug free policy to be added to the employee handbook, during the city council meeting Thursday. The council had discussed making Caraway a drug free city at the April meeting...
Whitney Shepard new site manager at Manila Senior Center (05/17/16)
Whitney Shepard is the new site manager at the Senior Center in Manila. She began her new career on Monday, May 9. She said she has received a great welcome from the seniors. Shepard lives in Leachville and is a 2006 graduate of Manila High School. She has worked at Circle Inn for three years and also worked at First National Bank for four years...
Birmingham named new park and recreation director (05/17/16)
Darrell Birmingham has accepted the position of park and recreation director at Manila City Park. Birmingham has volunteered and worked part-time at the Manila ball park and the water park for many years and is looking forward to serving in a full time capacity. ...
BIC senior has 13 years perfect attendance (05/10/16)
Only a few graduates can claim the status of perfect attendance year after year all the way from kindergarten through high school graduation. Buffalo Island Central's Hunter Drury will graduate Thursday, May 12, with perfect attendance K-12...
Lake City employee honored for 25 years of service (05/10/16)
Co-workers and family members were present for a luncheon honoring Richard Varner for 25 years of service to the City of Lake City. Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan presented Varner with a plaque and a watch, along with his appreciation for his dedicated service...
Riverside Board accepts resignation, new hire (05/10/16)
A resignation letter for the retirement of Brenda Wydell was accepted during the May 2 Riverside School Board meeting. The Board gave thanks, sharing their appreciation to Wydell for 27 years of dedication and service with the district...
Caraway Hot Rods, Hoops and Barbecue Fest successful (05/03/16)
Caraway Community Volunteers sponsored the first annual Hot Rods, Hoops and Barbecue Fest on Saturday, April 22...
Monette Council talks zoning (05/03/16)
Monette City Council met April 25 with Shawn Nance, present on behalf of the City Planning Commission, to discuss findings in current zoning requests as well as possibilities for the future...
Manila Council agrees to utility change order (05/03/16)
In an effort to not delay work of the widening of the highway along the Manila 18 Bypass, Manila Council members voted unanimously to an alternative plan near Gamble's Home Furnishings at the Monday, April 25, meeting...
Riverside holds 21st sports auction (05/03/16)
The 21st Riverside sports auction was held Monday, April 25, at the high school cafeteria in Lake City. Basketball coach Buster Campbell put on his auctioneer hat as he kept the bidding lively for a variety of items donated to support the annual event...
Arrest made in Lake City homicide (05/02/16)
According to Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd, a 17 year old male, Jacob Thomas Craig, was arrested Sunday, May 1, in the connection of the murder of Lake City resident Jimmy Hall. The suspect appeared before Judge Keith Blackman Monday afternoon for a probable cause hearing. He was charged with first degree murder and will be charged as an adult. Bond was set at $1 million...