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Depot accepts Entergy check
Matt Faires, Entergy Customer Service representative, recently presented a check for $800 to the Manila Depot Committee. The money will be used to purchase a computer to help the Manila museum digitize its collections...
Local officers recognized
Monday, Jan. 9, was National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. The Arkansas Community Correction Probation and Parole agency delivered goodie bags to all the local police departments, sheriff's office and detention center in the area as a thank you for all they do in assisting the local probation and parole officers...
Caraway council welcomes new council member
Caraway Mayor Barry Riley and council members welcomed new Councilman Jerry Martin to the first meeting of 2017 held Tuesday, Jan. 10. Mayor Riley gave the Mayor's address reviewing the accomplishments of 2016 and sharing goals for 2017...
Former BIC star and grandmother chosen for NEA Hall of Fame
Every year during the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament, officials recognize players and fans from the past. This year's honorees included a pair of Monette natives, who just happen to be grandmother and grandson...
Tommy Schoolfield named among the Friends of NEA 2016
Tommy Schoolfield of Caraway felt honored to be named among the Friends of the NEA. The high school tournament is held each December at Arkansas State University and Mr. Schoolfield is a longtime fan of the NEA. Awards were presented on the final night of the NEA Tournament held at the ASU Convocation Center...
Fire destroys Monette B&B Restaurant
B&B Restaurant in Monette (215 West Drew Street) was destroyed by fire Saturday evening. Owners Terry and Barbara Carr purchased the building in 2006, where they operated a family restaurant from 2006 until 2010. They returned in 2013 and have been there since...
Riverside School Board met Jan. 2 to discuss district business
Riverside Superintendent Jeff Priest shared plans with board members to travel to Little Rock Jan. 11 to make a bid for regional tournamet. The first meeting of the 2017 was held on Monday, Jan. 2...
Area Mayors look to 2017:
Manila: Manila Mayor Wayne Wagner is optimistic about Manila for 2017. He mentioned the new four-lane on Highway 18, growth along the Mississippi River, and the expansion of Southworth will bring oportunities for the new year...
Leachville landmark gets new lighting
The Melody Theater in Leachville stands as a landmark in the area. The city council recently approved new lighting around the front of the historic theater. The Melody Theater opened in 1948 offering the latest movies available in a very modern building...
Monette City Council names road
Monette City Council named the road leading to the new sewer treatment plant Sewer Treatment Plant Road during the Dec. 19 meeting held at the Buffalo Island Museum. Mayor Jerry "Chub" Qualls and the Council praised the success of the 2016 Christmas parade and Tour of Homes...
Manila Council recognizes outgoing Councilwoman Donovan
Following a short council meeting on Monday, Dec. 19, several family members and friends joined the city officials for a reception honoring outgoing Councilwoman Linda Donovan. Mrs. Donovan has served the city for 16 years. She decided to step down and did not seek re-election in November...
Leachville Council hears proposal from Survival Flight rep
The Leachville City Council heard a proposal from Cindy Buck, membership manager with Survival Flight based in Kennett. She distributed brochures and discussed a plan for city employees, including the council, fire department, and police department for $10 per person per year. ...
Leachville blood drive dedicated to Betty Oates
The American Red Cross blood drive held last week at the First Baptist Church in Leachville was dedicated to Betty Oates. Mrs. Oates is a longtime volunteer with blood drives held in Leachville. She started volunteering when she was a member of the Home Demonstration Club in the early 1990s...