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Stories from Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Majestic swans (03/13/12)
Manila resident Mindy Simpson recently traveled to Magness Lake near Heber Springs with her camera in hopes of capturing a photograph of the trumpeter swans she had read about. The trumpeter swans have been wintering at Lake Magness for 18 years. ...
Manila Business Advisory Board meeting held (03/13/12)
Manila Middle and Senior FBLA Advisers, Heath Hawkins and Tonia Eubanks, held a meeting with the Business Advisory Board on Wednesday. Members of the Advisory Board attending were Angel Farmer, Danny Robbins, David Shedd, Shelly Barley and Revis Blaylock...
Pancakes for the team (03/13/12)
Manila High School baseball team members cooked and served pancakes on Saturday morning as a fundraiser for the baseball program. Over 200 attended the pancake breakfast at the Community Center. Coach Steven Milligan and other adult volunteers helped with the breakfast. ...
Silhouettes Boutique & Tea Room opens in Manila (03/13/12)
Silhouettes Boutique & Tea Room opened in Manila on Friday, March 9. The new business, owned by Bethany Wildy Harris, is located at 110 East Olympia in the former post office. It took several months of work to transform the building into the unique boutique and tea room...
New Ward lines accepted for Manila voters (03/13/12)
Manila City Council met Thursday night to discuss and vote for or against an ordinance establishing new boundary lines for the three voting wards in Manila. At the regular February meeting council members voted to read the ordinance redistricting the voting lines for the first time. ...
Artist presents program to students (03/13/12)
Artist Norris M. Chee of Paragould was the guest art instructor/speaker at a home school gathering for over 25 students. The event was held at the home of Jason and Summer Winstead, Cardwell, Mo...
Pesticide applicator training set (03/13/12)
To purchase "restricted use" pesticides in 2012, one must be "certified" by the Arkansas State Plant Board. ...
Museum Talk (03/13/12)
Coffee the old fashioned way An interesting item in the kitchen area of the Buffalo Island Museum in Monette is a crystal #3 coffee grinder donated by Edna Wimberly Williams. It was made by the Arcade Mfg. Co. in the early 1900s. This company was founded in 1885 and made small cast iron items for home use such as screen door hinges and cork extractors...
Co-op not billed for water usage (03/13/12)
Monette city council met in special session March 6 to discuss potential charges for water usage incurred by the fire department during the Monette Co-Op fire on Nov.19, 2011. Monette Co-Op Manager Sam Wilson and board member Dennis Gathright were present for discussion of the matter...
Caraway boys enjoys riding (03/13/12)
Grayson Emery, 8, and his nephew, Mason Emery, 7, of Caraway have been riding in a winter series rodeo, SJRA, at Benton, Ark. They both ride in several events but one of their favorites is riding steers...
Second Johnny Cash Music Festival set Oct. 5 (03/13/12)
JONESBORO -- Rector native Bill Carter, executive producer of the Johnny Cash Music Festival, announced Tuesday during the Arkansas Governor's Conference on Tourism that the second annual music festival will be held Friday, Oct. 5, at Arkansas State University...
Troop 42 salutes new Senior Patrol leader (03/13/12)
On Feb. 15, during a brief ceremony Leachville Boy Scout Troop 42 Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) position was transferred from Life Scout Shannon Sparkman to First Class Scout Hunter Smith...
Riverside East Kindergarten registration set for Thursday (03/13/12)
Riverside East elementary in Caraway will hold kindergarten registration Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school office. Parents will need to bring a birth certificate, social security card, and insurance card...
Buffalo Island Central kindergarten preregistration Friday (03/13/12)
Buffalo Island Central will host preregistration for kindergarten students for the 2012-13 school year from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 16. Any child that is five years old on or before Aug. 1, 2012, will be eligible to enroll...
Pre-K applications available beginning March 27 (03/13/12)
Applications for the Manila Public School ABC Pre-K program may be picked up beginning March 27 at the elementary office for children turning four years of age by Aug. 1, 2012. If all slots are not filled with four year olds, older three year olds will be accepted into the program...
Maynard Lee Sisler (03/13/12)
Maynard Lee Sisler, MD, FACP, of Kennett, Mo., died peacefully in his sleep on March 7, 2012, at Heritage Nursing Center. He was 88 years old. An amazing individual, Maynard was an editor, writer and poet, a historian, a physician, an officer and gentleman. ...
Robert Travis "Razz" Rogers (03/13/12)
Robert Travis "Razz" Rogers, 58, of Leachville, passed from this life, Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at his home. Born at Flint, Mich., he had lived most of his life in Leachville and was a 1972 graduate of Leachville High School. ...
Ronald Edward "Ron" Ballard (03/13/12)
Mr. Ronald Edward "Ron" Ballard, 72, of Russellville, Ark., passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012, at his home. Born at Manila he was the son of the late W.E. and Cora Leah Jackson Ballard. ...