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Stories from Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Big Lake Refuge visitor center opens (07/17/12)
Construction of the new Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge headquarters and visitor center is completed. The new facility is open five days a week, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is located in the same area as the former headquarters off Highway 18, east of Manila...
Reptiles visit area libraries (07/17/12)
A close up look at the World of Reptiles Manila, Leachville and Keiser libraries came to life on Monday, July 9, as Holly Taylor, biologist and reptile programmer with the Natural History Educational Company of the Midsouth (NHECM), presented The World of Reptiles...
Manila Dollar General holds Grand Opening (07/17/12)
Grand opening was held Saturday at the Manila Dollar General new location. Gift cards were given to the first 50 customers; there were drawings for prizes; and refreshments. Customers were in line when the doors opened and the first 50 customers were in within five minutes...
GED gradaution held at Melody (07/17/12)
Arkansas Northeastern College's Adult Education held its third graduation ceremony at the Melody Theater in Leachville at 7 p.m. June 28. Mendy Thomas and Chris Shirley served as guest speakers for the graduation. Mrs. Thomas finished high school but had the dream of going onto college to earn a degree in teaching...
Tracey Reinhart announces plans to seek re-election to the Manila School Board (07/17/12)
Tracey Reinhart has announced his candidacy for the Manila School Board. "It has been my pleasure to serve as the position two member of the Manila School Board for the past five years," Reinhart said. "At this time, I ask you for your vote to allow me to serve in this position for another term."...
BIC Board hires personnel (07/17/12)
Buffalo Island Central School Board members filled several positions when they met Monday, July 9. The board unanimously voted to hire Brooke Dunigan as elementary counselor; Charles Page for instrumental music; and Robbyn Johnson as senior high science teacher...
Blacksmith tools preserved at Buffalo Island Museum (07/17/12)
Buffalo Island Museum has many tools used by early settlers on Buffalo Island. One of these is a blacksmith's anvil, donated by Johnny Steele. Blacksmiths have been around since 1500 BC. Blacksmithing is the art of shaping iron and steel with a tool such as a hammer. The word "blacksmith" comes from the metal that would turn black when heated and the old word "smite" which meant "to hit"...
Maintenance ordinance sets limitations (07/17/12)
The Caraway City Council set limitations to the new maintenance ordinance when the council met Thursday, July 12. The council declared an emergency and passed Ordinance 2012-5 on the third and final reading, stipulating details of the recent lot maintenance ordinance 2012-4 passed in June of this year...
Leachville Council names streets (07/17/12)
The Leachville City Council named eight new streets at the Leachville Cemetery and discussed correlating city house numbers and county 911 emergency listings at the council meeting held Monday, July 9...