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Stories from Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Friendship quilt completed (12/26/12)
Caraway Senior Center Executive Director Cleffie Gipson has collected quilting squares from each Center participant for years and just completed a finished quilt for display. "Friends at our Center embroidered or had someone embroider their names on quilt squares for this quilt," Gipson said. ...
Manila Mayor looks to good future (12/26/12)
Manila Mayor Wayne Wagner opened the Dec. 17 meeting with a message of good things happening in the community. He discussed the progress of the new baseball field, the swimming pool project underway, beautification committee plans, clean-up efforts and more...
Manila senior citizens enjoy potluck luncheon (12/26/12)
Manila Senior Citizens Center was busy on Wednesday as the seniors and guests enjoyed a Christmas potluck luncheon. Manila Mayor Wayne Wagner and members of the city council provided chicken and the members all brought a variety of holiday foods to share...
Christmas party held at center (12/26/12)
Manila Senior Citizens Center held a Christmas party Tuesday morning with games, refreshments, and prizes. Activity chairman Carol Yarbro expressed her appreciation to the area merchants for donating prizes for the event. Door prizes were donated from Farmers Market, Fred's, Sonic, LaCascada Restaurant, Circle Inn, and Subway...
Manila Masonic Lodge installs officers (12/26/12)
Manila Masonic Lodge 588 held installation of officers Monday evening, Dec. 17. Pictured are, from left: David Hutton, master of ceremonies; Carl Brooks, junior deacon; Jimmy Veach, senior deacon; David Keys, senior deacon; Woodrow Henry, chaplain; Eugene Dobbins, secretary; Dan Robbins, Treasurer; William Barnhart, Junior Deacon; Jeremy Bennett, master; R.A. ...
Manila School Board facilities committee meets (12/26/12)
The Manila School Board Facilities Committee met Tuesday afternoon to discuss possible future construction plans. The committee is made up of Board President Danny Robbins, Board members Tracey Reinhart and Tommy Wagner, and Superintendent Pam Castor. The committee was appointed by the board at the December meeting...
BIC Board discuss testing (12/26/12)
The Buffalo Island Central School Board met Monday, Dec. 17, discussing several topics. Each building principal reported to the board about test results and efforts in progress to improve scores in their respective buildings...
Area Basketball Roundup (12/26/12)
Manila rallied from a 27 point first half deficit for an improbable 68-67 come from behind victory over Portageville, Mo., Tuesday night at Manila...
Lady Lions take bite out of Bulldogs 67-40, in NEA tournament action (12/26/12)
Manila's Lady Lions opened this year's Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament with a convincing 67-40 victory over Tuckerman Thursday afternoon at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro...