Robbins announces for school board position

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Danny Robbins announced plans to run for Manila School Board, Position 3, in the September school board election.

Dan Robbins will seek positon on Manila School Board.

Robbins, president of the First National Bank in Manila, is a 1964 graduate of Manila High School. He graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in 1968 and did his graduate work at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., where hereceived his Masters Degree in Business Administration. He has taught classes part-time at Delta State University and Arkansas Northeastern College.

After several years living away from Buffalo Island, Robbins and his family returned to Manila to make their home in 1982 where he took a position at Merchants & Planters Bank.

Robbins and his wife, Pat, have two children, Beth Jolliff, and her husband, Petey, and Matthew Robbins, and his wife, Brandy, and three grandchildren, Abbie, Garrett and Jack Curtis. Mrs. Robbins works at Nucor Yamato Steel Co.

Robbins is very active in the community and serves as secretary of the Manila Lions Club. He also is a member of Manila Industries, Inc., and serves on the Manila Cemetery Board. Mr. and Mrs. Robbins are active in the First Baptist Church of Manila.

"I feel each one of us has an obligation and responsibility to serve the community we live in," Robbins said. "My goal is to work with the administration and other board members and focus on providing the best education possible for our young people to prepare them for their future. God entrusted us with these kids and we need to do everything we can to help them. I have thought about serving on the school board for some time. Manila Public School gave me a great education and prepared me for my future. Serving on the school board is a way for me to give back."

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