Paul Wildy announces for city council

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Paul Wildy of Leachville announced plans to run for Leachville City Council, Ward 3, Position 1.

Wildy retired from Farm Bureau in 2009. He worked 30 years as an insurance agent for Farm Bureau after returning to Leachville in 1979. He had lived 10 years in Mississippi where he was owner/operator of a soybean/cattle operation.

Paul Wildy, Leachville

While in Mississippi, he served as a school board member of the Picayune School District and a state officer in the Mississippi State Cattlemen's Association.

Wildy graduated from Leachville High School in 1962 and Arkansas State University in 1967 where he earned a BS Degree in agriculture. He is also an Army veteran.

After returning to Leachville he served on the Leachville and Buffalo Island Central School Boards. He is currently serving as a member of the Leachville Industrial Development Corporation and was recently elected president. He is an active member of the Leachville United Methodist Church. He is past president of the Administrative Council and currently serves as vice president. He leads the discussion in the Sonshine Sunday School group and is a member of the chancel choir. He is also chairman of the Worship Committee. Wildy is also a member of the Mustang Club, a BIC booster club. He has two grandsons who play basketball at BIC.

"Leachville is a good place to live and raise a family," Wildy said. "We have a unique situation here. We are off the main highway but we can still be attractive to newcomers looking for a good place to live or open a business. We have good churches, an outstanding school, and we have great fire and police protection. We are fortunate to have our medical office, pharmacy and other businesses."

Paul is married to Rita Ray Wildy and they have three children and seven grandchildren.

"I would enjoy serving the citizens of Leachville and working for our town," Wildy said.

The election will be held Nov. 6.

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