Upcoming area events:
Final sign-ups for Manila summer sports Wednesday, Feb. 13"
Manila Park and Recreation signups for the summer baseball/softball program will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Manila City Hall. The program is open to T-ball ages 3-4 up to 12 and under baseball and 10 and under; 12 and under; and 14 and under softball.
USSSA team to wait tables
The Arkansas Magic 12 year old USSSA baseball team will be waiting tables at La Cascada in Manila from noon until 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, as a fundraiser for the upcoming baseball season. The team is composed of players from Manila, Leachville, and Monette.
Manila FBLA plans roadblock in memory of Charlotte Deaton
Manila Senior High Future Business Leaders of America is planning a road block on Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon. Proceeds from the road block will go to the Arkansas Children's Hospital in memory of baby Charlotte Deaton.
Youth signups are Saturday
The Monette Youth Association will hold signups for baseball, softball and T-ball at Monette City Hall from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.
Revival set at Milligan Ridge Baptist Church
A revival at Milligan Ridge Baptist Church will be held Feb. 25 through March 1. Services will begin at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Jerry Jolly will be the evangelist. Waymon Holt, pastor, welcomes everyone.
New food pantry opening in Manila
The Mississippi County Senior Center announces the opening of a new Manila Food Pantry, located at 855 Airport Road. This is also the Community/Senior Center. Distribution will be from 9 a.m. until noon Wednesday, Feb. 27. This food pantry is for seniors age 60 or over. Participants must bring proof of age and number of household members. The Mississippi County Senior Center with cooperation from Wal-Mart is teaming up to fight hunger in Mississippi County.
Fundraising for Make-A-Wish
A roadblock at the stop light in Monette will be held from 6:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Friday with all proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Make-A-Wish radio-thon will also be held Friday, Feb. 15. Carol Hamrick, BIC art teacher, is working to help raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.The BIC students are selling Make-A-Wish stars and paper strips. The strips will be stapled together to form a chain.