Area events:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March 27 -- Manila Food Pantry for seniors

Manila Food Pantry, located in the Community/Senior Center, will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 27.

Participants are asked to enter the building at the front main entrance.

Seniors 60 years old and older are eligible to get food. They will need proof of age.

March 30 -- Community Methodist bake sale

Community Methodist Church of Manila will host the annual Easter bake sale on March 30.

There will be a variety of baked items including cakes, pies, and snacks at Manila City Hall and Freds. There will also be sausage and biscuits available (with free coffee) in the morning. They will open at 7 a.m. at city hall and 8 a.m. at Freds.

All proceeds go to the building fund.

Deadline April 6 -- Butts and Ribs for Buffalo Island Relay for Life

Butts and ribs can be ordered for the Buffalo Island Relay for Life until April 6.

Ribs, by the slab, are $20 and Boston butts (whole or chopped) are $25.

To place an order contact Paula Bowen at (870) 595-4485 or Rebecca Clowers at 539-6604 or (870) 219-1662.

All proceeds go to the Buffalo Island Relay for Life.

Pick-up will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Leachville City Hall.

April 13 -- Area 13 Special Olympics

Area 13 Special Olympics in Mississippi and Crittenden Counties will hold the Area Summer Games (athletics -- track and field events), Saturday, April 13, at the Gosnell School football/track stadium. The opening ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. Volunteers will need to be at the stadium by 8:30 a.m.

March 29 -- Bake Sale to benefit American Cancer Society

Heritage Bank is hosting the annual bake sale benefiting the American Cancer Society.

Anyone who would like to place an order can call or stop by the Manila (870) 561-1121 or Leachville 539-6354 branches of Heritage Bank.

All proceeds will go toward the American Cancer Society. Donations will also be accepted at these locations.

March 28 -- Manila School Board meeting changed

Manila School Board will meet for the regular March meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the administration board room.

March 30 -- Caraway Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Caraway Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the city park at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30.

There will be thousands of eggs for the children to hunt and lots of prizes.

The event is sponsored by the park commission and is an area Easter tradition.

April 6 -- Mark Cave Jr. to appear in Leachville

Mark Cave, Jr. of Pollard will perform at the Melody Theater at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6.

Cave will record his first live gospel CD at the Melody Theater. It will be titled "Give a Little Love."

A special pre-show singing will be held featuring Danny Riddle of New Port Richey, Fla. Ken Jones of Jonesboro will be the master of ceremonies.

For more information call 870-215-7036 or email

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