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Mike McNeill’s Diary for Wednesday, October 2, 2013: Pack Wilkins Stadium - Magnolia Reporter

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timberland Let’s fill Wilkins Stadium to capacity on Thursday night as the Muleriders host the Harding Bisons. It is rare for a small town such as ours to be featured in a live television broadcast for something other than a tragedy. We don’t know how many people will be watching the game on the CBS Sports Network, but it doesn’t matter. The broadcast is great recognition for Southern Arkansas University, for the City of Magnolia, and even for Harding. Plus, it promises to be a competitive, high-scoring game. The winner will have an excellent chance to win the Great American Conference title this season, and advance to the NCAA Division II playoffs. If you can knock off early on Thursday, go Mulegating at the Alumni Center. The university, band, cheerleaders and student organizations all put on a good show that is entertaining beyond the football game. Carry signs and banners. Paint the kids’ faces. Wear blue and gold. Let’s make it a great night.

timberland shoes outlet The only other time that a football game was broadcast from Wilkins Stadium, SAU won in five overtime periods . Just saying.

timberland outlet Again, we appreciate the fact that NCAA Division II athletes are getting national exposure through the CBS Sports Network . We recognize that part of this is because there are many cable channels out there, and they all need programming. We suppose someone somewhere broadcasts NCAA Division III sports. Well maybe not. But it’s worth noting that many people who receive college educations in Arkansas don’t get it in Fayetteville or Jonesboro. They are just as likely to receive it in towns like Magnolia, Searcy, Conway, Monticello, Batesville and Clarksville. In fact, it is astounding to note that Arkansas Tech in Russellville appears poised to surpass the University of Central Arkansas in enrollment – their respective totals are 11,385 to 11,534, but Tech is growing at a faster rate.

discount timberland boots Lots of traffic lately around the Partee Flooring Mill office on Monday and Tuesday, which included a paper-shredding truck yesterday. We presume it has something to do with employee meetings regarding Partee’s recent purchase by Anthony Timberlands.

timberland boot sale The Banner-News announced on Tuesday the hiring of William B. Carroll as the new managing editor of the newspaper – a position we held for 11 years. Mr. Carroll comes to Magnolia after gaining initial newspaper experience at the Hammond (LA) Star and, since the first of the year, at the Vicksburg (MS) Post – both fine daily newspapers. We were guests at the old Post many times during our Mississippi newspaper years. We enjoyed the fact that it was in a big building and that the news department was almost the exclusive occupant of the second floor. The Cashman family sold the newspaper to Mississippi-based Boone Newspapers in May after 130 years of ownership. But we digress. Welcome, Mr. Carroll.

timberland shoes We noticed that the Tokyo Japanese Restaurant has added a sign proclaiming an “Asian Buffet.” We’ll have to check that out later. In other restaurant news, Cancun Mexican Restaurant has extensively remodeled its seating.

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