Manes Featured in Hometown Highlight


Knowing someone who selflessly gives of themselves is a true blessing. Joe Manes is one of those individuals, and he has spent a lifetime quietly serving others.

Manes, a Greenwood native, and his wife Pam have been married 28 years. The couple has four children, Chris, Megan, Moira, and Wyatt, and nine grandchildren.

“Joe is always doing kind things for people,” Pam Manes shared. “He volunteers his time to lend a helping hand to many. I can’t really name any one thing because this is just something he has always done. We don’t think of it as acts of kindness. It is just who he is.”

Manes, who serves as the Public Works Director for the City of Mansfield, also has a strong work ethic. For example, during this week’s epic snowfall, Manes utilized his personal equipment to improve the conditions of the city’s streets and sidewalks.

He has also had a hand in community projects. For example, the construction of several area blessing boxes.

Simply stated, Manes does a lot. Although we do not know all of your good deeds, we are so honored to recognize you, Joe Manes, in our Hometown Highlight!

We want to recognize ordinary citizens who are doing extraordinary things! Send in your nomination for the Hometown Highlight!

Mansfield’s Public Works Director Joe Manes works to clear snowfall from the city’s streets.

City employee Michael Martin utilizing Manes’ snow blower to clear the sidewalks.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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