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Mary Ann Garrison (02/18/17)
Mary Ann Garrison, 102, of Jonesboro passed from this life Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at the Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born Dec. 31 1914, in Marmaduke to the late Allen and Lina Daniels Beaver, she had lived most of her life in Leachville and was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Bobby Prince (02/17/17)
Bobby Ray Prince, 72, of Manila passed from this life Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at the Mountain View Health and Rehab Center in Mountain View. Born in the Little River Community, he was the son of the late Raymond and Ruby Mae Martin Prince, was a retired farmer and a longtime resident of Northeast Arkansas...
Billy Dewayne Hetler (02/13/17)
Billy Dewayne Hetler, 74, of Leachville, passed from this life Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born Aug. 29, 1942, in Leachville to the late Willie and Seveda Roberts Hetler, he was raised in the Delfore community and attended Childress High School. ...
Patsy Freeman (02/13/17)
Patsy Freeman, 74, of Dyersburg, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at her residence in Dyersburg. Born Sunday, Oct. 4, 1942, in Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Alford Hickman and the late Margalene Holmes. She was a retired truck driver for Smith Logistics...
Lark June Fleeman (02/13/17)
Lark June Fleeman, lovingly known as Granny, 83, of Manila, passed from this life Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Paragould to the late Lark and Bessie Hester Shasteen, she was raised in the Bard community and moved, along with her family, to the Manila area in 1937. ...
Patty Helen Watson (02/11/17)
Patty Helen Watson, 62, of Manila, passed from this life Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at her home. Born at Wilson, she was the daughter of the late Sidney William Derwood and Helen Earnestine York Pollard. ...
Glynn Ray "P-nut" Welker (02/09/17)
Glynn Ray "P-nut" Welker, 66, of Jonesboro, formerly of Leachville, passed from this life Feb. 1, 2017, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Jonesboro he was the son of the late Elzie and Verna Herman Welker and was raised in Leachville. ...
Rickie Lynn Hitchcock (02/09/17)
Rickie Lynn Hitchcock, 55, of Imboden, formerly of Manila, passed from this life Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Imboden. Born at Blytheville and raised in Manila, he was the son of the late William and Sarah Lee Edwards Hitchcock and had been a lifelong resident of Northeast Arkansas. ...
Maurice Gene Jorn (02/07/17)
Maurice Gene Jorn, 75, of Jonesboro, passed from this life Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in East St. Louis, Ill., he was the son of the late Clarence Ivy and Margarite Jordan Jorn and was raised in St Louis, Mo. ...
Jewel Porter "JP" White (02/03/17)
Silsbee, Texas -- Memorial services for Jewel Porter "JP" White, 93, of Silsbee will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee, Texas. Mr. White passed away Feb. 1, 2017, at his residence in Silsbee. ...
Elizabeth "Liz" Carmichael (02/03/17)
Jonesboro -- Elizabeth "Liz" Carmichael, 67, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. Liz was born Oct. 9, 1949, in Caraway to the late Ollie and Laura Brooks Boyd. She was a retired cosmetologist of 50 years and retired in 2016 from NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital of 20 years. ...
Lois Fleeman (01/31/17)
Lois Fleeman, 76, of Selma, Ala., passed from this life Jan. 30, 2017, at the Vaughan Regional Medical Center in Selma. She was the daughter of the late William and Velma Fleeman Riggs and had lived much of her life in Manila...
Ralph Peyton (01/31/17)
Ralph Peyton, 79, of Manila, passed from this life Jan. 29, 2017, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Milligan Ridge he was the son of the late Clifford and Mary Jane Hicks Peyton and was raised in the Manila area. ...
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    My husband and I have gotten into the habit of getting our tax returns done early. We’ve done this ever since our eldest went off to college in 2013. You see, when you file for financial aid, you need your tax returns ASAP in order to meet college financial aid deadlines. With the new FAFSA […]
  • Scandal Takes the Cake for Upcoming 100th Episode
    Where does the time go? Seems like it was just April 5, 2012 when the first episode of the political thriller Scandal aired on ABC and ignited a fandom frenzy. Olivia Pope & Associates, the fictitious crisis management firm, has officially handled 100 episodes! The people behind the hugely successful show, such as Channing Dungey, president […]
  • Take a Virtual Tour of First Ladies’ Homes
    Here are the historical homes of many of our nation’s first ladies, some open to the public and others kept as private residences. Launch the gallery to see even more first ladies’ homes. (Research courtesy of Carl Sferrazza Anthony, The National First Ladies’ Library historian. Additional research by Solana Hawkenson.) Louisa Adams The Old House at Peace […]
  • Nexus4: Connect the dots – February 26
    To solve online, click the link below the puzzle. How to play Nexus4 Also, try Nexus4 for beginners and Other Nexus4’s Solve online (thanks to J. Eric Ivancich) About Nexus Puzzles If you like Numbrix, try Jadium, (usually) a harder version. View the original at Parade or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+
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    How to play Jadium Also, try Nexus4 puzzles Monday and Tuesday – 16 givens, Wednesday to Sunday – 4 to 15 givens To solve online, copy the puzzle between the delimiters (the date and the nine puzzle rows), then click here for where to paste the copied puzzle. (Thanks to Kenneth R. Whitaker.) *** February 26, 2017 __ __ […]
  • Numbrix 9 – February 26
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  • 12 Oscar Facts That Might Surprise You
    This Sunday, several hundred million viewers from around the globe will be watching the 89th Academy Awards and wondering who will bring home the 13½ inch, 8½ pound golden-plated guy. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the show will be broadcast live from the 3,400 seat Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The very first Oscar ceremony was held in the Blossom Room […]
  • Expert Dog Nail-Trimming Tips — A Stress-Free Pedicure for You and Your Pup
    Instead of dreading Buddy’s pedicure, ease the task with this pet nail-trimming primer from Krista Magnifico, DVM, a Maryland veter­inarian and founder of pawbly.com, a free online resource for expert answers to pet-related questions. Get a Grip Nail trimming is a two-person job, Magnifico says. One person holds the dog and the other trims. If […]
  • What Marilyn Reads
    In your interview, you stated that you haven’t read a novel in years. (December 23, 2016) This really surprised me. I always thought that reading was an excellent way to keep your brain sharp. I would be very interested in hearing your opinion about this. –-Jill Haslam in Holladay, Utah I spend plenty of time reading and […]
  • Nexus4: Connect the dots – February 25
    To solve online, click the link below the puzzle. How to play Nexus4 Also, try Nexus4 for beginners and Other Nexus4’s Solve online (thanks to J. Eric Ivancich) About Nexus Puzzles If you like Numbrix, try Jadium, (usually) a harder version. View the original at Parade or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Google+