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Stories from Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Manila Class of 2005 honors classmate with memorial service (05/18/05)
Tears were shared as the Manila Class of 2005 held a memorial service in honor of classmate Tonya Tomblin. Tonya, her mother, sister, and brother, died in a house fire Dec. 16. Classmates welcomed members of Tonya's family including her father, William Rinehart, sister, Amanda Hood, and grandmother, Lyvone Butler...
Last season coming to an end (05/18/05)
The final days of the last season are underway at Kennett Strawberry Patch in Leachville. The Kennett family has been in the strawberry business for 55 years. The business was started by Jimmy Kennett and the late Brian Kennett coming down through generations of Kennetts...
Salary increases approved by BIC School Board (05/18/05)
The BIC School Board approved salary increases, hired new personnel, made several reassignments and implemented a drug screening policy for employees at the meeting May 9 in the junior high library in Leachville. Administration salaries were reviewed from surrounding districts. ...
Caraway Council oks fogger purchase (05/18/05)
The Caraway City Council worked through a short agenda at the regular meeting May 12. Mayor Joe South reviewed the minutes and financial statement with the council at the beginning of the meeting. Councilman Bo James inquired about payment for commercial fireworks classes, for Barry Riley and Gary Don Hurst, to obtain a fireworks license. The license allows the holder to purchase fireworks and operate displays. Alderman Kenny Weathers also has a commercial fireworks license...
Mustang Alley welcomed to Monette (05/18/05)
A special ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Monette on May 6 to welcome Mustang Alley Ice Cream Shoppe and Deli to the business community. City officials and Beautification Committee members were on hand to officially welcome Melissa Pendergrass, owner of Mustang Alley, her family and staff to Monette. The new business is located at 102 East Drew Avenue and has a drive-through service window in the alley on the east side of the building...
BIC falls to Horatio 7-6 in State title game (05/18/05)
For the second straight year, Buffalo Island Central traveled to Fayetteville on the campus of the University of Arkansas to play for the Class AA State Championship at Baum Stadium. For the second straight year, the Mustangs came away as the bridesmaids, losing a 7-6 heartbreaker to Horatio when Tournament Most Valuable Player Dustin Wolcott delivered a two-out, two-strike, two-run single off Mustang ace Brandon Ballard to give the Lions the State Title...
Timms honored at Arkansas Twisters game (05/18/05)
Riverside Senior Cheerleader Tiffany Timms was honored Saturday, May 7, during the Arena League Football game between the Arkansas Twisters and the Green Bay Blizzard at Little Rock Alltel Arena. The Twister organization honors the state finalists for the Arkansas Wendy's High School Heisman Award between the first and second quarters of each home game. ...
Robert Preston Jones - Leachville (05/18/05)
Robert Preston Jones, 65, died May 12, 2005, at his home in Leachville. He was a retired butcher and U.S. Army veteran. He was of the Methodist belief. He lived in Leachville 20 years, formerly of Monette. He was preceded in death by his parents, Barry and Susan Jones, and a daughter, Tammy Jones...
Raymond Nathaniel Kirksey - St. Joseph, Mich. (05/18/05)
Raymond Nathaniel Kirksey, 89, of St. Joseph, Mich., died Friday, May 6, 2005, at Rose Arbor Hospital residential facility at Kalamazoo, Mich. Born in Jonesboro, he was a member of the St. Joseph Church of Christ. He was a former resident of the Hancock Community...
Bessie Griffin Hetler - Manila (05/18/05)
Bessie Griffin Hetler, 94, of Manila, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Dalton, she was the daughter of the late R.T. and Minnie Shride White and had been a Manila resident for most of her life. She is survived by a son, Dr. ...