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Stories from Wednesday, June 22, 2005

New teachers hired at BIC (06/22/05)
The Buffalo Island Central board of directors met on Monday evening, June 13, and adopted a new drug testing program, accepted resignations, hired new personnel and discussed potential relocation of grade levels. Wes Henry, with National Med Test, addressed the board concerning random drug testing for all school employees. ...
Lewis to retire after 36 years with Farm Credit (06/22/05)
"Every career has several milestones, and I have reached my last one," said Steve Lewis, chief credit officer with Farm Credit Services in Jonesboro. "With mixed emotions, I announce my plans to retire June 30 after 36 years with Farm Credit." With those words, Lewis will embark on a new, exciting chapter in his life...
Manila School Board accepts gym AC bid (06/22/05)
Manila School Board members worked through a long agenda Thursday evening, accepting bids for gymnasium air conditioning project, accepting resignations, hiring new personnel, and setting a dollar amount for a proposed settlement in a pending lawsuit with former Superintendent Charolette Wagner...
Father remembered (06/22/05)
The front page of The Town Crier in 1980 carried the tragic story of the June 19 farm accident that claimed the lives of two prominent Leachville citizens, Bernard Milligan, 49, and J.W. Sharp, 57. June 19, 1980, was on Thursday and the accident happened in the early hours on the Milligan farm about three miles south of the Carmi community...
Manila Farmers Market team wins championship (06/22/05)
The 7-8 year old machine pitch Farmers Market Team of Manila won the Arkansas District 4 East Area Tournament of Champions. The Little League Tournament was held in Blytheville on June 11-12. This is Manila's first year to participate in the Little League division. ...
Tommie Bell Holden - Lake City (06/22/05)
Tommie Bell Holden of Lake City died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at her residence. Born at Monette, she lived in the Monette area all of her life. A homemaker, she ran a grocery store in the Popular Ridge Community and sold Avon. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake City...
Albert "Ray" Davis - Jonesboro (06/22/05)
Albert "Ray" Davis, 90, of Jonesboro died Friday, June 17, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center. Born at Williford, he moved to Bay at the age of nine and was a resident of the Bay and Jonesboro areas most of his life. He was a retired farmer and member of the Church of Christ on Washington Avenue...
Betty Wilene McCoy - Monette (06/22/05)
Betty Wilene McCoy, 67, of Monette, died Thursday, June 16, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Harrisburg, she was the daughter of Earl and Minnie Merritt Jones and had been a Monette area resident for the past 36 years. She was a charter member of the Leachville Second Baptist Church...
Amzier Rainwater - Maynard (06/22/05)
Amzier Rainwater, 65, of Maynard died Monday, June 13, 2005, at his home. Born at Eleven Point, he was a heavy equipment operator. Survivors include his wife, Linda Gail Barnett Rainwater of Maynard; three sons, Greg Rainwater of Lake City, Mark Rainwater of Pocahontas, and Joseph "Joe" Rainwater of Maryville, Tenn.; a daughter, Sheila Quarterman of Pocahontas; six brothers, Richard Rainwater of Walnut Ridge, John Rainwater of Warm Springs, David Rainwater of Pocahontas, Ronnie Rainwater of Maynard, Phillip Rainwater of Winchester, Ky., and Bill Rainwater of Boss, Mo.; four sisters, Geneva Allen of Maynard, Clara Chesser of Stokes, Doris Tunstall of Nashville, Tenn., and Virginia Hilton of Warrenton, Mo.; four grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.. ...
Vela M. Rodgers - Manila (06/22/05)
Vela M. Rodgers, 87, of Manila died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Manila Nursing Center. Born in Mississippi County, she was a lifelong Manila resident, a retired nurses aide and of the Pentecostal belief. Survivors include five sons, Kenneth Hatley of Comanche, Texas, Gerald Hatley of Pascagoula, Miss., Carroll Ray Galloway of Leachville, Jerry Galloway of Hamilton, Texas, and Eddy Galloway of Manila, and a brother, Olzo Green of Manila; 23 grandhcildren and many great-grandchildren...
Paula I. Stracener - West Ridge (06/22/05)
Paula I. Stracener, 35, of West Ridge died Monday, June 13, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center at Jonesboro. Born at St. Louis, she lived most of her life in the Keiser, Joiner and Osceola areas before moving to West Ridge. A homemaker, she was a member of the Pentecostal Church...
Jason Daniel Lunsford - Osceola (06/22/05)
Jason Daniel Lunsford, 65, of Osceola died Friday, June 17, 2005, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Etowah, he was a lifetime resident of Mississippi County. He was a member of Etowah Pentecostal church of God, an auctioneer and a member of the Teamsters Union. He retired from Gordon Truck Line after working as a driver for 20 years, and he was a retired horse trader...