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Stories from Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Manila School Board makes final offer in Wagner case (07/27/05)
The Manila School Board's offer of a cash settlement of $48,672 in the case of former superintendent Charlotte Wagner was rejected, and during Thursday's regular meeting the board once again discussed options. Wagner is asking for a settlement of $60,840.82 and the Manila board, while not willing to pay the full amount, has made several attempts to settle. It is possible that the district's insurance company, Summit Risk Services, will pay part of the settlement...
Linnie Hill turns 102 July 13 (07/27/05)
Town Crier News Staff Linnie Minton Cole Hill was honored on her 102 birthday Wednesday, July 13. Residents and staff at Monette Manor joined her for cake, ice cream, well wishes and birthday balloons. Ms. Hill was born July 13, 1903, the daughter of Amanda and Zach Minton. ...
*»¿Leachville Police Department linking up with Search my Home Town.com to list registered sexual offenders. (07/27/05)
Barry and Bryan Kirby, owners of Search My Home Town.com (SMHT), have joined forces with area police departments to better inform citizens about sexual offenders living in their neighborhoods. All registered sex offenders in the State of Arkansas are required to submit to assessment by the Sex Offender Screening and Risk Assessment Program coordinated by the Arkansas Department of Correction. ...
*»¿Leachville Council OKs clean-up ordinance rewrite (07/27/05)
The Leachville City Council discussed financial reports, grants, and ordinances at the regular council meeting Monday, July 11. The council approved the six month financial report, as presented by City Clerk Ruth Ann Keith, and approved publication of the report...
*»¿Rodeo topic of Caraway City Council (07/27/05)
The Caraway City Council formulated plans for next yearâ*™s fourth of July celebration at the city council meeting July 13. Alderman Bo James recommended the rodeo be brought back to the Fourth of July celebration next year and the operation of the fire works display and rodeo attraction, inside the park walls, be turned back over to the Caraway Lions Club for management...
Manila Council reads for NIMS training (07/27/05)
Bob Lewis of the Gosnell Police Department and the Mississippi County Office of Emergency Services staff spoke to the Manila City Council at its regular meeting Monday, July 18, about the national incident management system, or NIMS, training. Lewis, who is one of the county's NIMS trainers, told the council that NIMS came about by federal mandate and not complying with the training could affect federal monies agencies receive. ...
Refuge manager named (07/27/05)
The Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge has a new manager this week. Jeremy Bennett, who has served as temporary manager at the refuge permanently, was assigned this week as full time refuge manager, and will officially take that post Monday. Bennett, 27, was assigned as acting refuge manager for four months in 2004. His assignment ended when Aaron Mize was assigned to the refuge permanently as biotechnician. Mize still works at the refuge in that capacity...
Jones celebrates 102nd birthday (07/27/05)
Floy Jones of Lake City celebrated her 102nd birthday Saturday, July 9, at the home of her daughter Dorothy Timms, and was surrounded by a host of family and friends, of all ages. Timms provided a large red and white cake for her mother and served it with large amounts of ice cream, one of Mrs. ...
C.B. "Sonny" Mathis (07/27/05)
C.B. "Sonny" Mathis, 77, of Leachville, died Friday, July 15, 2005, at Monette Manor Nursing Home. Born at Black Oak, he was the son of the late Claude Horatio and Mary Ollie Bishoff Mathis and was a lifelong resident. He was a retired electronics technician and was also retired from Advance Printing Corporation. Mr. Mathis was a Navy veteran of WWII and a life-time member of the Veterans of Foreigh Wars. He was a member of the Leachville United Methodist Church...
Harold Dale Chipman (07/27/05)
Harold Dale Chipman, 75, of Manila, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Caraway he was the son of the late John and Ethel Meadows Chipman and was raised south of Manila in the Sixteen Community. He moved to Aurora, Ill., in 1952 where he managed J&L Oil Company. ...
Mary Holliman (07/27/05)
Mary Holliman, 58, died July 18, 2005, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Born in Quitman, she had lived in Lake City for the past 18 years, formerly of Rivervale. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Lubie and Jennie Holliman; a sister, Jennie Vee Massey, and a brother, Leon Holliman...
Ruby Roberds Denison (07/27/05)
Ruby Roberds Denison, 83, of Leachville, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born at Adkins, she was the daughter of the late James and Gracie Osborne Roberds and had been a Leachville resident since 1937. She was a homemaker and a member of the Leachville Church of God...
Hazel Geneva Pate (07/27/05)
Hazel Geneva Pate, 84, of Leachville, widow of Burnice "Bud" Pate, died Thursday, July 21, 2005, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born at Malden, Mo., she was the daughter of Edward and Cindy Riggs Sneed and a lifelong resident of Leachville. She was a homemaker and member of Leachville Second Baptist Church...
Herbert "Papa" Ryckman (07/27/05)
Herbert "Papa" Attrill Ryckman, 84, of Williford, formerly of Osceola, died Wednesday, July 13, at White River Medical Center at Batesville. Born at Vallejo, Calif., he was a navy veteran of World War II. He received a number of decorations during his military service. After his discharge, he was a member of the Naval Reserve. He retired as a maintenance manager for American Greetings Corp...
Sherman Devon Martin (07/27/05)
Sherman Devon Martin, 72, of Lake City died Thursday, July 21, 2005, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. A native to the Nettleton community, he lived most of his life at Lake City where he operated Martin Auto Parts and Service Station. He had been active in the Lake City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department and was a member of Southwest Church of Christ...
Wilma Blackwell (07/27/05)
Wilma Blackwell, 59, of Harrisburg died Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Joiner, she was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, William "Bud" Jackson of Harrisburg; two daughters, Dorie Catherine Lee Blackwell and Barbie L. ...
Buddy Wayne Hurley (07/27/05)
Buddy Wayne Hurley, 40, of Manila died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at his residence. Born at Manila, he was a truck driver for Buddy Hurley's Trucking Co. and was a member of First United Pentecostal Church. Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Hurley of Manila; his father, Bud Hurley of Manila; his mother, Violet Hurley of Manila; a son, B.J. Hurley of Manila; a sister, Sherry Marie Hurley of Manila; and a brother, Terry Lee Hurley of Manila...
Kathryn Broom (07/27/05)
Cornelia Kathryn Broom, 90, of Manila, widow of Lucian Broom, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born Oct. 1, 1914, at Manila, she was the daughter of the late A.C. and Roxie Cherry Reed and had been a lifelong Manila resident. She was a member of the Manila First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women...
Harriet "Lucille" Rice (07/27/05)
Harriet "Lucille" Rice, 85, of Manila died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Bob and Bertha Stanfill Hutton and had been a lifelong Manila resident. She was the former owner/operator of the City Cafe and later Lucille's Cafe both located in Manila and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Hutton of Knoxville, Tenn...