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Stories from Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Johnny Cash memorial in the maing at Dyess (02/01/06)
Townspeople and historians met at Dyess city hall on Friday to establish a Dyess-Johnny Cash Memorial and make plans for a year of celebrations and fundraisers. "We have been dreaming about paying tribute to Johnny Cash and the Dyess Colony and felt this was the year to do it with the release of the hit movie Walk The Line," said Dyess Mayor Larry Sims. ...
Student arrested in Manila School incident (02/01/06)
A Manila High School student was taken into custody on Friday morning following a two day police investigation concerning a threatening message written on a bathroom wall. According to Superintendent Pam Castor, a message, "tomorrow a school shooting," was found written on the high school bathroom wall late Tuesday afternoon...
$112,500 grant to benefit Monette parks (02/01/06)
The City of Monette received notification Jan. 10 from Governor Mike Huckabee the city had been awarded a $112,500 matching grant from the Department of Parks and Tourism. Mayor David Fletcher shared the news with aldermen during the Jan. 23 council meeting...
BIC Wraps up fourth straight Conference title (02/01/06)
Buffalo Island Central took the rubber match with bitter rival Riverside and in the process claimed their fourth straight 3AA North Conference championship before a packed gym Tuesday night at Caraway. The Mustangs' 59-50 victory was also the team's 56th straight league win. The win also secured BIC the number one seed in the upcoming 3AA North District tournament at Marmaduke...
Lady Mustangs clinch 3AA North Conference Championship (02/01/06)
Buffalo Island Central sank 23-29 free throws, including a 12-12 performance by senior Nan Lee Bridges, as the Lady Mustangs clinched their second straight 3AA North Conference championship with a 53-39 victory over arch-rival Riverside Thursday night at Caraway...
Campbell gets suprise celebration from former team (02/01/06)
Buster Campbell was 26 years old when he took the Caraway Tigers to their one and only Northeast Arkansas Invitational Championship in 1980. Twenty six years later, the 52-year old Campbell led the Riverside Rebels to their first ever NEA Title. After celebrating this season's championship, several members of the 1980 NEA Championship team and their families decided to surprise Coach Campbell with a reunion and celebration of their own...
Lady Lions Roar past Marked Tree (02/01/06)
Michelle Daniel scorched the nets for 41 points as the Manila Lady Lions split a pair of 3AAA South Conference match-ups last week in senior girls high school basketball action. Daniel pumped in 17 points, sending the Lady Lions past Marked Tree 53-39 Tuesday night at Manila. Roccio Bedolla also hit double digits, scoring 14 points...
Lions clip Wildcats on Parker's jumper (02/01/06)
Jackey Parker banged home a 15-foot jump shot from the baseline with only two seconds remaining as Manila pulled out a thrilling 37-35 win over Trumann in 3AAA South action Friday night at Manila. The Lions (9-14, 4-6) roared from behind, outscoring the Wildcats 13-2 in the fourth quarter to pull out the victory. Manila entered the final quarter trailing Trumann 33-24 but clawed their way back to earn the conference win when Parker swished the game winner...
Riverside picks up a pair of victories (02/01/06)
Riverside picked up a pair of victories last week as the Lady Rebels knocked off a pair of 3AA North Conference foes. The Lady Rebels eased past Bay 56-53 Monday night and then pulled out a 47-44 squeaker Thursday night at Walnut Ridge. Marisa Johnson poured in 19 points and Kasey Davis added 12 to lead the Rebels over Bay. ...
Barber's Free Throw Extends Rebel's Woes (02/01/06)
Nathan Barber's free throw with 2.3 seconds left extended Riverside's misery as the Tigers clipped the Rebels 54-53 in 3AA North Conference action Friday night at Maynard. It was the Rebel's sixth straight loss and seventh defeat in their last nine games...
BIC establishes homecoming victory against Marmaduke (02/01/06)
There is an old saying, "Home is where the heart is," but at Buffalo Island Central it probably is more like, "Home is where the victories are," as the Mustangs picked up their 60th straight home win with a hard fought 63-52 homecoming decision over Marmaduke Friday night at the Monette Athletic Complex...
Riverside Shoots Down Rector 46-35 (02/01/06)
Marisa Johnson scored 20 points and Sam Dunigan added 13 more as Riverside got past Rector 46-35 in senior girls action Monday night at Caraway. Riverside used a 17-2 second quarter advantage to blow open a close game in picking up their eighth conference win of the season against three losses. The Lady Rebels held a slim 11-10 first quarter advantage before pulling away to take 28-12 lead at the half. Riverside carried a 33-17 advantage into the fourth period...
Richard Thacker - Leachville (02/01/06)
Richard Thacker, 59, of Leachville, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Strawberry, he was the son of the late Jack and Grace Tanner Thacker. He was a 1967 graduate of Poughkeepsie High School and has been a Leachville area resident for the past 40 years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Thacker was a supervisor at Emerson Electric in Paragould...
Thomas Eugene Akins - Monette (02/01/06)
Thomas Eugene Akins, 66, died Saturday Jan. 28, 2006 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro after a brief illness. He was born on Sept.17, 1939, in Manila. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Franklin Akins, and mother, Maxine Juanita Wallace. He was of the Baptist belief and enjoyed a career in farming...
Estell Edna Bell - Jonesboro (02/01/06)
Estell Edna Bell, 92, of Jonesboro formerly of Caraway, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at Jonesboro Healthcare Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Buffalo Chapel Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters-in-law, Sue Bell of Jonesboro and Winona Bell of Eudora; two sisters, Adna Taylor of Leachville, and Willie Collier of Caraway; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews...
Mary Clark - Dalton, Ga. (02/01/06)
Mary Clark, 68, of Dalton, Ga., formerly of Manila, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at Kindred Hospital in Chattanooga. Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Clark of Dalton and Tracy Hickman of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Cindy Clark of Aurora, Ill.; a sister, Lois Lee of Jonesboro; a brother, Buddy Copeland of Blytheville; grandchildren, Tiffany and Timothy Cooper, Shawn Hickman, Shaun Clark; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Tyson Cooper; long time family friend, Sandy Gee of Bethel Springs, Tenn.; nieces and nephews.. ...
Dennis S. Gillmore - Houston, Texas (02/01/06)
Dennis S. Gillmore, 60, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Cardwell, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at Memorial City Hospital in Houston. Born at Cardwell, Mo., he was the son of the late W.C. and Nina Gillmore. He was a 1964 graduate of Cardwell High School and received a B.S. ...
Charles Douglas Hale - Manila (02/01/06)
Charles Douglas Hale, 66, of Manila died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born in the Black Oak Community, he was the son of the late Charles Hale and had lived in Chicago, Ill., before returning to Manila in 1980. He was a former truck driver for Dvan Tool & Die and a member of Northside Baptist Church in Chicago...
Billy Joe Hutton - Kennett (02/01/06)
Billy Joe Hutton, 83, of Kennett, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at the Senath Nursing Center in Senath. Born at Manila he was the son of the late William Joseph and Mary Jewell Wright Hutton. He was valedictorian of the 1940 graduating class of Manila High School and later received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering form the University of Arkansas. ...
Richard Clay Miller - Monette (02/01/06)
Richard Miller, 72, son of the late Thomas Clay and Goldie Marie Stacey Miller, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Michelle Miller of Monette and Scott and Miscy Miller of Searcy; a daughter, Vicki Miller of Trumann; and grandchildren, Terry "T.J." Miller, Jr. and Courtney Miller, both of Monette...
Adell Scott Patterson - Leachville (02/01/06)
Adell Scott Patterson, 94, of Leachville died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at Monette Manor Nursing Home. She was the widow of Leroy "John" Scott and Homer Franklin Patterson. Born at Sherman, Miss., she was the daughter of the late William and Lonia Malone Brown and had been a Leachville resident for the past 63 years. She was a homemaker and member of the Leachville First Baptist Church...