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Stories from Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Mrs. Mitchell celebrates 106 years (02/15/06)
Rebecca Mitchell was honored at Monette Manor on Wednesday, Feb. 8, in recognition of her 106th birthday with her first party of the week. Family and friends gathered to share her special day. Several of her family members could not make it to the party on Wednesday, so a second party was held on Saturday...
Riverside Jr. High Quiz Bowl team wins first place (02/15/06)
Riverside Junior High Quiz Bowl team won first place in the Quiz Bowl competition held at Bay on Saturday, Feb. 4. Members of the team are Cam Casey-captain, Katey Campbell, Nick Bagley, Bryan Poe, Ashley Calvert, Kyley Campbell, Amy Morley, Ashley Morley and Kara Gross...
EMS Auction is Saturday (02/15/06)
The annual Buffalo Island EMS Auction will be held Saturday at the Buffalo Island Central elementary cafeteria in Monette beginning at 10 a.m. All proceeds from the auction will go to the ambulance service. The Buffalo Island EMS ambulance service, based in Monette, serves the entire area and has been a long time asset to the communities. It is a nonprofit ambulance service. The number to call is 486-5452...
FFA Alumni auction set for Feb. 24 (02/15/06)
The Manila Future Farmers of America (FFA) Alumni Association will host their ninth annual dinner and auction Friday, Feb. 24. The event will be held at the Manila Community Center. The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the auction at 7 p.m...
Caraway PD officers hired (02/15/06)
Caraway city councilmen hired two new part-time policemen last week to fill vacancies left by recent resignations. After a half hour of deliberations in executive session, the council voted unanimously to confirm Police Chief Jerry Vaughn's recommendation to hire Shannon Kelems and Adam Reed as new part-time officers, beginning immediately. The police staff currently consists of Toby Rand, full-time officer, assisted by Chuck Nichols and Dwight Whittenburg, auxiliary policemen...
Dunigan's Late Basket Lifts Lady Rebels Past Manila (02/15/06)
Riverside's Sam Dunigan drove the baseline, banked home a five footer and was fouled with one second left giving the Rebels a thrilling 51-48 victory over rival Manila Monday night at Caraway. Dunigan converted the free throw, giving Riverside a three point lead. All Manila could do was inbound the ball, but the buzzer sounded before the Lady Lions could get off a shot...
BIC junior boys and girls bow out in District (02/15/06)
Both Buffalo Island Central junior high basketball teams saw their seasons come to an end last week in the Junior High District Tournament at Monette. BIC's junior boys lost a heartbreaker in overtime when Marmaduke came away with a 46-38 victory in the semi-finals of the tournament...
Rebels shoot way past Manila (02/15/06)
Riverside torched the nets with a 9-11 performance in the fourth quarter as the Rebels blew open a tight game, defeating Manila 62-43 Tuesday night in senior boys non-conference basketball action at Caraway. The Rebels held a slim 40-35 lead entering the final quarter but pulled away by hitting three of their four shots from beyond the three point arc while going six for seven within the paint. ...
Junior Lady Rebels reach District Tourney championship game (02/15/06)
Riverside Lady Rebels avoided a major upset as they slipped past Marmaduke 37-36 in the semi-finals of the 3AA North Junior High District Tournament Saturday night at Monette. Riverside led 34-33 in the closing seconds when Lady Rebel Morgan Emery went to the foul line and made the front end of a one and one to give the Rebels a 35-33 lead. Emery missed the second free shot but Briana Driver grabbed the rebound and put in the stick back to give Riverside a 37-33 edge...
Junior Rebels District comeback bid falls just short (02/15/06)
Riverside Junior Rebels were hoping the third time would be the charm against the Bay Yellowjackets when the two teams clashed in the first round of the 3AA North Junior High District Tournament Monday afternoon at Monette. But as in the other two meetings, Bay was able to pull out another close victory as the Jackets ended the Rebel's season with a hard fought 50-44 win...
Junior Lady Lions win District Tournament Championship (02/15/06)
Friday's winter snow storm postponed the Manila Lady Lions Junior District Tournament semi-final game, but it didn't stop Manila from capturing the championship. The semi-finals were moved to Saturday afternoon at 1:00 when the Lady Lions rolled over Trumann 55-21, setting up a 7:15 p.m. Saturday night championship showdown with regular season champ Osceola...
Manila junior boys see season end While Lady Lions march on (02/15/06)
Manila Junior Lady Lions continued their season with an easy 70-26 win over Marianna while the Manila boys saw their season come to an end when Rivercrest knocked off the Junior Lions 51-29 in first round action of the 3AAA South Junior District Tournament last week at Manila...
Taylor passes Layne to become BIC's all-time leading scorer (02/15/06)
There is an old saying, "Records are meant to be broken." But when Chip Layne poured in 3,316 career points from 1990-1993 during his career at Buffalo Island Central, it was one record that seemed to be as safe as Pistol Pete Maravich's NCAA career scoring mark which has stood for over 40 years...
Lady Mustangs steamroll Armorel (02/15/06)
Buffalo Island Central placed three players in double figures as the Lady Mustangs raced past Armorel 58-36 in senior girls basketball action Thursday night. Jessica Shepard and Kasey Garrett pumped in 13 points apiece while Nan Lee Bridges added 11 more, sending the Lady Mustangs to their 28th win of the season against six defeats. ...
William M. Davis - Leachville (02/15/06)
William M. "Nook" Davis, 91, of Leachville, died Sunday, February 5, 2006 at his residence. Born in Monetteon Dec. 20, 1914, he lived his lifetime in Leachville. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist belief. He was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran...
Anna Mable Shockley - Manila (02/15/06)
Anna Mable Shockley, 87, of Manila, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Ogden, she was the daughter of the late T.L. "Bud" and Minnie Mae Fletcher Goodman and had lived most of her life on Buffalo Island. She had lived in Manila for the past 18 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Ginger Brown - Monette (02/15/06)
Ginger Brown, 75, of Monette died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Springfield, Mo., she had lived in Monette and the Black Oak area since 1952. She was a homemaker and a member of Monette Methodist Church. She was the widow of George Brown, who died in 1996, and was preceded in death by her parents, John and Marion McElvancy Allbright...
Ruby Elizabeth Parks Ray - Monette (02/15/06)
Ruby Elizabeth Parks Ray, 88, of Monette died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Pleasant Plains, she lived her lifetime in Monette. She was retired from Monette First Baptist Church nursery with 25 years of service. She was a member of Monette Senior Citizens, where she participated in the statewide Senior Olympics competition, winning several awards. She was a member of Monette First Baptist Church...
Barbara Nunnally Wideman - Memphis, Tenn. (02/15/06)
Barbara Nunnally Wideman, 62, of Memphis, Tenn., and formerly of Tyronza, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, at her home. She was born in Orlando, Fla., and was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Richard Wideman, of Memphis; her mother, Mildred Nunnally, of Manila; sons, Randy Wideman of Horn Lake, Miss., Ray Wideman, also of Horn Lake, and Adam Wideman, of Memphis, Tenn.; daughters, Theresa Sours of Jacksonville, Fla., Michelle Cravens of Lexington, Tenn.; brothers, Ronald Nunnally of Lake City and Donald Nunnally of Manila; 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.. ...
Peggy Ruth Mathis - Leachville (02/15/06)
Peggy Ruth Mathis, 76, of Leachville, widow of C.B. "Sonny" Mathis, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2005, at her home. Born at Monette, she was the daughter of the late Guyman and Gladys Gibson Nall and had lived most of her life in Leachville. She was a retired bookkeeper and member of the Leachville First United Methodist Church...
Clifton Leon Dunlap - Leachville (02/15/06)
Clifton Leon Dunlap, 59, of Leachville, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Monette he was the son of the late Harlan Lee and Pearline Pruitt Dunlap and was a lifelong Leachville area resident. He was a 1964 graduate of Leachville High School, U.S. Army veteran and a retired service manager for Baker Implement Company in Blytheville...
Roxie Mildred Rice - Lepanto (02/15/06)
Roxie Mildred Rice, 77, of Lepanto, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God. She was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Judy Rice; her parents; a sister; three brothers; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren...