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Stories from Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Leachville receives $18,00 from anonymous donor (02/22/06)
The Leachville city council voted Monday, Feb. 6, to purchase a new police car after a pledge of matching funds from an anonymous donor. "The people in our community are always wanting to find ways to help out the city," Mayor Ralph Wells said. "We had a private business agree to pay half of the cost of a police vehicle, if the city would pay the other half. This was very generous."...
Manila School Board hears committee report (02/22/06)
Town Crier News Staff Manila School Board members heard a report of the extracurricular activities committee during the regular February meeting from two members, Fred Fleeman and Junior Wise. The committee was appointed by the school board to research and review additional activities for students...
BIC School Board explores Pre-K program (02/22/06)
Buffalo Island Central School board of directors met Monday night, Feb. 13, and made plans to implement a new Pre-K program in the district for the 2006-07 school year, approved renewal of building principal's contracts, and heard from two Riverside school board members on feasibility of combining districts...
Lady Rebels Grab Spot in Regionals (02/22/06)
Riverside scored early and often as they built up a commanding 28-7 first period lead en route to a convincing 70-43 victory over Bay in the quarter-finals of the 3AA North District Tournament Tuesday afternoon at Marmaduke. The win sends the Lady Rebels into the Region 4 Tournament beginning Wednesday at Earle...
Junior Lady Rebels claim 3AA North tourney title (02/22/06)
Same teams, different results. Riverside's Junior Lady Rebels got revenge for last year's loss in the 3AA North District Championship game against Maynard by knocking off the number one seeded Tigers 38-33 in Monday night's weather delayed 2006 title game at Monette...
Manila girls, boys bow out in 3AAA South District Tournament (02/22/06)
Michelle Daniel pumped in 19 points to lead three Manila players in double figures as the Lady Lions opened the 3AAA South District Tournament rolling by Marianna 59-42 Tuesday night at Harrisburg. Rachel Cheadle scored 13 points while Katie Veach added 12 more as the Lady Lions secured a spot in the semi-finals against top seeded Rivercrest...
Shepard and Bridges Lead Lady Mustangs Past Riverside (02/22/06)
Buffalo Island Central's dynamic duo of Jessica Shepard and Nan Lee Bridges combined for 55 points, four more than the entire Riverside team, as the Lady Mustangs raced past their arch-rivals 65-51 in the semi-finals of the 3AA North District Tournament Wednesday night at Marmaduke...
Mustangs rip Rebels 74-47 (02/22/06)
Buffalo Island Central could do not wrong while Riverside did little right and the scoreboard told the story as the Mustangs stampeded the Rebels 74-47 in the semi-finals of the 3AA North Conference District Tournament Thursday night at Marmaduke. The Mustangs came out with both barrels blazing as they ripped five straight three pointers to start the game and had the Rebels down 15-3 almost before Riverside had peeled off their warmup jerseys. ...
Lady Mustangs Capture 3AA North District Title (02/22/06)
Nan Lee Bridges has been hitting big shots for Mike Kinard's Buffalo Island Central Lady Mustangs for six years now. The senior guard hit one of the biggest of her career Friday night at Marmaduke, propelling the Lady Mustangs to a 62-53 victory over Piggott. The win gave BIC the 3AA North Conference District Tournament Championship...
Mustangs Capture Sixth Straight District Tourament Championship (02/22/06)
It is hard to imagine that the defending state champions would be getting a lack of respect from any team. If that was the case, the Mustangs grabbed everyone's attention including Maynard's as they slapped the Tigers 90-78 Friday night to secure their sixth straight 3AA North Conference District Tournament Championship at Marmaduke...
Rebels gain revenge, whip Bobcats 66-47 (02/22/06)
Riverside found themselves with their backs against the wall Wednesday night when they faced the Walnut Ridge Bobcats in the quarter-finals of the 3AA North District Tournament at Marmaduke. With their season hanging in the balance, the Rebels were playing a team that had beaten them both times during the regular season and entered the game without their captain and leader, senior point guard Tyler Timms, who tore a ligament in his foot in Monday night's game with Rector...
Lela Evangeline Swihart - Leachville (02/22/06)
Lela Evangeline Swihart, 93, of Leachville, widow of J.L. Swihart, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. Born at Hornersville, Mo., she was the daughter of the late W.W. and Ruth Painter Branum and had lived most of her life in Leachville. She was a farmer's wife, homemaker and member of the Leachville First United Methodist Church...
Tammy Sue Shasteen - Caraway (02/22/06)
Tammy Sue Shasteen, 36, of Caraway, died Thursday morning, Feb. 16, 2006, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Oct. 15, 1969, she was a lifetime resident of Caraway. She was a 1988 graduate of Riverside High school and received a plaque for being the Riverside Rebels Number One Fan. She was very active in church, worked as a candy striper for Methodist Hospital for two years and loved Riverside Rebels basketball. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Caraway...
Violet Dorothy Jones - Leachville (02/22/06)
Violet Dorothy Jones, 83, of Leachville, widow of James C. Jones, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at her residence. Born in Black Oak, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Julia Gray Brooks. She had been a longtime Leachville area resident and had lived many years in Flint, Mich., and New Albany, Miss., before returning to Leachville in 1991...
Hershel Leslie Copeland - Caraway (02/22/06)
Hershel Leslie Copeland, 74, of Caraway, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Booneville, Miss., he lived most of his life in Arkansas. He was a retired janitor from Osceola Shoe Factory and of the Baptist belief...
Wilma Gean Brewer - Caraway (02/22/06)
Wilma Gean Brewer, 60, of caraway, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at her home. She was born April 10, 1945, at Manila. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of God in Prophecy in Caraway. She is survived by her husband, James Brewer, of Caraway; a daughter, Amy Bohannan, of Dyess; two sons, Gregory Baugus and Danny Baugus, both of Caraway; a sister, Elsie Grubbs, of Milligan Ridge; three grandchildren, Heather Chambers and Cody Bohannan of Dyess, Sara Baugus of Hot Springs...