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Stories from Thursday, March 2, 2006

Ninth Annual FFA Alumni Auction draws large crowd (03/02/06)
The ninth annual Future Farmers of America Alumni dinner/auction was held on Friday, Feb. 24 with over 300 attending. The dinner was catered by Ed's Catfish House. Members of the Manila High School FFA assisted in serving the dinner and with the auction...
Manila Council agrees to order more weather radios (03/02/06)
Manila Mayor Clifford Veach informed city council members the city had received the balance of the 200 hand-held weather radios and 100 larger, dual purpose weather radios. Veach displayed both models at the regular February meeting on Monday evening...
Lady Rebels fall short in Region 4 Tournament (03/02/06)
East Poinsett County used a 16-0 run early in the fourth quarter to break open a close game as the Lady Warriors ended Riverside's season by eliminating the Lady Rebels 62-50 in the first round of the Region 4 Tournament Wednesday at Earle. The Lady Rebels stayed within striking distance throughout the game as they battled the top seeded and once beaten Lady Warriors before falling to a barrage of three pointers in the decisive final period...
BIC ousts Riverside, advances to State Tournament (03/02/06)
The stakes were as high as they could get Friday night when arch rivals Riverside and Buffalo Island Central met in the semi-finals of the Region 4 Tournament at Earle. It marked the fifth meeting of the year between the two old foes, but it was the more experienced and defending BIC State Champions that came out on top with a 58-43 win and a spot in the this week's State Tournament at Jessieville...
Mustangs race past Indians 88-77 in Regional opener (03/02/06)
Brooks Taylor poured in 35 points, including a perfect 12-12 performance from the free throw line, and the Buffalo Island Central Mustangs built an early lead and held on for a 88-77 first round victory in the Region 4 Tournament Wednesday at Earle...
Lady Mustangs pound Turrell 52-27 (03/02/06)
Buffalo Island Central used a stifling and suffocating full court press as the Lady Mustangs mauled Turrell 52-27 in first round action of the Region 4 Tournament Wednesday afternoon at Earle. Turrell scored the first two points before BIC came back to run off the game's next 14 points to close the first quarter with a 14-2 advantage. ...
Lady Mustangs Gain First Ever State Tourney Berth (03/02/06)
Buffalo Island Central's boys basketball team has experienced lots of success over the years, including three State Championships. Despite a stellar season last year, the Lady Mustangs fell one game short of their bid to reach their first ever State Tournament when they lost to Piggott in last year's Regional semi-finals on the Mustang's own home court. ...
EPC nips Lady Mustangs 76-74 in overtime (03/02/06)
Buffalo Island used the momentum of their semi-final victory over Marmaduke to build a 42-32 halftime lead against East Poinsett County in Saturday night's Region 4 Championship game at Earle. But led by the Madden sisters, the Lady Warriors rallied in the second half and came away with a thrilling 76-74 overtime win to claim the regional title...
Earle rips Mustangs Bulldogs claim Region 4 Title (03/02/06)
Buffalo Island Central is used to handing out lopsided whippings to their opponents. But Saturday night in front of a jam packed gymnasium at Earle, the shoe was on the other foot as the Earle Bulldogs flexed their muscles, pounding the defending State Champions 66-38...
Rebels Shoot Down Rockets in Region 4 Tournament (03/02/06)
Jordan Adcock and Garrett Weaver combined for 47 points while Tyler Timms dished out 13 assists as the Riverside Rebels clicked on all cylinders in dismantling the Turrell Rockets 73-54 Thursday to advance to a semi-final showdown with arch-rival Buffalo Island Central in the Region 4 Tournament at Earle...
Joe Bill Tucker - Manila (03/02/06)
Joe Bill Tucker, 86, of Manila, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at his residence. Born in the Sandy Ridge Community, he was the son of the late Tony and Emily Grace Hoover Tucker and had been a longtime Manila area resident where he owned and operated Tucker's Pool Room, a popular recreation center that was known for its food. ...
Todd Lavell Pruitt - Monette (03/02/06)
Todd Lavell Pruitt, 40, of Monette, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Jonesboro, he lived his lifetime in Monette. He was a receiving clerk at Colson Caster Company in Monette and was of the Assembly of God belief. He was an avid Cardinal and Razorback fan and golf player...
Gledis Mae Hill - Monette (03/02/06)
Gledis Mae Hill, 94, of Monette, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Rector, she lived most of her life in the Buffalo Island area. She was a homemaker and a member of Black Oak First Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughters, Glenda Brenner Gower of Monette, Linda Dees of Rockford, Ill., Virginia Brown of Simi Valley, Calif., and Kathleen Milligan of Lancaster, Calif.; and a son, Vernon Hill, of Lake City...
Norman Walter Garver - Leachville (03/02/06)
Norman Walter Garver, the son of the late Gustav and Pauline Rauhut Garver and husband of Billie Fern Pylant Garver, died at the age of 86 on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. He was father to Gloria Adele Horwath of Chicago, Bette Jean Huet of Northport, Ala., and Ann Evelyn DeStefano of Sugarland, Texas. ...
Samuel "S.E." Crews Jr. - Lake City (03/02/06)
Samuel "S.E." Crews Jr., 73, of Lake City died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, in NEA Medical Center at Jonesboro. Born in Bay, he taught school at Bay and Arkansas State University and retired from Trumann High School. He attended Liberty Gospel Church...