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Stories from Wednesday, March 8, 2006

EMS Auction raises $16,000 (03/08/06)
Town Crier News Staff The annual Buffalo Island EMS Ambulance auction was held Saturday, Feb. 25, at the BIC Elementary cafeteria in Monette. The crowd was there to help support the ambulance service. Friends bid against friends in a community spirit donating to a worthy cause. It was all in fun as cakes went for over $200 and homemade peanut brittle for $75...
Specialist James McMinn welcomed home (03/08/06)
Specialist James McMinn with the U.S. Army was welcomed home from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. McMinn, a 1997 graduate of Buffalo Island Central High School, has been in the Army for three and a half years. He is married to Candy Crabtree McMinn and they have three daughters, Destiny 5, Zoe 2, and Cadence 5 months. He is the son of Buddy and Lynda McMinn of Leachville...
Renovation and construction plans discussed at council meeting (03/08/06)
The Monette City Council met in short session on Monday, Feb. 27, and discussed renovation and construction plans for their new municipal building. Two bids for work on the building were opened earlier in the month, which included Robinson Industrial Contractors for $125,350 and Wood Construction for $115,774. The contract was awarded to Wood Construction...
Lake City First Baptist welcomes new pastor (03/08/06)
Town Crier News Staff Ron and Jan Langston are settling in their new home at Lake City. Mr. Langston is the new pastor at Lake City First Baptist Church. The couple said they feel like they are coming home as they are natives of Mississippi County. They grew up near Etowah and have been gone almost 20 years serving as missionaries in Africa. Brother Ron, as he is known, has been in the ministry since 1976...
Taylor preforms excellent show in AA Tournament (03/08/06)
In what was pegged to be a match-up between the two best AA players in the state of Arkansas, Buffalo Island Central's Brooks Taylor and Junction City's James Anderson didn't disappoint a packed Jessieville Sports Arena Friday afternoon in the quarter-finals of the Class AA State Tournament...
Strong ousts Lady Mustangs (03/08/06)
Strong proved too strong for Buffalo Island Central, dominating almost every aspect of the game as the defending State Champions rolled to a 69-36 victory, ending the Lady Mustangs dream of a State Championship in the Class AA quarter-finals Friday afternoon at Jessieville...
Lady Mustangs hold off Danville (03/08/06)
It looked as though the Buffalo Island Central Lady Mustangs were about to give away their first round game against Danville in the Class AA State Basketball Tournament Tuesday afternoon at Jessieville as they committed six straight fourth quarter turnovers after holding a 49-39 lead with 4:55 left in the game...
Second half free throws help BIC advance to quarter-finals (03/08/06)
Buffalo Island Central must have wondered if they would ever get to the free throw line during Tuesday afternoon's first round match-up against Danville in the Class AA State Tournament at Jessieville. After playing the entire first half without attempting a free throw, the Mustangs paraded to the line 28 times in the second half, connecting on 23, en route to a 54-47 victory over the Little Johns to advance to the quarter-finals on Friday...
Off to Alltel Arena (03/08/06)
What a difference a week makes. A week ago Saturday, Buffalo Island Central looked like anything but a team headed for a State Championship game when Earle dismantled the Mustangs in the Regional finals. But BIC Coach Bill Taylor said after that game he still believed in his team and that they could still win the State Championship. ...
Paul Jerry Bookout, Sr. - Jonesboro (03/08/06)
Jerry P. Bookout, 72, well-known Jonesboro resident died Feb. 22, 2006. He was born Nov. 2, 1933, in Rector, the son of the late Paul Otis and Mary Bookout. Bookout is remembered for his commitment to his family and his lifelong dedication to public service as he served his community, his state and his nation. ...
Clyde Samuel "Sam" Ashabranner - Jacksonville (03/08/06)
Clyde Samuel "Sam" Ashabranner, 61 of Jacksonville, died at Rebsamen Medical Center in Jacksonville, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006. He was born in Waldron to the late H. C. and Elsie Ammons Ashabranner, Feb. 19, 1945, and was raised in Manila. He retired from Fleet Tire Service. He was a player and softball coach for many years. Currently he has been the commissioner and a board member for the Jacksonville Youth Softball Program...
Eula Mae Ward - Leachville (03/08/06)
Eula Mae Ward, 85, of Leachville, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Cardwell, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Leonard McClearn and Myrtle Potter McClearn and had lived most of her life in the Leachville area. She was the widow of Grason Ward and was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Willie Keith Davis - Leachville (03/08/06)
Willie Keith Davis, 49, of Leachville died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. He was a lifelong Leachville resident, attended Leachville High School, and was a former employee of Arlee Home Fashions. He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Fendley...
David Joe Wright - Little Rock (03/08/06)
David Joe Wright, 62, of Little Rock, died Feb. 25, 2006. He was born on May 1, 1943 in Blytheville, the son of the late David Crockett Wright and Evelyn Horner Wright. He was a member of Highland Valley United Methodist Church. David was a retired stockbroker, educator and coach. ...
Eulis Eugene Vassar - Manila (03/08/06)
Eulis Eugene Vassar, 88, of Manila, died Friday, March 3, 2006, at his home. Born at Bradyville, Tenn., he was the son of the late William and Jessie Perry Vassar and had been a Manila area resident for over 80 years. He was a retired heavy equipment operator, specializing in land leveling...
Gladys L. Smith - Monette (03/08/06)
Gladys L. Smith, 66, of Monette, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Manila, she lived in the Monette area a lifetime. She had worked at American Greetings for 22 years. She was a member of Monette First Baptist Church and was a member of the Eastern Star...
Binford Pittman - Caraway (03/08/06)
Binford "Bud" Pittman, 80, of Caraway died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006. He was born Oct. 23, 1925, the son of Ben and Ivy Moore Pittman. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Pete Pittman; and sisters, Lucy Brooks, Mattie Butler, Ada Tenalio and Eula Ramsey...
Bernard Bryce Milligan - Lake City (03/08/06)
Bernard Bryce Milligan, 48, of Lake City, formerly of Leachville, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006, at The Med in Memphis. Born at Jonesboro, he was the son of the late Bernard and Millidine Fortenberry Milligan and was a lifelong resident of this area. He was a 1975 graduate of Leachville High School and was a Baptist...
Caleb Aaron Deaton - Jonesboro (03/08/06)
Caleb Aaron Deaton, infant son of Aaron and Courtney Deaton of Jonesboro, died at the St. Bernards Medial Center on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Rhonda and Mike McNabb and Danny and Becky Andrews; paternal grandparents, Ellen and David Joe Deaton, all of Jonesboro; maternal great-grandparents, Glenda and Ronald Roach of Jonesboro and Hazel Andrews of Brookland; and paternal great-grandparents, Mary Lou Deaton and Wanda McCormick, both of Manila.. ...
Lavelle "Buzz" Bolin - Manila (03/08/06)
Lavelle "Buzz" Bolin, 65, of Manila, died Saturday, March 4, 2006. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Dora Bell Bennett Bolin and was a lifelong area resident. He was a self-employed brick mason and was a 1958 graduate of Childress High School. He was an accomplished musician and enjoyed playing the guitar and singing Merle Haggard style songs...
Nola May Brown - Leachville (03/08/06)
Nola May Brown, 96, of Leachville, died Thursday, March 2, 2006, at her home. Born at Black Oak she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Winnie Scott Mangrum and had been a Leachville resident since 1938. She was the widow of W.G. "Bill" Brown and a longtime member of the Leachville First Baptist Church...