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Stories from Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Caraway hires new PD officer (03/15/06)
The Caraway city council met in short session Thursday evening and voted to hire new full-time policeman Adam Reed. Reed's salary was set at $24,000 per year, with an additional $1,000 bonus when he has completed academy training. Mayor Joe South reported the bridge over Asher Ditch into Bowen Subdivision, where a big wash out had occurred, is scheduled to receive a new bridge...
Leachville Council OKs purchase of police car (03/15/06)
Leachville city council approved the purchase of another new police car, with support from a second anonymous donor, at the council meeting March 6. Leachville Police Chief Ken Womack related another businessman in town has offered to pay half the vehicle cost for a second police car...
Mustang Magic BIC claims second consecutive state championship (03/15/06)
Buffalo Island Central used a late fourth quarter rally to force overtime where the Mustangs outscored Altheimer 7-4 en route to their second consecutive state basketball championship, defeating the Red Devils 68-65 before 5,068 Saturday afternoon at Alltel Arena in North Little Rock...
Cross County rallies past Rebels 12-7 (03/15/06)
Kade Stephens' fifth inning RBI infield single brought in what proved to be the winning run as Cross County defeated Riverside 12-7 Tuesday afternoon in 3AA South Conference baseball action at Caraway. David Wheeler started the winning rally with a walk and was forced out at second base by winning pitcher Jeremy Coats. ...
Elvin Casey - Brookland (03/15/06)
Elvin Casey, 66, of Brookland died Monday, March 6, 2005, at his home. Born in Monette, he had lived most of his life in the Jonesboro-Brookland area. He owned and operated Casey Roofing Company for several years. He was preceded in death by his father, Hubert Casey, and his mother, Martha Stewart Casey...
Charlie Chandler - Manila (03/15/06)
Charlie Chandler, 64, of Manila, formerly of Yarbro, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at the Manila Nursing Center. He leaves his children, Stephanie "Stevi" Comstock of Caruthersville, Mo., and Ken Chandler of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; a brother, Bobby Chandler, and his wife, Janie Lee, of Austin; a sister, Geneva Keller, and her husband, Rhul, of Blytheville; and 10 grandchildren...
L.B. Baker - Trumann (03/15/06)
L.B. "Red" Baker, 73, of Trumann died Monday, March 6, 2006, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Aug. 17, 1932, in Trumann. A lifelong resident of Trumann, he was the president of the senior class of Trumann High School in 1950. He was a star athlete in three sports in high school. ...
Riley "Son" Martin - Beech Grove (03/15/06)
Riley "Son" Martin, 87, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Born in Red Onion, Son was a veteran of World War II and a retired logger and farmer. He spent the majority of his life in the Stanford community. He is survived by his wife, Christna, of 58 years; three sons, James, and his wife, Carol, of Paragould, Charles of Beech Grove, and Windell and his wife, Nell, of Pocahontas; four grandsons, Jeff and his wife, Jamie, of Paragould, Steve of Paragould, Samuel and his wife, Kasey, of Jonesboro, and Derek of Pocahontas; a great-grandson, Justin of Paragould; a brother, Gene Martin of Paragould; a sister, Lou Cole of Arbyrd; and a step-sister, Martha Stevens.. ...
Ernest Simpson - Jonesboro (03/15/06)
Ernest "Ernie" Lee Simpson died Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born June 5, 1939 in Sidon, Ark., to Alvin and Velma Simpson. He graduated from Searcy High School in 1957 and went on to Arkansas State University to earn a bachelor's and master's of music degrees. ...
Peggy Stewart - Campbell, Mo. (03/15/06)
Peggy Downing Stewart, 80, of Campbell, Mo., died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott. Born Aug. 13, 1925, in Caruthersville, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Willie Sexton Downing. She was a school teacher. She was a member of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association, the Campbell United Methodist Church, Campbell Federated Garden Club and the Campbell Chapter No. 92 of the Order of the Eastern Star...
Thomas "Tommy Fredrick Herndon - Osceola (03/15/06)
Thomas "Tommy" Fredrick Herndon, 62, of Osceola, died March 11, 2006, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Born Sept. 4, 1943, in Union City, Tenn., he was retired from American Greetings in Osecola. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church of Osceola...