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Stories from Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Clay Turner gets lead role (03/22/06)
Clay Turner of Leachville will be returning to the stage in the lead role of "Pinocchio," Clay auditioned on Feb. 25 for the part in the musical version of "Pinocchio," reading from the script and singing. He was called back on Feb. 28 for more reading before the final selection was made. Over 70 people auctioned for the play which will be held at the Forum in Jonesboro...
Meadows seeks re-election as Mississippi County Sheriff (03/22/06)
         Mississippi County Sheriff Leroy Meadows has announced he will run for reelection for his ninth term as Mississippi County Sheriff."I want to thank the voters of Mississippi County for giving me the opportunity to serve," he said. ...
Wagner announces for State Representative - District 77 (03/22/06)
Charolette Wagner of Manila has announced her candidacy for State Representative for District 77. Wagner will seek the post held by Marvin Childers of Blytheville, who is term-limited and, hence, can no longer run for this position. District 77 covers a portion of Blytheville and a portion of Osceola, along with Gosnell, Dell, Keiser, Dyess, Etowah, Manila and Leachville...
Tennessee Three make Dyess stop (03/22/06)
The Tennessee Three, Johnny Cash's band for almost four decades, made Dyess, Ark. the last stop Saturday, in their international tour to promote their new album "The Sound Must Go On." Even though the "Man in Black" is gone, the two remaining members of the band who helped create his unique sound continue to pay tribute to him. ...
Judge Steve McGuire speaks to Manila Lions (03/22/06)
Members of the Manila Lions Club welcomed Mississippi County Judge Steve McGuire at the Wednesday, March 15, meeting. Judge McGuire spoke to the group about issues concerning the county. McGuire will be running for his seventh term of office this year...
Manila School Board (03/22/06)
Manila School Board members voted at the March meeting held last Thursday to start an extracurricular activity fund for donations and in-kind labor in preparation of starting football and an additional sport for girls. The vote was taken after a lengthy discussion on the subject with Superintendent Pam Castor making the recommendation to accept the donations with the goal of petitioning AAA to play a varsity schedule in football in the 2010-2012 cycle. ...
Rolland pitches Mustangs past Rebels (03/22/06)
Buffalo Island Central has been the Class AA State Baseball runner-up the last two seasons, but the Riverside Rebels have held the upper hand, dealing the Mustangs season opening losses each time. Wednesday afternoon at Monette, Derek Rolland made sure it didn't happen a third straight year, as the senior righthander fanned 13 Rebels and teamed with reliever Trevor Matheny to handcuff Riverside 5-2 in BIC's season opener...
Baseball Lions Pick up Three Wins (03/22/06)
Michael Shedd hit and pitched the Manila Lions past Westside 10-5 Thursday afternoon in Jonesboro. Shedd went 3-3 at the plate, scored three runs, and drove in a run while he picked up the win on the mound as the Lions improved to 6-2 on the season...
Anna June Simpkins Griffith - Rector (03/22/06)
Funeral services for Anna June Simpkins Griffith, 85, of Rector, were held Monday, March 13, at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel of Rector. Burial was in Woodland Heights Cemetery of Rector. Mrs. Griffith died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at Regional Medical center in Memphis...
Linnie James - St. Louis (03/22/06)
Linnie James, 92, died March 20, 2006. A resident of St. Louis, Mo., and former long-time Manila resident, she was a member of the Bayless Baptist Church. Relatives include brothers, the late Roy Patterson and Jake Patterson of Florida; son, the late Bill James of Bowling Green, Ky.; daughter-in-law Pearl of Warrington, Mo., daughter, Rena Crites of St. ...
Wanda Mae Kidd - Bono (03/22/06)
Wanda Mae Kidd, 70, of Bono, died Sunday, March 19, 1006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born near Monette, she lived near Keiser before moving to the Bono area 30 years ago. Mrs. Kidd was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Bono for 20 years and a member of the Southside Apostolic Church for two years...
Rev. Harold C. Thompson Sr. - Blytheville (03/22/06)
The Rev. Harold C. Thompson, Sr., 99, of Blytheville died March 9 in Blytheville. Born to Haskins and Antonia Carney Thompson at Blytheville, he was an evangelist and pastored at Nazarene Churches in Pine Bluff and Helena. Survivors are his son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Sue Thompson Jr. of Blytheville; a sister, Rebecca Mitchell, of Monette; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren...
Alfred Clark - Manila (03/22/06)
Alfred Clark, 76, of Manila, formerly of Blytheville, died Friday, March 17, 2006, at the Manila Nursing Home. Born May 8, 1929 in Keiser to Clem Clark and Augus Lumpman Clark he was of the Baptist faith and a construction worker. Graveside services and burial were 1 p.m. Monday at Mississippi County Memorial Gardens, Osceola...
Janice C. Golden - Black Oak (03/22/06)
Janice C. Golden, 76, of Black Oak, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at her residence. Born in Hornersville, Mo., she lived in Black Oak her lifetime. She was a homemaker and a member of Black Oak Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Belinda Hansen, of Jonesboro; a son, Ricky Golden, of Osceola; and several nieces and nephews...