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Stories from Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Air Evac team lands in Leachville (03/29/06)
Air Evac Lifeteam medical specialists landed their emergency helicopter at the Leachville city park last Thursday and welcomed visitors to tour the the vehicle and meet personnel. The event was planned to inform the community about emergency help, and co-ordinated by personnel of the Leachville Fire Department, Police Department and First Responders. The helicopter entered the park from the east, against the wind, and exited to the west...
Bank recognizes Mustangs (03/29/06)
It was standing room only at the Buffalo Island Central State Champions reception Tuesday. The event was hosted by the Southern Bank of Commerce in Leachville. Friends, family and supporters of the state winning basketball team crowded into the bank to celebrate with the team, take photos, get autographs, show their support for the team and staff members, and enjoy refreshments...
BIC School Board renews contracts (03/29/06)
The Buffalo Island Central school board met at Ron's Catfish in Jonesboro on March 14 and worked through a short agenda consisting of renewal of employee contracts, student transfers and plans to construct a greenhouse on campus. All certified and classified employee contracts were renewed for the 2006-2007 school year with the following exceptions: Amber Crabtree, elementary art, has not completed certification requirements and is not currently enrolled in the non-traditional licensure program. ...
Manila properties annexed (03/29/06)
This week the city of Manila will be filing a petition with the Mississippi County Courthouse in Blytheville to annex into the city property and homes located eight-tenths of a mile west of Manila along Highway 18 on the south side of the road. City attorney Wayne Wagner told the Manila City Council in its regular meeting Monday that all the signatures for the voluntary annexation had been collected and the city is ready to file its petition with the courthouse. ...
BIC takes advantage of score error (03/29/06)
Buffalo Island Central took advantage of a Manila error to score eight unearned runs, capping off a nine run second inning as the Mustangs rolled to a 15-9 victory Saturday night in the third annual Xtra Innings Classic at Monette. Right fielder Hunter Smith led off the Mustang second with a walk and advanced to third when Lion starter Michael Shedd (2-1) uncorked back to back wild pitches. ...
Manila senior signs with Dyersburg State Community College (03/29/06)
Town Crier News Staff Bethany Daley, Manila High School senior, signed a letter of intent to play softball at Dyersburg State Community College. Randy Hulme, head coach for the Lady Eagles Softball team, was in Manila on Monday for the signing ceremony...
Riverside attends Xtra Innings Classic (03/29/06)
Riverside went into this week's Xtra Innings Classic hoping to turn their baseball season around, but instead dropped two more games Saturday and are still searching for their first win of the season. The Rebels took on Des Arc in the first of the twin bill Saturday morning at Monette, but came away a 12-5 loser as Des Arc center fielder and University of Arkansas recruit Jason Dahl smashed a pair of home runs while driving in three to lead the Eagles nine hit attack...
Marlyn Janet Hobbs - Lepanto (03/29/06)
Marlyn Janet Hobbs, 44, of Lepanto died Monday, March 20, 2006. Born at Marked Tree, she was a member of Lepanto Church of God and a loan processor at First Community Bank in Marked Tree. She was preceded in death by her father, Jimmy Kirby. Survivors include her husband, Perry Dewayne Hobbs of Lepanto; two sons, Joshua Perry Hobbs of Manila and Caleb Aaron Hobbs of Lepanto; two sisters, Phylis Bell of Marked Tree and Dianne Morgan of Laurel Hill, N.C., and her mother, Janet George of Marked Tree.. ...
Gwendel Ray Rickman - Hornersville (03/29/06)
Gwendel Ray Rickman, 50, of Hornersville, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at his home. Born at Kennett, he had lived most of his life in Hornersville and was a farmer. He served his country in the U.S. Army for 12 years and was of the Baptist faith...
Katrina Kay Henry - Caraway (03/29/06)
Katrina Kay Henry, 59, of Caraway died at her residence, Sunday, March 19, 2006. She was born in Caraway to Euthran and Margrett Abernathy. She was a retired employee of American Greetings in Osceola. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Ladies Sunday School class...
Betty Jean Thompson Smith - Leachville (03/29/06)
Betty Jean Thompson Smith, 78, of Leachville, formerly of Paragould, died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at her residence. Born in Paragould, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Cora Bryson Thompson and had been a Leachville resident since 1974. She was a homemaker and a member of Browns Chapel Baptist Church near Manila...
Grace Henrietta Anderson - Big Flat (03/29/06)
Grace Henrietta Anderson, 84, of Big Flat died Wednesday, March 22, 2006. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Ralph Anderson; three sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Sue Anderson of Lake City, Gary and Kathy Anderson of Conway, and Dennis and Susan Anderson of Pearsy; a daughter, Fredia Kay Anderson of Marshall; two sisters, Willodean Smith and Maxine Pemberton, both of Big Flat; a brother, Doyce Treat of Big Flat; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren...
Matha Wayne Bogard - Piggott (03/29/06)
Matha Wayne Bogard, 45, of Piggott, formerly of Manila, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at Murphy Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Piggott. He was the son of the late Lloyd Bogard and had been a long-time Manila area resident before making his home in Piggott in 2004. He was a self employed mill wright...