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Stories from Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Manila to receive fire station grant (09/27/06)
Town Crier News Staff Manila Mayor Clifford Veach announced at the September council meeting he had received word from U.S. Rep. Marion Berry's office the city would receive a grant for $85,000 for a new fire station. The funds will come through $443,500 in Economic Impact Grants awarded to 10 cities in Arkansas' First Congressional District. ...
Manila School board hears principal reports (09/27/06)
Town Crier News Staff Manila principals updated school board members on the start of the 2006-07 school year at the September meeting Thursday. Diane Baugher, elementary principal, reported an enrollment of 408 in kindergarten through the fourth grade with 32 students in pre-kindergarten for a total of 440. She said two new students had enrolled Thursday making 442. The number is slightly up over last year's beginning enrollment...
BIC School Board fills positions (09/27/06)
The Buffalo Island School board met on Monday evening, Sept. 18, at junior high library on the Leachville campus and worked through a lengthy three and a half hour agenda. The board accepted the resignation of Scott Synder as senior high school special education instructor. Mike Kinard was hired to fill that position. Karen McClelland was also hired to administer the DIBELS program. Compensation will be at the same hourly rate as the Step-up after school program...
One tough tomato (09/27/06)
Stacy Byford of Manila was surprised to find a tomato plant growing out of her concrete steps leading to her front porch. The plants started coming through in July and just kept on growing. Byford said it was ironic the tomato plants she planted in the dirt did not survive but this one is thriving. ...
Drive of a lifetime (09/27/06)
Town Crier News Staff Presents come in all size packages -- some can be used over and over and others are good for one time but will be remembered forever. Glenn King of Leachville received the "thrill of a lifetime" Valentine's Day/first anniversary gift from his wife, Deborah. King recently drove a Cup Stock Car at the Memphis Motor Sports Park...
Stoney Jackson, Goldie Keller honored on birthdays (09/27/06)
On Friday, Sept. 1, the Jackson Family held a parade in Leachville to honor the 90th birthday of Stoney Jackson of Leachville and the 88th birthday of Goldie Keller of Coloma, Mich. The parade included a float decorated by Guy and Sheila Bailey of Mountain Home and Jackie and Tasha Parker of Manila. The float included a huge birthday cake, covered by an arch and a place for the two birthday honorees to sit during the parade...
Spc. Richard Navarro leaves with the 875th (09/27/06)
Town Crier News Staff Spc. Richard Navarro of Leachville and his family did not take time for granted during his furlough. Spc. Navarro is with the 875th Engineer Battalion Arkansas National Guard unit. Navarro has been in the National Guard for eight years. ...
Rebels netters improve to 7-1 on the season (09/27/06)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside boys pitched two shutouts last week as the Rebels improved to 7-1 in senior high tennis action. The Rebels knocked off Weiner 4-0 on Tuesday afternoon and then came back to blank Trumann 5-0 Thursday afternoon at Lake City...
Floy Maybelle Jones (09/27/06)
Lake City Floy Maybelle Jones, 103, of Lake City died Tuesday evening, Sept. 19, in the family residence. Mrs. Jones was born at Prairie Creek, had lived in Lake City for the past eight years and was formerly of Trumann. She was a homemaker and a member of Alsup Pentecostal Church near Jonesboro...
Mildred Marynell Snider (09/27/06)
Monette Mildred Snider, 80, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Aug. 11, 1926, in Romance. She lived most of her life in the Monette area and was a homemaker and a member of the Monette First Baptist Church...