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Stories from Thursday, October 12, 2006

Area Artist Work Selected for Show (10/12/06)
Kelli Langston Wilson was surprised and very pleased to have her work selected for inclusion in the Delta National Small Prints Exhibition. The exhibit will be held Oct. 19 through Nov. 17 at the Bradbury Gallery, located in the Fowler Center at Arkansas State University...
Street named for Paul Robbins (10/12/06)
Town Crier News Staff Former North County Road 165 has been named Paul Robbins Lane. The new street is part of the newly annexed area west of the City of Manila off Highway 18. Mayor Clifford Veach and the Manila City Council voted unanimously to name the new street after Mr. Robbins, a longtime area resident and businessman. Veach said Mr. Robbins has long been a part of the Manila Community...
Chastain cycles in operning ceremony (10/12/06)
Town Crier News Staff Larry Chastain was selected to represent the Arkansas Surgical Hospital in opening ceremonies, on Sept. 30, of Arkansas' newest attraction and longest pedestrian bridge in the world, "The Big Dam Bridge" across the Arkansas River in Little Rock...
Alberda murder marks 20 years (10/12/06)
Town Crier News Staff What started out as a beautiful fall day 20 years ago turned into a nightmare that will haunt the family of Sandra Alberda of Monette for the rest of their lives. Their nightmare was a parent's worst fear of being awaken in the middle of the night with the news that a precious child is dead and not only hearing of the loss, but later learning she had been brutally murdered...
Rebel netters qualify seven for State Tournament (10/12/06)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside qualified seven players for the Class 2A State Tennis Tournament at last week's 2A-3 District Tournament held at Allen Park in Jonesboro. The Rebels finished runner-up in team play in both the boys and girls divisions...
Lions gain first victory (10/12/06)
Town Crier Sports Staff After over 30 years without football, the Manila Lions finally picked up their first victory Monday night when the first year program posted a 22-0 shutout win on the road over the Hoxie Mustangs. The Lion offense, led by freshman quarterback Blake Wheeler, scored touchdowns in the second, third, and fourth quarters, while a stingy Manila defense kept the Mustangs at bay the entire game...
BIC students vie for Heisman Award (10/12/06)
Buffalo Island Central High School's Garrett Qualls and Brannah Barrett have been honored with a nomination for the prestigious Wendy's High School Heisman Award. The program, awarded in conjunction with the collegiate Heisman, celebrates the achievements of the nation's top high school seniors both in and out of the classroom...
Louis Buel (L.B.) Gunn (10/12/06)
Manila L.B. Gunn, Jr., 81, of Manila, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at his daughter's home in Mt. View, Calif. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Louis B. and Janie Hutton Gunn and was a lifelong Manila resident. He was a retired farmer and former manager of the Buffalo Island Rural Water Association. He was a member of the Manila First Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon since 1954 and was a member of the Men's Sunday School Class...
Hershel Leon Kelton (10/12/06)
Caraway Hershel Leon Kelton, 81, died Thursday, Oct.5, 2006, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Salem on Dec. 12, 1924, he spent the majority of his life in the Caraway area. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Buffalo Chapel Baptist Church where he was a deacon and served as song leader for many years...
David Scott Neisler (10/12/06)
Monette David Scott Neisler, 24, of Monette, died Sept. 29, 2006, at Caruthersville, Mo. He was born Jan. 1, 1982, in Dallas Texas. He was of the Baptist faith and a welder. He is survived by his fiance, Heather Smith, and son Dakota of Blytheville; his father, David Neisler of Monette, his mother, Donna Neisler of Monette; his grandfather, Floyd Finley of Cash; daughter, Secret Neisler of Monette and her mother Lexie Beaver of Monette; two sisters, Marie Neisler and Katie Neisler, both of Monette.. ...
Bobby Van Nowlin (10/12/06)
Blytheville Bobby Van Nowlin, 78, of Blytheville, formerly of Manila, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila he was the son of the late Homer Frank and Lissie Mae Hutton Nowlin and had been a Blytheville resident since 1955. ...
Harvey Lee Thompson (10/12/06)
Lake City Harvey Lee Thompson, 62, of Lake City, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006 at his residence. Born in Lake City, he had lived his entire life around Lake City, and was a 1962 graduate of Dixie High School. He was married to his wife Wilma 44 years and two days. ...
Martha Elizabeth Goff (10/12/06)
Blytheville Martha Elizabeth Goff, 93, of Blytheville died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born May 12, 1913, in Bertrand, Mo., the daughter of John Henry and Ella Rushing, she was a longtime Blytheville resident and homemaker. She was a member of Beacon Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Women's Missionary Association and taught Sunday school for many years...
Lillian Arlene Emery (10/12/06)
Caraway Lillian Arlene Emery, 81, of Caraway died Monday, Oct. 2, 206, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was the daughter of the late Artie Dee and Laura Williams Reams, was of the Christian faith, and had lived most of her life in Caraway...
Jo Ann Hensley (10/12/06)
Caraway Jo Ann Hensley, 88, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at Monette Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Hensley was born at Savannah, Tenn., and lived most of her life in the Caraway area. She was a homemaker, and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Hensley; her parents, Lum Edward Austin and Donnie Hopper Austin, and a son, Columbus Beasley...