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Stories from Wednesday, October 18, 2006

First National Bank in Manila was the big winner in the annual Manila Chili Cook-off held Saturday. (10/18/06)
Although there were about 20 teams signed up to be at this year's cook-off, only five teams actually made it, but that did not damper the spirits of the Manila Lions Club, who organized the event. The five teams -- First National Bank in Manila, the Big Lake Wildlife Refuge, First Assembly of God Church in Manila, Community United Methodist Church in Manila and the Manila Lions Club, started...
Overflow crowd attends Leachville Council meeting (10/18/06)
Town Crier News Staff The Leachville City Council met at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 filling the court chamber with an overflow of visitors and guests, with some of the 45 people present sitting on the floor. City Clerk Ruth Ann Keith read the minutes from the September meeting and reviewed in detail the finances for the past month...
Alonzo Fleeman celebrates 100th birthday (10/18/06)
Town Crier News Staff Alonzo Fleeman of Manila not only celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends, he entertained the guests by playing several of his favorite songs on the harmonica. The special event was held at the Manila Community Center on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Fleeman is a longtime resident of the Buckeye/Poplar Corner area and had plenty of stories to share with his family and friends on the history of the area...
First Baptist Church on a mission (10/18/06)
The First Baptist Church of Lake City recently completed a summer of mission work that challenged the congregation to take the gospel across the country and around the world. Sixty-four volunteers traveled to Anaconda, Mont., in July to assist a small Southern Baptist congregation with door to door surveys and visitation, backyard Bible schools, and block parties...
Paragould Hands Lions 32-0 defeat in season finale (10/18/06)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila was hoping to stretch their winning streak to three straight, but Paragould would have none of that as the Rams scored five first half touchdowns to run away with a 32-0 win in the Lions' season finale Thursday night at Paragould...
James W. Newton (10/18/06)
Indiana James W. Newton, 92, of New Carlisle, Ind., formerly of Benton Harbor and Saint Joseph, Mich., died Oct. 16, 2006, at Miller's Merry Manor at New Carlisle, Ind. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Manila Cemetery. Newton was born Aug. 1, 1914, to Lon and Serena Newton, and he and his wife, Mildred Pauline, lived in Arkansas, prior to moving to Saint Joseph, Mich. After the death of his wife, Newton moved to Indiana where he lived until his death...
Edward "Bud" Sparks (10/18/06)
Manila Edward "Bud" Sparks, 74, of Manila, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Caraway he was the son of the late Armour and Opal Tanner Sparks. He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Billie Little Sparks, his second wife, Carolyn Harrell Sparks, a son, Michael Sparks, and a sister...
Clurman Strickland Jr. (10/18/06)
Manila Clurman Strickland Jr., 73, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, at his home. Born Aug. 10, 1933, in Union, Miss., he was a carpenter and a farmer. He was a member of the Church of Lord Jess Christ at Carrolls Corner. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Strickland; six daughters, Virginia Smith, Ann McMillan, Robin Cantrell, all of Yazoo City, Miss., Diane Wilbanks of Conway, Janet Wilbanks of Manila and Polly Sheppard of Etowah; three sons, Billy Ray Strickland and John Strickland, both of Yazoo City, and Clurman Strickland III of Osceola; a sister, Lidian Talbert of Hickory, Miss.; three brothers, Howard Watkins, Bill Watkins and Clyde Watkins, all of Morton, Miss.; 23 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.. ...
Robert Gerald Taylor (10/18/06)
Leachville Robert Gerald Taylor, 57, of Leachville died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, at his home. Born at New Madrid, Mo., he was the son of the late John Elbert and Edith Wright Taylor. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a retired welder for Darling Store Fixtures in Paragould. He had been a Leachville resident since 1972 and was of the Church of Christ faith...
Wilma Faye Randolph (10/18/06)
Dyess Wilma Faye Randolph, 54, of Dyess died Oct. 10, 2006, as a result of a traffic accident. She was born in Dyess, the daughter of the late Tib and Hazel Stevens. She was a member of the Little River Church of Christ. She was also preceded in death by a brother, William Stevens, and a sister, Imojean Duncan...