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Stories from Thursday, November 9, 2006

Monette Housing takes first in state (11/09/06)
Town Crier News Staff The Arkansas Chapter of National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials presented Monette Housing Authority the state's first place award of "Agency of the Year" among small agencies for their health and safety programs titled "A whole lot of shaking going on."...
David Panneck passes ownership to son (11/09/06)
Town Crier News Staff The year was 1983. Ronald Reagan was President, gasoline was $1.29, and Lou Holtz was the coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks. A lot of things have changed since David Panneck became owner of St. Francis Pharmacy in Lake City. After almost a quarter of a century, the 65 year old Jonesboro native is passing the torch to his son Brent Panneck, who took over ownership Sept. 1 of this year...
Brandon Bolt gets "Make A Wish" trip (11/09/06)
Town Crier News Staff Brandon Bolt, four year old son of John and Ruby Bolt, was the recipient of a "Make A Wish" trip to Disney World where he got to meet his favorite characters. The Bolts live near Paragould at Marmaduke. Brandon's dad is a former Manila resident. Thanks to the Make A Wish foundation, Brandon was able to share his week with his older brother and sister, John, 16, and Krystal, 11, of Caraway...
Dwight Duckworth inducted into fellowship (11/09/06)
Dr. Dwight D. Duckworth was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists at its 77th Annual Convocation in Las Vegas, Nev., on Oct. 16. An honorary organization for the recognition of outstanding and meritorious service to the profession and community, the College presented Dr. Duckworth with a membership plaque, a gold lapel pin and a gold key symbolic of this Fellowship for conspicuous service rendered the art and science of dentistry...
Littlejohn is new MissCo VA officer (11/09/06)
Mickey Littlejohn is now the local Veteran's Service Officer. He is from Manila and is the son of Wanda Littlejohn and the late J.D. Littlejohn. He is married to Sharron Kelley from Monette and they have a son, Randy. Littlejohn entered the U.S. Army in 1969 and is a Vietnam veteran. ...
Rebels knock off Brookland (11/09/06)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside used a 21-0 first half spurt to erase an early deficit, lifting the Rebels to a 68-47 victory over Brookland in non-conference basketball action Tuesday night at Lake City. The Rebels came into the game reeling from back to back heartbreaking losses to Weiner and Manila, but took out their frustration on the Bearcats,led by Glen Graham's 25 point, 12 rebound performance, as Riverside improved to 3-2 on the season...
Lions shock Mustangs 58-56 (11/09/06)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila continued their early season string of surprise victories, winning a 58-56 thriller over Buffalo Island Central Friday night at Manila, setting off a raucous celebration by the Lions and their fans. Just a week after knocking off Riverside, the Lions used a strong fourth quarter to break a 43-43 third quarter tie, improving their record to 4-1 on the young season...
Lady Mustangs Rally Past Manila (11/09/06)
Town Crier Sports Staff For the second time in two weeks, Manila's Lady Lions jumped to an early lead over Buffalo Island Central, but just as in the first meeting, the Lady Mustangs turned the game around at the free throw line to hand Manila a 51-44 defeat Monday night at the Monette Athletic Complex...
Nicky Allen Bunch (11/09/06)
Manila Nicky Allen Bunch, 47, of Manila, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at his home. Born in Blytheville, he was the son of the late Junior W. Bunch and had been a longtime Manila area resident. He was a 1977 graduate of Manila High School and a U.S. Army veteran having graduated from Officer Candidate School and achieving the rank of 2nd Lieutenant, serving with the Airborne Rangers and Special Forces. He was a retired maintenance mechanic with Viskase in Osceola...
Della Idell Castleman (11/09/06)
Manila Della Idell Castleman, 91, of Manila, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, at her home. Born at Portia, she was the daughter of the late Richard Ross and Malinda Ethel Matthews Williams and had been a Manila resident since 1922. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the Westside Baptist Church in Manila...
Werlene Bazzill Hout (11/09/06)
Monette Werlene Bazzill Hout, 80, of Monette died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Childress on June 11, 1926, she was a retired school teacher and had taught in Childress, Monette and Buffalo Island Central Schools. She was a member of Monette First Baptist Church...
Elizabeth Isabell (11/09/06)
Avon Park, Fla. Elizabeth Isabell, 73, of Avon Park, Fla., formerly of Northeast Arkansas, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. A native of Jonesboro, and having moved from Blytheville, she had lived in the Wauchula and Avon Park area most of her life and was of the Baptist faith...
Huey "Dude" Reed Jr. (11/09/06)
Milligan Ridge Huey "Dude" Reed Jr., 80, life-long resident and farmer of Milligan Ridge, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jane Reed; a daughter and son-in-law Judy and Ron Harris of Austin, Texas; two granddaughters and their spouses, Kelly and Mike Jansson of Fayetteville and Shawna and Ken Meharg, also of Fayetteville; two great-grandchildren, Katie and Clay Jansson...
Billy Ray Brown (11/09/06)
Caraway Billy Ray Brown, 63, of Caraway died in his residence Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006. He was a linesman for a power company and member of Buffalo Chapel Baptist Church at Caraway. Survivors include his daughter, Melinda Brown of Newark; two brothers, Don Brown of Moline, Ill., and Roy Brown of Lepanto; two sisters, Joy Fay Roach of Lepanto and Loretta Dubose of Wimauna, Fla...
Clifford Eugene Ballard (11/09/06)
Monette Clifford Eugene Ballard, 54, of Monette, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at his home. Born at Monette, he was the son of the late Gerald Edgar Ballard, and a lifelong Monette resident. He was a graduate of Caraway High School and retired from Kiech-Shauver Gin Co...
Bobby Wayne Caldwell (11/09/06)
Manila Bobby Wayne Caldwell, 42, of Manila died Nov. 2, 2006, in St. Bernards Medical Center at Jonesboro. Survivors include his wife, Lori Caldwell, of Manila; a daughter, Candida Hollands, of Manila; a son, Dustin Caldwell, of Osceola; parents, Jim and Mary Johnson of Manila; brothers, Dennis Johnson and Mark Johnson, both of Manila; and grandchildren, Gabriel and Caleb Hollands...