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Stories from Thursday, December 7, 2006

Manila pancake supper feeds 500 (12/07/06)
Manila Lions Club held its annual pancake supper Saturday at the Manila School Cafeteria. Serving pancakes is a Christmas tradition in the area with all proceeds going to the Goodfellow Christmas baskets distributed by the Lions Club each year. Approximately 100 boxes are delivered around the community...
G.U.R.L.S. accept donation (12/07/06)
Town Crier News Staff Lee Poindexter, membership marketing specialist for the Girl Scouts of Crowley's Ridge Council, accepts a $982.50 contribution from Dr. Joe T. Wilson, chairman of the Craighead County Chapter of Arkansas Community Foundation, to be used for a special program geared to help troubled teens. Jane Robinson, Girls Scout business manager, and Genevieve Lane, ACF board member, were on hand for the grant presentation...
Monette Council OKs Dodge Charger (12/07/06)
Town Crier News Staff Monette City Councilmen finalized plans to purchase a new police car during the regular council meeting Nov. 27. Chief of Police Brian Carmichael requested the city purchase another police car during the October meeting. He presented three different packets for consideration, which included Dodge, Ford and Chevrolet packages...
Manila splits week (12/07/06)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila boys split a pair of conference games during the week while the Lady Lions participated in the Gerald Jennings Holiday Tournament where they fell in the semi-finals to eventual champion East Poinsett County. The senior boys began the week dropping a 61-31 decision at Gosnell. Ethan Bryant poured in 16 points to lead the Pirates. Gosnell led 15-6 after the first quarter, 30-12 at the half, and 45-25 after three quarters...
Lady Warriors outlast Riverside (12/07/06)
Town Crier Sports Staff It was only appropriate that East Poinsett County and Riverside played for the Gerald Jennings Holiday Tournament Championship Saturday afternoon at Lake City. After all, the tournament's namesake had spent the majority of his career as superintendent of both schools...
BIC basketball roundup (12/07/06)
Town Crier Sports Staff Buffalo Island Central capped off a busy week of basketball with a 72-65 victory over Marianna in the consolation round of the Taco Bell/KFC Classic at Hurricane Gymnasium in Jonesboro Saturday afternoon. Garrett Qualls poured in 34 points while Jordan Phillips added 25 more to help the Mustangs, who overcame a 52-50 third quarter deficit to gain the victory. The Mustangs improved to 6-6 on the year with the win...
Rebels roll to second straight Williams Baptist Tournament title (12/07/06)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside claimed their second consecutive Williams Baptist Tournament Championship and third title in the last four years with a convincing 80-60 win over Tuckerman Saturday night at Walnut Ridge. Garrett Weaver scored a game high 26 points while dishing out six assists while Jordan Adcock and Glen Graham each posted double-doubles in leading the Rebels to their ninth victory of the year. ...
Bobby Junior Phillips (12/07/06)
Dyess Bobby Junior Phillips, 63, of Dyess died Nov. 25, 2006, in Crittenden Memorial Hospital at West Memphis. Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Phillips, of Dyess; very special friend, Wanda Lackey of Manila; daughters, Rhonda Phillips of Senatobia, Miss., Deborah Phillips of Dyess and Shawnda Phillips of Manila; step-daughter, Kim Robertson of Dyess; son, Bobby Allen Phillips of Manila; stepson, Justin Robertson of Dyess; sisters, Liz Hasley of Carlisle, Cleo Carroll of Lepanto, Nancy Cash and Yvonne Howard, both of Byhalia, Miss.; brothers, Ed Coleman of Tyronza and William Sipes of Texas; and grandson, Justin Phillips of Osceola.. ...
James Clint "J.C. Parks (12/07/06)
Olive Branch, Miss. James Clint "J.C." Parks of Olive Branch, Miss., died Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at his home. He was born at Blytheville on May 18, 1928, to the late James Norris "Doge" and Gertie Parks, who lived in the Black Water community. His two brothers, Gerald Lee and Willie Dee, preceded him in death...
Brian Ray Sipes (12/07/06)
Monette Brian Ray Sipes, 38, of Monette died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, in St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Nov. 29, 1968, at Michigan City, Ind., to Clarence Leon and Jo Ann Baldridge Sipes. He is survived by a brother, Brett Sipes; a sister, Ramona Sipes; and his financee, Misty Bateson, all of Monette, and several nieces and nephews...
Linda Sue Willmuth (12/07/06)
Manila Linda Sue Willmuth, 55, of Manila, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at her home. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Earnest and Dixie Turner Evans and was a lifelong resident of the Manila and Leachville area. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Gerald Dean Caldwell (12/07/06)
Lake City Gerald Dean Caldwell, 74, of Lake City, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Lake City and lived most of his life there. He was of the Baptist belief and was preceded in death by his parents, Radie Caldwell and Mary Ellen Thomas, two brothers, Jerry and Hershel "Snooks" Caldwell. He was the owner and operator of G&C Lawn Care...
Cecil Adams (12/07/06)
Sikeston, Mo. Cecil Adams, 77, of Sikeston, Mo., died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, in Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston. He was born April 2, 1929, at Lake City to the late William H. and Sudie D. Turner Adams. He was the founder of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at Sikeston and had served as pastor for 16 years at Matthews Missionary Baptist Church...
Wink Rauls (12/07/06)
Jonesboro Joel Winfred "Wink" Rauls, 92, of Jonesboro, formerly of Leachville, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Joseph and Montie Lee Branum Rauls and was a 1934 graduate of Hornersville High School. ...