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Stories from Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Leachville Mayor's decision to terminate police chief stands (01/17/07)
Town Crier News Staff After two hours of vigourous information gathering during Leachville City Council meeting Monday evening, Jan. 8, while dealing with 2007 budget and cutbacks, the tone quickly turned into a heated controversy when the subject turned to Police Chief Kenneth Womack's recent termination...
Benson family receives second flag (01/17/07)
Town Crier News Staff The family of Carol Benson, longtime social studies teacher at Manila elementary school, has received many heartfelt messages from friends, family and former students since her death on Oct. 17, 2006. A special day was held at the elementary school in her honor and memory. Following the ceremony, the flag from her classroom was presented to her husband, Nelson Benson, children and grandchildren...
Toby Rand hired as new Lake City PD officer (01/17/07)
Town Crier News Staff The Lake City City Council met in special session Tuesday evening, Jan. 9, to reinstate heads of departments and city officials. This was the first meeting of the new Lake City council, which consists of Mayor Billy Anderson, Recorder Sue Gurley, and councilmen Debbie Davis, Harold Baker, Kenneth Winford and John Milligan. Returning councilmen are Tommy Eakins and Mark Mann...
Riverside defeats Rector 73-57 (01/17/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff It wasn't as easy as the score indicated, but the Riverside Rebels picked up their 20th win of the season nonetheless as the Rebels held off pesky Rector 73-57 Friday night at the Cougar's homecoming festivities in 2A-3 conference action...
Greyhounds run past Lions 61-54 (01/17/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Marmaduke used a 16-6 second quarter surge, sparking the Greyhounds to a 61-54 3A-3 conference victory over Manila Friday night at Marmaduke. The two teams battled on even terms throughout the first period and entered the second frame knotted at 17-17. The Lions' Hunter Veach opened the second quarter with a 10-foot jumper to give Manila what would be their last lead of the game, 19-17...
Rebels out-muscle Mustangs 62-57  (01/17/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff It really doesn't matter where they play or what their records are, when Riverside and Buffalo Island Central get together, it's an all-out war. The two teams resumed one of the state's top rivalries Tuesday night at Caraway as the Rebels broke a four game losing streak to the Mustangs with a hard fought 62-57 2A-3 conference victory, leaving both teams with three conference losses...
Lady Lions defeat Hughes, fall to Campbell (01/17/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila placed three players in double figures in a 53-20 rout of Hughes in 3A-3 conference basketball action Monday night at Manila before dropping a heartbreaking 59-56 overtime decision on a last second shot Tuesday night at Campbell, Mo...
BIC drops Lady Rebels (01/17/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside knew they had a big task ahead of them last week with games against Buffalo Island Central and Rector. The Lady Rebels played host to their arch-rivals BIC Tuesday night at Caraway but fell victim to a red hot Lady Mustang squad, dropping a 67-53 decision before bouncing back to pick up a huge road win Friday night at Rector 62-53...
Muntangs Sink Pirates for 74-69 Homecoming win (01/17/07)
Garrett Qualls and Jordan Phillips combined for 40 points as Buffalo Island Central celebrated homecoming with a hard fought 74-69 victory over Gosnell Friday night at the Monette Athletic Complex. Qualls poured in a game high 23 points, including nine in the decisive fourth quarter, while Phillips pumped in 17 as the Mustangs improved to 14-10 overall. Lance Davis and Terry Roach also hit double digits with 14 and 11 points respectively...
Wanda Sue Pierce white (01/17/07)
Warren, Ohio Wanda Sue Pierce White of Warren, Ohio, died Dec. 24, 2006. She was born Aug. 4, 1940, in Manila to the late Dorsie and Cordie Pierce of Manila. She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Hill; and five brothers, Emzie, Marvin, T.J., Cleo, and Bobby Pierce...
Paul Shirley Vassar (01/17/07)
Manila Paul Shirley Vassar, 71, of Manila, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born July 31, 1935, in Manila, he was the son of the late Cecil and Jessie Flora Vassar and was a lifelong resident. Mr. Vassar is survived by his sisters, Janice Veach of Manila and Barbara Camp of Southaven, Miss., and several nieces and nephews...
Billy Gene Moyer (01/17/07)
Milligan Ridge Billy Gene Moyer, 73, of the Milligan Ridge Community, near Manila, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Oct. 31, 1933, at Milligan Ridge, he was the son of the late John and Mary Martha Moyer, and had lived his life at Milligan Ridge. He was a member of Milligan Ridge Baptist Church and was a retired carpenter...
Radene Minyard (01/17/07)
Radene Minyard, 60, of Dell, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born Nov. 19, 1946, in Long Beach, Calif., the daughter of Harold James and Eula Elizabeth Jones Minyard, she was a retired body shop manager for Blytheville Ford and had worked for NASA for 20 years as a software engineer...
Jessie C. Wimp (01/17/07)
Caruthersville, Mo. Jessie C. Wimp, 75, of Caruthersville, formerly of the Rives Community, died at Caruthersville Nursing Center in Caruthersville, Mo., on Monday, Jan. 8, 2007. Born April 11, 1931, in Holland, Mo., to the late John Thomas Scott and Rosie White Scott, Mrs. Wimp was a lifelong area resident as well as a lifelong member of Oak Grow Church of Christ. She was a homemaker for many years and a retired cook for the Appletree Preschool in Steele, Mo...