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Stories from Wednesday, January 31, 2007

New Hope note goes up in smoke (01/31/07)
Town Crier News Staff New Hope Baptist Church, south of Black Oak, held a special note burning service Jan. 14 to celebrate paying off a loan to build the new family life center. Special guests were on hand for the celebration. Due to the church's growing need for space, members undertook a building survey in August 2003 to purchase a building allowing the additional space. ...
FFA Alumni preparing for auction (01/31/07)
Town Crier News Staff Manila Future Farmers of America (FFA) Alumni Association is preparing for the 10th annual FFA Alumni dinner/auction set for Friday, Feb. 23. The event will be held at the Manila Airport Center. A catfish dinner, catered by Ed's Country Catfish House, will be served at 5:30 p.m. The menu will consist of fish, shrimp, and chicken strips with all the trimmings. No advance dinner tickets will be sold and there are no takeouts. Dinner tickets will be $7.50 at the door...
Lake City Council accepts recorder's resignation (01/31/07)
Town Crier News Staff A special called Lake City Council meeting was held Monday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. in the council chambers. Mayor Billy R. Anderson called the meeting to order. City Recorder Sue Gurley recognized council members present, which included Tommy Eakins, Kenneth Winford, Harold Barker, Debbie Johnson, and Jon Milligan...
Skate park, personnel discussed by Monette Council (01/31/07)
Town Crier News Staff The Monette City Council met Jan.22 and reviewed 2007 budget, agenda guidelines, chain of command, and listed committee chairmen. Mayor Chub Qualls reviewed the proposed 2007 budget with the six city councilmen. After a short discussion the council approved the new $60,000 general fund budget...
Manila Kiwanis celebrate with charter night (01/31/07)
Town Crier News Staff Kiwanis members from Blytheville, Wynne, Kennett and Osceola were on hand at the charter night celebration to welcome the newly formed Manila Kiwanis Club. Charter night was held Monday, Jan. 22, at the Manila Airport Center. Manila Kiwanis Club joins the Missouri-Arkansas District Kiwanis International as part of Division 16...
Lions stretch winning streak to four (01/31/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila began the season strong, winning five of their first six games, including wins over Riverside and Buffalo Island Central. The Lions then ran into some tough times as they saw their record dip to 7-13. The Lions never lost faith and have now turned things around, winning four consecutive games including Tuesday night's 58-46 win over East Poinsett County at Manila...
Bulldogs bite Rebels (01/31/07)
Town Crier sports Staff In the first meeting between Riverside and Earle, the Bulldogs played without top scorer Ronnie Davis who was serving a one game suspension for disciplinary reasons. The Rebels took advantage to post a key conference victory and handed Earle their first league loss of the season at Earle. ...
Manila Lady Lion Basketball Roundup (01/31/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila carried the momentum from last week's crucial conference win at Marmaduke into Monday night's game against Corning and came away with a 49-41 victory over the Lady Bobcats as three Lady Lions registered double figures...
Riverside Lady Rebel Basketball Roundup (01/31/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside picked up a pair of key conference victories last week while Rector knocked off Buffalo Island Central, lifting the Lady Rebels into a three way tie for first place heading into the stretch run of what has turned out to be a wild scramble for the 2A-3 conference championship...
Rector nips BIC 55-52 (01/31/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Buffalo Island Central went into Friday night's 2A-3 conference showdown against Rector with an opportunity to all but lock up the conference championship and an automatic berth in the regional tournament. But for the second time this season, the Lady Cougars slowed down the Pony Express and came away with a thrilling 55-52 victory, forging a three way tie atop the league standings between BIC, Rector and Riverside...
Buffalo Island Central Boys Basketball Roundup (01/31/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Jordan Phillips pumped in 21 points, including 14 in a decisive third quarter Mustang run, to lead Buffalo Island Central past Rector 62-38 Friday night at Rector. Phillips, who also pulled down a game high 16 rebounds on his way to a double-double, controlled both ends of the backboard while scoring on several offensive stick-backs as the Mustangs pulled away by outscoring Rector 28-9 in the third quarter...
Robert Mason Trammel (01/31/07)
Monette Robert Mason Trammel, 92, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at his residence in Monette. Born in Salado, he lived in the Monette area throughout his lifetime. He was of the Baptist belief and a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife, Willene Cason Trammel of the home; two sons, Robert Trammel and his wife, Donna, of Manila and Donald Trammel and his wife, Billie Sue, of Tupelo, Miss.; a daughter, Macine Trammel Hughes and her husband, Bobby Joe, of Jonesboro; two grandsons, Jeff Trammel of Denton, Texas, and Robert Walden of Jonesboro; a granddaughter, Lori Ann Johnson and her husband, Chris, of Germantown, Tenn.; two great-grandchildren, Mason Johnson and Lilly Johnson, both of Germantown; Tenn.; and a sister-in-law, Vesta Linebarger of Visalia, Calif.. ...
Lily Maudine Furnish Polsgrove (01/31/07)
Texas Lily Maudine Furnish Polsgrove, 88, of The Woodlands, Texas, a former resident of Monette, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, in Regent Care Center at The Woodlands. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Monette. She leaves two sons, Jerry M. Polsgrove of The Woodlands and Hubert Lywayne Polsgrove of Tennessee...
Paul "Buddy" Guthrie (01/31/07)
Monette Paul "Buddy" Guthrie, 82, of Monette died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, in Monette Manor. Born in Manila on Sept. 18, 1924, he was a retired crop duster. He started flying in 1949 in the Manila area. He was an Army and Navy veteran, serving during World War II and Korea, a member of the Abner Blankenship American Legion Post 136 and past member of the Monette Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Guthrie was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 60 years and of the Baptist belief...
Johnny Flagg (01/31/07)
Jasper, Texas Johnny Flagg, 63, of Jasper, Texas, formerly of Manila, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, in Texas. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Frank Flagg, and was a U.s. Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Victoria Flagg, of the home; a daughter, Brandi Williams, of Bono; his mother, Velma Densmore, of Manila; a sister, Kay Alvarez Alexander, of Manila; three grandchildren...
Jack E. DuBar (01/31/07)
Bono Jack E. DuBar, 78, of Bono, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at his residence. Born in Marmaduke, he had lived most of his life in Northeast Arkansas. He worked at several different cotton gins as a cotton ginner. He was of the Pentecostal belief...
Mildred Marie Langdon (01/31/07)
Hornersville Mildred Marie Langdon, 77, of Hornersville, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at her residence near Hornersville, Mo. She was born May 13, 1929, in Kennett, Mo., to the late Jesse Evans and Annie Phifer Evans. Mrs. Langdon was a lifelong area resident of the Hornersville community, a homemaker, and a longtime member of the Hornersville Baptist Church where she was very active with the youth and with the Bible School program for many years. ...