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Stories from Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Cleffie Gipson wears many hats (02/07/07)
Town Crier News Staff Cleffie Gipson has made quite a mark for herself as a public servant and beloved humanitarian in the Caraway community and shows no signs of resting on her many achievements nor slowing down. Gipson knows Buffalo Island people, and knows them well. She was born in Caraway, moved to Poplar Ridge, went to school in Monette, and graduated high school in Lake City. She has been a Tiger, Buffalo, Catfish and now takes pride in being a Rebel...
At last! (02/07/07)
These two young men, along with students all across the area, were happy to see the snow falling on Wednesday afternoon. The snow came sooner than predicted. Several schools let out early and had no classes on Thursday and Friday but were back on Monday. Pictured are Manila students, Brian Adams and Braden Sentell, saying, "keep on falling." (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)...
Co-worker gives kidney (02/07/07)
Town Crier News Staff Buffalo Island Central High School Principal Homer Craig is back on the job after a successfully transplanted kidney, donated by staff member Deb Dunigan. After 12 years of doctors' care for his polysistic kidney disease, Craig's condition  worsened last year to requiring dialysis four times a day. He walked across the BIC campus parking lot to his nearby home for the treatments, then return to his office afterwards...
Riverside Lady Rebel Basketball Roundup (02/07/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside went into Friday night's 2A-3 conference finale at Bay needing a win to gain a share of the league championship along with Rector and Buffalo Island Central. But the Lady Yellowjackets, who have been playing their best basketball in the second half of the season, spoiled Riverside's championship hopes, pulling off a 66-60 upset on senior night...
Buffalo Island Central Lady Mustang Basketball Roundup (02/07/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Buffalo Island Central claimed a share of the 2A-3 conference championship with a convincing 66-39 victory Saturday night at Earle. Sammi Fowler scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Lady Mustangs, who improved to 23-6 overall and 14-2 in league play...
Yellowjackets sting Rebels 65-63 (02/07/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff It was a typical Riverside-Bay game. Hard fought and close, it came down to the final shot of the contest. Unfortunately for the Rebels, Garrett Weaver's three pointer with under 10 seconds remaining banged off the back of the rim and Michael Lawrence's tip-in attempt with two seconds to go also missed the mark as the Yellowjackets hung on for a thrilling 65-63 2A-3 conference win Friday night at Bay...
Mustangs clinch Regional berth (02/07/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Buffalo Island Central trailed virtually the entire game against Turrell Tuesday night, but put on a frantic fourth quarter rally to post a thrilling 57-54 victory over the Rockets that clinched a spot in the regional tournament for the Mustangs...
Manila Basketball Roundup (02/07/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Winter weather altered Manila's basketball schedule last week, causing the cancellation of the Manila Lady Lion's game against Piggott on Thursday night. The Lady Lions played host to the unbeaten East Poinsett County Lady Warriors Monday night and came up on the short end of a 63-43 decision...
George C. Motley (02/07/07)
Leachville George C. Motley, 69, of Leachville, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Nov. 29, 1937, at Clarkton, Mo., he was the son of the late Edgar and Alice Blackwood Motley and had lived most of his life in the Leachville area. He was a farmer and a member of the Leachville First Baptist Church...
Fern Lucille Lewis (02/07/07)
Lakeland, Fla. Fern Lucille Lewis, 61, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007. Mrs. Lewis was born in Manila on July 2, 1945. She moved to Lakeland from Manila 25 years ago. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her husband, Red Lewis of Lakeland; a daughter, Charlette Ygnacio of Mulberry; a sister, Shirley Williamson of Plant City; a brother, Clyde Petty of Lakeland; one grandson, many nieces and nephews...
Judy Brown (02/07/07)
Piggott Judy Brown, 57, of Piggott died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007. She was preceded in death by her father, Sheldon Settlemoir, and her brother, Ronnie Settlemoir. She is survived by her husband, Danny Brown of Piggott; her mother, Mary Helen Settlemoir of Piggott; son, Chuck Brown and wife, Paige, of Leachville; and grandson, Drake Brown...
Oneal Austin (02/07/07)
Leachville Oneal Austin, 76, of Leachville, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at his residence. Born in Senath, Mo., on Oct. 22, 1930, he spent the majority of his life as a farmer in the Northeast Arkansas area. He was preceded in death by his parents, Shirel Clyth and Hazel Wiser Austin, and two brothers, Berneal Austin and Elden Carl Austin...
Russell Franklin Merriman, Sr. (02/07/07)
Providence Russell Franklin Merriman, Sr., 70, of Providence, died Jan. 23, 2007. He was born in Peel, Ark., June 13, 1936, to the late, Willis and Melinda Parzee (Smothers) Merriman. He worked at Polar Stainless for 12 years. He then worked as a mechanic. He loved working with his horses, going hunting and fishing...