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Stories from Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Rebecca Mitchell turns 107 (02/14/07)
Town Crier News Staff Rebecca Mitchell Day was proclaimed in Monette on Thursday, Feb. 8, in honor of Mrs. Mitchell who celebrated her 107th birthday. Mrs. Mitchell, a resident at Monette Manor, celebrated with family, friends, and members of the news media including radio, television, and newspapers as she celebrated her birthday...
Fletcher tapped as head of state VA department (02/14/07)
Town Crier News Staff David Fletcher, 65, of Monette, received an appointment from Governor Mike Beebe on Friday to head the state Department of Veteran Affairs in Little Rock. Fletcher will assumed his duties Monday. "I feel the experience I gained from my 29 year Air Force career, combined with almost 14 years as Craighead County veterans service officer, and eight years as mayor of Monette, qualifies me and has prepared me for the many challenges in front of me as state director," Fletcher said. ...
Bryan Crites named Leachville PD chief (02/14/07)
Town Crier News Staff The Leachville City Council hired a new police chief Monday evening, Feb.5, to replace Ken Womack, who was relieved of duties in January. After a short executive session, the council voted unanimously to hire Bryan Crites as the new Leachville Police Chief. ...
John Lomax knows life on the lake (02/14/07)
If you have lived in Manila any time at all, then you surely know John Lomax. He definitely lives an outdoor lifestyle, and always has. John literally grew up on the banks at Big Lake, a place he has called home his whole life. His Father, J.C. (Clem) Lomax, was a commercial fisherman at Big Lake for decades where John grew up learning how to build his own tackle, including trammel nets, snag lines, limb lines, and trot lines. ...
Earle nips Lady Rebels (02/14/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside's Junior Lady Rebels exceeded everyone's preseason expectations as they advanced to the finals of the 2A-3 District Championship round. The Lady Rebels needed to do something no other conference team had accomplished this year in order to win the title, and that was to beat league champion Earle...
Hughes stops Junior Lions 52-50 in District Tournament (02/14/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff For more than three quarters, it looked as though the Junior Lions would be going to the championship game of the 3A-3 District Tournament. But for the third time this year, Hughes fought their way past the Lions, ending Manila's season with a heartbreaking 52-50 loss Thursday night at Corning...
Rebels title run falls short (02/14/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside looked to have all the obstacles to the 2A-3 Junior High District Tournament out of their way after Thursday night's semi-finals at Monette. The Rebels had just knocked off arch-rival and second seeded Buffalo Island Central while fourth seeded Turrell upset top-seeded and league champion Earle. In addition, the Rebels had beaten Turrell in both regular season meetings...
Jr. Mustangs defeat CRA, Lady Mustangs fall to Turrell (02/14/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Buffalo Island Central defeated Crowley's Ridge Academy in the first round of the 2A-3 Junior District Tournament at Monette last week, while the Junior Lady Mustangs fell in their first round game to third seeded Turrell. BIC defeated the Falcons 41-18, as Brandon Atkeison scored 12 points to lead the Mustangs. ...
Hoyle d. "Toby" Wells (02/14/07)
Caraway Hole D. "Toby" Wells, 83, of Caraway died Feb. 10, 2007, in Monette Manor Nursing Home at Monette. Born in Trumann on Jan. 23, 1924, he moved to Highbanks during the 1937 overflow. He has lived in the Bunny community since 1938, where he chopped and picked cotton until 1943. He then began working at the sawmill on the St. Francis River. He began farming for himself in 1955 and retired in 1982...
Ramona Bruins (02/14/07)
Nelson, Ill. Ramona Jean Bruins, 48, of Nelson, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at CGH Medical Center after a lifelong battle with heart problems. Mrs. Bruins was born Ramona Jean "Monie" Stallings on Aug. 27, 1958, in Allegan, Mich., the daughter of Harold G. Stallings and Shelby Hitt. She worked at Wahl Clipper, Sterling, for several years and of late, was working in food service for the schools...
Iva Louise Ridge (02/14/07)
Lake City Iva Louise Ridge, 87, of Lake City died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Lake City on Jan. 30, 1920, she was a lifetime resident of Lake City. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church and the Quilter's Club...
Charles Barrett Taylor (02/14/07)
Caraway Charles Barrett Taylor, 79, of Caraway, died Monday, Feb. 5, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Caraway on Nov. 18, 1927, he was a retired school mechanic and custodian, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge and of the Assembly of God belief...
Leugene Ramsey Bettis (02/14/07)
Washington, Mo. Leugene Ramsey Bettis died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, in Washington, Mo. She was born July 21, 1932, in Monette, the daughter of the late Walter Thomas Ramsey and his wife, Anna Mable Neeham Ramsey. She attended school in Manila. She was married Jack Tousand on Oct. 15, 1940. She was owner/operator of a catering service for over 20 years. She was a member of the American Legion Post, past Madam President, and Pacific Eagles auxiliary, past Madam President...
B.A. McCann (02/14/07)
Manila Bennie Alton, "B.A." McCann, 97, of Manila died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Fordyce, he was a retired farmer and businessman. He was a longtime Manila area resident, was a retired farmer and landowner and was a member of the Manila First Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II...
Mary Alice Miller (02/14/07)
Jonesboro Mary Alice Miller, 85, of Jonesboro died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at Skillcare Nursing Home. Born in Jonesboro on Nov. 18, 1921, she was a graduate of Arkansas State University. She worked for the U.S. government in Denver before coming back to the Jonesboro area where she was an elementary school teacher for the Nettleton schools. She was a member of Nettleton United Methodist Church...
Helen Frances Pearson White (02/14/07)
Silsbee, Texas Helen Frances Pearson White, 81, of Silsbee, Texas, formerly of Manila, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007, at her home. Born in the Bucoda, Mo., community, she was raised in Manila and had lived in Silsbee since 1964. She attended the University of Arkansas and after earning her masters degree, taught language arts. ...
Lillie Gertrude Fry (02/14/07)
Black Oak Lillie Gertrude Fry, 84, of Black Oak, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at the Monette Manor, Inc. She was born in Judsonia and lived in Black Oak most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Black Oak Church of Christ, and the Extension Homemakers Club of Black Oak...
Eddie J. Emison (02/14/07)
Jonesboro Eddie J. Emison, 71, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at his residence. He was born in Caraway on Dec. 8, 1935, and had lived in Jonesboro 26 years. He retired after 30 years with the E.C. Barton Company as a builders material buyer. ...
Remes William Wattigney (02/14/07)
Manila Remes William Wattigney, 66, of Manila, formerly of Ravenden Springs, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Algiers, La., he had lived in Ravenden Springs for 32 years before making his home in Manila. He was a self-employed welder and of the Catholic faith...
Pinnell Stone Capehart (02/14/07)
Holland, Mo. Pinnell Stone Capehart, 83, of Holland, Mo., died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born May 21, 1923, in Holland, the son of Noble Henry and Hettie Coleman Capehart, he was a lifelong area resident, retired farmer and agri-businessman, and of the protestant faith. ...
Elizabeth Ann Wilson (02/14/07)
Monette Elizabeth Ann Wilson, 53, of Monette died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at her home. Born in Marion, she lived in Covington, Tenn., and Trumann before moving to Monette five years ago. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her mother, Maudie Cansadie Littles Hollis; a sister, Carol Pinner; and an infant son...
Woodrow Ellis Coleman (02/14/07)
Lake City Woodrow Ellis Coleman, 92, of Lake City died Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at the NEA Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born in Loredo on Jan. 6, 1915, and was a lifelong resident of the Pleasant Valley Community near Lake City. He was instrumental in founding the Bowman Cemetery Association and raising funds for its maintenance. He was retired from maintenance at the General Electric plant and he was a farmer in the Pleasant Valley Community...