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Stories from Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Missionary trip reveals work and need (02/21/07)
Town Crier News Staff Terry Sanders had the opportunity to witness first hand the true meaning of "love, hope and charity," when he accompanied a medical missionary team to Haiti on Jan. 20-27. Sanders lives in Paragould and works in Leachville as manager of Jimmy Sanders, Inc. He is a member of Center Hill Church of Christ in Paragould...
EMS auction raises $22,400 (02/21/07)
Town Crier News Staff Bidders were not looking for bargains on Saturday as they gathered at the BIC West elementary cafeteria. The crowd was there in support of the Buffalo Island EMS Ambulance Service. Friends keep a community spirit as they donated to the cause through fun, competitive bidding. One coconut cake which sold for $100 was given back and resold for $80...
Caraway City Council OKs sale of land (02/21/07)
Town Crier News Staff Caraway council members agreement to sell city property at a pre-set rate during the Thursday, Feb. 8, meeting resulted in a veto from Mayor Barry Riley on Friday, Feb. 9. "After the meeting, I looked up the legalities of the council's decision and realized the city would not be able to do this without a resolution," Riley said. "At that time I vetoed their decision. We will need to meet again and do it right."...
Manila PPC members meet with school board (02/21/07)
Town Crier News Staff Several Manila teachers attended the February school board meeting to discuss issues of concern with members of the school board. Paula Poag, chairman of the Personnel Policy Committee (PPC), served as spokesman thanking the board members for meeting with the group...
Lady Rebels fall short in District Tournament title game (02/21/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside went into Friday night's District Championship game with Rector knowing it would be tough to beat the Lady Cougars for a third straight time. Riverside had defeated Rector in two hard fought regular season contests and hoped they could make it three in a row, but the Lady Cougars came out fired up and ready to play as they took home a 62-48 victory, and with it, the 2A-3 District Title...
Lady Lions advance to Regionals (02/21/07)
Town Crier News Staff In a season in which Manila battled through several injuries to key players, the Lady Lions' perseverance was rewarded with a trip to this week's regional tournament at Bergman, thanks to Wednesday night's 58-36 district tournament win over Harrisburg at Manila...
Falcons fly by Mustangs 64-34 (02/21/07)
Town Crier News Staff Buffalo Island Central went into last week's 2A-3 District Tournament at Caraway with high hopes of defending last year's tournament championship. But the Crowley's Ridge Academy Falcons quickly burst the Mustang's bubble with a convincing 64-34 semi-final victory Thursday night...
Lady Rebels corral Mustangs 49-44 (02/21/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside's Lady Rebels found the third time the charm, posting a second half rally to beat arch rival Buffalo Island Central 49-44 Thursday night in the semi-finals of the 2A-3 District Tournament at Caraway. The Mustangs held a 17-12 first period lead before taking a 27-25 edge into the dressing room at the half. But the second half belonged to the Lady Rebels, as Riverside rallied in the third quarter to pull ahead 38-34 entering the final frame...
Rebels claim District Tournament title (02/21/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside must have felt a bit slighted, heading into last week's 2A-3 District Tournament. The host Rebels were not even mentioned in one of the local newspapers' previews of the tournament, listing Buffalo Island Central and Earle as the two favorites. ...
Lion's Regional Tournament bid falls short (02/21/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff As they have done all season long, the Manila Lions fought to the bitter end as they played in the 3A-3 District Tournament Wednesday night at Manila. But for the third time this season, the Lions came up short against conference nemesis Marmaduke as their season came to an end, thanks mainly to the three point barrage by Greyhound sophomore Jacob Mason who drilled seven treys, including six in the first half, to lead Marmaduke to a 54-43 quarter-final victory...
Nettie Qualls (02/21/07)
Monette Nettie Qualls, 88, of Monette died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at Manila Nursing Center. Born in Whitehall on Sept. 26, 1918, she lived in the Monette and Lake City area most of her life. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Qualls; son, Richard Qualls; parents, Tom and May Stewart; three sisters, Winnie Mays, Era McEntire and Mildred Qualls; and a brother, Winfred Stewart...
Idella Davidson Steen (02/21/07)
Searcy Idella Davidson Steen, 84 of Searcy, widow of Elbert Steen, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at her home. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Daisy Taylor Yarbro and had lived most of her life in Manila. She had been a resident of Searcy since 1967. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist church and a retired LPN...
Dr. James Michael "Mike" Morris (02/21/07)
Luxora Dr. James Michael "Mike" Morris, 56, of Luxora died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, in Muncie, Ind., following a long illness. Born March 6, 1950, in Blytheville to the late Samuel Augustus "Gus" Morris and Annie Lucille Terry Morris, Dr. Morris earned a B.S. ...
Madeline Long (02/21/07)
Lake City Madeline Long, 85, of Lake City died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at her residence. Born in Black Oak on Feb. 19, 1921, she was a homemaker and member of Lake City Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Rhoda Varner; three brothers, Jack Varner, William Varner and Arthur Varner; and three sisters, Marjorie Mangrum, Vaudine Varner and Velma Fletcher...
J.E. Huskey (02/21/07)
Manila J.E. Huskey, 66, of Manila died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. Born in Utica, Miss., on Aug. 14. 1940, he was a foreman for Chevoron Oil and of the Baptist belief. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Amy Huskey; and two brothers, T.J. Huskey and David Huskey...
Hunter Dakota Guthrie (02/21/07)
Jonesboro Hunter Dakota Guthrie, 11, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, in St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at Memphis. He was a lifelong resident of Jonesboro and was a member of Walnut Street Baptist church. A fifth grade student at South School, he loved science, karate and soccer. He loved helping his Nanna feed the hummingbirds and fishing with his dad...
Montie Clayton Bowen (02/21/07)
Piggott Montie Clayton Bowen, 87, of Piggott, formerly of Paragould, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at the Murphy Health and Rehab Center of Piggott. Born in Heber Springs, he was the son of the late Mont and Cora Pruitt Bowen and had been a longtime resident of the Nimmons Community before making his home in Paragould. He was retired from the Whirlpool Corporation in LaPort, Ind., a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and attended the Church of Christ...
Harold E. Poe (02/21/07)
Texas Harold E. Poe born on April 28, 1933, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Jan. 15, 2007 at the age of 73. He had been battling lung cancer for 15 months. Born and raised in Manila, he had resided in San Antonio, Texas, for the past 25 years...