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Stories from Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Manila FFA Alumni Auction in 10th year (02/28/07)
Town Crier News Staff Manila Future Farmers of America Alumni Association held its 10th annual auction and dinner with over 350 in attendance on Friday evening. The event is held each year at the Manila Community Center and all proceeds go toward scholarships. The dinner was catered by Ed's Country Catfish House...
Comments upset former Lake City mayor and city clerk (02/28/07)
Town Crier News Staff Lake City councilmen held a short business session Feb. 19 but incurred confrontational inquiries from former Mayor Jerry Bowman and City Clerk Diane Crews. Bowman and Crews had asked to be put on the council agenda after reading a comment made by current Mayor Billy Anderson, in the February issue of the Town Crier...
Refuge Angel Food ministry turns one (02/28/07)
Town Crier News Staff The Angel Food Ministry, sponsored by Refuge General Baptist Church in Lake City, has been serving the area since February 2006. During its first year it has continued to grow. Kim Mann, one of the volunteers who was instrumental in getting it started in the area said the program started with 42 units of food being distributed the first month. In December 587 units were distributed. Refuge averages a little over 400 units a month...
Manila "in beautiful shape," according to mayor (02/28/07)
Town Crier News Staff Manila Mayor Clifford Veach started his state-of-the-city address Monday evening, Feb. 19, by saying the city is in "beautiful shape." Mayor Veach commented on several improvements as well as the need to get serious about property clean-up...
Lady Rebels punch ticket to State Tournament (02/28/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside Lady Rebels advanced to the State tournament for the first time since the 2001 season with a 66-49 victory over Walnut Ridge Thursday afternoon in the first round of the 2A North Regional Tournament at Rector. Walnut Ridge went undefeated in league play to claim the Conference championship, but was upset in the District tournament, giving the Lady Rebels one of the tougher draws entering the regionals. ...
Mustang earn right to defend State title (02/28/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff All Bill Taylor and his Buffalo Island Central Mustangs wanted was the opportunity to defend their Class AA State Championship. Seniors Garrett Qualls and Terry Roach made sure the Mustangs will get that chance by combining for 53 points in BIC's 75-61 victory over White County Wednesday afternoon in the 2A North Regional Tournament at Rector...
Rebels advance to State Tournament (02/28/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Coming into Saturday night's Regional Tournament championship game at Rector, Riverside was on a roll. The Rebels were fresh off the 2A-3 District Tournament Championship and had steam-rolled their first two opponents in the Region 2A North Tournament by a combined 56 points...
Lady Mustangs capture Regional title (02/28/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff It was quite a week for the Buffalo Island Central Lady Mustangs. The Mustangs stampeded through the 2A North Regional Tournament at Rector in impressive fashion, taking home the Regional Championship while earning a number one seed in this week's state tournament in Danville with a convincing 76-55 romp over Bay Saturday night...
Marshall eliminates Lady Lions at Bergman Regional (02/28/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff The Manila Lady Lions fell in regional play at the "Panther Palace" at Bergman High School last Thursday night. The Manila girls dropped the 70-52 decision to the Lady Bobcats of Marshall, arguably one of the top-three Class AAA programs in the state...
Mary Josephine "Jo" Golden (02/28/07)
Black Oak Mary Josephine "Jo" Golden, 84, of Black Oak, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007 at St. Bernards. Born in Evening Shade on Jan. 18, 1923, she was retired from Brown Shoe Factory and a member of the Black Oak Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, O.Z. Golden; her parents, James and Eva Dunigan; four brothers, E.O. Dunigan, Buddy Dunigan, Jimmy Dunigan, J.C. Dunigan and Linuel Dunigan and one sister, Vena Dunigan...
Shelia Ann Tucker (02/28/07)
Caraway Sheila Ann Tucker, 38, of Caraway died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Osceola, she was a homemaker. Survivors include her son, William Danny Skaggs of Caraway; her parents Willie Cockrell of Texas and Laverne Morgan of Caraway; a sister, Sharon Kay Hall of Tyronza; and three brothers, Jimmy Wayne Cockrell, Kerry Lynn Cockrell and Allen Ray Cockrell, all of Caraway...
Burell Dow (02/28/07)
Leachville Burell Dow, 72, of Leachville, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007 at his daughter's home in Homestead, Fla. Born in Ft. Smith on Jan.19, 1935, he was retired from Colson Caster Company and a member of Second Baptist Church of Leachville. He was preceded in death by parents, Charlie and Reba Dow; and a son and two daughters...
Sue Turnbow Byrd (02/28/07)
Manila Sue Turnbow Byrd, 82, of Manila, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, at her home. Born at Portia, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Lena Walling Turnbow and had been a Manila resident since 1938. She was a member of Manila First Baptist Church and was a retired nurse...
Eunice Gilbert (02/28/07)
Lake City Eunice Gilbert, 92, of Lake City died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. She was born in Water Valley, Miss., and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oswald Gilbert; her parents, Charlie and Alma Mooneyham; four brothers, Russell Mooneyham, Floyd "Curley" Vaughn, Aubrey Vaughn and Eugene Vaughn; and two sisters, Lenice Howell and Florence Vanhorn...
Marie White Robertson (02/28/07)
Melbourne Marie White Robertson, 94, of Melbourne died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at the Community Medical Center of Izard County. She was born on Sept. 4, 1912, to Rufus Tildon and Minnie Ann Shride White in Dalton. She married Homer M. Robertson on Jan. 1, 1930, and was married 59 years and 11 months before Mr. Robertson passed away in 1988. She was a homemaker, pastor's wife and a mother of five children. She was a member of the Melbourne First Baptist Church...