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Stories from Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Dalton Hitchcock takes the prize - Hot Dodger (03/07/07)
Town Crier News Staff Dalton Hitchcock, 7, is following in his dad's cowboy boots when it comes to his love of horses. He is the son of Brad and Paige Hitchcock of Manila. Dalton has been helping his dad feed and care for their horses all his life. He doesn't even mind helping when it comes to cleaning the stalls...
Mrs. McClelland rediscovers joy of quilting (03/07/07)
Town Crier News Staff Ruby McClelland has always been active and independent and has no plans to quit just because she is 86 years old. She is proud of her age and is always looking for ways to keep not only her hands, but her mind, busy. Her latest accomplishment is completing a nine-patch quilt she started last November...
Family requests return of dinner bell (03/07/07)
Town Crier News Staff Thelma Price of Monette is making a plea for the return of her family's "Old Dinner Bell." She said never in a million years would she have thought someone would have taken the bell from her home place at Price Corner south of Monette...
Manila wins first place in ANC Quiz Bowl (03/07/07)
Town Crier News Staff Manila High School 2007 Quiz Bowl Team won first place in the Arkansas Northeastern College Invitational Quiz Bowl competition held Friday, Feb. 23. Members of the Manila championship team include Captain Nathan Robbins, Drew Warren, Nathan Bell, Justin Richmond, James Richmond, Chris Owens, Michael Stone, Blaine Lawrence, Chad Nunnally, Andrew Nelms and Lindsey Jackson. Sponsors for the group are Gerri McCann and Jimmie Puckett...
Monette Council OKs flea market (03/07/07)
Town Crier News Staff Monette councilmen approved a six-month business permit for Rick Pierce to operate a flea market in his former Kopper Kettle Restaurant building on Drew Avenue. They also restated their agreement with the Monette Youth Association...
Carlisle upends Lady Rebels 50-26 in State Tournament (03/07/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside knew coming into their first round state tournament match-up with Carlisle that things would have to go just right for the Lady Rebels to advance to the quarter-finals, and for a little more than a half, things did. ...
Hazen dashes Lady Mustangs' State title hopes (03/07/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff It wasn't supposed to turn out like this. The Buffalo Island Central Lady Mustangs came into the Class 2A State Tournament at Danville riding the momentum of last week's 2A-North Regional Basketball Tournament Championship with high hopes of bringing home the state title. But the underdog Hazen Lady Hornets, the fourth seed from the East Regional, had other ideas, pulling off a stunning 52-41 upset of the top seed from the North...
Dermott ends Mustang's season, 60-57, in State playoffs (03/07/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff In a season of missed opportunities, Buffalo Island Central saw their chances for a state championship three-peat slip away as the Dermott Rams closed the door on the Mustang's season with a 60-57 victory Wednesday afternoon at the Class AA State Basketball Tournament in Danville...
Rebels fall in quarter-finals to Junction City (03/07/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff It looked more like a demolition derby than a high school basketball game when Riverside faced off against Junction City in the quarter-finals of the Class AA State Basketball Tournament Friday night at the Ted Lyon Gymnasium in Danville. But after all the dust had settled, the deeper and more physical Junction City Dragons hammered their way to a 70-52 victory over Riverside, eliminating the Rebels in their bid for their first ever state championship...
Lions open baseball season on winning note (03/07/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila opened the 2007 baseball season with a convincing 15-5 victory over Piggott Tuesday afternoon at Manila. Manila pounded out 13 hits, led by Ross Malloy, who was a perfect 4-4 at the plate. Malloy also drove in three runs, stole three bases and scored four times to lead the Lion attack...
Roy M. Whited (03/07/07)
Monette Roy M. Whited, 55, of Monette died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at the Baptist East in Memphis. Born in Jonesboro on June 16, 1951, he was owner and operator of Whited Flying Service and Whited Farm, a U.S. Marine veteran serving in Vietnam and of the Baptist belief. He was also a member of Active Future Farmers of America, Ducks Unlimited, Active Wildlife Preservation, Arkansas Agriculture Aviation Association, National Agriculture Aviation Association and Manila Pilot Association...
Gerald Wayne Skaggs (03/07/07)
Leachville Gerald Wayne Skaggs, 45, of Leachville died Friday, March 2, 2007, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Monette, he was a lifelong area resident and attended Leachville High School. He was a carpenter and member of New Providence Baptist Church...
James E. Goss Jr. (03/07/07)
Starke, Fla. James E. "J.E." Goss Jr. of Starke, Fla., died Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, at Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville. He was a World War II veteran. Formerly of Monette, he was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Ida Lou Goss; two sisters, Lola and Pauline; and four brothers, Clyde, Volney, Claude and Merl...
Ruby Lee Garey (03/07/07)
Caraway Ruby Lee Garey, 78, formerly of Dyess, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at her home in Caraway. Born in Grandglaze on July 30, 1928, she was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Elmo Garey, her parents, Ned and Elsie Teeple, a sister, Beth McFactridge, and a brother, Ned Maxie Teeple...
Virginia Emily Kirkpatrick (03/07/07)
Jonesboro Virginia "Jenny" Emily Kirkpatrick, 81, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, at her residence. She was born in Lead Hill and had lived in Jonesboro since 1967, moving there from New Orleans. She was a retired medical technician for St. Bernards Medical Center and was a member of Monette Church of Christ...