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Stories from Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Jani Watson surprised with van (03/21/07)
Town Crier News Staff Jani Watson of Manila has spent the last seven years moving forward to a new way of life. She is quick to say it has been more than just learning to live without walking but living with enthusiasm for life. She said she discovered the love of life does not come from being able to walk but through faith...
Leachville City Council hires new attorney, resolves former mayor's retirement (03/21/07)
Town Crier News Staff The Leachville City Council met for over three hours last Monday evening as they worked through a lengthy agenda consisting of minutes and financial reports from four council meetings, introduction of new city attorney, resolving former mayor's retirement pay, and sale of city equipment...
Building project bid accepted by Manila School Board (03/21/07)
Town Crier News Staff Manila School Board members unanimously approved the low bid for the new junior high addition at the Thursday meeting. Jerry Brackett with Brackett Krennerich architects of Jonesboro presented the board with seven bids submitted for the project...
BIC School Board approves contracts (03/21/07)
Buffalo Island Central School Board members voted unanimously to renew all classified and certified contracts desiring to return for the 2007-08 school year. One exception was Krissi Rose whose contract renewal is pending upon completion of certification requirements...
Manila Baseball Roundup (03/21/07)
Manila split a pair of games last week on the diamond, defeating Westside 4-2 Monday afternoon in Jonesboro before dropping a 7-3 decision Tuesday afternoon at Corning. Jacob Britt went 2-2 and swiped four bases while driving in a run to help push the Lions past the Warriors. ...
Fowler's home runs lift Lady Mustangs past Riverside (03/21/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Buffalo Island Central's Sammi Fowler ripped a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to lift the Lady Mustangs to a 4-3 victory, completing a doubleheader sweep of Riverside Friday afternoon at Caraway. The doubleheader loss left the Lady Rebels in search of their first win as they saw their record drop to 0-5 on the year...
Mustang Baseball Roundup (03/21/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff The Mustangs picked up a pair of conference victories last week, beating Cross County 8-4 Monday afternoon on the road before coming home to take a 2-1 win over Rector Tuesday afternoon. Buffalo Island Central closed the week with a non-conference game against Valley View, but the Blazers used the long ball to run away with a 20-5 win Friday afternoon at Monette...
Area Softball Roundup (03/21/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila freshman Kimberly Wise threw a one hit shut out in the first game to lead Manila past Buffalo Island Central 8-0 and the Lady Lions completed the doubleheader sweep with an 8-3 victory in the nightcap in high school softball action Monday afternoon, March 12, at Manila...
Adcock's home run carries Rebels past Falcons (03/21/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Senior Jordan Adcock's three run blast carried Riverside to a 5-4 victory over Crowley's Ridge Academy Monday afternoon, March 12, at Caraway. The Falcons took a 2-0 lead after the first inning before Riverside came back with a run in the second. Adcock's homer gave the Rebels the lead for good, 5-2, in the third inning. CRA got single runs in the fifth and the sixth innings, but the Rebels hung on to post the win...
Gloria Jean Samford (03/21/07)
Leachville Gloria Jean Samford, 49, of Leachville died Monday, March 12, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born on June 22, 1957, in Victoria, to the late David Stone and Velma Foster Stone, Mrs. Samford was a lifelong area resident of Mississippi County and a homemaker...
Mary Lou Smith (03/21/07)
Marshall Mary Lou Smith, 63, of Marshall died Sunday, March 11, 2007. She was a homemaker and Christian. Survivors include her sons, Thomas Simpson of Harriett and Sam Massey of Big Flat; daughters, Melba Stevens of Big Flat and Lori Poag of Caraway; sister, Marilyn Vangordon of Missouri; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild...
Linda T. Thompson (03/21/07)
Walnut Ridge Linda T. Thompson, 56, died Friday, March 9, 2007, at her residence in Walnut Ridge. She was born in Forrest City on March 31, 1950, and graduated with honors from Blytheville High School. She spent 13 years in Apopka, Fla., before moving back to Jonesboro in 1997, where she had spent much of her life. She had worked as an assistant bookkeeper and secretary...
Kenneth Mays (03/21/07)
Memphis Kenneth K. Mays, 81, formerly of Monette, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007,at the VA Medical Center in Memphis. Born in Monette on March 5, 1926 to Charles and Estella Wallace Mays, he was a descendent of pioneer Tucker Wallace of the Monette area. He was a retired farmer and served as a Marine in South Pacific during World War II...
Sonja Gammill (03/21/07)
Monette Sonja Jeannine Gammill, 66, of Monette died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralf Gammill; parents, Hezekiah and Lennie Kirkman Shultz. Survivors include sisters, Mareda Dortch of Rock Falls, Ill., Janice Reddick and Lamona Hatton, Paragould; brother, Darrell Shultz, West Covina, Calif.; nephews, Keith and Jeff Shultz; nieces, Terry Albert, Theresa Walden and Dana Patraw...
Marvin "Pug" Farley (03/21/07)
Osceola Marvin "Pug" Farley, 76, of Osceola died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, in Osceola. Born Sunday, June 29, 1930, in Caraway to Elbert and Mae King Farley, he was a member of Osceola Church of Christ. He worked 32 years as supervisor for American Greetings and was employed by Roller-Swift Funeral Home for the past 10 years...
Mildred A. Blankenship (03/21/07)
Heber Springs Mildred Arnold Blankenship of Heber Springs died Wednesday, March 7, 2007. Born in 1917 in the Macey community near Monette, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Rosalie McDonal Arnold. She lived in Jonesboro and Corning before moving to Heber Springs with her late husband, Tucker Blankenship, in 1975. She was a lifelong Methodist, always active in her church and its programs, serving as an officer in various women's organizations and singing in the choir...
James "Gypsy" Ridge (03/21/07)
Lake City James "Gypsy" Ridge, 55, of Lake City died Monday, March 12, 2007, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Flint, Mich., he lived in Lake City since 1995. He was a factory worker for Express Personnel in Jonesboro and a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church...