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Stories from Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Caraway egg hunt draws over 300 (04/11/07)
In spite of the drop in temperature, approximately 300 children turned out for the annual Caraway Easter egg hunt held Saturday. Children came wearing their coats, hats and gloves ready to sweep the city park clean of the thousands of eggs. These friends shared one of the grand prizes. (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)...
Book to span 50-year Red Head history (04/11/07)
Town Crier News Staff "Just Out of Sight," the true story of The All American Red Heads, told by the former coach/owner Orwell Moore of Caraway, will go to print this month and should be ready to purchase by June 1. The book should come out just in time for the All American Red Heads' reunion scheduled for June 13-14 in Jonesboro...
Smoke Stack celebrates 17 years of business (04/11/07)
Town Crier News Staff Doris Murray will celebrate 17 years of business on April 15. She said the years have gone by fast and she is pleased to still be serving her customers who have become her good friends. She, her husband, the late Clint Murray, and her daughter, Teresa Fleeman, decided to open the Smoke Stack, located at the corner of Northwest Dewey and Olympia Streets in Manila, and built a building next to her home...
Bennett chosen as food service specialist at Monette Manor (04/11/07)
Town Crier News Staff Dixie Bennett of Monette has been promoted to fill a new position, food service specialist, at Monette Manor. Bennett has been working in the dietary department at Monette Manor for three years and has years of experience in the restaurant business...
Manila Softball Roundup (04/11/07)
Manila split of a pair of doubleheaders and knocked off Brookland in a busy week of high school softball action for the Lady Lions. Manila began the five game stretch with a 4-1 victory Monday afternoon over Brookland at home. The Lady Lions got a strong pitching performance from righthander Kimberly Wise who went the distance to pick up the victory. The freshman scattered six hits while giving up just one run. Wise fanned 10 batters while walking three...
Lady Rebels defeat Weiner 14-6 (04/11/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside banged out 11 hits and used a six run fourth inning to roll past Weiner 14-6 in high school softball action Thursday afternoon at Lake City. Kelsey Turner went 3-5 with a home run and a triple and drove in five runs to lead the Lady Rebel onslaught. Kailey Holt went 2-5, stole three bases and scored three times as Riverside improved to 2-8 on the year...
Mustangs split pair of games in Craighead County Tournament (04/11/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Jordan Phillips drilled a two-run homer and Chad Williams picked up the win on the mound as Buffalo Island Central downed Brookland 8-4 Saturday afternoon in the Craighead County Baseball Tournament at Monette. BIC scored three runs in the first inning and two more in the second to build a 5-0 lead, before Brookland battled back to cut the margin to 5-3 when Levi Thornton socked a three run homer in the top of the third inning. ...
Rebels pick up conference win over Cross County (04/11/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Cody Richardson had a big day at the plate and freshman Blake Hogan did the rest on the mound as Riverside picked up a much needed 7-6 victory over Cross County in 2A-3 conference action Thursday afternoon at Cherry Valley. Riverside scored two runs in each of the fourth, fifth and sixth innings and withstood a late Thunderbird rally to hold on for the win. ...
Marroquin fires back to back no hitters to lead Lady Mustangs past Cross County (04/11/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Karla Marroquin fired back to back no-hitters to lead Buffalo Island Central past Cross County on a cold and windy Thursday afternoon in 2A-3 high school softball action at Monette. The Lady Mustangs took the opener 1-0 and came back with a 3-0 whitewash in the nightcap to complete the doubleheader sweep...
Manila Baseball Roundup (04/11/07)
Marmaduke used the long ball and a strong pitching performance by junior righthander Trent Smith to lead the Greyhounds to a 9-6 victory over Manila in 3A-3 conference action Monday afternoon at Manila. Smith went the distance on the mound, scattering eight hits while giving up only four earned runs. Smith struck out three and issued four walks to help Marmaduke improve to 9-6 overall and 6-1 in league play...
Velma Loraine Thomson (04/11/07)
Indiana Velma Loraine Thomson, 75, died at 7:44 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2007, in Elkhart General Hospital. She was born on Oct. 27, 1931, in Briggsville to Harvey and Ethyl (Knott) James. On March 15, 1987, in Elkhart, Ind., she married Walter B. Thomson who preceded her in death on May 5, 2005...
Fern Elizabeth Vincent (04/11/07)
Lake City Fern Elizabeth Vincent, 93, of rural Lake City died Friday, April 6, 207, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Oklahoma, Mrs. Vincent moved to this area 80 years ago. She was a homemaker and member of Liberty Missionary Baptist church...
Sanford Leon Hinkle (04/11/07)
Trumann Sanford (Sam) Leon Hinkle, son of the late Emmett and Dollie (Cato) Hinkle, died Friday, April 6, 2007, at the age of 79. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Eddie Hinkle; and a brother, Laymon Hinkle. He is survived by his wife, Mary Hinkle of the home; three daughters, Sandra Ragle and Barbara Barnes, both of Sulpher Rock, and Rhonda Dean of Pocahontas; two stepsons, Terry Miller of Monette and Scott Miller of Searcy; a stepdaughter, Vicky Miller of Trumann; six sisters, Lois Darling, Marilyn Tyler and Louise Wicker, all of Pocahontas, Lawana Dewitt of Anchorage, Alaska, Jeannie Eagan of Little Rock and Delnora Jones of Hardy; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.. ...
Dave Allen Davidson (04/11/07)
Manila Dave Allen Davidson, 46, of manila, died Sunday, April 8, 2007, at his home. Born at Monette, he had lived his life in Manila and was a disabled truck driver. He was a graduate of Manila High School and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a son, A.J. ...
Bob Blean Bibb (04/11/07)
Monette Bob Blean Bibb, 79, of Monette died Friday, April 6, 2007, at Select Specialty Hospital in St. Francis, Tenn. Born in Monette, he was a retired automobile salesman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Ivy and Alto Do Bibb, and a brother, Lloyd Bibb...
Jimmy Dale Bennett (04/11/07)
Joiner Jimmy Dale Bennett, 59, formerly of Leachville, died Sunday, April 1, 2007, at St. Vincent Specialty in Little Rock. Born in Monette on July 25, 1947, he was a member of the Leachville First Assembly of God, currently a member of Bassett Church of God near Joiner...
Evia Marie Lewis (04/11/07)
Monette Evia Marie Lewis, 73, of Monette, died Sunday, April 8, 2007, at the home of her daughter in Leachville. She was the daughter of the late Jim and Sally Baley Skaggs and had been a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker and attended the Church of God in Leachville...