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Stories from Thursday, April 26, 2007

Caraway Masons receive special recognition (04/26/07)
Town Crier News Staff Caraway Masonic Lodge hosted a potluck supper and open house on Thursday evening, April 19, and honored two members in a special recognition service held afterwards. John King, Lodge master, paid honor to Dalton Taylor for 50 years of service as a member by presenting him with a 50-year symbolic Masonic pin. Cleffie Gipson, Senior Citizen site director, attached the pin to Taylor's shirt during the ceremony...
Delta Asphalt wins Lake City bid (04/26/07)
Town Crier News Staff The Lake City Council met on Monday evening, April 16, and worked through a short 10 minute meeting consisting of confirming board members, plans to pave Lake Street and passing of an ordinance to do so. The council approved the 2007 Planning and Zoning Committee Board, which includes Norman Eidson, Terry Chisnall, Donald Davis, Rick Forman and Michael Burnside. The new members of the reorganized board include Forman and Burnside...
Manila School Board accepts resignations, hires personnel (04/26/07)
Town Crier News Staff Following a two hour executive session, Manila School Board members acted on several personnel matters during the Thursday meeting. The board voted unanimously to hire James Ortiz as assistant football coach and math teacher. Stacey Shelton, elementary teacher, will assume the elementary library position, and Bertha Brooks was hired as custodian...
Welcoming spring (04/26/07)
Much to their delight, Caraway Cemetery workers found two robins' nests, filled with several bright blue eggs, during the annual cemetery clean up day. The birds had chosen the different multicolored flower bouquets in which to make their nests, showing their appreciation for early spring flowers. (Town Crier photo/Nan Snider)...
Manila dog ordinance will ban pit bulls (04/26/07)
Town Crier News Staff Manila City council members discussed and agreed the city's existing dog ordinance should be amended to be more specific on the definition of vicious dogs. City officials had briefly discussed the issue at the March meeting and took action at the meeting held Monday night, April 16...
Swihart Orchards sustain loss of season's crop (04/26/07)
Town Crier News Staff The beautiful peach blooms in March may well be all the good news orchard owner Leon Swihart of Leachville will have for the season, as he faces the loss of his crop and damage to his trees. The three days of below 30-degree temperature earlier this month killed developing peaches all across Northeast Arkansas, and points beyond. Very little remains of the once promising 2007 crop...
2A-3 Boys District Tournament Roundup (04/26/07)
Buffalo Island Central played host to the 2A-3 District Tournament last week at Monette with both Riverside and BIC looking to position themselves for regional tournament action at Cedar Ridge beginning April 28. Riverside entered the tournament as the number three seed from the North and went up against fourth seeded Turrell from the South in first round action. The Rebels wasted little time in shooting down the Rockets 17-0 as Riverside had four players produce two or more hits...
Mustangs use four run fifth to race past Rebels, 6-1 (04/26/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Jordan Phillips' RBI single ignited a four run fifth inning, breaking a 1-1 tie to help propel Buffalo Island Central to a 6-1 victory over Riverside Tuesday afternoon at Lake City. Brandon Atkeison got the winning rally underway when Riverside hurler Blake Hogan plucked the freshman to lead off the inning. ...
Manila girls named Conference champs (04/26/07)
Manila clinched the 3A-3 conference softball championship with a 5-2 victory Tuesday afternoon at Harrisburg against the Lady Hornets. Jonna Dodd drove in two runs while Kimberly Wise had two hits and picked up the victory on the mound as the Lady Lions improved to 19-6 overall and 13-3 in league play...
Manila routes Corning 10-2, advances to Regionals (04/26/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila used a clutch pitching performance from Chad Nunnally and some timely hitting as the Lions blasted Corning 10-2 Saturday afternoon to advance to the semi-finals of the 3A-3 District Tournament at Hoxie. The Lions fell behind 1-0 when the Bobcats scored a run in the second inning on an RBI single by K.C. ...
Riverside Lady Rebel Softball Roundup (04/26/07)
Riverside picked up a pair of victories Monday and Tuesday before falling to league champion Bay on Thursday as the Lady Rebels closed out their regular season in high school softball action last week. Riverside started the week with a 6-2 win over Cross County Monday afternoon at Lake City. Morgan Emery banged out two hits, stole a pair of bases and scored a run while Kaitlyn Staggs went the distance to pick up the victory on the mound...
Lady Mustangs defeat Riverside, advance to Regionals (04/26/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff The Riverside-Buffalo Island Central rivalry is big enough when the two teams just play a regular season game. But as has happened so many times before, Friday afternoon's contest had much more riding on the outcome. The winner would advance to this weekend's regional tournament at Rector while the loser would pack their bats for the year and head home...
Kynzee Reece Liles (04/26/07)
Black Oak Kynzee Reece Liles, infant daughter of Aaron and Kristy Michelle Liles of Black Oak, died Friday, April 20, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Additional survivors include a brother, Cooper Aaron Liles of Jonesboro; maternal grandparents, Wayne and Cathy Whitley of Black Oak; paternal grandparents, Carl and Diane Liles of Cherry Valley; great-grandparents, Leona Whitley of Black Oak and Kenneth Ervin of Caraway; aunts and uncles, Jodie Clay of Black Oak, Kendra and Blake Hawkins of Monette, Bishop and Brooke Whitley of Black Oak and Stacey and Bruce Halk of Cherry Valley; great-aunts and uncles, Pat Whitley of Black Oak, Deb and Eddie Dunigan of Black Oak, Peg and George Edd Holland of Monette, Maxie and Joyce Jones of Heber Springs, Larry and Judy Ervin, Thelma Ervin and Debbie Ervin, all of Caraway; cousins, Lexa Whitley and Jax Whitley of Black Oak, Whitley Hawkins of Monette, Jagger Halk and Pressley Halk of Cherry Valley; and the rest of the Liles family.. ...
James Albert Eubanks (04/26/07)
Georgia James Albert Eubanks, 59, former resident of the Lost Cane Community, died March 19, 2007, at his residence in Calhoun, Ga. He was born June 7, 1947, in Manila. He was preceded in death by his father, Ambers Albert Eubanks. Survivors include his wife, Nell Eubanks of the home; his mother, Nina King, of Leachville; sons, James Steven Eubanks of Niles, Mich., and Joseph Kevin Eubanks of North Port, Fla.; a step-son, Mike Cook and wife, Lucy, of Calhoun, Ga.; step-daughters, Patti and Tim Norton of Sugar Valley, Ga., and Karen and David Williams of Calhoun, Ga.; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles Ray Eubanks and Shirley Eubanks of North Port, Fla.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty Copeland of Leachville, Sharon and Jessie Clark of Manila, and Louanne and Wayne Cagle of Leachville; grandson, Joseph Eubanks, Jr.; step-grandchildren, Brandon Norton, Katie Norton, Tiffany and Brad Goldston, Misty Cook, Ashley Cook, and Jessica and Kevin Williams; and a step-great-grandson, Braxton Goldston.. ...
Mary Lena Church (04/26/07)
Leachville Mary Lena Church, 75, of Leachville, died Sunday, April 22, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Luster and Virginia Taylor Giles, and had been a Leachville resident for over 50 years. She was retired from the former Brown Shoe company in Leachville and was a longtime member of the Leachville Church of Christ...
Dorothy Goodson (04/26/07)
Monette Dorothy Goodson, 84, of Monette, died Monday, April 16, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born in Monette Aug. 23, 1922 to the late Jinks and Abbie Cornish. She was a homemaker and member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church...