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Stories from Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Monette skate park plans finalized (05/02/07)
Town Crier News Staff Monette councilmen met Monday, April 23, to finalize plans for a new skateboard park and work on a new street to the city ball fields. Mayor Chub Qualls gave an overview of a proposed skate park for the city park, for construction at the central basketball court. The park is for use of all types of skates...
Casey Shepard battles leukemia (05/02/07)
Town Crier News Staff Casey Shepard of Leachville said she just wants to be 21 and have all of this behind her. She is referring to her battle with leukemia. Less than a year ago Casey, a 2003 Manila High School graduate, was doing all the normal things of a young adult. She was going to college, working part-time, making her plans to someday be a math teacher and show young students how easy algebra really is...
Lady Lions capture District Championship 6-4 over Brookland (05/02/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning without the benefit of a hit and went on to capture the 3A-3 District Tournament Championship with a 6-4 win over Brookland Tuesday afternoon, ensuring the Lady Lions of their first ever regional tournament berth...
Lady Lions score late run to grab State Tournament berth (05/02/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Youth has carried Manila's softball team for most of this season. The Lady Lions start five freshman who have helped lead Manila to their first ever district championship and a berth in the regional tournament. But it was Manila's lone senior, Katie Veach, who came up with the biggest hit of the day, propelling the Lady Lions to a thrilling 8-7 victory over Bergman Saturday afternoon at Harrison, insuring Manila a trip to this weekend's state tournament at Sherwood...
Cotter out-slugs Manila 14-10 in Regional Tournament (05/02/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila looked as if it would have an easy time in Saturday afternoon's regional tournament opener against Cotter at the Harrison Sports Complex when the Lions scored eight runs in the first two innings to take an 8-5 lead. But the Warriors scored two times in the fourth and added five more in the fifth to go ahead 12-9 and held on for a 14-10 victory, ruining Manila's state tournament hopes and ending the Lion's season...
3A-3 District Tournament Roundup (05/02/07)
Manila scored six times in the third inning to rally from a 4-1 deficit and held on to beat Marmaduke 10-8 Monday night in the semi-finals of the 3A-3 District Tournament at Hoxie. The victory propelled the Lions into the finals Tuesday night against conference champion East Poinsett County, where the Warriors out-slugged Manila 11-6 to capture the championship as both teams advanced to the Class 3A Region 3 Tournament in Harrison...
Bobcats deal Mustangs 11-10 defeat in extra innings (05/02/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Buffalo Island Central rallied twice to send Saturday night's first round regional tournament game against Walnut Ridge into extra innings, but Chris Logan ended the nine inning marathon with a game winning RBI single against a drawn-in infield, lifting the Bobcats to an 11-10 victory over the Mustangs at Newark...
Margaret Marjorie Marshall (05/02/07)
Jonesboro Margaret Marjorie Marshall, 85, of Jonesboro formerly of Manila, died Sunday, April 22, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Houston, Ark., she was the daughter of the late George and Janie parks Lee and had been a former long-time Manila resident and was a retired employee of Manila Public Schools. ...
Helene Sisemore (05/02/07)
Manila Helene Sisemore, 87, of Manila died Sunday, April 22, 2007, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. She is survived by her children, Sherri and Danny Smothers of Hardy and Mike and Belinda Sisemore of Osceola; a granddaughter raised in her home, Michelle McKemie, and her husband, Micah; grandchildren, Dusty Dixon, Charlotte Bridges, Scotty Smothers, Teresa Smothers, Alan Smothers, Ashley Sisemore and Mark Nelson; and several great-grandchildren...