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Stories from Friday, May 25, 2007

Howdy! (05/25/07)
Brenda Laffoon, activity director at Monette Manor, was looking good dressed in her Minnie Pearl outfit as residents and staff celebrated National Nursing Home Week last week. Laffoon chose to dress as Minnie on "Famous People Day," held on Wednesday. (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)...
Leachville City Council reviews tax liability (05/25/07)
Town Crier News Staff The Leachville City Council scrutinized department reports Monday, May 14, in AN effort to monitor spending and pay back their tax liability. Monthly reports were given by Dickie Coburn, streets; Rebecca Clowers, water; Bryan Crites, police; and Teresa Johnson, fire and First Responders...
Manila district looks to future construction (05/25/07)
Town Crier News Staff Scott Beardsley, senior vice president of First Security Beardsley Public Finance, met with the Manila School Board members on Thursday discussing several funding options for future construction projects, including a possible millage increase. Beardsley presented an annual financial review from school years 2001-02 through 2007-08...
Skaters appreciative of park (05/25/07)
Town Crier News Staff Three young skaters expressed thanks to the Monette City Council for the new skate park, during their regular meeting Monday evening, May 14. Michael Ryan, Brittany Ryan and Jeff Steele took turns expressing appreciation for the city recognizing their need for a skate park, and doing something about it. They vowed to be responsible for the park and make an all-out effort to keep it clean...
Buffalo Island School Board approves salary increases (05/25/07)
Buffalo Island Central School Board approved classified and certified salary increases for the 2006-07 school year at the Thursday meeting. Increases include bus route $300; lunchroom personnel 33 cents per hour; Bobby Shirley and John Stull -- maintenance, lawn, route and shuttle, 240 day contract secretaries and bookkeeping $1,000 plus $448 adjustment to Marcia Davis; school nurse $1,000; secretarial 195 day contract $813; Title 1, Migrant employees, study hall keeper, special needs assistant, impact lab manager, pre-k aide $500; custodial personnel $750; and to add $500 to the base certified salary schedule (190 day contract) and to extend the increment system by two years at $450 B.S.E. ...
Buffalo Island Central athletes honored (05/25/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Buffalo Island Central's 2007 Athletic Banquet Tuesday night, May 15, at the Mustang Athletic Complex was somewhat bittersweet as awards were handed out to the top athletes of the year while Mustang fans said farewell to Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach Bill Taylor, who will be moving on to Springdale to coach the Bulldogs in the upcoming school year...
Manila athletes honored with banquet (05/25/07)
Town Crier News Staff Manila junior and senior high athletes were honored with a banquet and awards ceremony on Tuesday evening, May 15, at the Manila Community Center. Junior Wise, president of the booster club, welcomed athletes and guests to the sport's banquet...
Marilyn Dutra (05/25/07)
Lake City Marilyn Dutra was born Marilyn Harris in Lake City on Nov. 10, 1922. She died in Glenbrook Hospice at San Diego, Calif., on April 12, 2007. She was raised in Caraway and attended Central High School. She was preceded in death by five brothers. A sister, Nelma Whitaker, died in February in Dallas, Texas...
Charles Eugene Collins (05/25/07)
Caraway Charles Eugene Collins, 56, of Caraway died Tuesday, May 15, 2007. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Lillie Mae Collins of the home; sons, Eugene Collins and Rusty Collins; daughter, Mae Collins Fletcher; mother Mary Sims; brothers, Ray and Laverne Collins and James Isom; and grandchildren, Bradley, Amber and Morgan Fletcher...
Roberta Ilene McFarland (05/25/07)
Monette Roberta Ilene McFarland, 76, of Monette, died May 12, 2007 at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born in Parakeet, Ark., March 28, 1931 to the late Hiram and Sarah Wadkins Finley. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her children, Sue Vanoven of Duncan, Okla., Ronnie McFarland of Salem, Mo., Connie Yildirim and friend Ayla Yildirim of Mississauga, Canada, Gerry McFarland of Pocahontas; a brother, Floyd Finley of Cash; five sisters, Novella Lane of Kansas City, Mo., Lorine Buckbee of Calico Rock, Lucille Parker of Texarkana, Jean Green and Dessie Dunn both of Monette; eight grandchildren, Dennis Vanoven, Sherry Vanoven, Bryan Vanoven, Shannon Vanoven, Jason Vanoven, Michael McFarland, Julie McFarland and Willard McFarland and nine great grandchildren.. ...
Hattie Louise Noel (05/25/07)
Lake City Hattie Louise Noel, 57, of Lake City died Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at Jonesboro. Survivors include her husband, Stephen Noel; mother, Pansy Louise Owens; and daughter, Danielle Louise Noel, all of Lake city; a son, Mark Edward Adams, of Jonesboro; a brother, Charles Robert Owens of Manila; a sister, Bertha Ellen Mink of Brookland; and two grandchildren, Christa Dawn Adams of Paragould and Alyvia Ellie Adams of Brookland...
Roxie Ann Paschal (05/25/07)
Osceola Roxie Ann Paschal, 63, of Osceola, died Monday, May 14, 2007. She was a retired certified nurse's assistant for Northeast Arkansas Area Agency on Aging. She leaves her husband, Raymond "David" Paschal of Dell; a son, Shawn Paschal of Gosnell; brothers, Bennie Martin of Little Rock and Jimmie Martin of Conway; sisters, Patsie Johnson, Elaine Hickman and Connie Staley, all of Little Rock; and two grandchildren...
Kenneth Pete Reece (05/25/07)
Lake City A graveside service for Kenneth Pete Reece of Lake City was held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Pine Log Cemetery near Brookland with Rev. Marty Russell officiating. Mr. Reece died Sunday, May 6, 2007.
James Shepherd (05/25/07)
Osceola James Shepherd, 47, of Osceola, died in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, May 14, 2007. Mr. Shepherd was a member of Holy Trinity Church of God in Osceola. He was preceded in death by his father, James William Franklin Shepherd, and a brother, Thomas Ramsey...
Luretha "Jo" Caines (05/25/07)
Blytheville Luretha "Jo" Caines, 65, of Blytheville, died Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at her home. Born July 4, 1941, in Cooter, Mo., to the late John and Claudyne O'Kane Razer, she was a secretary for the Mississippi County Road Department and of the Baptist faith...
Jan Ball Gurley (05/25/07)
Blytheville Jan Ball Gurley, 60, of Blytheville died Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at her home. She was born in Blytheville on Oct. 16, 1946, the daughter of Louis and Lilla Walker Ball. She was a lifelong area resident and an active member of First Baptist Church, where she had served on several committees and was an active supporter of the library...