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Stories from Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Former Buffalo Island Central graduates, (from left) Tara Smith, Erin Willyerd, Brooke Holland and (06/13/07)
Leslye McClelland, receive doctorates from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, in Little Rock, on May 19. (photo provided)
Four BIC grads receive doctorates (06/13/07)
Town Crier News Staff Four Buffalo Island Central High School alumnae students received degrees during the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences graduation on May 19, held in Barton Coliseum in Little Rock. Leslye Dyan McClelland received a doctorate in medicine, while Tara Rochell Smith, Kimberley Brooke Holland, and Erin Mikah Willyerd received doctorates in pharmacy...
Caraway Council OKs water rate increase (06/13/07)
Town Crier News Staff Caraway councilmen voted to raise water rates during the meeting last Monday evening, June 4, after a lengthy review of the city's increasing cost to provide water to meet the demands of customers. "Our water rates have not changed since 1991," Mayor Barry Riley said. "We have been losing $30,000 a year for three years. We have put $101,829 in the water and street departments to take care of water expenses. We need some stability in that account...
Cottingham chosen top state volunteer (06/13/07)
Town Crier News Staff State Farm Insurance agent Jason Cottingham of Lake City was recently selected as the top volunteer for the state of Arkansas for his service to the Lake City fire department. The inaugural award was presented to Cottingham, who was selected from among all State Farm employees in the state of Arkansas...
Legislators update citizens on session (06/13/07)
Town Crier News Staff State Representatives Charolette Wagner and Tommy Baker, along with State Senator Steve Bryles, held three press conferences on Tuesday updating mayors, council members and citizens, announcing there will be over $17 million in funds returning to Mississippi County. Their first stop was at Manila City Hall before meeting in Blytheville and Osceola...
Danny Robbins recognized for 25 years of service (06/13/07)
Town Crier News Staff Danny Robbins, president of the First National Bank-Manila, was recognized at an open house May 31 for 25 years of service. Cake and refreshments were shared with bank customers throughout the day. Robbins said the years have passed fast...
Beverly Elizabeth Burns McGill (06/13/07)
Luxora Beverly Elizabeth Burns McGill, 53, of Luxora, died Friday, June 8, 2007, at NEA Hospital in Jonesboro. She was born Dec. 9, 1953, in Luxora. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Burns, Jr. and Mildred Pickens, and a brother, Kelly Burns...
Rosina Marie McComas (06/13/07)
Leachville Rosina Marie McComas, 66, of Leachville, died Friday, June 8, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Rockford, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Marie Dall Ferger and had been a Leachville resident for the past five years. She was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church in Rockford...
Buddy Huffman (06/13/07)
Bondsville Buddy Huffman, 70, of Bondsville died Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at his residence. He was a member of Neals Chapel Baptist Church and a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Rufus and Nettie Mae Huffman; two sisters, Zonoma (Sally) and Maudine Huffman; a half brother, J.C. Huffman, and a grandson, Hunter Chase Nall...
Alvin Cooper (06/13/07)
Monette Alvin Cooper, 78, of Monette died May 31, 2007, in Jonesboro. He leaves his children, Alvin C. and Annette Cooper of Fond du Lac, Wis.; Sharon and Trenny Smith, and Eddie Wayne and Fran Cooper, all of Richmond, Vir.; Mary Sue and Any Young of Townsend, Ga.; the Rev. Michael and Courtney Cooper of Bastrop, Texas; step-daughter, Carolyn Perryman of Gosnell; brother and sister-in-law, James T. and Chris Cooper of Albuquerque, N.M.; 21 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren...
Fred Chambers (06/13/07)
Monette Fred Chambers, 64 of Monette, died Friday, June 8, 2007, at his residence after an extensive illness. Born May 5, 1943, in Monette, to the late James Ladell Chambers and Martha Geneva Wallace, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monette. ...
Tom Pratt (06/13/07)
Rector Tom Pratt, 86, lifelong resident of Rector, died June, 9, 2007, in the Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. He was preceded in death by his parents, W.W. and Katie Pratt; his wife, Jean Pratt; and a sister, Ollie Edgin. He is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Lindell and Merla Pratt and Terry Pratt, all of Jonesboro; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Leon Johnson of Maryland Heights, Mo.; three brothers, Willie Pratt, Arvel Pratt and Glen Pratt, all of Rector; a sister, Eula Bell Reynolds of Pea Ridge; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.. ...