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Stories from Thursday, June 21, 2007

Eagle thrive at Big Lake NWA (06/21/07)
Special to The Town Crier The orange glow in the Eastern skies announces the coming of dawn as two Bald eagle hatchlings look out over the tops of the cypress trees and down on to the waters of the Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The beautiful view from their nest is all they will see for the next 10 to 12 weeks, as they grow bigger and stronger, readying for flight...
Keating elected District 3 director (06/21/07)
Judge Stephan Keating was recently elected District 3 director of the Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association. Keating's new duties as a member of the board include representing District 3, consisting of 20 Missouri counties with 85 cities with courts...
Caraway Fourth of July Celebration (06/21/07)
The Caraway Lions Club will host the 61st annual Caraway Fourth of July celebration with a carnival, parade, rodeo, food, entertainment, prizes, honoring veterans and other activities. The Caraway celebration is a tradition drawing residents and former residents to the city...
Baugher top adjuster (06/21/07)
Farm Bureau claims adjuster Gary Baugher (center) of Manila was named "2007 District Four Adjuster of the Year" during the 54th annual Farm Bureau Claims Conference June 7 in Hot Springs. Making the award presentation are Steve Murray (left) state claims manager, and Macey Harpole, (right), district claims manager. ...
Buffalo Island Central's Hargrove set to take over Mustang reins (06/21/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Buffalo Island Central knew they faced a difficult task in finding a new basketball coach when Bill Taylor, who had led the Mustangs to back-to-back state championships, announced his resignation to become the new head coach at Springdale High School. The Mustang hierarchy is confident they have found the right fit in Dion Hargrove, who comes to BIC from Hillcrest High School in Missouri...
John Daniel Lewis (06/21/07)
Monette John Daniel Lewis, 81, of Monette, died Monday, June 11, 2007, at his home. Born at Cardwell, Mo., he was the son of the late John Wesley and Blanche Woodard Lewis and was a life-long area resident. Mr. Lewis worked for Brown Shoe Company in Leachville from opening until its closing in the 1980s...
Olive Juanita Kinney (06/21/07)
California Olive Juanita Kinney, 78, born May 15, 1929, in Manila, died June 16, 2007. Until recently, she resided in Livermore, Calif. She was the only daughter of Dorothy and Arthur Densmore. She married in 1947 to Russell Lee Miles in Keiser. She married in 1961 to Kenneth K. Kinney, in Livermore, Calif...
Emma Francway Hanners (06/21/07)
Jonesboro Emma Francway Hanners, of Jonesboro, died Sunday morning, June 10, 2007, at the Craighead Nursing Center. Born in Forrest City, she had lived in Jonesboro since 1975, moving there from the Buckeye Community near Leachville. She was married in 1936 to Virgil J. Hanners, who preceded her in death. She was a farm wife and homemaker, co-owned a country store, Buckeye Store, with her husband in the late 1930s, and in her later years was a cosmetologist working throughout Northeast Arkansas...
Gracy Pearl Piercy Grooms (06/21/07)
Monette Gracy Pearl Grooms, 98, died Saturday June 16, 2007, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Ripley, Tenn., she lived most of her life in the Leachville area. She was a homemaker, and member of the Second Baptist of Leachville. She worked for the Childress Public School lunch room for several years...
Sherry Ann Gray (06/21/07)
Lake City Sherry Ann Gray, 37, of Lake City died Monday, June 11, 2007. She was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Wayne Van Kirk. She is survived by her husband, Gary Gray of Jonesboro; sons, Mark Gray and Tyler Gray, and stepson, Matt Chester, all of Lake City; daughter, Kimberly Gray of Lake City; brothers, Charles VanKirk of Paragould and Geno VanKirk of Lake City...
Barbara Jean Cole (06/21/07)
Collierville, Tenn. Barbara Jean Cole, 68, of Collierville, Tenn., formerly of Manila, died Monday, June 11, 2007, at Methodist health Care in Germantown. Born in Leachville, she was the daughter of the late C.W. and Hattie Mae Phillips Moore and had been a longtime Manila area resident before making her home in Collierville, Tenn...
Charles Wayne Dehart (06/21/07)
Manila Charles Wayne Dehart, 51, died June 15, 2007, at Ravenden as the result of an automobile accident. Born March 22, 1956, in Blytheville, he was of the Baptist faith. His wife, Barbara, also died as a result of the accident. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hershel and Goldie Baugus Dehart...
John Frank Byford, Sr. (06/21/07)
Blytheville John Frank Byford, Sr., 76, of Blytheville, died Saturday, June 9, 2007, at his home. Born June 15, 1930, in Reverie, Tenn., he was the son of the late James Clyde and Ella Bell Doss Byford. He was a lifelong area resident, a retired inspector for Randall-Textron, and of the Baptist faith. He was a decorated combat veteran of the U.S. Army and a recipient of the Purple Heart...
Barbara Joni Dehart (06/21/07)
Manila Barbara Joni Dehart, 50, died June 15, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro as a result of an automobile accident on Highway 63 at Ravenden. Born June 4, 1957, in Osceola, she was of the Baptist faith. Her husband Charles also died as a result of the accident...
Clarence Ray Rogers (06/21/07)
Monette Clarence Ray Rogers, 100, of Monette died Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at Monette Manor. He was born in Ravenden but had lived in Monette most of his life. He celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends. He was a farmer and of the Pentecostal faith...
Chuckie Kirk Polston (06/21/07)
Tennessee Chuckie Kirk Polston, 51, of Jackson, Tenn., died Sunday, June 17, 2007 at his residence. Born April 22, 1956, in Monette to the late O.O. Polston and Nola Kirk Polston, he was a self employed carpenter, Army veteran and of the Baptist faith...
Woodrow Mason (06/21/07)
Manila Woodrow Mason, 58, of Manila died June 10, 2007, at his residence. He was born Jan. 25, 1949, at Etowah. He was a farmer, and of the Pentecostal faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester Mason and Sarah Jackson; a sister, Linda Mason; and two brothers, Roy Lee Mason and Michael Wayne Mason...
Sarah Bezella Baker (06/21/07)
Monette Sarah Bezella Baker, 89, of Monette Manor Nursing Home, died Thursday, June 14, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born July 11, 1917, in Elvins, Mo., she was a retired factory worker. Mrs. Baker attended Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell, Mo., and First Assembly of God in Steele, Mo...