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Stories from Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Manila Board hires personnel, rejects football bids (08/01/07)
Town Crier News Staff Members of the Manila Board of Education worked through a lengthy agenda at the July meeting Thursday evening. During the business the board filled three positions, purchased software, reviewed bids for computers, football field lighting, bleachers, bread and milk, accepted model policies, approved handbooks, and heard results of the district's test scores...
Monette Council OKs rescue truck purchase (08/01/07)
Town Crier News Staff Monette councilmen worked through a lengthy agenda consisting of accepting resignation of policeman, approving purchase of fire department rescue truck, and enforcement of ordinance banning pit-bull dogs at the regular city council meeting July 23...
All American Redheads gather in Jonesboro (08/01/07)
Town Crier News Staff The All American Red Heads gathered in Jonesboro July 13 and 14 for a reunion. The pioneers in women's basketball came from all over to share memories with fellow teammates and lifelong friends. Orwell Moore, coach and owner of the All American Red Heads, was on hand to welcome players and guests...
Volunteers building pavilion for MNC residents (08/01/07)
Town Crier News Staff Residents at the Manila Nursing Center will soon be enjoying a screened-in, 16x32 foot pavilion located in the perfect spot for them to enjoy watching ballgames at the city park. The project is being done by donations from community businesses and individuals. The project was the idea of Pam Vassar Hester of Manila. Her mother is a resident at Manila Nursing Center...
Monster cat! (08/01/07)
Hunter Dodd of Manila and his uncle were shocked June 15 to catch this 63 pound flathead catfish on their trotline. The next day they caught a "baby" flathead that weighed in at 30 pounds, very small compared to the monster they drug in the day before. (photo provided)...
Sales tax needed for pool construction (08/01/07)
Town Crier News Staff Perry Carr with Etc. Engineers and Architects addressed the Manila City Council at the July 16 meeting. Carr said he had contacted Manila's city engineer David Hopkins with Jewell and Associates about talking to Manila city officials concerning the construction of a swimming pool or/and splash pad...
Tiffany parker signs with Williams Baptist (08/01/07)
WALNUT RIDGE - Tiffany Parker of Leachville will play softball for the Lady Eagles of Williams Baptist College. Parker, a 2007 graduate of Buffalo Island Central High School, signed her commitment Thursday at WBC. Parker is the recipient of the softball Mustang Award and the team award at BIC. She was also a basketball player and golfer for BIC, as well as being a member of FBLA, FCCLA, FCA and FTA...
Mary Mable Lakey (08/01/07)
Grand Rapids, Mich. Mary Mable Lakey, 81, died July 23, 2007, at Grand Rapids, Mich. Mrs. Lakey was married to John Lakey in 1947 and lived in Lake City from 1983 to 2003. Mr. Lakey died in 2003. The daughter of George Webb and Minnie Getz, Mrs. Lakey was a homemaker, raised two sons and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake City...
Rev. Carl Castleman (08/01/07)
San Jose, Calif. Rev. Carl Castleman, the son of Elmer and Inez Castleman, was born in the Black Water community on Dec. 26, 1922, and died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at his home in San Jose, Calif. Castleman enjoyed his growing-up years at Black Water. After finishing his education at black Water High School, he farmed in the Black Water community before serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. Much of his time was spent in Japan...
Versal L. Robins (08/01/07)
Leachville Versal L. Robins, 89, of Leachville, widow of Odell Robins, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Flippin, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Ida King Pilgrim and had been a Leachville resident since 1938 at which time she became a member of First Baptist Church...
Velma N. Pitts (08/01/07)
Bancroft, Mich. Velma N. Pitts, 77, of Bancroft, Mich., formerly of Monette, died Friday, July 20, 2007, at the Durand Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center in Durant, Mich. She had been a beautician in Nettleton and Flint, Mich. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 27, at the Church of Christ in Monette with her nephew, Jerry Qualls, officiating. A graveside service will follow at the Monette Cemetery...
Jimmy Wayne McDole (08/01/07)
Manila Jimmy Wayne McDole, 66, of Manila, died Thursday, July 19, 2007, at his home. Born in Manila, he was the son of the late John and Clara Edna Reis McDole. He was a lifelong Manila resident and the owner/operator of McDole Trucking Company. Survivors include a son, Jimmy McDole, of Manila; a daughter, Julie Tarver, of Manila; two brothers, Junior McDole of Mountain Home and Jerry McDole of Piedmont, Mo.; three sisters, Lela Baughtman of Conway, Annie Duncan of Searcy, and Shirley Davison of Manila; four grandchildren, Caleb Wayne Milligan, Jacob Tarver, Hunter Tarver, and Ashton McDole; and a special friend, Mary Smart, of Manila.. ...
Robert L. Long (08/01/07)
Western Grove Robert L. Long, 61, of Western Grove, died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. Born at Rosie on Sept. 30, 1945, he was the son of John and Lillian (Burt) Long. He had lived in Western Grove for 29 years and was married to Della (Ferguson) Long. Mr. Long worked for Arkhola Readimix for 15 years prior to retirement. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving 18 months in the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Western Grove...
John Albert Honnoll, Sr. (08/01/07)
Jonesboro John Albert Honnoll, Sr., 84, died Thursday, July 19, 2007, at VA Medical Center in Memphis. He was born in Macey to the late William Wiseman and Rachel Pitts Honnoll. He was a farmer, former automobile salesman, livestock salesman and co-owner of Nettleton Feed Store. ...
Lila Faye Garner (08/01/07)
Bay Lila Faye Garner, 76, of Bay, died July 19, 2007, at her home. She was born July 4, 1931 in Pontotoc, Miss. She was a retired resort business manager and member of New Vision Church of God, a former Sunday School teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Clifford Garner, her father, Floyd C. Yancey and mother, Ditha Bray...
Diana Kay Bowen (08/01/07)
Knobel Diana Kay "Mama Dee" Bowen, 60 of Knobel, formerly of Piggott/Corning, died Friday, July 20, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in LaPorte, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Donald and Bernice Pointon Schoff. She was a homemaker and had been a longtime Clay County resident. She was the widow of Johnny Bowen who preceded her in death in 1994...
Addie Mae Elizabeth Malone (08/01/07)
Leachville Addie Mae Elizabeth Malone, 99 of Leachville, the widow of Oather E. Malone, died Monday, July 23, 2007, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Batesville, she had been a longtime Leachville area resident, a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of god in Leachville...
Charlotte Symonia Covert (08/01/07)
Vilonia Charlotte Symonia Covert, 60, of Vilonia, formerly of Manila, died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at her home. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Nellie Regina Sammons Northington. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith...