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Stories from Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Riverside teacher to be honored guest in Japan (08/22/07)
Town Crier News Staff Brenda Hutcheson, Riverside's Gifted and Talented teacher/coordinator, is excited about being selected to take part in the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund (JFMF) Teacher Program. Hutcheson was notified she had been accepted earlier in the year and has been preparing for her three week educational trip to Japan. She will leave for Tokyo on Oct. 14...
Jennie Belle Otts celebrates 100th birthday (08/22/07)
Four generations of the family of Jennie Belle (Tillery) Otts gathered at the Stevens Inn recently to celebrate her 100th birthday. She was born June 6, 1907, in Malvern, to Walter and Mamie Tillery. She married Clarence Otts April 6, 1926. They were married 65 years when he passed away Oct. 14, 1991...
Caraway recognizes volunteers (08/22/07)
Town Crier News Staff The Caraway council voted to raise rural water rates, and repair tennis courts, walking track, park parking, and front parking lot at the fire department at the regular meeting Monday evening, Aug. 13. The council voted to raise Buffalo Island Regional Water rates to $2.00 per thousand gallons of water sold. The current rate is $1.50...
Manila School Board members take walk-through (08/22/07)
Town Crier News Staff Members of the Manila School Board toured the buildings throughout campus before working through the August agenda on Thursday evening. Board members saw how the newly installed projectors and computers will be utilized in the classrooms...
BIC Board fills positions (08/22/07)
Town Crier News Staff The Buffalo Island Central school board met Aug. 13, in the junior high library in Leachville and added four new personnel, approved the transfer of seven students, and approved two and opposed one school resolution. Personnel positions filled for the 2007-08 school year include: Kathy Baldridge, junior high business; Dion Hargrove, high school baseball coach; Ann Wells, Impac Lab manager (for Barbara Mullen, who is on medical leave for the first semester); and Corine Johnson, junior high custodian.. ...
Wrestling benefits toddler (08/22/07)
Blade Hurt, 2, had a ring-side seat at the Manila wrestling match-up held for his benefit on Saturday at the Manila Community Center. Blade, son of Roy Jr. and Kristal Hurt of Manila, has been diagnosed with congenital hyperkeratosis. He started having problems when he was eight months old. There is no cure but his parents are looking for treatments to help him. They will be traveling to Kansas to see a team of doctors and they are hoping to be able to take Blade to the Mayo clinic in Minnesota...
Ella Lavell Alliston (08/22/07)
St. Ann, Mo. Ella Lavell Bandy Alliston of St. Ann, Mo., died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007. She was born Sept. 20, 1937. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Arudy Bandy, and her husband, Richard Alliston. She is survived by her children and spouses, Tina Marie McDaniel, Tommy Lynn (Theresa), Kenneth Wayne (Denise) and Sammy Bryan (Barbara) McDaniel; brothers, A.J., Tim and Ricky Bandy; grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Billy Gene Denton (08/22/07)
Manila Billy Gene Denton, 73, of Manila died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, at his home. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Charley and Vera Beauchamp Denton and was a lifelong resident of Manila. He was a Manila High School graduate and was retired from the City of Osceola Water Department...
Elsie Mae Grubbs (08/22/07)
Manila Elsie Mae Grubbs, 66, of Manila died on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro after an extensive illness. Born March 24, 1941, in Manila to the late Anderson Eugene Smith and Grace Slankard Smith, she was a lifelong area resident and a member of Rosa Baptist Church in Luxora...
Gladys Carter Hiett (08/22/07)
Mountain Home Gladys Carter Hiett, 92, of Mountain Home, formerly of Pocahontas and Leachville, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, at Care Manor in Mountain Home. Born in the Apt Community near Jonesboro, she lived several years in Leachville and Pocahontas before moving to Mountain Home a few years ago. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Pocahontas...
Virgil Lee "Buddy" Miller (08/22/07)
Jonesboro Virgil Lee "Buddy" Miller, 70, of Jonesboro, formerly of Manila, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, at his residence. Born in Manila, he was the son of the late Virgil Jackson and Wanda Lee Files Miller and had been a longtime Manila area resident before making his home in Jonesboro. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith...
Jimmy Don Decker, Sr. (08/22/07)
South Haven, Mich. Jimmy Don Decker, Sr., 64, of South Haven, Mich., died Aug. 10, 2007, in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was born July 9, 1943, in Leachville to Cordis and Fanny (Baker) Decker. Mr. Decker worked as a forklift driver for Michigan Fruit Canners and Campbell Soup Factory. He loved to fish and tinker on cars...