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Stories from Thursday, September 6, 2007

Riverside Schoolofficials air views on tax increase (09/06/07)
Town Crier News Staff Two Riverside school public meetings were held this week in order to give school officials an opportunity to present their reasons for requesting for a 9 mil tax increase, and to give patrons an opportunity to make inquiries and air their views on the monumental undertaking...
Rescue truck purchased in Monette (09/06/07)
Town Crier News Staff Monette Council met in regular session on Monday, Aug. 27, and heard reports on a new fire truck, the parks, and a new city street. Fire Chief Bob Blankenship reported the new rescue truck had been purchased. The department purchased a 2008 single-cab, Ford F450, four-wheel drive from Glen Sain Motors in Paragould...
BIC greenhouse donors recognized (09/06/07)
Town Crier News staff Buffalo Island Central senior high students are experiencing the benefits of a new greenhouse on the Monette campus, as they are learning to nurture the 200 new poinsettia plants. "This is something new for the students, and they wasted no time in getting to know their way around the new greenhouse," agri instructor Bruce Fires said. ...
Pierce honored with retirement luncheon (09/06/07)
Barbara Pierce, revenue agent for the Department of Finance and Administration retired July 31 after 26 years of public service in Mississippi County. She has worked many of those years at the Manila and Leachville offices. On her last day of work a surprise luncheon was prepared in her honor. Friends and co-workers gathered at Manila City Hall to celebrate this special day with her and wish her well on the beginning of a new phase in her life...
Rebels shut out CRA in tennis opener (09/06/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside's tennis team has finished as Class AA State runner-up the past two seasons. Head Coach Terry Conner believes this may just be the year the Rebels come away with their first state title. The Rebels got off to a great start, knocking off defending state champion Crowley's Ridge Academy, blasting the Falcons 11-0 in boys play last Monday afternoon in Jonesboro...
Manila gears up for District Tournament play (09/06/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Led by Michael Shedd's 40.4 scoring average, the Manila Lions have racked up four victories this season as the golf team readies for district tournament action. The Lions began play Aug. 2 in a three team match with Harrisburg and Rector, and the Lions came away with a win, posting a 124 team score. Michael Shedd was the medalist, shooting a low round of 40 while Trey McCormick and Chad Nunnally each fired a 42. Aaron Wallace posted a 47 in the nine-hole match...
Gosnell shuts out Manila in season opener, 32-0 (09/06/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Gosnell combined a suffocating defense with a strong ground attack as the Pirates shanghaied Manila 32-0 Thursday night at J.W. Rea Stadium in Gosnell. The Pirates rolled up 219 yards of total offense, including 180 on the ground, while scoring four touchdowns, three on the ground and one through the air. ...
Billie James "Bill" Keating (09/06/07)
Hornersville Billie James "Bill" Keating, 77, of Hornersville, Mo., died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro after a brief illness. Born Jan. 2, 1930, in Hornersville to the late Walter C. Keating and Winnie L. Long Keating, Mr. ...
Myrtle Ruth Taylor (09/06/07)
Etowah Myrtle Ruth Taylor, 64, of Etowah, died Aug. 29, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Feb. 12, 1943 in Wilson. She was a supervisor seamstress and a member of the Midway Church of God. She was preceded by death by her parents, R.B. Atchley and Bernice Kelley, a brother, Lowell B. Atchley, and a sister, Polly Ann Sheppard...
Jose "Chepo" Castanon, Jr. (09/06/07)
Leachville Jose "Chepo" Castanon, Jr., 35, of Leachville, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, at NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro from injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Black Oak. Born at LaFeria, Texas, he had been a Leachville resident since 1989. He was employed by FDA Farms of Caraway and was a Catholic...
Alan "Al" Alberda (09/06/07)
Monette Alan "Al" Alberda, 80, died Friday, August 31, 2007 at Monette Manor. He was born in Holland, Mich., to the late Peter and Grace Alberda. He and his family lived in the Monette area for over 50 years. He was a member of the Monette Assembly of God Church. He served his country in the Navy and U.S. Army for 21 years during World War II, Korea and Vietnam where he served two tours and was a member of the Monette American Legion. He was a retired truck driver for McFarlin Trucking...
Calvin Hubble (09/06/07)
Caraway Calvin W. Hubble, 59, of Caraway died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Boone of Wynne; nine sisters, Barbara Brown, Eva Hubble, Florince Elder, all of Caraway, Mildred Smith of Lepanto, Marie Nelson of Needham, Verna Blocker of Hoxie, Shirley Brown of Rivervale, Tracy and Misty; and a brother, Harvey Hubble of Bondsville...