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Stories from Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Banners stolen (10/31/07)
Two banners advertising the Wings Over the Cotton Festival, sponsored by the Manila Kiwanis Club, was stolen from two locations in Manila. If anyone has information, contact the Manila Police Department. (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)
Senior sites receive funds (10/31/07)
Town Crier News Staff Three St. Bernards Senior Life Centers in the area received checks on Friday afternoon at a special presentation in Monette. State Representative Ray Kidd, District 76, was on hand to personally award the checks to senior citizen site managers from Caraway (Cleffie Gipson), Lake City (Jerry Freeman), and Monette (Nelroy Wright). Also on hand for the presentation was Becky McDaniel, Director of St. Bernards Senior Life Center...
Gifford and Sugar place eighth in state (10/31/07)
Scott Gifford of Manila recently placed eighth in the slow gaited competition of the Arkansas State Championship Horse Show held Labor Day weekend in Little Rock. Gifford placed first in the NECA (Northeast Central Association), making him eligible for the competition which included more than 60 top qualifying horses from across the state. Gifford's top ten finish marks his second in three years. He placed fifth in his first state horse show appearance in 2005...
Operation 2011 off to good start (10/31/07)
Town Crier News Staff Operation 2011, a mentoring program started at Manila High School this school year, partners incoming freshmen with upper classmen. The goal of Operation 2011 is encouraging leadership, community service, and help new high school students make a smooth transition from junior high to senior high. The ultimate mission of the program is to increase graduation numbers...
Monette City Council OKs water to BIRWD (10/31/07)
Town Crier News Staff Monette councilmen discussed rural water agreement, new fire truck and use of county chipper during the Oct. 22 Monday night meeting. The council agreed to continue providing water to the Buffalo Island Regional Water District, but not increase quantity as requested. ...
Heated discussion held concerning Black Oak FD management (10/31/07)
Town Crier News Staff A special Black Oak City council meeting to discuss changes in fire department management turned into a heated discussion Monday evening, Oct. 22, leaving the council to table any decision for change. Black Oak Mayor Norman Williams and the council called the 5 p.m. ...
Sgt. Lester receives special gift (10/31/07)
A special gift on a special occasion was presented to Sgt. Glen Lester of Manila. Sgt. Lester recently returned from Iraq with the 875th National Guard. He was presented a special Edition .40 Caliber Berretta pistol made between Sept. 11, 2001 and Jan. 2002, by Bill Lester, oldest of the six brothers. The men are the sons of the late Lloyd and Audrey Lester...
Junior Rebels capture Marmaduke Invitational (10/31/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside jumped to an early 18-4 lead and never looked back, as the Rebels defeated Bay 53-31 to claim their second straight Marmaduke Invitational Tournament Championship Saturday afternoon. It was the fifth time in the last six seasons that the Rebels have taken home the tournament title. Riverside led 25-13 at the half and pushed their lead to 37-22 after three quarters in improving to 5-0 on the season...
Lady Lions surprise Riverside 58-50 (10/31/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila continued Riverside's early season woes with a 58-50 victory Thursday night over the Lady Rebels at Manila. Despite the absence of high scoring guard Kimberly Wise, the Lady Lions took control of the game in the second half to improve their record to 3-2 while Riverside fell to 1-3 on the young season...
Jacob Winford Tracer, Sr. (10/31/07)
Monette Jacob Winford Tracer, Sr., 91, died Thursday, October 25, 2007 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Childress to the late V.M. and Rena Harrell Tracer. He was a jeweler and owned Tracer's Jewelry Store in Monette. He was a member of the Monette First United Methodist Church, Monette Masonic Lodge and the Lions Club. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the Monette American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was an avid fisherman...
Annie Lee Haynes Benham (10/31/07)
Black Oak Annie Lee Haynes Benham, 33, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born Sept. 19, 1974, in Paragould. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include her husband, Stacy Benham of Black Oak; her mother, Favoretia Emmajean McKee of Gainesville; a sister and her husband, Sue Ann and Michael McGuire of Jonesboro...
Infant Timms (10/31/07)
Caraway Angel Michelle Timms, infant daughter of Chad and Paula Timms of Caraway, died Oct. 27, 2007, at Little Rock. Other survivors include a sister, Ashton Timms of the home; grandparents, Robert and Chyral Adcock of Caraway, Gary Timms of Lake City, Brenda Fletcher of Jonesboro; great-grandparents, Paul and Nadine Martin of Caraway, Dorothy Timms and Joyce Fletcher, both of Lake City...
Charles Hermon Mofield (10/31/07)
Manila Charles Hermon Mofield, 66, of Manila, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born March 2, 1931, in Mississippi County to Hermon Mofield and Leona Goldman. He was a handyman. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Manila...
R.D. Jackson (10/31/07)
Leachville R.D. Jackson, 77, prominent farmer and landowner of Leachville, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at his home. Born at Monette, he was the son of the late Dawson and Della Dean Jackson and had lived most of his life in Leachville. Mr. Jackson was a lifelong farmer who along with his wife, Ruby, and sons, Randy and Kenny, grew their small farm into one of the largest family owned operations in the area. ...
Marion "Dwight" Hall, Jr. (10/31/07)
Osceola Marion "Dwight" Hall, Jr. 34, of Osceola, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at his home. He was a truck driver and of the Baptist faith. He was a 1991 graduate of Osceola High School and a resident of Mississippi County for 17 years. He was employed by McLane Food Service...
Lewis N. Gooch (10/31/07)
St. Petersburg, Fla. Lewis N. Gooch, 75, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Cardwell, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg. Born in Arbyrd, he was the son of the late Harrison and Bertha Lewis Gooch and had grown up in Cardwell before moving to St. Louis, He was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran...
Rev. Jerry Leo Flagg (10/31/07)
Manila Rev. Jerry Leo Flagg, 67 of Manila, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in the Milligan Ridge Community, near Manila, he was the son of the late Leo Archie Flagg and had lived most of his life in Manila...
Michael Allen Dunn (10/31/07)
Blytheville Michael Allen Dunn, 25 of Blytheville, formerly of Manila, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, at his home. Born in Jonesboro, he had lived most of his life in Manila and was a 2000 graduate of Manila High School. He is survived by his parents, Barry and Darlene Puckett Dunn of Manila; paternal grandparents, Charles and Ida Dunn of Manila; and maternal grandparents, Thomas and Dorothy Puckett of Leachville...
Maxine Boyd (10/31/07)
Blytheville Maxine Boyd, 73, of Blytheville died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born Sept. 12, 1933, in Pocahontas, to the late Clarence and Avanda Cunley, Mrs. Boyd was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Charles Boyd of Manila; a son, Terry Griffin of West Ridge; three daughters, Jeannie Lancaster of Osceola, Midge Lancaster of Keiser, Catherine Boyd of Gosnell; 13 grandchildren; 10-great-grandchildren; three stepsons, Robert Boyd of West Ridge, Paul Boyd and Ricky Boyd, both of Oklahoma; two stepdaughters, Dianne Long and Linda Allred, both of Manila; 12 stepgrandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Avanda Jefferson of St. ...