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Stories from Thursday, November 15, 2007

Police Chief Bryan Crites retires (11/15/07)
Leachville Police Chief Bryan Crites was honored with a retirement luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Leachville Community Center. Chief Crites has served over 20 years in law enforcement working at the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department, Manila Police Department and Leachville Police Department. Pictured are, from left: Steve Lancaster, officer in charge at Leachville Police Department; Leachville Mayor Shelia Spurlock; Crites; and Sgt. Carle Treadway. (photo provided)...
Riverside School board fills vacancies (11/15/07)
Town Crier News Staff Riverside School directors met in short session Monday evening, Nov. 5, at Caraway to appoint representatives, fill faculty position and approve student transfer. Lynn Cooper, LEA supervisor of the Craighead County Special Education Cooperative, was chosen as the program leader for implementation of a surrogate parent program for the Riverside district...
Manila junior high science teachers receive grants (11/15/07)
Town Crier News Staff Manila seventh and eighth grade science students will be enjoying hands-on science kits and equipment thanks to the efforts of two of their teachers, Garry Jolliff and Steven Milligan. Jolliff received two grants, one each for seventh and eighth grades ($500 each), and Milligan received a $500 grant for his seventh grade students...
Veterans remembered at BIC High School (11/15/07)
Town Crier News Staff Buffalo Island veterans were honored on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Buffalo Island Central High School in a special Veteran's Day recognition program held in the Mustang Athletic Complex in Monette. Student Council President Haley Smith presided over the festivities and welcomed the veterans, their families and students to the special tribute...
Lakeside Nursing Center honors veterans (11/15/07)
Town Crier News Staff Veterans at Lakeside Nursing Center were honored on Friday afternoon with a reception and ceremony. All branches of the military including Army, Marine, Air Force and Navy, were represented by the seven resident veterans at Lakeside. ...
Monette Manor veterans honored (11/15/07)
Town Crier News Staff Resident veterans at Monette Manor were honored on Friday morning with a special ceremony in conjunction with Veteran's Day. Veterans honored were World War II veterans and Korean War veterans, J.R. Marret, Ronald Crawford, Jerald Sizemore, Earl Bunnell, Henry Zarnes, and Graham Coburn...
BIC East students salute veterans (11/15/07)
Town Crier News Staff Buffalo Island Central East elementary students presented a special program in recognition of Veteran's Day on Monday afternoon. The program was under the direction of Jill Sanders. The color guard, Thomas Cantrell, Nick Bollinger, Selena Castanon, Payne Sims, Jose Vasquez, Chelsey Harrison, Tylar Jones and Courtney Myers, and Brianna Bearden (caller), presented the colors and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance...
Manila students honor veterans (11/15/07)
Town Crier News Staff Manila high school history students and choir students joined to present a special Veteran's Day program on Monday. Jessica Fleeman, student council president, welcomed students, staff and guests. She recognized the veterans and anyone currently serving in the armed forces. She read a Veteran's Day tribute...
Manila Lions Basketball Roundup (11/15/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila suffered a pair of losses, including their first conference setback of the season in senior high boys basketball action last week. The Lions began the week with a 52-38 loss at Armorel and dropped their conference opener 60-36 Friday night at Marmaduke...
Buffalo Island Central Lady Mustang Basketball Roundup (11/15/07)
Senior Sammi Fowler poured in a game high 27 points while Jessica Shepard added 19 more to lead Buffalo Island Central to a nail-biting 61-59 victory Tuesday night at Forrest City. Forrest City held an 18-12 first quarter lead before BIC rallied in the second period, outscoring Forrest City 17-6 to take a 29-24 lead into the dressing room at intermission. BIC increased their lead to 48-40 after three quarters, but Forrest City rallied before falling two points short in the final frame...
Lady Rebels ground Lady Rockets (11/15/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside outscored Turrell 25-2 from the free throw line as the Lady Rebels came away with a 62-50 victory in their conference opener Tuesday night at Caraway. Kelsey Turner began the game with a three pointer and Riverside never trailed again as the Lady Rebels evened their season record at 3-3. ...
Rebels shoot down Rockets 70-40 in Conference opener (11/15/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside seniors Garrett Weaver and Glen Graham made sure the Rebels had a happy homecoming, combining for 38 points to lead Riverside to a 70-40 thrashing of Turrell Friday night in their 2A-3 conference opener at Lake City...
Manila Lady Lions Roundup (11/15/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila slipped by Gosnell with a thrilling 52-51 overtime victory Monday night in the Lady Lion's conference opener at Gosnell. Kimberly Wise scored 18 points while Rebekah White chipped in 10 more to lead the Lady Lions, who rallied from a seven point third quarter deficit to take the game into overtime. Manila outscored Gosnell 6-5 in the extra period to gain the win...
Alma B. Wilson Metz (11/15/07)
Cahokia, Ill. Alma B. Wilson Metz, 79, of Cahokia, Ill., died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at her residence. She was born Oct. 5, 1928, in Leachville. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Cahokia, Ill., Cahokia Senior Citizens, AARP, John Fritz Railroad Employees Ladies Auxiliary and Fairview Heights Senior Police Department. She was an avid bowler...
Glendola "Dola" Minyard (11/15/07)
Manila Glendola "Dola" Minyard, 82, of Manila, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born April 13, 1925, in Manila, she was the daughter of John Kater and Rosa Dida Samples Edmundson. She was a lifelong resident of Manila, a homemaker, and a member of Soul Harbor Trinity Pentecostal Church...
George Edward Murray (11/15/07)
Blytheville George Edward Murray, 92, of Blytheville, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born June 14, 1915, in Shirley, he was the son of the late S.J. and Elizabeth Howard Murray and had been a Blytheville resident since 1934. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a longtime member of the American Legion Post 0024. He was a retired tool and die maker for the Randall Company...
Carl Edward Price (11/15/07)
Tyronza Carl Edward Price, 78, of Tyronza, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at his home. He was born May 6, 1929, at Michie, Tenn. He was a mechanic and attended the United Pentecostal Church in Lepanto. He is the son of the late Lewis J. Price and Tima Gammill...
Leon L. King, Sr. (11/15/07)
Manila Leon L. King, Sr., 69 of Manila, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Oct. 30, 1938, in Blytheville, the son of Melvin and Myrtle Belle Elliott King, he was a member of the Blackwater Baptist Church in Manila, a retired salesman for the Dr. Pepper Bottling Co., and a Mason...
Charles Edward "Brother" Coley (11/15/07)
Alicia Charles Edward "Brother" Coley, 68, of Alicia, formerly of Lepanto, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born March 9, 1939, at Lee County, Miss. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Neal Chapel Church in Bondsville. He was a Mason and a truck driver for over 20 years...
Elsie Aileen Childress (11/15/07)
Leachville Elsie Ailene Childress, 79, of Leachville, widow of William Kent Childress, Jr., died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born at Monette, she was the daughter of the late Grover C. and Iva Ann Johnson Layne, and had been a Leachville resident for most of her life. She and her late husband owned and operated the Childress Grocery for over 40 years...
Tommy Hatley, Sr. (11/15/07)
Marked Tree Tommy Hatley, Sr., 57, of Marked Tree, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at The Med in Memphis, Tenn. He was born May 28, 1950, in Bexar, Ala. He was a truck driver for the City of Marked Tree and of the Pentecostal faith. He is the son of the late William H. Hatley and Daisy Austin...