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Stories from Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Manila family gives thanks (11/21/07)
Town Crier News Staff Gail and Phil Earnest of Manila agree they have a lot to be thankful for as they make their plans for a family Thanksgiving dinner. They are planning a turkey dinner at home. They have three daughters, Magan, 23, Myra, 17, and Morgan, 13...
Caraway Council hears from Beautification Committee (11/21/07)
Town Crier News Staff The Caraway City Council met Nov. 8 and worked though a short agenda consisting of increases for Christmas bonuses, passing of a resolution and ongoing work in the city. This year's Christmas bonuses were increased to $500 for full time employees and $250 for part time...
Veterans honored at Riverside Junior High (11/21/07)
Town Crier News Staff Area veterans received two standing ovations during the Veteran's Day ceremony on Friday at Riverside Junior High School. Principal Polly Owens welcomed guests and veterans. "We decided to have our Veterans recognition day on Friday giving our veterans the opportunity to attend other ceremonies on Monday," Owens said. ...
Manila swimming pool tax fails (11/21/07)
A one cent sales tax and bond issue both failed to pass in a special election in Manila on Tuesday, Nov. 13. It was a low turnout with 189 of the 1,537 registered voters going to the polls. The one cent sales tax would have funded the construction of and maintenance of a swimming pool/aquatic center. The bond issue would have allowed funding for the work to begin immediately...
Manila Lions welcome Dwight Booth (11/21/07)
Town Crier News Staff Manila Lions welcomed new member Dwight Booth at the Wednesday meeting. Lion President Wendell Poteet welcomed Mr. Booth, Manila High School teacher. Booth will serve as the new liaison officer for the Leo Club. The newly formed Leo Club is open to Manila High School students...
Manila school receives donations for field work (11/21/07)
Town Crier News Staff Manila School Board members worked through a short agenda Monday evening, Nov. 12, at the regular November meeting. Superintendent Pam Castor was pleased to announce bleachers for the football field are scheduled to arrive the day after Thanksgiving...
Leachville Council agrees to sell to rural water (11/21/07)
Town Crier News Staff Leachville aldermen resolved rural water provisions issues and voted to upgrade their two police cars, during the regular meeting held on Monday, Nov. 12. The council discussed the request from the Buffalo Island Rural Water District for Leachville to provide three million gallons of water per month...
Manila Lady Lion Basketball Roundup (11/21/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila picked up a pair of conference wins last week in senior high basketball action, knocking off Harrisburg 56-41 and Hughes 57-47. The Lady Lions used a 23-8 third quarter spurt to break open a 19-19 halftime tie to pull away from the Lady Hornets Monday night at Harrisburg. The two teams had trouble finding the bucket in the first quarter, which ended in a 3-3 stalemate...
BIC press smothers Lady Jackets 62-51 (11/21/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Buffalo Island Central rallied from a nine point second period deficit to take a 62-51 2A-3 conference win Thursday night over the Lady Yellowjackets at Bay. Lacy Staten's stick-back bucket to open the second quarter gave Bay their largest lead of the night, 22-13. But the Lady Mustangs turned to their full court press and battled back to tie the score 24-24 when Jessica Shepard completed a conventional three point play with 4:22 left in the half...
Lions celebrate Homecoming with victory over Piggott (11/21/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila celebrated homecoming with a hard fought 47-40 victory over Piggott before a packed house Friday night at Manila. The game marked the opener for the Mohawks, who trailed most of the night but refused to go away. The Lions led just 6-5 late in the first quarter, but an offensive stick-back by Chad Nunnally and a bucket by sophomore guard Blake Wheeler gave Manila a 10-5 edge after the first period...
Riverside Basketball Roundup (11/21/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside pushed their record to 8-1 on the season, picking up a pair of victories, but lost star center Glen Graham to a knee injury in the process. Graham is expected to miss up to three weeks with a partially torn MCL. The Rebels downed Rector 69-56 on the road Tuesday night as senior guard Garrett Weaver poured in 26 points. Cody Richardson and Casey Hook chipped in 14 points apiece as the Rebels improved to 2-0 in 2A-3 conference play...
Shirley Farley (11/21/07)
Osceola Shirley Farley, 75, of Osceola died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, in Manila. Born Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1932, in Caraway to Isaac Eli and Emma Mae Overman, she was a member of Osceola Church of Christ. She was a college graduate of Arkansas State College with a Bachelor of Science in Education and an elementary teacher for 10 years at Missco, Caraway, and Osceola...
Helen Bernice "Chick" Rice (11/21/07)
Manila Helen Bernice "Chick" Rice, 80, of Manila died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at her home. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Rosetta Clark Hedge and had been a lifelong Manila resident. She was a homemaker and member of Manila First Baptist Church...
Elaine Taylor Fowler (11/21/07)
Monette Elaine Taylor Fowler, 42, of Monette died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 in Jonesboro. Born in Jonesboro on June 3, 1965, she worked for the Cancer Research Department at Arkansas State University and was a member of the Christian Church in Weiner. She was a 1983 graduate of Lake City High School and also graduated in 1987 from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor's Degree in chemistry...
Charline Bowers (11/21/07)
Lake City Charline Bowers, 85, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. She was born Sept. 30, 1922, in Pocahontas to the late Eli and Hazel Campbell. She was a homemaker and a member of Lake City First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Vaunda Bowers of the home; two daughters, Karen Anderson of Collierville, Tenn., and Hazel Ann Strickland of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Phillip Gathright and Malisa Klug; and great-grandchildren, Al Klug and Olivia Gathright.. ...
Pearlie Arnold (11/21/07)
Monette Pearlie Arnold, 88, of Monette, formerly of Lepanto, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. She was a homemaker and member of United Pentecostal Church in Lepanto. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Eddie Arnold; two infant children; a daughter, Barbara Miller; and a son, Gary Arnold...
Thomas Henry "T.H." Bolt (11/21/07)
Manila Thomas Henry "T.H." Bolt, 65, of Manila, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born in Joiner, he was the son of the late Henry Bolt, and had been a Manila area resident the past 40 years. He was a retired carpenter and the former owner operator of Bolts Bait shop near Manila and was of the Pentecostal faith...