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Stories from Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Manila Lions still making pancakes (12/04/07)
Town Crier News Staff The annual Manila Lions Pancake Supper was held Saturday at the Manila school cafeteria. Proceeds from the event benefits the Goodfellow Christmas baskets distributed each year by the Lions Club. Serving pancakes is a longtime Christmas tradition for the Lions. ...
Lake City Council OKs raises (12/04/07)
Town Crier News STaff The Lake City council met Nov. 19 and passed two ordinances and approved employee pay increases. The council passed Ordinance 226-07 which regulates the use of metal storage containers and provides a penalty if found in violation. They also passed Ordinance 227-07, which supports the adoption of the Arkansas Diamond Deferred Compensation Plan for the city...
City of Caraway selected as Volunteer Community of the Year (12/04/07)
Town Crier News Staff The City of Caraway has been chosen as an Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year for its broad range of volunteer activities geared at meeting the needs of their community. Fifty-two volunteers came out in the rain on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 2, to pose for a group photo showing their civic pride and pleasure for receiving this prestigious honor...
Monette Council accepts fire department merger (12/04/07)
Town Crier News Staff The Monette City Council met Monday evening, Nov. 26, and voted to accept the merger between the Monette Fire Department and the Black Oak Fire Department. Monette Fire Chief Bob Blankenship addressed the council concerning plans for the merge...
Lady Rebels fall in semifinals to EPC (12/04/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff LaPorscha Williams and Jordan Madden combined for 34 points to lead East Poinsett County to a 61-57 victory over Riverside in the semi-finals of the Gerald Jennings Tournament Thursday night at Armorel. It was the second consecutive season the Lady Warriors eliminated the Lady Rebels from the tournament. EPC won last year's championship by defeating Riverside in the finals...
Armorel sneaks past Manila 45-44 (12/04/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Jesse Hughes scooped up a loose ball and threw in the winning bucket with just three seconds remaining to lift Armorel to a stunning 45-44 non-conference victory over the Lions Tuesday night at Manila. Manila had taken a 44-43 lead on a pair of free throws by senior point guard Trey McCormick with 30 seconds remaining before Hughes pulled off his game winning heroics, dropping the Lions to 4-3 on the season...
Junior Lady Rebels take second in Gerald Jennings Tourney (12/04/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Valley View forced 24 turnovers and converted eight fourth quarter free throws to defeat Riverside 29-24 in the junior high finals of the Gerald Jennings Tournament Saturday night at Armorel. "Twenty four turnovers and 24 points is not very good," said Riverside Coach Greg Rainwater. ...
EPC defeats Manila to claim 3rd straight Gerald Jennings Championship (12/04/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff East Poinsett County battled through foul trouble and a stiff challenge from Manila but came away with a hard fought 47-39 victory over the Lady Lions to capture their third straight Gerald Jennings Tournament Championship Saturday night at Armorel...
BIC Basketball Roundup (12/04/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Buffalo Island Central improved to 12-1 overall and a perfect 5-0 in league play with a pair of victories last week in senior girls basketball action. The Lady Mustangs started the week with a 68-43 2A-3 conference win over Crowley's Ridge Academy at Monette and followed up with a 72-29 thrashing of Cross County Friday night at Cherry Valley...
Cecil H. Holifield (12/04/07)
Blytheville Cecil H. Holifield, 61, of Blytheville, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Rector to the late Farris and Laura Holifield, he obtained multiple degrees in education from Arkansas State University, including bachelors, masters and specialist degrees. ...
Jessie Taylor (12/04/07)
Jonesboro Jessie Taylor, 69, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born Monday, March 7, 1938, in Tippah County, Miss., to the late George Elbert and Carrie Smith Taylor, she was of the Baptist faith and in the food service business...
Mildred Norene Gaskins (12/04/07)
Lake City Mildred Norene Gaskins of Lake City died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at her home at the age of 83. She was born Feb. 19, 1924, in Cross County, the daughter of Robert Hoots and Bessie Hodge Hoots. She married Chester Gaskins on Sept. 30, 1943, and they enjoyed 64 years together before his death on July 11, 2007. She was a homemaker and member of the Church of God in Harrisburg. She loved sewing and quilting...
William Garrad Fox (12/04/07)
Lenoir City, Tenn. William Garrad Fox, 89, of Lenoir City, Tenn., formerly of Manila, died Nov. 14, 2007, at the Summitt View Nursing Home. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Vernon Fox and was the valedictorian of his graduating class at Manila High School. ...
Lois Marie Walker Gray Edge (12/04/07)
Ash Flat Lois Marie Walker Gray Edge, 72, of Eaglecrest Nursing Center in Ash Flat, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock. She was born Nov. 7, 1935, at Newark. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her father, Mayburn "M.L." Walker; her husband, Robert Charles Edge; a daughter-in-law, Carla Gray; a grandson, Dustin Gray; a great-grandson, Daniel Nichols; two sisters, Helen Fleming and Jackie Scrivner...
Howard Ray Dawson (12/04/07)
Keiser Howard Ray Dawson, 68, of Keiser, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at Manila Nursing Center. Born Dec. 28, 1938, in Osceola to the late Fred and Eunice Walker Dawson, he was a member of Keiser First Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Shauvin...
Billy W. Childres (12/04/07)
Paragould Billy W. Childres, 58, of Paragould died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Oct. 3, 1949, in Manila to the late John D. Childres and Lucille Hicks Childres Babb, Mr. Childres was a long time area resident, an avid fisherman, farmer, movie lover and an Army veteran who served his country in Vietnam...