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Stories from Thursday, December 13, 2007

Leachville volunteers attend hospice training workshop (12/13/07)
Town Crier News Staff Volunteers play an important role in most every aspect of life. From coaching children's ball teams to spending time visiting residents in nursing home facilities, volunteers are needed and appreciated. Several Leachville residents, Beverly Watkins, Marlyn Looney, Janet Taylor, Zelma Keith and Joe and Kay Hultquist, attended an Arkansas Hospice Volunteer Training session held at the Leachville United Methodist Church on Wednesday...
Tammie Gist shares Christmas Village collection (12/13/07)
Town Crier News Staff Tammie Gist of Manila has been collecting different items for her Christmas Village for 17 years. What started as a small village has turned into quite a large city. Before the lighted Christmas Village, Mrs. Gist had tea light houses...
Manila Lady Lion Basketball Roundup (12/13/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila dropped a pair of conference games last week, losing 65-56 Monday night to Corning and 63-52 Thursday night at Hoxie. Chelsea Carpenter scored 20 points while Whitney Groning added 18 more to lead Corning past Manila. Sophomore Kimberly Wise led the Lions with 18 points while Colleen Kemp scored 12 and Rebekkah White added a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds...
BIC Lady Mustang Basketball Roundup (12/13/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Buffalo Island Central kept Paragould winless with a 62-46 victory to capture seventh place in the McDonald's Shootout Saturday afternoon at Paragould. Sammi Fowler poured in a game high 29 points and captured the Jim Bryant Most Valuable Player Award as player of the game to lead the Lady Mustangs. Jessica Shepard, who was named to the All-Shootout Team, also hit double digits, scoring 15 points...
Gerald Jennings Junior Boys Tournament Roundup (12/13/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside and Buffalo Island Central both saw their tournament title hopes dashed at the hands of eventual champion East Poinsett County in last week's Gerald Jennings Tournament at Gosnell. The Rebels dropped a 47-34 decision to EPC in the semi-finals after knocking off host Gosnell 50-49 in the first round...
Junior Lions Tournament title chase halted by EPC 46-26 (12/13/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff East Poinsett County broke open a tight game with an 18 point third quarter explosion to put away Manila 46-26 in the finals of the junior high division of the Gerald Jennings Tournament Saturday night at Gosnell. Darius Barnes pumped in a game high 22 points, including eight in EPC's third quarter run to lead the Warriors to the tournament championship...
Valley View downs Riverside 61-44 to claim Gerald Jennings Championship (12/13/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff Valley View claimed their second straight Gerald Jennings Championship with a 61-44 win over Riverside in the senior high finals Saturday night at Gosnell. The Blazers used a fourth quarter scoring surge, breaking open a five point game to take home the victory. Valley View led 42-37 after the third period, but outscored Riverside 24-7 in the final frame against a seemingly tired Rebel team, playing their third game in three nights...
BIC nips Manila 54-51 (12/13/07)
Town Crier Sports Staff A fourth quarter Manila rally fell just short as Buffalo Island Central held on to post a 54-51 win in the first round of the Gerald Jennings Tournament Monday night at Gosnell. The Mustangs took a 39-26 lead into the fourth period but watched the Lions charge back, scoring 25 fourth quarter points before holding on for the win...
Charles Thomas (12/13/07)
West Plains, Mo. Funeral service for Charles Wesley Thomas, 83, of West Plains, Mo., was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, in the Rose Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday), at the Manila Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home...
Jimmie Dean Pirtle (12/13/07)
Lake City Jimmie Dean Pirtle, 62, of Lake City, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Manila and lived in Lake City for 10 years moving there from Jonesboro. Hew was a retired carpenter, Vietnam Army veteran and of the Baptist belief...
Jimmy Leon McGinnis (12/13/07)
Caraway Jimmy Leon McGinnis, 60 of Caraway, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Caraway, he was the son of the late Leon and Bessie Brown McGinnis and was a lifelong Caraway resident. Mr. McGinnis was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith...
Irene Davidson (12/13/07)
Manila Irene Davidson, 87, of Manila, widow of Neil Davidson, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Martha Walker Morris. Born in Missouri, she had been a Manila resident most of her life and was of the Pentecostal faith...
James Richard "Ricky" Williams (12/13/07)
Leachville James Richard "Ricky" Williams, 59, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at his home. Born in Memphis, Tenn., he was the son of the late Jimmy and Joyce Richardson Williams, and was raised by his grandparents, Jake and Bessie Richardson. ...