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Stories from Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Christmas Opossum sign of good luck (01/02/08)
This timid opossum hung on for dear life as fireworks were displayed during the holidays at the Snider home. A friend said, "Christmas opossums are a sign of good luck in Mississippi. It means you have fresh meat for New Year's luncheon - opossum with sweet potato stuffing, hawg jowl, turnip greens and, of course, black-eyed peas."(Town Crier photo/Nan/Snider)...
Bettye McCollum receives Monette Manor award (01/02/08)
Betty McCollum was named Monette Manor Employee of the Year and was presented a plaque in recognition of her award. McCollum is a certified nursing assistant and has been employed at Lane's Nursing Home and Monette Manor for 31 years. "She is a very dedicated employee and also volunteers her time to play the piano for the residents every Friday morning," Administrator Marla Layne said...
Black Oak Council sets firemen bonuses (01/02/08)
Town Crier News Staff The Black Oak City Council met Monday evening, Dec. 17, and discussed fire department bonuses and department issues along with plans to distribute Christmas baskets. The annual bonus for firemen was set at $100 each, and included Chief Kenny Vaughn, Wilborn Kirby, Mark Douglas, Troy Douglas, Tim Jones and Grace Jones...
Monette structures considered for National Historic Society acceptance (01/02/08)
Town Crier News Staff Monette City Council meeting was held at noon on Dec. 11, followed by the annual city employee potluck luncheon. The council worked through a short agenda that consisted of park and street reports, and two city structures being considered for acceptance on National Historic Society listing...
Caraway Fire Department awards presented (01/02/08)
Town Crier News Staff The Caraway Fire Department held its annual Christmas party and awards program at Cowboy Grill on Sunday, Dec. 16. Fire Chief Bo James presented special awards to firemen for service and achievements. He was assisted by Assistant Fire Chief Chris Kelems...
Buggy display draws attention (01/02/08)
Town Crier News Staff An Amish horse and buggy display highlights the Monette Christmas decorations this year and is drawing a lot of attention to the city's four-cornered intersection beautification project. Monette has always held it had two claims to fame, one being the only stop light between Jonesboro and Blytheville along Highway 18 and the fact the famous author John Grisham started to school there...
Mustangs advance to second round of NEA, fall to Cedar Ridge (01/02/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff The BIC boys gave first-year head coach Dion Hargrove a 57-53 first-round win over Sloan-Hendrix in the NEA tournament the Friday before Christmas. Then, in the second round last Wednesday morning, the Mustangs ran into the unbeaten Timberwolves of Cedar Ridge and dropped a 62-40 decision. Trevor Matheny led the team in scoring in both games with 25 in the first round and just 10 points in the loss...
Riverside girls split two at NEA (01/02/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff It was a difficult second round draw for the Riverside Lady Rebels in the 61st annual NEA Invitational Tournament Wednesday night, as the girls came face-to-face with classic rival, conference foe and top seed, the BIC Lady Mustangs. Riverside came out on the short end of the contest, falling 57-37 en route to being eliminated from the tourney...
Cavewomen cage Lady Lions in semi-finals of NEA Tournament, 46-43 (01/02/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff "I stressed to them that number 22 was going to be the shooter," said Manila coach Jeff Priest after his Lady Lions were edged 46-43 by Cave City in the second round of the NEA Tournament last Thursday. The "number 22" he was referring to was Cavewoman Jordan Witt, who led her team with 17 points, including four of Cave City's six treys...
Lady Mustangs roll through first two rounds of NEA (01/02/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff The top-seeded Lady Mustangs of Buffalo Island Central rolled through their first two opponents at the 61st annual NEA Invitational Tournament at Jonesboro, and look poised to contend for their third straight title. The girls advanced with a 65-40 win over Marked Tree in round one on Saturday and beat Riverside 57-37 in the second round Wednesday evening. They were scheduled to take on Bay in the semi-finals at noon on Friday...
Rebels top Conference foe Bay, advance to NEA finals (01/02/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff The Rebels didn't have to concern themselves with the dangers of grabbing a tiger by the tail in their second round meeting with Armorel Wednesday night in the NEA Tournament at the ASU Convocation Center. Riverside was too far out in front during most of the game to even know whether or not the Tigers had tails, coming away with a 50-32 victory that was never really in much doubt...
Cavemen club Lions 52-40 in opening NEA Tournament game (01/02/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila coach Jeral Hudspeth knew going in that his #6 seed Lions would have a difficult time with #3 seed and defending NEA 3A champion Cave City when they met in the quarterfinals last Wednesday afternoon. Unfortunately, nothing the Lions did during the game caused him to change his opinion as Manila was sent home, victims of a 52-40 drubbing by the Cavemen...
Etheredge B. House (01/02/08)
Jonesboro Etheredge House, 89, of Jonesboro, formerly of Alicia, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, M.G. "Bud" and Dollie Wade House; brothers, Ora E., Roy, Luther, Fred, and Mart Ray; and sister, Juanita...
Odell Fraizer (01/02/08)
Black Oak Odell Fraizer, 82, of Black Oak, formerly of Manila, died Saturday at the South Mississippi County Regional Hospital in Osceola. Born at Phillipi, Tenn., he was the son of the late Nathan and Rena Hail Fraizer and lived most of his life in the Manila area. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Neil's Chapel Baptist Church near Bondsville...
Melville W. Garrison (01/02/08)
Monette Melville W. Garrison, 69, of Monette, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, at his residence. He was born Sept. 29, 1938, at Monette. He retired from the United Telephone Company and also worked at American Greetings in Osceola. He served in the United States Army stationed in Korea. He was a member of the Caraway Lodge No. 733, 32nd Degree Mason, member of the Manila American legion and a member of Leachville First Baptist Church...
Zona Elzada Gooch (01/02/08)
Leachville Zona Elzada Gooch, 94, of Leachville died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at the Senath Nursing Center in Senath. Born at Big Flat, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Viola Freeman Jones. She was the widow of Elmer Gooch and had lived most of her life in the Leachville area. Mrs. Gooch was a charter member of the Happy Corner Assembly of God Church near Leachville where she served many years as a Sunday School teacher and church pianist...
Ray F. Williams (01/02/08)
Arnold, Mo. Ray F. Williams, 75, of Arnold, Mo., died Dec. 10, 2007, in St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Williams was self-employed and worked with garage doors. He was born Dec. 10, 1932, in Blytheville. He was the son of the late Elmer D. and Viola Jeter Williams of Manila...
Roy Lee Thomas (01/02/08)
Jonesboro Roy Lee Thomas, 62, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007. He was born Dec. 22, 1945, in Jonesboro to Felbert and Oleta Thomas. He grew up in the Mangrum Community and graduated from Caraway High School and Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology...
Perry Randall Metheny (01/02/08)
Kennett Perry Randall Metheny, 58, of Kennett, formerly of Leachville, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born at the Pawheen Community near Leachville, he was the son of the late Glen and Della Hyde Metheny and had lived much of his life in Memphis, Tenn. ...
Henry Marlin Green (01/02/08)
Leachville Henry Marlin Green, 62, of Leachville, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Born at Cardwell, Mo., he was the son of the late Lyman and Opal Robertson Green and was a lifelong Leachville resident. He was a retired farmer and U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War...
Arthur Bruce Wilson (01/02/08)
Melrose, Fla. Arthur Bruce Wilson, 78, formerly of Monette, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at his residence. Bruce was born June 6, 1929, at Monette to the late William "Will" and Minnie Cornish Wilson. He retired from the Clay County, Fla., schools where he had taught drivers' education and was a member of Keystone Heights Church of Christ. He was a graduate of Arkansas State College, now ASU, and served in the United States Army during the Korean War...
Arley Davis (01/02/08)
Lake City Arley "Jack" Davis, 78, of Lake City died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was the pastor of Mount Olive Free Pentecostal Church in Needham and was retired from the Craighead County Road Department and Singer Manufacturing...