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Stories from Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Couple enjoys Alaska living (01/15/08)
Town Crier News Staff Family and friends welcomed Scotty and Bridgett Watkins home last week. The young couple, both Manila High School and the University of Arkansas Monticello graduates, moved to Nome, Alaska, a year and a half ago. They tried to see as many people as they could in their short visit...
Sporties Pizza & Grill opens in Manila (01/15/08)
Town Crier News Staff Matt Herren, owner of Sporties Pizza & Grill in Manila, said the his new restaurant offers a family environment. Sporties is located at 110 Olympia Street (in the old Post Office building). Herren purchased the business from his mother-in-law, Marie Taggart...
Rejuvenation Massage Therapy opens in Lake City (01/15/08)
Carrie Walling started the New Year with a new business, Rejuvenation Massage Therapy, opening on Wednesday, Jan. 2, in Lake City. The location is 117 Cobean Boulevard, Suite A (next door to Tax Plus). An open house is planned for Saturday, Jan. 12. Refreshments will be served and Walling will be giving away two one hour massages...
Snyder's opens in Lake City (01/15/08)
The Snyder brothers, Chris and Alan, of Lake City opened Snyder's Brake Lube and Tire in Lake City in November. They offer a variety of services including brakes, full oil change, 20 point inspection, new and used tires, rotation, balancing, flat repair, and auto detailing and wash. Other services include diagnostic check, ball joints, tie rod ends, starters, alternators, hoses, and engine tune up. Pick-up is available when needed...
Michael Sullivan receives cards from the heart (01/15/08)
Town Crier News Staff Christmas has come and gone, but there seems to be no end to the Christmas cards that Michael Sullivan of Caraway is receiving. Michael's friend Tammy Presley was curious as to just how many cards Michael would receive if she put the word out to friends and family. No one ever expected that 1,790 cards would come in the mail, and they continue to arrive...
Earl Price retires second time around (01/15/08)
Town Crier News Staff Earl Price of Manila retired from Fed Ex the last of December and was surprised with a retirement party given by family and friends. It was not his first retirement as he spent 20 years in the Air Force. He served in the military from 1960 to 1980. He spent his last military years at Blytheville Air Force Base...
Marmaduke wears down Lions 80-54 (01/15/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila took the floor Friday night primed and ready to play against the league leading Marmaduke Greyhounds. But Marmaduke showed why they are the first place team in the 3A-3 conference by wearing down the Lions to post an 80-54 victory at Manila...
Lady Rebels hand BIC first Conference loss, 46-41 (01/15/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside outscored Buffalo Island Central 16-1 in the fourth period to pull out a come from behind 46-41 2A-3 conference victory Monday night at Caraway. Riverside held a 10-9 lead after the opening quarter before BIC rallied to take a 21-18 lead at the half. The Lady Mustangs took a 31-30 edge into the final frame before watching the Lady Rebels rally for the win, handing BIC their first conference loss of the season...
Riverside defeats BIC 42-23 (01/15/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Buffalo Island Central decided after two earlier season losses against Riverside to slow the pace in the two teams' third meeting of the year in hopes of changing the outcome. The strategy worked for much of the first quarter, but Riverside took control in the second half and eventually rolled to a 42-23 2A-3 conference victory Tuesday night at Monette...
Manila Girls Basketball Roundup (01/15/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila placed three players in double figures, posting a 56-35 non-conference victory over Campbell, Mo., Tuesday night at Manila. Kimberly Wise and Kelce Misner led the Lady Lions with 14 points apiece while Rebekah White chipped in 10 more to help Manila come away with the victory...
Tamila Rhea Grimaldo (01/15/08)
Manila Tamila Rhea Farmer Grimaldo, 45, of Manila died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at her home. Born at Little Rock, she was the daughter of the late Glenn Ray Farmer and had lived most of her life in the Manila area. She was a 1980 graduate of Manila High School and also received a bachelor of science in psychology and a master's degree in English from Westminister College at Fulton, Mo...
Paul W. Booth (01/15/08)
Houston, Texas Paul Wayne Booth died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, in Houston, Texas. Born on July 30, 1929, in Caraway, he was the youngest child of Arthur Irvin Booth and Martha Isabell Wood Booth. Mr. Booth was preceded in death by his mother and father; by his brothers Orville Booth, Troy Booth, Carl Booth, Boyd Booth, Buford Booth, and Virgil Booth; his sister Ruby Booth Murphy; and his beloved wife, Lavanda Joan Colbert Booth...
Carmen Belle Connell (01/15/08)
Leachville Carmen Belle Connell, 91, of Leachville, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Jessie Edgin and was a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Leachville First Baptist Church...
Scotty Leon Deason (01/15/08)
Leachville Scotty Leon Deason, 38, of Leachville, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born April 14, 1969, in Blytheville to Jackie and Georgia Cox Deason, he was a jailer and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Sheila Deason of Leachville; two sons, Kevin Deason of Leachville and Corey Deason of Cooter; parents, Jackie and Georgia Cox Deason of Blytheville; two sisters, Connie Amidon of Blytheville and Penny Cowsert of Leachville; and a brother, Richard Deason of Blytheville.. ...
William "Dub" Blackwood (01/15/08)
Manila William Douglas "Dub" Blackwood, 81, of Manila, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born April 21, 1925, in Manila, he was the son of the late Robert "Bob" and Nora Carpenter Blackwood and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was retired from the Montgomery Ward, formerly in Blytheville, and was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Manila...
Pauline Turpin (01/15/08)
Lake City Pauline Turpin, 90 of Lakeside Nursing Home in Lake City, formerly of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born in Burnsville, Miss., on April 2, 1917, to Walter and Martha Carney. She is survived by her sons, Danny Turpin and Jackie Turpin, both of Jonesboro; her daughters, Barbara Olivier of Nashville, Willa Jean Grammer of Hernando, Miss., and Gerri Farmer of Jonesboro; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.. ...
James R. Turner (01/15/08)
Perry, Mich. James R. Turner, 74 of Perry, Mich., formerly of Brighton, Mich., died at his home Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007. He was born on Jan. 23, 1933, in Caraway the son of Jarvis T. and Arrilla (Gosa) Turner. On Aug. 2, 1952, he was married to Jean W. ...
Frank M. Sweet, Jr. (01/15/08)
Leachville Frank M. Sweet, Jr., 80, of Leachville, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died Dec. 28, 2007, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He retired from Beltone Hearing Aid Center after 25 years. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the Leachville United Methodist Church in Leachville...
Violet Victoria Turner Pruett (01/15/08)
Leachville Violet Victoria Turner Pruett, 81, of Leachville, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Monette Manor Nursing Home. Born in Leachville she was the daughter of the late Wilson and Bess Haney Turner and was a lifelong Leachville resident. Mrs. Pruett was a graduate of Leachville High School and Arkansas State University. She was a retired teacher and librarian for Buffalo Island Central School District and was a member of Leachville Church of Christ...
Marion Franklin Perrin (01/15/08)
Monette Marion Franklin Perrin, 62, of Monette, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis. He was born Dec. 6, 1945, in Monette to the late Junie and Linnie Dell Perrin. He was a truck driver for Federal Express in West Memphis...
Evelyn Bunting (01/15/08)
Bloomington, Ill. Evelyn Bunting, 82, of Bloomington, Ill., died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at Heritage Manor in Normal, Ill. She was born in Marmaduke on June 23, 1925, the daughter of Claude Gore and Anna Puckett. She and Herschel R. Bunting married on May 9, 1942, in Caraway. She was a charter member of Grace Church of Normal...
Charles R. Fortson, Sr. (01/15/08)
Hackett Charles R. Fortson, Sr., 69, of Hackett died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008. He was a retired self-employed mechanic and carpenter and a member of the Sugarloaf Fire Department Teamsters Union. He is survived by his wife, Willamae of the home; three sons, Charles Fortson, Jr., and his wife, Cindy, Tom Fortson and Jim Fortson and his wife, Christy; a sister, Shirley Hamilton, all of Suglarloaf; four brothers, Bill Joe Fortson of McDonough, Ga., Earl Dean Fortson of Barnsville, Ga., Ronny Gene Fortson of Manila and Randall Wayne Fortson of Hornersville; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Eddie Harold Risinger (01/15/08)
Cardwell Eddie Harold Risinger, 74, of Cardwell, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at his home. Born at Cardwell, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Tishie Sissom Risinger and was a lifelong resident. He was a member of Cardwell First Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Nettie Bee Brewer (01/15/08)
Etowah Nettie Bee Brewer, 79, of Etowah, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born June 13, 1928, at Athelstan, the daughter of the late John Staples and Pearl Lela Shepard Staples Lawrence. She was a homemaker and member of Etowah Pentecostal Church of God in Etowah...