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Stories from Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Leachville Mayor reports past year as productive (01/23/08)
Town Crier News Staff Leachville councilmen were in session for over three hours Monday evening, Jan. 14, working through a packed agenda. Long and frequent meetings have proven to be the norm for this determined and involved group of city officials...
Manila School Board extends Superintendent's contract (01/23/08)
Town Crier News Staff Manila School Board members unanimously voted to extend Superintendent Pam Castor's contract for one year at the regular January School Board meeting on Thursday. Members present were Johnny McCain, president, Justin Veach, Tony Crowell, Steve Metheny, Scott Misner and Tracey Reinhart. Jackie Hill was not present...
Mayor Riley accepts Volunteer Community Award plaque (01/23/08)
Town Crier News Staff The Caraway City Council finalized plans for use of the Rural Development Grant, applied for an Arkansas Heritage Grant, and updated their Police Department policy at the regular council meeting Jan. 17. Mayor Barry Riley displayed the "Arkansas Volunteer Community Award" plaque that was presented to him by Governor Mike Beebe during the Winter Municipal League meeting in Little Rock last week...
Manila Boys Basketball Roundup (01/23/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila watched their record drop to 6-12 overall and 5-7 in 3A-3 conference play with a pair of losses last week in senior boys action. The Lions lost at Harrisburg 61-53 Tuesday night and dropped a 71-45 decision Friday night at Manila to Corning...
Riverside Boys Basketball Roundup (01/23/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside split a pair of one point thrillers last week, dropping the Rebels out of first place in the 2A-3 conference. The Rebels began the week on Tuesday, rallying past Crowley's Ridge Academy 62-61 at Caraway, before losing a hard fought 65-64 battle at Turrell Friday night...
BIC runs over Marked Tree 73-50 (01/23/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Buffalo Island Central scored early and often, racing to a 31-10 lead en route to an easy 73-50 victory Friday night at Marked Tree in 2A-3 conference action. Senior guard Jessica Shepard scored 17 of her game high 25 points in the first period to lead the Mustang romp. BIC bolted to a 7-0 lead to start the game and continued to build their advantage. Shepard capped off the quarter with a three pointer, giving the Lady Mustangs a 21 point bulge entering the second period...
Mustangs rip Indians 71-50 (01/23/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Seniors Jordan Griggs and Trevor Matheny combined for 46 points to lead Buffalo Island Central to a 71-50 thrashing at Marked Tree Friday night. Griggs poured in six three pointers as the Mustangs finished with nine treys on the night...
Lady Greyhounds rally past Manila 64-59 (01/23/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Marmaduke freshmen Chelsea Drope and Rachel Morton combined to hit 10-11 free throws in the last 2:00 to lift the Lady Greyhounds to a 64-59 come from behind victory Thursday night at Manila. Drope went 8-8 in the last 46 seconds as the Greyhounds held off Manila to post a key 3A-3 conference win...
Riverside Lady Rebel Basketball Roundup (01/23/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff The Lady Rebels swept a pair of 2A-3 conference games last week, beating Crowley's Ridge Academy 58-44 Monday night at Lake City before picking up a 58-40 win over Turrell on the road Friday night. Riverside drilled nine three pointers, including five by senior guard Kelsey Turner, in their win over CRA. The Lady Rebels held a 30-16 lead at the half and stretched their margin to 46-29 by the end of the third quarter...
George Edgin (01/23/08)
Arbyrd, Mo. George Edgin, 95, of Arbyrd, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Robert and Jessie Louisea Edgin and was a lifelong Leachville and Arbyrd resident. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Church of Christ and a member of the Leachville Masonic Lodge...
Minnie Jean Apkarian (01/23/08)
Monette Minnie Jean "GiGi" Cockrum Apkarian was born to Paula and Minnie Cockrum on Sept. 16, 1932, at Monette and died after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vaughn Apkarian; her parents, Paul and Minnie Cockrum; brothers, Paul, Joe and Billy Cockrum; and her grandson, Jeffery...
Juanita L. Royer (01/23/08)
Leachville Juanita L. Royer, 81, of Leachville died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Nov. 28, 1926, in Boggs, Okla., to the late Corbett Adams and Ethel Mayberry Adams, Mrs. Royer was a long-time area resident of Leachville and a homemaker...
Lillian Ernestine Buck (01/23/08)
Oak Ridge, Tenn. Lillian Ernestine "Tene" Buck, 87, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., a former longtime resident of Blytheville and the Half Moon Community, died Sunday in Oak Ridge. She leaves her daughters, Dianne Jumper of Mountain Home and Janice McNally of Oak Ridge; brothers, Bonnard O'Neal of Houston and Bobby O'Neal of Blytheville; sisters, Freida Bright of Manila and Vernell Green of Blytheville; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Raymond "Hatchet" H. Carner (01/23/08)
Lake City Raymond "Hatchet" H. Carner, 82, of Lake City, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born and raised at Lake City, he was drafted into the U.S. Marines at the age of 18. He served in Iwo Jima and Sasebo, Japan. ...
Tillman Dill (01/23/08)
Manila Tillman Dill, 84, of Manila, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at his home. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Raliegh and Mable Tanner Dill and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He spent several years in Michigan, returning to Manila in 1962, and was a retired construction company superintendent. He was of the Baptist faith...
Adis "Curly" Williams (01/23/08)
Brookland Adis "Curly" Dean Williams, 76, of Brookland died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Oct. 20, 1931, in Black Oak to Hugh and Effie Williams of Caraway. Mr. Williams was retired from General Electric, was a self-employed carpenter and worked for J and R Concrete. He graduated from Caraway High School, served in the U.S. air force and was also a volunteer for prison ministries...
Ronald Glenn Ward (01/23/08)
Gosnell Ronald Glenn Ward, 45, of Gosnell, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at his home. Born at Keiser he was a 1981 graduate of Rivercrest High School and was a maintenance mechanic specializing in heavy equipment. He was of the Christian faith and had been a Gosnell resident for the past seven years...
Lena Mae Rogers (01/23/08)
Ash Flat Lena Mae Rogers, 89, of Ash Flat, formerly of Lepanto, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at Eaglecrest Nursing Home. She was a member of West Ridge Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleo M. Rogers; son, Bobby Joe Rogers; and daughter, Linda Sue Rogers...
Daryla Ann Hetler (01/23/08)
Leachville Daryla Ann Hetler, 46, of Leachville, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Leachville she was a 1979 graduate of Leachville High School and later the Cotton Boll Vocational Technical School Medical Transcriptionist Program. She had been the office manager for the Cullom Medical Clinic in Osceola for over 20 years and was of the Church of Christ faith...