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Stories from Thursday, January 31, 2008

Ridge honored with Bronze Star (01/31/08)
Town Crier News Staff Army Specialist Zachary Ridge returned to Lake City from Iraq last month as a hometown hero. His courage under fire and his ability to take charge and lead soldiers in combat have earned him the prestigious Bronze Star Medal with valor...
Commercial development plan presented at Manila Council meeting (01/31/08)
Town Crier News Staff Manila developer Jeremy Gamble presented a plat and pictures of a new construction project he is working on during the January City Council meeting. The new addition includes development of four lots for commercial and six lots residential located between Heritage Bank and Farmer Lane. The 6,000 square foot commercial property will be able to house five retail/commercial businesses and will face Highway 18 with two entrances...
Black oak Council OKs fire protection agreement (01/31/08)
Town Crier News Staff The Black Oak City Council unanimously passed the Fire Protection Agreement between the cities of Monette and Black Oak at the regular council meeting held Monday, Jan. 21. Alderman Vernon "Cotton" Fisher was absent from the meeting...
Lake City council welcomes new clinic (01/31/08)
The city council in Lake City met on Monday evening, Jan. 21, and adopted the 2008 city budget, passed a hazard plan, and welcomed the staff from a new health clinic. The council passed Ordinance 229-08 to adopt the 2008 budget for the City of Lake City...
Brenda Matheny to chair Buffalo Island Relay for Life (01/31/08)
Town Crier News Staff Brenda Matheny will serve as chair for the 2008 American Cancer Buffalo Island Relay for Life. Matheny has been involved with the BI Relay for seven years and served as co-chair for five years. The first meeting of the year was held Thursday evening at the Leachville Community Center with members of the steering committee working on a theme, a date for the Relay and discussing fund raising activities...
BIC Boys Basketball Roundup (01/31/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Justin Duke scored 22 points to lead Rector to a 72-61 victory over Buffalo Island Central, spoiling the Mustang's homecoming Friday night at the Mustang Athletic Complex. The Cougars also got double figures from Derek Wyss and Jackie Graham who pitched in 15 and 13 points respectively, as Rector improved to 8-6 in 2A-3 conference action...
Manila Lady Lion Basketball Roundup (01/31/08)
Town Crier Sports staff Manila dropped a pair of 3A-3 conference games in senior girls basketball action last week. The Lady Lions traveled to Corning Monday night and came up short in a 73-70 loss before bowing to Hoxie 67-59 Thursday night at Manila...
Riverside Lady Rebel Basketball Roundup (01/31/08)
Riverside rallied from a 15-14 first period deficit to mercy rule Earle 74-44 in senior girls basketball action Thursday night at Earle. The Lady Rebels outscored Earle 24-8 in the second quarter to take a 38-23 lead into the dressing room at the half. Riverside stretched their advantage to 58-35 after three quarters...
BIC Lady Mustangs Basketball Roundup (01/31/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Hannah Parsley poured in a game high 26 points to lead Rector to a 57-50 victory over Buffalo Island Central in 2A-3 conference action Thursday night at Rector. The Lady Cougars drilled six three pointers on the night and hit 16-22 free throws in picking up the key conference victory over BIC...
BIC Lady Mustang signs with Williams Baptist College (01/31/08)
Town Crier News Staff Jessica Shepard was rewarded for her hard work and dedication on the basketball court on Thursday as she signed a letter of intent to play college basketball at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge. The Buffalo Island Central Lady Mustang was honored with a signing ceremony and reception at the Mustang Athletic Complex with her family, friends, teachers, and student body there to cheer her on...
Earle slips by Riverside 66-61 (01/31/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside rolled into Thursday night's first place showdown with Earle with an opportunity to take control of the 2A-3 conference race with a win. For a half, it looked as though the Rebels would do just that as they held a 37-29 advantage. But the Bulldogs turned up the pressure in the second half and rallied for a 66-61 come from behind victory over the Rebels at Earle...
Bearcats spoil Manila's Senior Night (01/31/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila and Brookland waged a see-saw battle Friday night in 3A-3 conference action before the Bearcats pulled out a hard fought 72-62 victory over the Lions at Manila. Brookland took a 15-13 lead after the first period as the two teams watched the lead change hands on seven different occasions. ...
James Wilson Paterson, Jr. (01/31/08)
Little Rock James Wilson Paterson, Jr., 80, of Little Rock, formerly of Leachville, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at the Arkansas Hospice at St. Vincents Doctors Hospital in Little Rock. Born at Yellville, he was the son of the late James and Louanne Doshier Patterson and was raised in Leachville. ...
Billie Dean Dunn (01/31/08)
Monette Billie Dean Dunn, 77, of Monette, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008. Survivors include his daughters, Lois Barnes, Oma Mears, Peggy Langston and Linda Rook; three sisters; six brothers; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Dunn...
Bobby Joe Garrison (01/31/08)
Jonesboro Bobby Joe Garrison, 68, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born at Hayti, Mo., April 22, 1939, to the late Kernard and Retha Garrison. He was a truck driver for Poinsett County and of the Pentecostal belief...
John H. Greer (01/31/08)
Lake City John H. Greer, 86, of Lake City, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City, where had been a patient for four years and three months. He was a farmer and owned and operated a grocery store and Mobil station at Winesburg for a number of years. He was born in White County but lived in Jonesboro most of his life, with the last 12 years in Trumann...
James "Snooks" Martin, Jr. (01/31/08)
Manila James "Snooks" Martin, 71, of Manila, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila he was the son of the late James William and Sini White Sandusky Martin and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired truck driver and a member of the Herman Davis American Legion Post 197 where he held several positions of leadership...
Johnny Turney (01/31/08)
Jonesboro Johnny Turney, 64, of Jonesboro died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He as born in Manila on Dec. 21, 1943, to Roy Lomer Turney and Ruby Thompson Turney. He graduated from Valley View High School. He formerly owned and operated Rosehaven Retirement Home and formerly owned East Arkansas Insurance Agency. He was in the National Guard and loved playing golf, basketball and baseball. He was previously a basketball referee. He was of the Baptist belief...
Charles Mack Puckett (01/31/08)
Leachville Charles Mack Puckett, 65, of Leachville, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Leachville he was the son of the late Edward and Faye Lents Puckett and had been a lifelong Leachville resident. He was a retired farmer and a member of Fairview Baptist Church...
Maxine Pittman (01/31/08)
Caraway Maxine Pittman, 80, of Caraway, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008. Survivors include son Don Barnett and wife, Delores, of Thida; two daughters, Sharon Ross of Bartlett, Tenn., and Iris Brooks of Portland; eight grandchildren, Mary McDougal of Thida, Carol Davis and husband, Tony, of Amagon, James Barnett of Cash, Larry Ross of Memphis, Stephanie Shields and husband, Lynn, of Collierville, Tenn., Dana Brooks of Gainesville, Fla., Kim Brooks and Missy Selby and husband, Jarad, all of Portland; and 15 great-grandchildren.. ...