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Stories from Thursday, February 7, 2008

Kiech-Shauver-Miller Gin Company wins Agri-Business of the Year award (02/07/08)
Town Crier News Staff "And the winner is...Kiech-Shauver-Miller Gin Company of Monette, recipient of the 2007 Agri-Business of the Year Award. The winners were announced at an awards ceremony held at the Convocation Center at Arkansas State University hosted by the Northeast Arkansas Business Today (NEABT). The ceremony was held on Tuesday evening, Jan. 29, recognizing businesses from across nine counties in several categories...
Monette Council OKs fire truck purchase (02/07/08)
Town Crier News Staff Fire equipment and annexation were the dominant topics of discussion when the Monette City Council met Jan. 21. Monette Mayor Jerry Qualls gave his State of the City address at the beginning of the council meeting. "This first year has been a learning experience for me," Qualls said. "We have met many challenges. I appreciate you very much, and have felt I had one hundred percent support from all of you...
Polston making game calls (02/07/08)
Town Crier News Staff Lowell Polston, owner of Pro Hardware in Manila, has been collecting game calls for several years and is now adding his own creation of Pro's Game Calls, for hunters and collectors. "I collected calls because I knew they had been hand-made by someone," Polston said. "A few years ago I discovered there are a lot of collectors out there and a lot of unique game calls being made."...
Leachville Police Department receives camera donation (02/07/08)
Rodney Robertson, owner of Robertson Brothers Furniture and Big Butts BBQ, and Terry Chambers, owner of Chambers Electric, in Leachville donated a Kodak digital camera to The Leachville Police Department. The camera was badly needed for crime scene investigations. ...
Riverside Rebel Basketball Roundup (02/07/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Asa Ladd scored 19 points while Jesse Harris pumped in 15 more to lead Bay to a come from behind 66-60 victory over Riverside Friday night in 2A-3 senior boys conference action at Lake City. It was the third meeting between the two rivals, with Riverside winning the previous two games. ...
Bulldogs bite Mustangs 74-58 (02/07/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Earle showed why they are the 2A-3 conference leaders Friday night at the Mustang Athletic Complex, rolling to a 33-9 first period lead en route to a 74-58 victory over Buffalo Island Central. Earle grabbed a 7-0 lead to begin the game before BIC finally got on the board...
Third ranked Lady Warriors upend Manila, 65-38 (02/07/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila battled hard for three quarters against the state's third ranked team, but in the end the Lady Warriors of East Poinsett County wore down the Lady Lions to post a 65-38 victory Monday night at Lepanto. EPC, who was celebrating senior night, looked as though they would run away with the game in the first quarter as they built a 15-3 lead. ...
Lady Mustangs claim 2A-3 Conference championship (02/07/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Buffalo Island Central outscored Earle 20-4 in the second period to blow open a six point game as the Lady Mustangs went on to claim the 2A-3 Conference championship with a 57-26 thrashing of the Lady Bulldogs Friday night at the...
McCormick's free throws rally Manila past Hughes (02/07/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila senior Trey McCormick nailed 14-15 free throws in the fourth quarter to lead the Lions to a come from behind 56-50 victory over Hughes Friday night at Manila. McCormick, who scored a game high 20 points, rallied the Lions from a 41-35...
Ronald Dwayne Nugent (02/07/08)
Manila Ronald Dwayne Nugent, 47, of Manila, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at his home. Born at Blytheville, he was a lifelong Manila resident. He was a 1979 graduate of manila High School and had worked in the oil industry as a geoseismic surveyor. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Marvin Bibbs, and his step-brother, James Brooks...
Donna Carol Faulkner Day (02/07/08)
Manila Donna Carol Faulkner Day, 58, of Manila, formerly of Osceola, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 in her home in Manila. Born June 15, 1949 in Dyess, to Orville and Ruby Faulkner, she was of the Pentecostal Faith and a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Faye Faulkner...
Walter Glen Martin (02/07/08)
Caraway Walter Glen Martin, 83, of Caraway, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was retired from both David Sales and Service co. and Basler Electric in Caraway. He was a member of the Caraway Masonic Lodge and Caraway United Methodist Church. He served in the military during World War II...
Dorthy Lera Decker (02/07/08)
Manila Dorthy Lera Decker, 85, of Manila, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Myrtle Thrasher Littlefield and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. She was the widow of Glentis E. Decker who preceded her in death in 1980. She was a homemaker and a member of Browns Chapel Baptist Church near Manila...
Marjorie L. Coy (02/07/08)
Kansas City, Mo. Marjorie L. Brinkley Coy, 84 of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of St. Charles, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, Mo. She was born Feb. 8, 1923, in Cherry Valley to the late James M. Brinkley and Hester C. Brinkley. She married Millard A. Coy, Aug. 28, 1941, in Paragould. She was a homemaker and of the First Assembly of God faith...
Hezekiah Clark (02/07/08)
Manila Hezekiah Clark, 70, of Manila, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Oct. 9, 1937, at Burdette. He was a tool and dye maker and a member of Luxora First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, A.C. and Lorene Clark...
Esther Lee Mifflin (02/07/08)
Manila Esther Lee Mifflin, 97, of Manila, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at the Manila Nursing Center in Manila. Born at Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Newt and Ida Florence Curtwright Moore and had been a Manila resident most of her life. She was the widow of Alfred Mifflin and was a member of the Community Methodist Church near Manila...