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Stories from Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Monette tornado relief effort underway (02/13/08)
Town Crier News Staff A tornado relief effort is underway in Monette to help people in the Highland area in the recovery effort following last Tuesday's storms. The Monette city-wide collection project started on Monday and will continue through today (Tuesday). A trailer is set up at the front of City Hall and items are being accepted...
Darrin McFall celebrates 10 years in business (02/13/08)
Darrin McFall, owner of the Malt Shop in Leachville, celebrated 10 years in business on Feb. 3. McFall said the years have passed fast and he is happy to be serving his friends and neighbors in the area. "I truly have been blessed with a great business," McFall said. ...
Faith Funeral Service remodels and expands (02/13/08)
Town Crier News Staff Faith Funeral Service of Manila has recently been remodeled and expanded to offer a visitation parlor. The 450 square foot area will accommodate most typical visitations. Stephan Keating, co-owner of Faith Funeral Service, said the visitation parlor was added to give customers the option of having visitation services on the premises...
Manila resident to attend breast cancer walk (02/13/08)
Town Crier News Staff Joann Rich of Manila was diagnosed with breast cancer in July, underwent a mastectomy, and is undergoing chemotherapy treatments. It has not been easy, but she said she is making it with the help of God, her family and friends...
Manila residents offer a helping hand (02/13/08)
A group of Manila residents has joined in the relief effort to help neighbors in Sharp, Izard, and Stone Counties, who suffered losses due to last week's tornadoes. Gary Hill, Teresa Fleeman and Jackie Hill will be collecting items to deliver to the families in the tornado damaged areas...
Shepard scores 3000th career point in victory over Weiner (02/13/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Jessica Shepard scored 27 points, including the 3000th of her career, to lead Buffalo Island Central to a 70-53 non-conference victory over the Lady Cardinals Monday night, Feb. 4, at Weiner. Shepard drilled a free throw midway through the second quarter to surpass the coveted 3000 point plateau. Sammi Fowler scored 14 points while Jordon Miller added 12 more. Lauryn Smith scored eight, Chelsie Nix netted five, while Corie Flannigan and Shelby Qualls added two apiece...
Rebels manhandle Lions 80-51 on Senior Night (02/13/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Senior night couldn't have turned out any better for Riverside, as the Rebels roared to an 80-51 victory over Manila Friday night at Lake City. Garrett Weaver poured in a game high 30 points, including seven three pointers, while Glen Graham added 22 more and grabbed eight rebounds, as the Rebels improved to 26-8 overall on the season...
Riverside, BIC advance to finals in junior girls District Tournament (02/13/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside knocked off host Bay 44-27 while Buffalo Island Central took care of Rector 42-27 as both schools advanced to the finals of the 2A-3 District Tournament Championship Thursday night at Bay. Lauren Weaver led a balanced Lady Rebel scoring attack with 13 points while Kyley Campbell added 11 more. ...
Riverside Senior Girls Basketball Roundup (02/13/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside built a 39-10 halftime lead and went on to blow out Gosnell 60-28 in senior girls basketball action Friday night at Lake City. Kelsey Turner celebrated senior night, leading Riverside with 14 points, including four three pointers. Fellow senior Kassie Douglas added 11 points while juniors Brianna Driver and Katey Campbell added 11 and 10 points respectively...
Manila Senior High Basketball Roundup (02/13/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Sophomore Blake Wheeler drilled four three pointers on his way to a 24 point night to lead four Lions in double figures in Manila's 77-74 non-conference victory over Rector Monday night, Feb. 4, at Manila. Jonathan Rose scored 14, Cody Webb netted 12 while Chad Nunnally added 10. Ross Malloy and Trey McCormick tallied six points apiece, Frankie Cowgill scored three while Zach Birmingham added two to round out the Lion attack...
Rebels knock Mustangs from District Tournament (02/13/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside nailed 15 fourth quarter free throws to break open a tight game, sending the Rebels to a 45-32 victory over arch-rival Buffalo Island Central in the first round of the 2A-3 Junior Boys District Tournament Monday night, Feb. 4, at Bay...
Lady Rebels edge BIC for 2A-3 District title (02/13/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Lauren Weaver poured in a game high 28 points and Riverside overcame 28 turnovers to post a hard fought 39-35 victory in the finals of the 2A-3 Junior High Girls District Tournament Saturday afternoon at Bay. Riverside broke a 7-7 first period tie when Weaver completed a three point play at the 2:06 mark to give the Lady Rebels a 10-7 lead. A three pointer by Kendra Staggs stretched the Rebel margin to 13-7 with 1:25 left in the opening quarter...
Manila Junior High 3A-3 District Tournament Roundup (02/13/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Kam Ashabranner poured in 22 points and Tracey Reinhart added 13 more to lead Manila to a 51-36 win over Piggott in the first round of the 3A-3 Junior Boys District Tournament Monday night at Harrisburg. The Lions, who finished 10-21 from the free throw line and hit three treys, also got eight points from Brent Ray and six from Garrett Scott. Dillon Burrow added two points...
Joseph "Joe" Howard (02/13/08)
Marie Joseph "Joe" Howard, 66, of Marie, died Feb. 4, 2008. He was born June 28, 1941, in Memphis, Tenn. He was a security guard employed with Securitas of Jonesboro. He was a member of the National Guard for 19 years. He retied from American Greetings after 33 years...
Louise "Girr" Flagg (02/13/08)
Manila Louise "Girr" Flagg, 94, of Manila, the widow of George Cleo Flagg, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at the Manila Nursing Center in Manila. Born at Clarksville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Albert and Ella Dunham Bumbalough and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. ...
Betty S. Cole (02/13/08)
Monette Betty s. Cole, 73 of Monette, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born at Jonesboro on Dec. 29, 1934. She was a member of Monette United Methodist church, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and on the board of directors of the Monette Housing Authority. She was a retired federal employee who worked for the Department of Defense...
Tilton Woodruff Boswell (02/13/08)
Manila Tilton Woodruff Boswell, 94 of manila, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at his home. Born in Hornersville, Mo., he was the son of the late John Thomas and Basilee Boswel and the widower of Beatrice Miller Boswell who preceded him in death in 1997. He has been a Manila resident since 1985 and had been a former longtime Greene county resident. He was a retired farmer and was of the Baptist faith...
Gladys Kenner (02/13/08)
Dell Gladys Kenner, 87, of Dell, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. She is survived by her children, Sandra Carpenter of Memphis, Billy E. Kenner of Columbia, Mo., and Sylvia Ann Campbell of Gosnell; brothers, L.M. Moody Jr. of Jackson, Tenn., and A.G. Moody of Hickory, N.C.; sisters, Virena Cordell of Virginia Beach, Vir.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren...