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Stories from Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Arbyrd artist to present Master of Arts Exhibition (02/20/08)
Kelli Langston will present her Master of Arts Exhibition at the Arkansas State University Fine Arts Center Gallery Feb. 18-22. An opening reception was held on Monday evening. The exhibition will include several bodies of work focusing on the Imperceptible. In her artist's statement, Langston says: "In our...
Family learns to copy with Asperger Syndrom (02/20/08)
Town Crier News Staff Marsha Eldridge of Lake City trusted her strong maternal instinct concerning her eight-year-old son Braden, and did not rest until she came up with answers to his development difficulties--a psychological disorder called Asperger Syndrom...
Riverside educator shares Japan trip experiences (02/20/08)
Town Crier News Staff Brenda Hutchison, Riverside gifted and talented coordinator, is glad to share her Japan adventure with her students and fellow teachers. "It was a trip of a lifetime and I still feel so honored to be chosen," Hutchison said. Hutchison was one of 200 educators chosen through the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund (JFMF) Teacher program to spend three weeks in Japan. ...
RJHS quiz bowl team takes Regional title (02/20/08)
Riverside Junior High Quiz Bowl team took the Regional Title for the second consecutive year. Competition was held Saturday, Feb. 2, at Walnut Ridge. The team will be going to the state match in England on Saturday, Feb. 23. The Riverside Junior High Quiz Bowl team is under the direction of Brenda Hutchison. Members of the team are Teylar Hill, Bekah Frayer, Cody Williams, Amanda Morley, Logan Meurer, Luke Moyer, Jake Emery, Kyley Campbell, Taylor Boness and Kayleigh Wilson...
Amber Rolland wins county spelling bee (02/20/08)
Town Crier News Staff "Unappreciative" is the final word spelled by Amber Rolland making her the 2008 Craighead County Spelling Bee champion. Rolland, an eighth grade student at Buffalo Island Central Junior High School, is the daughter of Matt and Angie Rolland of Monette...
Lady Lions fall to Hughes in district play (02/20/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff The first few minutes after the Manila Lady Lions loss to Hughes last Wednesday evening were emotional ones for first-year coach Jeff Priest and his young team. A last second three-point attempt by sophomore guard Kimberly Wise rimmed-out, and the Lady Blue Devils held on for the 64-61 win. Despite the miss Wise led all scorers on the night with 39, as far as the Blue Devils go they lost the following night in the semi's...
EPC ends Lion's season, 75-70 (02/20/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Senior guard Troy Hull pumped in 23 points while freshman Ky Madden added 21 more to lead East Poinsett County to a thrilling 75-70 come from behind victory over Manila Tuesday night in the first round of the 3A-3 District Tournament at Corning...
Rockets torch Mustangs 70-52 (02/20/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Rather than warming up during halftime of Monday night's 2A-3 District Tournament opener at Monette, the Turrell Rockets decided they needed the extra time to adjust their game plan against Buffalo Island Central, who held a 31-28 advantage. The strategy paid off, as the Rockets rallied in the third quarter, outscoring the Mustangs 23-9 on their way to a 70-52 come from behind victory, ending BIC's season...
Lady Lions dump Piggott, fall to Hughes as season comes to end (02/20/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Kimberly Wise scored 20 points, all in the second half, to lead Manila to a 55-44 come from behind victory over Piggott in the first round of the 3A-3 District Tournament Tuesday night at Corning. Wise, who sat out most of the first half with foul trouble, ignited Manila's second half comeback, scoring 15 third quarter points to erase a two point halftime deficit and give the Lady Lions a 37-29 advantage heading into the final frame...
Lady Rebels fall in semis to BIC (02/20/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside knocked off Buffalo Island Central in last year's 2A-3 District Tournament, ending the Lady Mustang's hopes of the tournament title. BIC returned the favor Thursday night with a hard fought 44-35 victory over arch-rival Riverside in this year's semi-finals...
BIC's bid for District Tourney title falls short (02/20/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Buffalo Island Central thought if they held down high scoring forward Hannah Parsley they would have a good chance of winning Saturday night's 2A-3 District Tournament Championship game at the Monette Athletic Complex. Rector's Parsley had scored a combined 69 points in the Cougar's first two tournament victories over Earle and Bay. ...
Rebels fall short in District finals (02/20/08)
Earle 69, Riverside 50 By TRENT FLETCHER Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside hoped the third time would be the charm when the Rebels faced Earle in Saturday night's 2A-3 District Tournament Championship game at the Mustang Athletic Complex. In two previous meetings during the regular season, the Bulldogs had prevailed, giving Earle the regular season conference title as the Rebels had to settle for a runner-up finish. ...
Third time not charm for Junior Lions (02/20/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff After playing Hughes to the wire in both games they had this season, losing each one by only two points, the Junior Lions expected that they could make the third time a charm at Harrisburg last Thursday night in the 3A-3 district tournament...
Lonzo Jones (02/20/08)
Leachville Lonzo Jones, 60, of Leachville, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at his home. Born in Armorel, he was the son of the late Clyde and Jessie Martin Jones and had been a longtime resident of Northeast Arkansas. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had retired from Bush Cannin Company in Blytheville after 31 years...
Gwendolyn Gibson (02/20/08)
Jonesboro Gwendolyn Marie Gibson, 86, of Jonesboro died Thursday night, Feb. 12, 2008, at her home. She was born in Kensett and had lived in Jonesboro most of her life. She was a member of Nettleton Baptist Church. As a graduate of Nettleton High School, she went on to Arkansas State University, where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees in education. She had been the psychological examiner for the Jonesboro School District...
Roy Dale Blocker (02/20/08)
Manila Roy Dale Blocker, 53, of Manila, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at his residence. Born in Leachville he was the son of the late Franklin Blocker. He was a 1973 honors graduate of Eau Claire High School in Eau Claire, Mich., and had lived in Manila since 1993...
Helen Louise Watson (02/20/08)
Monette Helen Louise Watson, 85, of Monette died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at Jonesboro. She was born March 22, 1922, at Helena to the late Issac Melton Snyder and the late Martha McKever. She is survived by her sons, Clyde Watson of Monette and J.T. Watson, Jr. Of spring, Texas; a sister, Edith Call of Memphis; a brother, Robert Louis Snyder of West Helena; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren...