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Stories from Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Anna Jones honored on 94th birthday (03/05/08)
Town Crier News Staff Anna Jones of Manila, Monette Manor resident, was honored on Thursday with a birthday party celebrating her 94th birthday. Marcie Strickland provided a special birthday cake with three candles. "The three candles are for health, wealth, and happiness," Strickland said...
By NAN SNIDER (03/05/08)
Town Crier News Staff The Monette City Council discussed final annexation plans at the regular meeting Monday, Feb. 25. An open house will be held at 7 p.m. March 3, at Buffalo Island Central West Elementary in Monette to review new annexation guidelines and boundaries...
Manila FFA Alumni auction draws full house (03/05/08)
Town Crier News Staff The 11th annual Manila Future Farmers of America Alumni dinner and auction was held Friday evening drawing a large crowd to the Manila Community Center. Manila High School FFA Adviser Dale Poag welcomed everyone expressing his appreciation to all the area businesses and individuals who donate each year to make the auction successful...
Last second rally shocks Rebels (03/05/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside looked to be well on their way to the quarter-finals of the 2A State Tournament Wednesday night at Jessieville, leading 58-53 with only 1:45 to go. But what transpired in the closing seconds left the Rebels heartbroken, as Stephens pulled off an improbable 65-59 come from behind win, ending Riverside's season, including the high school careers of seven seniors...
Second quarter surge propels Carlisle past BIC (03/05/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Carlisle showed Buffalo Island Central why they are the defending state champions, outscoring the Lady Mustangs 18-3 in the second period en route to a 59-38 victory, ending Buffalo Island Central's hopes of a state title Friday afternoon at Jessieville...
Mustangs stampede Mt. Ida, 74-49 (03/05/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Buffalo Island Central's Lady Mustangs wanted to make sure they were ready for this year's state tournament after losing in a stunning upset in last year's first round. BIC was more than ready, rolling to a 74-49 victory over Mt. Ida Tuesday night at Jessiville...
Caddo Hills rallies late (03/05/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Riverside built an 18 point first half lead, but watched Caddo Hills storm back in the fourth quarter to hand the Lady Rebels a devastating and shocking 49-48 defeat in the first round of the 2A State Basketball Tournament Thursday afternoon at Jessieville...
Jewell Marie Theobald (03/05/08)
Heber Springs Jewell Marie Carr Jones Theobald, 71, of Heber Springs, formerly of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Heber Springs after undergoing kidney dialysis and other health problems during the past year. She was born March 4, 1936 in Monette. She was the sixth child born to Oran Lee Carr and Betty Jane Howard Carr. She was raised in Caraway and later moved to Jonesboro and married Damon Jones...
Donald Lynn Peridore (03/05/08)
Rivervale Donald Lynn Peridore, 51, of Rivervale, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born May 22, 1956, in Marked Tree, to the late Andrew "Ted" and Helen Peridore. He is survived by his wife, Rose Peridore of Rivervale; a son, Donald Lynn Peridore of Rivervale; a daughter, Helen L. ...
Lawrence Edward "L.E." Mobley, Jr. (03/05/08)
Pensacola, Fla. Lawrence Edward "L.E." Mobley, Jr., 78 of Pensacola, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008. Mr. Mobley was born and raised in Manila. He graduated from Manila High School in 1947. He attended Arkansas State University and completed a graduate degree from the University of Mississippi. He was an educator for 44 years; math teacher, coach, guidance counselor and for the last half of his career, principal of Manila High School...
Lanell C. Berry (03/05/08)
Mount Pleasant Lanell C. Berry, 67, of Mount Pleasant, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at her home. She was a native of the Lake City area where she lived before moving to Mount Pleasant five years ago. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church of Mount Pleasant. She was active in the women's group of her church and was a retired school teacher...
Joseph Thomas Rauls (03/05/08)
New Orleans, La. Joseph Thomas Rauls, 70, of New Orleans, La., formerly of the Buckeye community near Leachville, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, in New Orleans. Born in Hornersville in 1937 to Thomas Jefferson Rauls and Sybil Lenore Bone Rauls, his boyhood was spent helping with chores on the family farm. ...