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Stories from Thursday, March 20, 2008

Manila students recognized for scores (03/20/08)
Manila elementary students were recognized for work completed on the first "Benchmark Train Your Brain Contest." The project, under the direction of Tim Bassing, gifted and talented coordinator, started in January and ended March 7. Students were responsible for picking up and dropping off practice tests three days a week. The practice tests had five questions with each correct answer worth five points. Students had the opportunity to make a possible 575 points...
Three arrested in Leachville (03/20/08)
Leachville Chief of Police Keith Evans confirmed three Leachville residents, Ronnie Dempsy, 22, Jerry Thacker, 22, and Josh Shepard, 21, were arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia with the intent to manufacture. Evans said the officer on duty responded to a call at 12:20 a.m. March 6 about a fire in the back yard at 317 Lange Street...
Riverside Jr. Quiz Bowl finishes second in state (03/20/08)
Riverside Junior High Quiz Bowl team competed in the AA State Regional Finals Quiz Bowl competition on Saturday, Feb. 23, in England finished second. There were 16 teams competing in the final round of state competition. Riverside fell to McCrory in the final round losing by only five points...
Leachville pays off federal back taxes (03/20/08)
Town Crier News Staff Leachville City Councilmen chose alderman Bruce Wilson to preside over the March 10 business meeting last Monday evening, in the absence of Mayor Sheila Spurlock. The full agenda consisted of reports, annexation, animal control, city hall refurbishing, and department reviews...
Caraway Council accepts rate increase (03/20/08)
Town Crier News Staff Caraway Councilmen reviewed garbage contract, opened bids on sale of two automobiles and made plans for a new main street beautification project during the regular business session Thursday, March 13. Tom Martin, Delta Environmental municipal sales manager, reviewed the newly proposed contract with the city, which includes a 9.3 percent rate increase. ...
MHS wins Regional Quiz Bowl Championship (03/20/08)
Manila hosted the 2008 Regional Quiz Bowl on Friday, March 14. The quiz bowl competition, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 8, was postponed due to bad weather. Gerri McCann, coach of the Manila team, expressed her appreciation to the Manila Assembly of God for allowing the competition to be held at the church...
A little upset (03/20/08)
No harm was done as a dump truck overturned at a construction site in Manila on Tuesday. The driver said once the dirt was removed, the truck would be overturned and ready to go again. (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)
Wish comes true for Mikey Sullivan (03/20/08)
Town Crier News Staff Michael Sullivan of Caraway received a double treat Monday, March 10, as he entered Cowboy Grill to celebrate his 19th birthday and ended up receiving a trip to the NASCAR Races in Bristol, Tenn., from the Make A Wish Foundation...
DWI simulation warns teens (03/20/08)
Town Crier News Staff The "mock wreck" held at the Buffalo Island Central campus on Friday was an eye-opener for BIC, Manila, and Riverside students attending. The enactment was a joint effort of the state, county and local police departments, ambulance services, Gregg Funeral Home, teachers, parents, and others...
Manila shuts out Marmaduke 10-0 (03/20/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Manila banged out 14 hits and went on to a 10-0 whitewash of Marmaduke in 3A-3 softball action Thursday afternoon at Manila. Sophomore Kimberly Wise fired a three hit shut-out while striking out eight batters and also helped lead the Lady Lions at the plate, going 3-3 with three RBIs, including a two-run homer. ...
Manila athletes learning the basics (03/20/08)
Manila hosted a football camp for young athletes in fourth through the seventh grade with 22 boys participating. The camp was held on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Coaches Toby Doke, Steven Milligan and Jason Durham, along with high school volunteers, conducted the camp. High school boys helping with the camp were Zach Birmingham, Tim Decker, Lance Kilbreath, Spencer Cain and David Pasley...
Norma Sue Scott (03/20/08)
Manila Norma Sue Scott, 70, of Manila, died March 11, 2008 at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Sept. 26, 1937, in Monette to the late Albert Clarence York and Maude Marie Greene York, Mrs. Scott was a former resident of West Memphis for 15 years, a district manager for Jimmy Dandy Corporation in Nashville, was an avid Razorback and Cardinals fan, loved flowers, especially roses, and was a member of the Manila Church of Christ...
Anna Eloise Harbin Brown (03/20/08)
Jonesboro Anna Elois Harbin Brown, 89, died Monday, March 10, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Place. She was born in Herget to the late Marvin and Agnes Harbin, where she was the oldest daughter of 15 children whom she helped her mother raise. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Central Baptist Church and worked at Arkansas State University in the museum at the information desk. She loved her family and friends. She had a keen sense of humor and loved to share her wisdom...
Martha Sue Sanders (03/20/08)
Caraway Martha Sue Sanders, 67, of Caraway died Friday, March 14, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A lifetime Caraway resident, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Nell Pendergraft and the widow of Danny Sanders. She was retired from Arlee Home Fashions at Leachville and a member of Grade Chapel Primitive Baptist Church at Memphis...
James Herbert "J.H." Lisk (03/20/08)
Jonesboro James Herbert Lisk, 87, of Jonesboro died at Jonesboro Healthcare on Thursday, March 13, 2008. He was born Oct. 12, 1920 in Black Oak, to the late Floyd and Oma Lisk. Mr. Lisk was on the Redbirds Baseball Team from Caraway in the early 1940s, farmed for many years, enjoyed gardening, lived most of his life in Craighead County and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Jerry Lee Hill (03/20/08)
Manila Jerry Lee Hill, 50, of Manila died Friday, March 7, 2008. He was born Feb. 8, 1958, at Turrell, the son of the late Earnest Levine Hill and Ella Mae Neal. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith. He is survived by five sisters, Ella Jean Burt and Earnestine Morris, both of Osceola, Santoes Roberts of Jonesboro, Annette Bell and Carristine Buford, both of Madison, Wis.; three brothers, Darrell Hill of Osceola, Willie Hill of Blytheville, and Charles Hill of Madison, Wis...
Joye Emery (03/20/08)
Tuckerman Joye Chism Emery, 77, of Tuckerman died Sunday, March 9, 2008, at her home. Survivors include four sons, Roy Emery of Fordyce, Jamie Emery of Walnut Ridge, Mack Emery and Tim Emery, both of Tuckerman; six daughters, Margaret Brumley of Newport, Kim Reed of Caraway, Anita Proffitt of Pine Bluff, Judy Browning, Wendy Harbison and Cindi Emery Lowe, all of Tuckerman; a brother, Joe Chism of Risen; 22 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren...
Kenneth Boyd Cobb (03/20/08)
Lake City Kenneth Boyd Cobb, 49, of Lake City died Sunday, March 9, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a lifelong resident of the Lake City area and member of Lake City First Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Lake City High School and Arkansas State University...
Larry Wayne Chapman (03/20/08)
Etowah Larry Wayne Chapman, 58, of Etowah died Monday, March 10, 2008, at SW Mississippi County Medical Center in Osceola. Survivors include his fiancee, Janice Stroud of Harrisburg; daughter, Tiffany Summers, and husband, Ryan, of Bonney Lake, Wash.; two sisters, Sharron Vaughn of Bonney Lake and Beverly Joy Chapman of Lompoc, Calif.; nieces, Mandy Walker and Amber Vaughn; nephews, Robert and Lewis Currier and Colby Vaughn; and three grandchildren, Zach, Brenda and Angel Summers...
Cecil Copeland (03/20/08)
Leachville Cecil Copeland, 86, of Leachville, died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at his home. Born in Light, he was the son of the late Charley and Sarah Henson Copeland and had been a lifelong Leachville area resident. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a retired employee of the Leachville and Arbyrd Compress and a member of the Church of God in Leachville...
John David Bankston (03/20/08)
Black Oak John David Bankston, 86, of Black Oak died Thursday, March 13, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born at Harrison on May 27, 1921, to Willie and Dovie Bankston. He was a retired car salesman. He lived in Mississippi for 30 years before moving to Black Oak and served in the U.S. Army during World War II...
June Wildy (03/20/08)
Leachville Lina June Paul Wildy, 90, of Leachville died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at her home. She was born to Robbie Dowell and Floyd Paul at Fayetteville on June 5, 1917. June and her late husband, Earl Herman Wildy, celebrated 65 years together until his death in 2004. ...
Gregory Vickers (03/20/08)
Trumann Gregory Vickers, 56, of Trumann, died Sunday, March 9, 2008, in Trumann. Born in Fresno, Calif., he is the son of the late John William Vickers of Tulot, and Hazel Adams of Lake City. He is survived by a sister, Judith Gay Rust of Belton, Mo.; and a brother, John William Vickers of Leadwood, Mo...