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Stories from Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Manila sophomore recognized for film work (04/02/08)
The seventh annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest was held in Batesville March 27-30. This year marked the festival's first annual screenwriting competition. The work of 21 talented writers, all but two from Arkansas, was reviewed by a distinguished panel of judges led by film critic Philip Martin of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. The participants were recognized and the winners announced at an Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 27, the festival's opening event...
Special quilt to be given away (04/02/08)
A special quilt in memory of longtime Caraway residents, George and Lillian Emery, will be given away at the annual Caraway Fourth of July celebration. The quilt, made by Mrs. Emery's sisters, Wilma Taylor and Betty Upchurch of California, is a King Size Lone Star Log Cabin pattern. The material is reproduction of 1930 fabrics...
Enactment held at BIC Leachville campus (04/02/08)
Town Crier News Staff Members of the Leachville Police Department, Leachville Fire Department, First Responders, Medic One Ambulance Service, Emerson Ambulance Service and other volunteers held three mock wrecks at Buffalo Island Central East and junior high campus on Thursday...
Monette annexation meeting planned (04/02/08)
Town Crier News Staff The City of Monette councilmen reviewed annexation meeting plans, city beautification and street paving during their regular session Monday evening, March 24. Mayor Chub Qualls reminded the council that the second public meeting to discuss annexation will be held on April 14 at 7 p.m. ...
Signs of spring! (04/02/08)
Flowers are blooming, grass is turning green, and the temperature will start getting warmer letting everyone know spring is here. (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)
Special quilt to be given away (04/02/08)
A special quilt in memory of longtime Caraway residents, George and Lillian Emery, will be given away at the annual Caraway Fourth of July celebration. The quilt, made by Mrs. Emery's sisters, Wilma Taylor and Betty Upchurch of California, is a King Size Lone Star Log Cabin pattern. The material is reproduction of 1930 fabrics...
Enactment held at BIC Leachville campus (04/02/08)
Members of the Leachville Police Department, Leachville Fire Department, First Responders, Medic One Ambulance Service, Emerson Ambulance Service and other volunteers held three mock wrecks at Buffalo Island Central East and junior high campus on Thursday...
Monette annexation meeting planned (04/02/08)
The City of Monette councilmen reviewed annexation meeting plans, city beautification and street paving during their regular session Monday evening, March 24. Mayor Chub Qualls reminded the council that the second public meeting to discuss annexation will be held on April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Buffalo Island Central West Elementary cafeteria. Qualls reported rules and ordinances could be adopted to cover issues and concerns from homeowners in proposed annexation area, with no cost to citizens...
Manila sophomore recognized for film work (04/02/08)
The seventh annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest was held in Batesville March 27-30. This year marked the festival's first annual screenwriting competition. The work of 21 talented writers, all but two from Arkansas, was reviewed by a distinguished panel of judges led by film critic Philip Martin of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. The participants were recognized and the winners announced at an Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 27, the festival's opening event...
BIC, Riverside split doubleheader (04/02/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Buffalo Island Central took a 6-3 victory over Riverside in the opener of the two team's doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Lake City, before the Lady Rebels rebounded to take the nightcap 6-1 to earn a split in 2A-3 conference action...
Riverside to host Alumni Basketball Game (04/02/08)
There will be a Riverside Alumni Basketball Game, Saturday, May 10. "If you were a basketball player (guys and gals) or a cheerleader we want you to come and participate," Roxanne Keiter said. "This is for anyone who went to school at Riverside."...
BIC, Riverside split doubleheader (04/02/08)
Buffalo Island Central took a 6-3 victory over Riverside in the opener of the two team's doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Lake City, before the Lady Rebels rebounded to take the nightcap 6-1 to earn a split in 2A-3 conference action. The Lady Mustangs scored all six of their runs in the opener in the first two innings and held on for the victory. ...
Ethel Brooks (04/02/08)
Blytheville Ethel Brooks, 85, of Blytheville died Saturday, March 22, 2008, at her home. She is survived by her children, Gracie Lemons and husband Bill, Erma Brown and husband Jim of Calamine, Shirley Stevenson and husband Doyle of Blytheville, Wilma Woods and husband Jerry of Manila, Henry Brooks and wife Pat of Evening Shade, Troy Brooks of Lepanto, James Brooks and wife Debra of Braham, Okla., and Betty Richardson and husband Ricky of West Plains, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.. ...
Helen Starnes (04/02/08)
Jonesboro Helen Starnes, 84, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was born June 26, 1923, at Center, Miss., to the late Edward and Maggie Johnson. Mrs. Starnes was a homemaker and member of Caraway First Baptist Church. She lived at Caraway most of her life...
Fred Payne (04/02/08)
Lake City Fred Payne, 73, of Lake City died at his residence on Sunday, March 23, 2008. He was born at Lester to Russ and Jennie Davis Payne. He was the owner of the Chatterbox Restaurant in Lake City, an honorary member of the Arkansas Sheriffs Association and a reserve deputy for Craighead County...
Rebecca Ann McCain (04/02/08)
Waterford, Mich. Rebecca Ann McCain, 67, of Waterford, Mich., died Monday, March 24, 2008. She was born Nov. 28, 1940, in Manila to the late Earnst and Henrietta Bedwell. She is survived by her husband, Billy W. McCain, Sr.; children, Lori ReMon McKee, Tanya Michelle McCain, and Billy W. (Kimberley) McCain, Jr.; grandchildren, Scott, Jr. and Erika McKee, Christa, Justin and Brandon McCain; great-grandchild, Jaden McCain; and sister, Hettie Crain...
Robert Harris (04/02/08)
Leachville Robert Harris, 47, of Leachville died Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at his residence. Survivors include three brothers, James Buckley, Clarence Buckley and Larry Buckley; two sisters, Andrea Morton and Jo Ann Brewer; and several uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews...
Billy Wayne Faulkner, Sr. (04/02/08)
Osceola Billy Wayne Faulkner, Sr., 61, of Osceola, died Saturday, March 29, 2008, in West Memphis. Born June 24, 1946, in Dyess, he was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Faulkner, of the home; three sons, Billy Faulkner, Donald R. ...
Violetta Pickett "Vi" Davis (04/02/08)
Manila Violetta Pickett "Vi" Davis, 92, of Manila, widow of Walter "Jack" Davis, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at St. Elizabeth's Place in Jonesboro. Born at Hornersville, Mo., she was the daughter of the late R.V. and Mary Jeanette Pickett and was a lifelong Manila resident. Mrs. Davis was a member of Manila First Baptist Church, the Eastern Star and a charter member of Manila Business and Professional Womens Club. She was a retired beautician...
Margaret Claudine Griffin Caery (04/02/08)
Manila Margaret Claudine Caery, 76, of 200 Lake Street, Manila, died Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at her home. Born in Manila on Sept. 9, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Cora Miller Griffin. She was a graduate of the Manila High School Class of 1950. During her teenage years she was a member of the First Baptist Church where she served as the church pianist for many years. She was a longtime resident of St. Louis, Mo...
Emma Elizabeth Buchanan (04/02/08)
Steele Emma Elizabeth Buchanan, 94, of Steele, Mo., died on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born April 27, 1913 in Holiday, Tenn., to the late Lon and Minnie Vickery, Mrs. Buchanan was a homemaker, lifelong area resident, member of the First Baptist Church for many years, avid gardener and loved the outdoors...
John Wallace Wilburn, Sr. (04/02/08)
Mayfield, Ky. John Wallace Wilburn, Sr., 49, of Mayfield, Ky., died Sunday, March 23, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Wilburn of Mayfield; two sons, Anthony Wilburn of Mayfield and John Wilburn, Jr. of Garden Point; three granddaughters; two brothers, Kemp Kennedy of New Albany, Miss., and Travis Kennedy of Fairfield Bay; three sisters, Faye Parker, Patricia Borden and Linda Faires, all of Garden Point...
Dwight Warren (04/02/08)
Caraway Dwight Warren, 53, of Caraway died Sunday, March 23, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was of the Baptist belief and was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister. He is survived by a son, Shawn Warren; a daughter, Aaron Warren; brothers, Kenneth Warren and Larry Warren of Parkin, Phillip Warren and Danny Warren of Caraway and Robert Warren of Osceola...
Ethel Brooks (04/02/08)
Blytheville Ethel Brooks, 85, of Blytheville died Saturday, March 22, 2008, at her home. She is survived by her children, Gracie Lemons and husband Bill, Erma Brown and husband Jim of Calamine, Shirley Stevenson and husband Doyle of Blytheville, Wilma Woods and husband Jerry of Manila, Henry Brooks and wife Pat of Evening Shade, Troy Brooks of Lepanto, James Brooks and wife Debra of Braham, Okla., and Betty Richardson and husband Ricky of West Plains, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.. ...