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Stories from Thursday, May 1, 2008

Manila seniors receive Governor Scholarships (05/01/08)
Four Manila seniors have been awarded distinguished scholarships. A Governors Scholarship is awarded to each county throughout the state and the 2008 Mississippi County recipient is Jessica Fleeman, daughter of Charlie and Pam Fleeman. The scholarship is valued at $16,000...
Lake City Council OKs new maps (05/01/08)
Town Crier News Staff The Lake City council met on Monday, April 21, and dealt with city fees, maps, drug dog acquisition and previous flooding. The council discussed the feasibility of continuing collection of the $100 non-refundable water connection fees rather than changing to water deposits. ...
Manila City Council considers youth center (05/01/08)
No action was taken due to the lack of a quorum at the April Manila City Council meeting. Mayor Clifford Veach and council members Dwight Booth, Donnie Wagner and Linda Donovan discussed several issues on the agenda. Mayor Veach said he had talked to several people about the construction of a horse arena. The possibility of an arena was discussed at the last council meeting. Veach said he would try to get specs ready for a bid package...
Towell trades wheelchair for camera (05/01/08)
If anyone had told Larry Towell of Manila three years ago he would be out of a wheelchair, involved in a fast paced exciting new career in writing and photography, he would have found it difficult to believe. Towell is a free lance writer/photographer with Towell Outdoor Media, a business started by Towell and his wife, Duffey, in September 2007...
Lady Mustangs advance to Regional Tourney (05/01/08)
Buffalo Island Central rode the strong right arm of sophomore Karla Marroquin to advance to next week's regional tournament with a 7-3 victory Friday afternoon over Rector at Bay...
Mustangs earn Regional Tourney berth (05/01/08)
Buffalo Island Central picked just the right time to put together one of their best performances of the season, advancing to the regional tournament with a convincing 10-0 whitewash of Cross County in the quarterfinals of the 2A-3 District Tournament Saturday afternoon at Rector...
Lady Rebels Fall to CRA in District (05/01/08)
Riverside Coach T.J. Eakins had a bad feeling about Friday night's game against Crowley's Ridge Academy. The Lady Rebels had defeated the sixth seeded Lady Falcons both times during the regular season but CRA had lost several games in their last at bats and were playing their best ball of the season...
Rebels crush Yellowjackets to advance to Regional Tourney (05/01/08)
Riverside punched their ticket to the 2A Regional Tournament this weekend at Tuckerman with a 10-2 thumping of Bay Saturday afternoon at Rector. The Rebels got a strong pitching performance from senior right hander Garrett Weaver, who fired a five hitter while posting 11 strikeouts...
Manila Lady Lions finish regular season co-champs (05/01/08)
The Manila Lady Lions softball team finished regular play with a 16-6 overall record and 13-1 in conference play. They earned the title of 3-A Conference co-champions sharing the top honors with Corning...
Dempsey Theadore Wilson (05/01/08)
Trumann Dempsey Theadore Wilson, 71, died Thursday, April 24, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born May 25, 1936, at Paragould to the late Hermon and Emma Wilson. He was of the Pentecost faith and worked for Singer Co. for 25 years, then Delta Wood Co. for 12 years where he retired...
Dorothy Annis Robinson (05/01/08)
Florida Dorothy Annis Robinson died Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Baptist Hospital in Miami, Fla. She was the only child of the late Dr. A.E. Robinson and the late Myrtle Annis Robinson of Leachville. ...
Walter Lee Nance (05/01/08)
Lake City Walter Lee Nance, 71, of Lake City died Friday, April 25, 2008, at Lakeside Nursing Center. He was born in Bowman on April 20, 1937, to Henry and Eula Nance. Mr. Nance was an electrician and of the Assembly of God belief...
Ancil Leonard Rice (05/01/08)
Manila Ancil Leonard Rice, 88, of Manila died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at his home. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Ida Bell Rice and a lifelong Manila resident. Mr. Rice was a retired road foreman for the Arkansas State Highway Department and a member of Blackwater Baptist Church...
Elberta Pearl 'Butter' Long (05/01/08)
Benton Harbor, Mich. Elberta Long ended her journey on earth Sunday, April 20, 2008, and has entered into heaven to be with her Lord and Savior forever. Elberta was born Dec. 2, 1924, in Manila. She was the daughter of George and Clara (Haughn) Clay...
Norma Lea Gragg (05/01/08)
Jonesboro Norma Lea Gragg, 72, of Jonesboro died Thursday, April 24, 2008, at her residence. She was born Feb. 10, 1936, at Bunny to the late Bert and Marie Barlow. Mrs. Gragg was a member of South Caraway Baptist Church and a homemaker. Being the wife of a minister, she was active in many churches through the years...
Bobby Darell Carpenter (05/01/08)
South Haven, Mich. Bobby Darell Carpenter, 68, of South Haven, Mich., died April 22, 2008. He was born May 26, 1939, to James Edgar "Bill" Carpenter and Ethel Green Carpenter. He is survived by his children, Billy Carpenter and his wife, Barbara, of Leachville, and three grandchildren, and Sheila Hawkins and her husband, Tony, of Manila; brothers and sisters, Edgar Eugene "Gene" Carpenter, JoAnn Browning, Balless "Sharon" Carpenter, Bonnie Reams, all of Manila, Vernon Carpenter of Batesville, Larry Don Carpenter of Rocky Comfort, Mo., and William "Jack" Carpenter of Wynne.. ...
William Clay "Bill" Clark, Jr. (05/01/08)
Cardwell William Clay "Bill" Clark, Jr., 87, of Cardwell, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born in Cardwell, he was the son of he late William Clay and Vera Ellen Lockard Clark and had been a Cardwell resident most of his life. ...