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Stories from Thursday, May 22, 2008

Area seniors graduate (05/22/08)
Buffalo Island Central Class of 2008 graduated May 15 at the Mustang Athletic Complex. Baccalaureate was held Sunday, May 11. The class chose colors of red and black. The pink carnation was the class flower...
Bigg Butts BBQ welcomed with ribbon cutting (05/22/08)
Bigg Butts BBQ in Leachville was welcomed to the community with a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday evening. The new restaurant opened in March. It is located on Highway 119, north of Leachville, next door to the Dollar General store...
Manila School Board gives bonuses (05/22/08)
Members of the Manila School Board met in a short special session following graduation Friday, May 16. The board voted unanimously to give non-recurring salary payment (bonuses) in the amount of $1,000 to certified staff; $500 to full time classified staff and pro-rated for part-time employees; and $150 for non-contracted bus drivers...
Leachville City Hall to undergo renovation (05/22/08)
The Leachville City Council met on Monday evening, May 12, and discussed plans to renovate city hall. The aldermen reviewed bids on construction and roofing of city hall. The council leaned toward acceptance of the bid from Wood Construction, of Monette, but wanted more information on time limit, charges for interior painting, and cost for a turn-key job before making the final decision. ...
Frayer leads Jr. Lady Rebels to District track title (05/22/08)
Rebekah Frayer's individual high point performance highlighted Riverside's run to this year's junior high District Track Championship. Frayer took home four first place medals, including the 100 meter dash in a sterling time of 12.88...
Youthful Rebels enjoy surprising season (05/22/08)
Riverside returned to the state baseball tournament for the first time since 1999, despite fielding one of the youngest teams in school history. The Rebels overcame a 0-4 start to the season in advancing to this year's Class 2A State Tournament in Pine Bluff...
Lady Rebels capture District title (05/22/08)
Brianna Driver and Kailey Holt combined for 11 medals to lead the Riverside Lady Rebels to their second straight senior girls District Track Championship May 7th on the campus of Greene County Tech in Paragould, qualifying Riverside for the state track championships...
Dorothy Irene Eldridge Sweet (05/22/08)
Dorothy Irene Eldridge Sweet, 92, of Osceola, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at the Osceola Health Care Center. Born at Williford, she was the daughter of the late Ridley and Jessie Hill Eldridge and had lived most of her life in Mississippi County. She was a retired bookkeeper, the widow of Raymond Sweet, and a longtime member of Brinkley Chapel Baptist Church near Osceola...
Danny Virgil Summerville, Sr. (05/22/08)
Danny Virgil Summerville, Sr., 45, of Manila, died Monday, May 12, 2008, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Newport News, Vir., he had lived most of his life in Bowling Green, Fla., and had been a Manila resident since 2005...
Rev. Elvin L. Ervin (05/22/08)
Rev. Elvin L. Ervin, died with his family at his side at 12:35 a.m., Wednesday, April 30, 2008 in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Rev. Ervin was born Nov. 6, 1949 in Manila to Herbert and Audrey F. ...
Howard Eugene Coursey (05/22/08)
Howard Eugene Coursey, 69, of Monette, died Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at his residence. He was born Feb. 18, 1939 in Egypt, Ark., to the late Lawrence and Mable Coursey. He had just moved to Monette from Eatonton, Ga., where he had lived for the past eight years. ...
Collier Joe Nance (05/22/08)
Collier Joe Nance, 87, of Monette died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born Nov. 13, 1920, in the Carmi Community to the late John and Martha Nance. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell. Mr. Nance served in the United States Army during World War II and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars...
George W. Cagle (05/22/08)
George W. Cagle, 76, of Paragould, formerly of Leachville, died Monday, May 12, 2008, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. He was a farmer and a member of the Boynton Church of Christ where he also served as deacon. ...
Linuel Eugene Baldridge (05/22/08)
Linuel Eugene Baldridge, 76, died Sunday, May 18, 2008, at his residence. He was born Oct. 27, 1931, in Childress to the late Porter and Gracie Baldridge. Mr. Baldridge was a veteran of the Korean War. He spent most of his life as a resident of Monette...