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Stories from Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Mary Breeden realizes dream of a lifetime (05/28/08)
Mary Breeden, 73, of Leachville has fulfilled the dream of her lifetime this week--earning her GED after nearly 57 years of wishing. Mrs. Breeden enrolled at Arkansas Northeastern College in Leachville last year to study for her GED accreditation, after dropping out of high school in 1951. ...
Highway 18 project plans released (05/28/08)
The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) held public meetings in Monette on Monday evening, May 19, and Manila on Tuesday evening, May 20, to discuss Highway 18 improvements. Residents gathered information and viewed displays. AHTD personnel were on hand to assist by answering questions about the project and providing pertinent information...
Dell power plant dedicated (05/28/08)
Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. celebrated the completion of its newest power plant in Dell, on Thursday, May 22, by hosting a reception and tours of its generating facility. The Dell power plant is a low-emissions, efficient combined-cycle gas plant, located on Highway 18, east of Dell. ...
Casey Wells earns Doctor of Optometry Degree (05/28/08)
MEMPHIS -- Casey Austin Wells, O.D., of Manila, was among 119 students recently awarded the Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry (SCO) in Memphis. Dr. Wells was honored with the college's Outstanding Clinician Award and the Vistakon/American Optometric Foundation Vistakon Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care for his academic achievements and clinical excellence.. ...
Manila School Board considers millage increase (05/28/08)
MANILA -- The Manila School Board is eyeing a millage increase to help pay the district's share of constructing a new elementary school. Scott Beardsley, senior vice president of First Security of Little Rock, reviewed with the Manila School Board at its regular meeting Thursday the district' financial standing and presented them with a proposed millage increase of two mills. ...
BIC School Board OKs salary increases (05/28/08)
The Buffalo Island Central School Board of directors met on Tuesday evening, May 20, and worked through a lengthy session involving salary increases, new employees, transfers, resignations and technology upgrades...
Lake City street closed due to flooding (05/28/08)
The Lake City council discussed bids for a new fire truck, awarding bids on street paving, and closing Bush Street at the regular council meeting held Monday, May 19. The city is advertising for sealed bids on a new truck for the fire department. Bids are to be opened on May 27, at 9 a.m. at city hall...
Mayor Veach says Manila in good shape (05/28/08)
Manila Mayor Clifford Veach and city council members reviewed the 2008 budget to date at the regular May meeting Monday evening, May 19. "Things are going along pretty good," Mayor Veach said. Veach reported work on the new fire station has started...
Former Razorback named Lady Rebel coach (05/28/08)
There are very few high school teams that can boast of having a coach who has played in the final four of the NCAA basketball tournament. As of May 22, 2008, Riverside has that honor, having hired former University of Arkansas Lady Razorback Carrie Redman as the new girls head basketball coach of the Lady Rebels...
Lions end 31 year State Tourney drought (05/28/08)
Manila returned to the state baseball tournament for the first time in over three decades, capping off one of their most successful seasons in recent memory. The Lions, who ended the season 16-9, finished as the 3A-3 conference runner-up before capturing the 3A-3 District Championship at Brookland. ...
Sybil Virginia Winstead (05/28/08)
Sybil Virginia Winstead, 86, of Manila, died Friday, May 23, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila she was the daughter of the late Roy and Myrtle Brown Douglas and was a lifelong Manila resident. ...
Bobby Walker (05/28/08)
Bobby Walker, 49, of Dowagiac, Mich., died Monday, May 19, 2008, at his residence. He was born Nov. 22, 1958 in Ortenville, Mich., to Bertha Walker Sparkman of Monette and the late Lee Henry Walker. He was a member of the Light House Pentecostal Church...
Delcie Geraldine Bassett (05/28/08)
Delcie Gearldine Bassett, 92, of Jonesboro, formerly of Manila, died Friday, May 23, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Place in Jonesboro. Born at Half Moon, she was the daughter of the late Walter David and Grace Brooks Vastbinder and lived much of her life in the Manila area where she was a cook for Manila Public Schools. ...
Ruby Eilene Holt (05/28/08)
Ruby Eilene Holt, 91, of Lake City died Thursday, May 22, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She had lived most of her adult life in the Lake City area, moving to the Eastern District of Craighead County at an early age. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Holt; her parents, Audie and Wes Doty; and two grandchildren. She was of the Pentecostal belief...
Jewel W.Modglin (05/28/08)
Jewel W. Modglin, 92, a resident of Fountaintown, formerly of Greenfield, Ind., died Monday, May 19, 2008, at her residence. She was born March 6, 1916 in Manila to the late James W. and Maggie (Brock) Wortham. She retired in 1981 from Western Electric after 28 years of dedicated service...
Virginia Orie Groves (05/28/08)
Virginia Orie Groves, 86, of Osceola, died Sunday, May 18, 2008, at her home. She was born Nov. 16, 1921, at Tomato. She was a homemaker and member of New Bethel Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. She was a lifetime resident of Mississippi County...