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Stories from Thursday, June 5, 2008

Manila Class of 1958 gather for 50-year reunion (06/05/08)
The Manila High School Class of 1958 turned back the clock for a little while as they reminisced during a two-day 50-year reunion held May 23-24. The reunion started on Friday at the Manila Depot. ...
Veterans remembered at Monette (06/05/08)
The Monette American Legion hosted a Memorial Day tribute to veterans on Sunday, May 25, at the Monette Cemetery. Legion member Jerry Reed welcomed veterans and their families in attendance. He placed an American flag in the soil, signifying the beginning of the special tribute...
Monette street improvement underway (06/05/08)
The Monette City Council gave street and improvement updates, along with progress on Buffalo Island Museum and city mural projects, at the council meeting held Thursday, May 29. Monette Mayor Chub Qualls reported on the development progress of Edna Mae Way, the new street southwest of town...
Robbins announces for school board position (06/05/08)
Danny Robbins announced plans to run for Manila School Board, Position 3, in the September school board election. Robbins, president of the First National Bank in Manila, is a 1964 graduate of Manila High School. ...
Manila alumni vote to meet every year (06/05/08)
Members of the Manila Alumni Association, by a large majority vote, decided to continue holding a reunion on an annual basis. Vada Atkins, committee member, welcomed everyone and conducted a short business meeting before the banquet held at the Manila Airport Center on Saturday, May 24...
Wayne Taylor Memorial Golf Tournament to be held in Manila (06/05/08)
The 10th annual Wayne Taylor Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for Tuesday, June 10, at the Big Lake Country Club in Manila. Tee-off time for the three-person scramble is 8:30 a.m. CenturyTel, Bigg Butts BBQ, First National Bank, Heritage Bank, Liberty Bank, SouthBank, Chapter AC P.E.O., and the FMC Corporation are major sponsors for the tournament. ...
Lady Lions enjoy stellar softball season (06/05/08)
Manila Lady Lions put together another successful softball season, taking home the 3A-3 District Championship and a berth in the Class 3A State Championship in Pine Bluff. First-year Manila coach Jeff Priest directed the Lady Lions to a 20-8 season, despite playing one of the more difficult schedules in the area. ...
Atlee A. Tucker (06/05/08)
Atlee A. Tucker, 80, of Phoenix, Ariz., died May 17, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital in Phoenix. Born in Manila on Feb. 14, 1928, to Carlton and Parle Mary Martin Tucker, he received his early education at the Black Water School. ...
Ruth Elizabeth Roe (06/05/08)
Caraway Ruth Elizabeth Roe, 90, died Friday May 30, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born near Caraway, she retired from American Greetings in Osceola. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church near Caraway. She enjoyed Quilting and gardening and was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother...
Kenneth Ray "Kink" Ritsmon (06/05/08)
Dixie Kenneth Ray "Kink" Ritsmon, 66, of Dixie, died Monday, at St Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Sept. 9, 1941, the son of the late Henry and Adell (Vick) Ritsmon. He was also preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law Johnny and Marion Ritsmon and his sister and brother-in-law, Susie and Arnold Hemby. ...
Tiffany Paige Norton (06/05/08)
Manila Tiffany Paige Norton, 25, died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Feb. 20, 1983, in Jonesboro to William Norton Sr. and Reecca Manus Norton. Survivors include grandparents, Tince Manus, Paul Norton, Sr., Marella Files and Patsy Norton; a brother, William Norton, Jr.; two sisters, Rachael Norton and Kimberly Norton; three nieces and three nephews.. ...
Hattie Mae Burcham (06/05/08)
Hattie Mae Burcham, daughter of the late William Benjamin and Dona Eleanor Austin Long, was born March 8, 1915, in Beech Corner, Mo., and died Sunday, May 25, 2008, at the Senath Nursing Center at the age of 93. She married Grady "Bud" Burcham in July 1932, in Cardwell. He preceded her in death April 2, 1982...