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Stories from Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Leachville survivor lives one day at a time (08/13/08)
(Editor's note: This is the third of a series of stories featuring cancer survivors throughout the Buffalo Island area. It is an effort to help cancer victims know what to expect and encourage them and their families to look for better days ahead.)...
Manila UMC youth attend The Promise (08/13/08)
Thirty-five Manila United Methodist youth and adults were in Branson Aug. 2-3 to attend The Promise, a musical about the life of Jesus. The youth group, under the direction of youth coordinator Kaye Gann, held several fundraisers and the trip was financed thanks to the generosity of church members and others. Jerry Pentecost is pastor of Manila UMC...
Ines Morries still dancing at 79 (08/13/08)
If there is a secret to Ines Morries staying young at 79 it could be dancing. She started dancing as a young girl and has continued dancing all her life. Dancing comes natural to her and it is good exercise and she has made a lot of friends through the years as she attends senior citizen dances...
Grace Jones spends time volunteering (08/13/08)
Grace Jones of Black Oak is known all around the area as a friend to the young, old and in-between. She has been volunteering for as far back as she can remember. When she was young she was part of the Pink Ladies at St. Bernards Hospital...
Stuffing the bus (08/13/08)
The Winsome Sunday School Class from the Monette First Baptist Church sponsored the "Stuff the Bus" campaign last week to collect school supplies for Buffalo Island Central students. The school bus was at Monette City Hall on Thursday, Aug. ...
Naomi Wallace shares love of gardening (08/13/08)
A never give up attitude seems to draw people to Naomi Wallace, 85, of Monette. She has battled cancer, a severe car wreck, surgeries, loss of loved ones and even Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever to continue doing the thing she loves most…working in her flower gardens...
Manila Class of '58 holds drop-in (08/13/08)
Long awaited dream comes true (08/13/08)
Thanks to the kindness and generosity of Barnhart Cranes, Inc. of Memphis and the special help of William (Bill) Hill, director of Barnhart Operations at Nucor Hickman-Blytheville, the New Providence Baptist Church at Buckeye was able to see a new 25' steeple set on top of the church...
Ines Morries still dancing at 79 (08/13/08)
Town Crier News Staff If there is a secret to Ines Morries staying young at 79 it could be dancing. She started dancing as a young girl and has continued dancing all her life. Dancing comes natural to her and it is good exercise and she has made a lot of friends through the years as she attends senior citizen dances...
Former Caraway resident enjoying retirement (08/13/08)
Growing up near the cotton fields of Caraway, Harold Burrough could never have imagined where life would take him over the next 50 years. He is quick to say it has been quite an adventure from helping his dad farm with a team of mules to helping sit a man on the moon...
Tommy Wagner seeks position on Manila School Board (08/13/08)
Tommy Wagner has announced his candidacy for the Manila School District Board of Directors. Wagner was co-valediction of his 1994 Manila graduating class. He also enjoyed participating in basketball, baseball, and golf during high school. He is a graduate of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock...
Bonnie Dean Hodges Wagner (08/13/08)
Bonnie Dean Hodges Wagner, 70, of Blytheville died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro. Born to Aven and Ellen Poe Hodges in Manila, she was a past school teacher and worked side by side with her husband for the remainder of her life. ...
Juanita "Pete" Sanderson (08/13/08)
Juanita "Pete" Sanderson died Saturday Aug. 9, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born in Caraway to the late Harry and Katie May Ray and was a member of the Caraway First United Methodist Church. She worked at Caraway School for 12 years and was a member of the United Methodist Women...
William Luther Mullins (08/13/08)
William Luther Mullins of Lake City died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at Jonesboro at the age of 56. He was born April 20, 1952, at Lepanto, the son of John Wesley and Rosie Mullins. He was a farmer for most of his life and had also worked 30 years for the Needham Monument Co. He was a member of the Church of Christ...
Willie Dean Ward (08/13/08)
Willie Dean "Deana" Ward, 59, of Manila died on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at her residence after a brief illness. Born Oct. 13, 1948, in Luxora to the late Marvin Henry Walker and Annie Barnett Walker, Ms. Ward was a life long area residence of Mississippi County, a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Manila, homemaker and an avid gardener...