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Stories from Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Manila millage increase to be on the ballot (09/03/08)
Manila School District is asking voters for a millage increase in the upcoming school election Sept. 16 to construct an elementary building. The new building will replace the round buildings which were constructed in 1961...
Getting ready (09/03/08)
Members of the Monette Youth Association are working in partnership with the City of Monette to sod the new Junior Babe Ruth ball field at the sports complex. MHA and the city each paid $1,700 for the 2,800 yards of sod for placement on the field. Volunteers working at the field on Thursday include MYA field manager and driver David Clark, standing from left City Councilman Steve Suber, Monette Police Chief Brian Carmichael, MYA President Billy Watson, Monette patrolmen Anthony Petty, and ballplayers Tanner and Parker Watson. (Town Crier photo/Nan Snider)
Farm Bureau officers named (09/03/08)
Officers attending the annual Mississippi County Farm Bureau are, from left: Heath Adkisson; Joe Musick, past president; Justin Wildy, Mississippi County FB president; Bill Jackson; Jeff Lammers, secretary; Nathan Sanders, Financial Officer; and Benton Felts, 1st Vice President. (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)
Billy Sullivan named new Monette patrolman (09/03/08)
Monette City Council completed plans for the upcoming "Monette Night Out at the Park" and were introduced to the city's new policeman at the council meeting held Monday, Aug. 25. Stephanie Strickland gave an overview with plans for the Monette Night Out at the Park, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 6-9 p.m...
Municipal candidates file for office (09/03/08)
Candidates filing for council positions and clerk/treasurer positions in area towns are: Manila: Ward 1, Position 1 -- Don E. Wagner, incumbent. Ward 1, Position 2 -- "Whiz" Davis, incumbent, and Gary Hill...
All in the family (09/03/08)
Wayne Shedd and his grandson, Michael Shedd, took top honors at the Big Lake Country Club Championship Tournament held Aug. 9-10. Michael, a senior at Manila High School, won the Club Championship with Buddy Duncan winning runner-up...
J.T. Taylor (09/03/08)
J.T. Taylor of Caraway died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at the VA Hospital in Memphis. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Bessie Taylor, three children, 26 brothers and sisters, and his parents...
Richard Miller (09/03/08)
Richard Miller, 67, of Cardwell, Mo., died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at his residence. He was an employee of Foremost Dairy for 15 years and served in the U.S. Air Force and was of the Baptist belief. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Gladys Myracle Miller; brothers, Roy and Carl Miller; and sister, Norma Hall...
Jessie Geraldine "Toots" Markin (09/03/08)
Jessie Geraldine "Toots" Markin, 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born Jan. 22, 1925, in Monette to the late William and Sarah Loftin. She was a homemaker and a member of the Monette Assembly of God...
W. Clive Higgins (09/03/08)
W. Clive Higgins, 82 of Manila, died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at Manila Nursing Home in Manila. He was born June 8, 1926, in Glennwood, New Mexico, to the late Nick Higgins and Charlett Martinez. Mr. Higgins was a resident of Dyess, formerly of Luna New Mexico. He was an Army veteran of World War II, recipient of two bronze stars, loved gardening, woodworking and was a retired truck driver...
Jessie C. "Short" Blansett (09/03/08)
Jessie C. "Short" Blansett died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008. Mr. Short owned and operated Blansett's Radiator and Garage in Trumann for 50 plus years. He attended Rowes Chapel Baptist Church in Caraway. He served as past master twice for the Trumann Masonic Lodge where he was a member for 46 years...
Adyson Rita Jordan (09/03/08)
Adyson Rita Jordan died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, in the Arkansas Children's Hospital, in Little Rock. Adyson was born on Sept. 17, 2006, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Survivors include her parents, Phillip and Allison Jordan of Lake City; Aunt Kelly Malloy (Mike Johnson) who was Adyson's other mother; great-grandmother Lelabelle Wilson of Jonesboro; grandparents, James and Pamela Malloy of Eureka, Calif., and John T. ...