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Stories from Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Denny selected Postmaster of the Year (09/10/08)
Candice Denny, Leachville postmaster, has been named Postmaster of the Year, the highest honor the Arkansas Branch of the National LEAGUE of Postmasters can bestow on one of its members. This honor is bestowed upon a Postmaster because his or her peers select them from among the 500 + Postmasters in Arkansas as the one Postmaster who best represents what a Postmaster and a LEAGUE member should be...
Manila millage increase topic of public meeting (09/10/08)
Jeremy Jackson, chairperson for the community committee for the Manila School District millage increase, presented facts and opened the floor for discussion at the Thursday night public meeting. A small group gathered in the third and fourth grade school building, one of two buildings housing Manila kindergarten through fourth grades. ...
Camelot revisited (09/10/08)
In the 1967 movie version of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical "Camelot," King Arthur painfully accepts the death of his drams with these words: "Never let it be forgotten there once was a spot for one brief shining moment was known as Camelot." With that same degree of nostalgia, love and admiration, hundreds of men and women across America took to a little spot on earth in the Delta Region of Northeast Arkansas and remember what life was like in the vanished community of Lost Cane, Whistleville, Little River, and Roseland. ...
From the funeral to the fair (09/10/08)
The five woman singing group Alleluia has made the complete circle from the funeral to the fair. Northeast Arkansas District Fair Manager Jerry Reece heard the musical group sing at the funeral of Evelyn Markin, at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette, earlier this year. Reece was so taken by their performance that he asked Alleluia to sing at this year's fair on Gospel Night, Sept. 18, with the Martins...
YCC workers honored with banquet (09/10/08)
Big Lake Wildlife Refuge Manager Jeremy Bennett and Bio Technician Aaron Mize hosted a dinner for their summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) workers and their families on Thursday evening, Aug. 28, at the Manila Airport Center. They recognized the young people for their hard work during the summer program...
Lions celebrate home opener with 13-6 win over Rector (09/10/08)
Rumbling noises and flashing lights filled the dark sky over Manila Friday night, but it wasn't a storm on the horizon, it was the sights and sounds of the first varsity football game in over 30 years that had the overflow crowd on their feet, as the Lion faithful cheered their hometown heroes a thrilling 13-6 come from behind victory over the Rector Cougars...
Manila Junior Lions shut out Caruthersville 38-0 (09/10/08)
Freshman quarterback Dillon Burrow ran for three touchdowns and passed for one more to lead the Junior Lions to a convincing 38-0 shutout victory in the season opener over Caruthersville Thursday night at Manila...
Bob Ryan (09/10/08)
Bob Ryan, 70, of Jonesboro, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. A native and lifelong resident of Jonesboro, he formerly farmed and operated Ryan's Seed and Feed in Jonesboro but for the last several years was a Crye-Leike Realtor in Jonesboro. ...
Jimmy Joe Robinson (09/10/08)
Jimmy Joe Robinson, 59, of Euless, Texas, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at his home of natural causes. Born in Lunsford he grew up in Trumann-Lunsford area and was a 1967 graduate of Lake City High School. ...
Teddy W. Pylant (09/10/08)
Lt. Col. Teddy Wayne Pylant, (RET), 67, of Jonesboro, died Friday morning, Sept. 5, 2008, at his home of colon cancer. Born in the Childress community near Monette, Col. Pylant moved to Jonesboro in 1965. ...
John William "Johnny" Hawkins (09/10/08)
John William "Johnny" Hawkins, 57, of Caraway, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late J.W. Hawkins and was a lifelong area resident. He was a retired inventory control manager for Southwire in Osceola. Mr. Hawkins was a member of Caraway First Baptist Church and was a 1969 graduate of Manila High School...
Georgia Rose Gibbons (09/10/08)
Georgia Rose Gibbons, 94, of Athens, Ga., formerly of Leachville, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at the Arbor Terrace Assisted Living Facility in Athens. Born at the Poplar Corner Community near Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Georgia Beauchamp Minirth and had lived most of her life in Leachville. ...
Dallas Ray Foster (09/10/08)
Dallas Ray Foster, 77, of Wilson died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at his home. Born Jan. 19, 1931, in Corning to the late Pete David and Ona Ann Foster, he was of the Baptist faith and a factory worker. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Thompson Foster, of Wilson; four sons, Danny Foster of Dyess, Ronnie Foster of Manila, Rickey Foster of Joiner and Michael Foster of Batesville; a daughter, Linda Foster of Manila; two sisters, Bernice Tice of Greenville, Miss., and Pauline Fletcher of California; 23 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.. ...
David Alan Cook (09/10/08)
David Alan Cook, 30, of Cabot, formerly of Leachville, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at his home. Born at Temple, Texas, he had been a longtime Leachville resident before moving to Cabot two years ago. He was a U.S. Army veteran and received a Purple Heart while serving in Iraq. He had worked as a carpenter and was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Leachville...
William Louis Benefield (09/10/08)
William Louis Benefield, 55, of Leachville died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at Manila Nursing Center in Manila. Born March 3, 1953, in Leachville, he was the son of the late William Lonnie Benefield and Evie Beatrice Womack. He was a lifelong area resident and of the Baptist faith...