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Stories from Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wards honored on 78th wedding anniversary (09/24/08)
It may not be a world record, but Ode and Bea Ward of Caraway are gaining on the "longest married" record holders list. Mr. and Mrs. Ode Ward were honored on Saturday in recognition of their 78th wedding anniversary. The reception was held at the First Assembly of God in Black Oak and hosted by their children...
Mother concerned park behavior (09/24/08)
A Manila mother of three small children is concerned because a group of teenagers are damaging the playground equipment, writing vulgar words all over the posts and playground equipment, and overall disrupting afternoon playtime for the children at the Manila city park...
Scrabble and more offered at Kohn Library (09/24/08)
Kohn Memorial Librarian, Lisa Whitehead, is always on the lookout for new reasons to draw area residents into the library and has implemented the use of a verbal board game into the mix...
Two-car collision leaves one dead and two injured (09/24/08)
A Lake City woman was killed and two Caraway residents were injured Saturday night in a two vehicle accident on Highway 18, two miles east of Monette. According to a preliminary fatality report from Arkansas State Police, Robalene McClelland, 837 Craighead Country Road 510, Lake City, was traveling east in a 2001 Ford Taurus when the 2000 Daewoo, driven by Royce G. ...
Manila School Board elects officers (09/24/08)
The Manila School Board elected officers for the coming year, welcomed new board member Danny Robbins, and heard principal reports from each building at the regular September meeting Thursday evening...
Clean-up day set in Manila (09/24/08)
Manila citizens will have an extra day of clean-up with no charges at the transfer station on Saturday, Sept. 27. Manila Mayor Clifford Veach said during the regular September council meeting the transfer station will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 27 for Manila residents to take advantage of the free dumping...
BIC School Board accepts awning bid (09/24/08)
Buffalo Island Central School Board Directors met on Monday, Sept. 15, at the Junior High Library in Leachville and approved annual reports, school budget and hiring of new employees. Employees hired include Veda Shrable, school nurse; Rhonda Holcomb, East gym custodian; after school program staff, Kathryn Austin, Debbie King, Faith Rolland, Murlene Walker, Lisa Turner, Phyllis Moxley, Regina Welch, Tina Fowler, Terrie Selby and Karen McClelland.. ...
Mustangs ground out 40-14 win over Manila (09/24/08)
Sebastian Irvin shredded Manila's defense for 167 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Junior Mustangs to a convincing 40-14 victory over the Lions in 3A-3 conference action Thursday night at Manila...
Jaguars run all over Manila, 55-0 (09/24/08)
McCrory scored 27 points in the first period, taking advantage of two Manila turnovers for touchdowns, and rolled to a 55-0 whitewash of the Lions Friday night in non-conference football action at McCrory...
Riverside Tennis Roundup (09/24/08)
Westside handed Riverside their first tennis loss of the season with a 7-2 victory Monday afternoon, Sept. 15, in Jonesboro. The Rebels traveled to Weiner Tuesday afternoon and battled to a 3-3 tie with the Cardinals before closing the week with a 5-1 victory over Walnut Ridge at Lake City...
Cordia Bell "Nanna" Webb (09/24/08)
Cordia Bell "Nanna" Webb, 93, of Leachville, the widow of Ernest Webb, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of John T. and Lura Murray Giles and was a lifelong Leachville and Manila resident. Mrs. Webb was a member of First Baptist Church and the Lois Sunday School Class...
Cheyenne Patience Valine Spears (09/24/08)
Cheyenne Patience Valine Spears, three week old infant daughter of Leroy and Christie Ball Spears, Jr., of Hornersville, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at Cardinal-Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Cheyenne was born in St. Louis...
Robalene McClelland (09/24/08)
Robalene "Robbie" McClelland, 58, died Saturday Sept. 20, 2008 near Monette. Born in Leachville, she was a counselor for the South Mississippi County School System and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Monette...
Kathy Edge (09/24/08)
Kathleen Edge, 42, of Lake City, formerly of Manila, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at her home. Born at Osceola, she had lived most of her life in Manila and attended Manila High School. She was a certified nurses aide and was a member of Fairview Church of God...
Ella Claire Carpenter (09/24/08)
Ella Claire Carpenter, infant daughter of Larry and Amanda Dillon Carpenter of Manila, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at her home. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Noel Storey and Evelyn Carpenter...
Doyle Lee Brady (09/24/08)
Doyle Lee Brady, 79, of Springville, Tenn., died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at Henry County Medical Center. His wife, Margaret Case Brady, survives. They were married on March 16, 1963. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Ridgeway Funeral home. Dennis Downing and Arvil "Butch" Brady officiated. Cremation followed the service...
Joyce Virginia Bishop (09/24/08)
Joyce Virginia Bishop, 85, of Manila, the widow of Marion Bishop, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Alma Welch Finley and was a lifelong Manila resident...