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Stories from Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pumpkins grown for St. Jude (10/22/08)
A pumpkin patch planted as a hobby by JD Shepard of Leachville turned into a project to help children at St. Jude. Shepard said he had time and planted the pumpkins for "something to do" and for the grandchildren to enjoy...
Monette barn has second life (10/22/08)
Hand hewn logs from the old Dudley barn, north of Monette, have been transformed into a new grist mill at the Parker Homestead, at Whitehall. The grist mill was in full operation at the Parker Homestead this weekend, as hundreds of visitors took part in the annual Heritage Days celebration. Golden yellow or blue cornmeal was made available for purchase on site...
Mother and daughter recognized for years of service (10/22/08)
Juanita and Nila Blevins were recognized by the Manila Housing Authority Board and residents on Tuesday following the regular board meeting. Juanita Blevins has served as executive director for the Manila Housing Authority for 26 years. Her daughter, Nila Blevins, joined the staff 13 years ago as assistant director. The two will be retiring at the end of the month...
Manila school board recognizes teachers and students (10/22/08)
Manila students, parents, and teachers were recognized by board members at the regular October meeting held on Thursday. Board President Johnny McCain praised the school band on their improvement from the first to the last home football games. McCain said he had heard good reports from the band booster parents who took care of the concession stand...
Leachville City Hall renovations paid in full (10/22/08)
The Leachville City Council met Monday, Oct. 13, and reviewed expenses, heard department reports and announced plans for city hall open house. Police Chief Keith Evans reported the department radio equipment was being upgraded to 2011 specifications for better communication. The radio tower will also be raised to avoid conflict with other transmissions...
Killer B's lead Manila past Corning 42-16 (10/22/08)
Manila rallied from an early 8-0 deficit, scoring five unanswered touchdowns en rout to a 42-16 victory in 3A-3 junior high conference action Thursday night at Corning. The Lions put together one of their most complete games of the season in rolling up 363 yards of total offense, led by quarterback Dillon Burrow, who accounted for five of Manila's six touchdowns...
Killer B's lead Manila past Corning 42-16 (10/22/08)
Manila rallied from an early 8-0 deficit, scoring five unanswered touchdowns en rout to a 42-16 victory in 3A-3 junior high conference action Thursday night at Corning. The Lions put together one of their most complete games of the season in rolling up 363 yards of total offense, led by quarterback Dillon Burrow, who accounted for five of Manila's six touchdowns...
Bulldogs run over Lions 70-0 (10/22/08)
Earle celebrated their 2008 Homecoming with a 70-0 demolition of Manila Friday night in 3A-3 conference football action at Bulldog Field in Earle. Eight different Bulldogs scored touchdowns as Earle used a balanced rushing attack, rolling up 401 yards on the night. ...
Ruby Jackson (10/22/08)
Ruby Faye Jackson, 78, of Leachville, widow of R.D. Jackson, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at her home. Born at Monette, she was the daughter of the late James A. "Pete" and Florene Smith Manis, and had been a lifelong Leachville area resident...
Elbert Lee Hawkins (10/22/08)
Elbert Lee Hawkins, 80, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He had lived in Jonesboro since 1971, moving from Manila. He was a charter member of Temple Baptist Church...
Kelly Theressa Bankston (10/22/08)
Kelly Theressa Bankston, 45, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at Jonesboro Health Care Center. She was born April 16, 1963, in Meridian, Miss., to the late John and Barbara Bankston. She was a member of the Black Oak Baptist Church...
Henry Scrivner Jr. (10/22/08)
Henry Scrivner Jr., 79, of Dell, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He is survived by his wife of 59-1/2 years, Sue Dyre Scrivner of the home; daughters, Debby Scrivner of Dell, Janice Jones and husband, Kenny, of Manila, and Joy Cagle and husband, Don, of Sherwood; two brothers; four sisters; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...