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Stories from Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Building a home from the tree up (11/11/08)
Town Crier News Staff Jimmy and Janie Veach of Corning are in the process of building a home and moving back to their native Manila. Buying a lot, building a house, and moving into it would be the easy way. ...
Buffalo Island Central Junior High Homecoming royalty chosen (11/11/08)
The Buffalo Island Central Junior Homecoming was held Friday, Nov. 7, with Demi Hargrove crowned 2008-09 Homecoming Queen. Demi was escorted by James Tate. Ninth grade runners-up Princesses were Chasity Garrett, escorted by Dillon Hargrove, and Lindsey Pittman, escorted by Mark Stone...
Former nanny enjoys seeing George Hamilton in Blytheville (11/11/08)
Ann Hawkins of Leachville was excited and thrilled to be a part of the crowd at the Ritz enjoying a visit with former Blytheville native George Hamilton. She and George Hamilton and his family go back a long way...
Monette Council OKs sealing old well (11/11/08)
The Monette city council discussed closing an old water well, purchasing a new fire truck, holiday bonuses and new MYA officers at the regular council meeting Monday evening, Oct. 27. Only three council members were present, Byron Sparkman, Tom Carroll and Jamie Strickland. Mayor Chub Qualls served as councilman to make a quorum for the meeting...
Colts stampede Lions 56-6 in season finale (11/11/08)
Rivercrest scored seven first half touchdowns to take a commanding 49-0 halftime lead and went on to demolish a banged-up Manila team 56-7 Thursday night at Wilson. The loss ended the Lion's inaugural season of senior high football, leaving Manila with an overall record of 1-9 and 0-7 in 3A-3 conference play...
Colts race past Lions 48-14 (11/11/08)
Rivercrest's big play offense proved too much for Manila as the Junior Colts galloped past the Lions 48-14 in the season finale Thursday night at Manila. The Colts scored five rushing touchdowns with runs of 71, 50, and 37 yards in rolling up 246 yards of offense on the ground. ...
Lions fall at Piggott (11/11/08)
The maturing process that is the 2008 football season continued for the Manila Lions last Friday night, as they dropped a 0-44 conference game to the Piggott Mohawks. With the loss the Lions fall to 1-8 on the season, and 0-6 in conference play. Meanwhile the Mohawks improve to 4-5 and 2-4 but find themselves out of the playoff hunt...
Buffalo Island Central Basketball Roundup (11/11/08)
Town Crier Sports Staff Stephanie Bagwell scored 20 points, including an 11-11 performance from the free throw line, as the Lady Zebras knocked off Buffalo Island Central 67-54 Thursday night at Black Rock...
Brian Matthew Stallings (11/11/08)
Brian Matthew Stallings, 24, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at his residence. He was born on May 7, 1984, at Paragould and lived in Jonesboro two years, formerly of Caraway. He was a graduate of Riverside High School and attended Arkansas State University majoring in physical education and was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rio Fraternity. ...
Don Rogers (11/11/08)
Donald Rogers, 75, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born March 16, 1933, in Saddle to the late Milton and Ora Rogers. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Rogers; stepmother, Alberta Rogers; five stepchildren, Carol Binkard, Robbie McMillen, Cindy Fuller, Judy Newman and Lisa Williams; a brother, Odis Rogers; a stepbrother, William Sills; a stepsister, Francis Mclemore; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.. ...
Myra Richardson (11/11/08)
Myra Richardson died Nov. 9, 2008, in Little Rock. She was born on Jan. 20, 1928 in Blytheville to the late Jim Neely and Ethel Mae Krutz. A graduate of Blytheville High School, she spent 15 years working for Montgomery Wards and Sears. She and husband Kenneth moved from Blytheville to Monette where she was a member of Monette First Baptist Church for over 42 years...
Glen Wayne Pratt (11/11/08)
Glen Wayne Pratt, 67, of Caraway died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at his home. He was born May 5, 1941, at Keiser. He was a barber and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his mother, Betty Graple of Caraway; a very special friend, Charlene Henson of Caraway; a sister, Sharron Friend of Paragould; and a nephew, Jerry Wayne Friend of Paragould...
Gary Blaine Morgan (11/11/08)
Gary Blaine Morgan, 63, of Caraway, died Sunday morning, Nov. 9, 2008, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. A native and lifelong resident of Caraway, he was the owner of Cars, Inc. and Morgan Wrecker Sales of Caraway. ...
Paul Franklin Metz (11/11/08)
Paul Franklin Metz, 69, of Manila, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at his home. Born near Dell, he was the son of the late James and Edna Morgan Metz and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. He was a retired employee of Randall Manufacturing in Blytheville...
Kenneth Oran McDougal (11/11/08)
Kenneth Oran McDougal, 54, of Vicksburg, Miss., formerly from Manila, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at the University Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Glenwood Chapel in Vicksburg, Miss., with burial in Wayside Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Larry Haggard officiated. Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg was in charge of arrangements...
Marm Melton Harris (11/11/08)
Marm Melton Harris, 78, died Nov. 8, 2008 in Tallahassee, Fla. He was a graduate of Manila High School and earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Arkansas State University, a master's degree in natural science from Oklahoma State University and a Ph.D. ...
Barbara Faye Leffler (11/11/08)
Barbara Faye Leffler, 57, of Manila died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at her residence. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Manila. She graduated in 2000 from Mississippi County Community College in Blytheville with an Associate of Arts degree...
Irene Rosetta Hollis (11/11/08)
Irene Rosetta Hollis, 86, of Caraway, widow of Everett Hollis, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Lakeside Nursing Center at Lake City. Born at Porum, Okla., she had lived most of her life in Caraway. She was a member of the Church of God...
Edna Lovean Harris (11/11/08)
Edna Lovean Harris, 76, of Black Oak Community died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008. She was born Aug. 27, 1932, at Houston, Ark., to the late Riley Ezra and Martha McGlothlin and was of the Pentecostal faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Odis Harris...
Billie Fran Brannon (11/11/08)
Billie Fran Brannon, 57, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Oct. 25, 1951 in Manila to the late Billy and Lockie Cornish. She was a homemaker, an artist and musician...
Thomas Edward Bowers (11/11/08)
Thomas Edward Bowers, 50, of Blytheville, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. Born March 25, 1958, in Osceola to Howard E. Bowers and the late Dorothy Viola Baldwin Bowers, he was of the Baptist faith and worked in maintenance for Multiserve, a contractor for Nucor...