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Stories from Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Medal of Honor recipient speaks to students (11/19/08)
Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Nick D. Bacon was the keynote speaker at special assemblies held in his honor at Riverside Junior High in Caraway and Buffalo Island Central Senior High in Monette on Friday, Nov. 14...
Andrew Fleeman accepted to sing in National Choir (11/19/08)
Andrew Fleeman, Manila High School junior, has been accepted to sing with the National Choir. Fleeman has been a choir student at Manila since the seventh grade. Manila Choir Director Karen Graham is very excited to have one of her students accepted for this honor. He is the son of Charlie and Pam Fleeman of Manila...
Blevins receives honors at NAHRO meeting (11/19/08)
Juanita Blevins of Manila was surprised to be recognized at the Oct. 23 National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) held in Pocahontas. Blevins recently retired as executive director of the Manila Housing Authority, a position she had held since 1982...
Tommy Stone fills Leachville alderman vacancy (11/19/08)
Leachville City Council appointed a new city councilman, hired a full time police officer and set police salaries at the regular council meeting Nov. 10. The council appointed Tommy Stone to fill the vacancy in Ward 1, left by outgoing alderman Mark Wheeler. Stone will take his oath of office on Nov.18...
Lady Lions win season opener (11/19/08)
Manila Lady Lion basketball coach Jeff Priest installed a new defensive scheme for the 2008-2009 season. The plan calls for his Lady Lions to substitute frequently and apply constant pressure to their opponents. ...
Riverside Lady Rebel Basketball Roundup (11/19/08)
Riverside's Lady Rebels split a pair of non-conference games last week, losing to Gosnell 55-43 Tuesday night at Caraway before coming back Thursday night to take a 59-33 win over Crowley's Ridge Academy at Paragould...
Shedds make golf a family affair (11/19/08)
For the past four seasons, Manila's Michael Shedd has been making headlines for the Lion golf team. This year, the talented senior had to share some of the limelight with his younger sister Mikayla, a freshman...
Riverside Rebels Basketball Roundup (11/19/08)
Riverside made it a clean sweep in senior high boys basketball action last week with a 57-50 come from behind victory over Manila Friday night at Caraway. The Rebels began the week with a 71-57 win at Weiner Tuesday night...
Buffalo Island Central Boys Basketball Roundup (11/19/08)
Buffalo Island Central took home a 55-37 non-conference win over Crowley's Ridge Academy Tuesday night at Paragould. Blake Wheeler fired in a game high 20 points while Kam Ashabranner and Ben Cole added 13 and 10 points respectively to lead the Mustangs. Brandon Atkeison scored six, Heath Hawkins netted four while Drey Crabtree pitched in two more for BIC...
Terry Lynn Stewart (11/19/08)
Terry Lynn Stewart, 58, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Nov. 3, 1950 in Caraway to the late Algie and Delilah Stewart. He was a member of the Leachville Church of God and worked at American Greetings...
Michelle Rene Greer (11/19/08)
Michelle Rene Greer, 40, of Manila died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, at Jonesboro after a brief illness. Born Aug. 5, 1968, in Jonesboro to Henry Butler and the late Betty Elizabeth (Mise) Douglas, Ms. Greer was a long time area resident, was of the Baptist faith, and enjoyed artwork and drawing...
Verlene Fullen (11/19/08)
Verlene Fullen, 82, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Dec. 3, 1925 in Childress to the late John and Zona Fullen. She was a member of the Monette First Baptist Church, where she had been the...
Cleo Sexton Freeman (11/19/08)
Cleo Sexton Freeman, 84, of Calico Rock, formerly of Leachville, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at Manila Nursing Center. She was the widow of Ralph Sexton and Troy Freeman. Born at Fifty-Six, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Belle Holt and had lived most of her life in Calico Rock and Leachville. She was a long-time member of the Assembly of God Church...
Barbara Ann Davenport (11/19/08)
Barbara Ann Davenport, 65, of Manila, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at her home. Born at Evening Shade, she was the daughter of the late William A. Evans and had been a longtime resident of Grubbs and Weiner before making her home in Manila in 1961. She was retired from American Greetings in Osceola after 25 years of service and an active member of Blackwater Baptist Church near Manila...
Graham Essex Coburn (11/19/08)
Graham Essex Coburn, 82, of Paragould, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at Monette Manor. Born May 19, 1926, in Red Onion, he was an Army veteran of World War II and a retired farmer. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David and Aurora Coburn of Paragould; two daughters and a son-in-law, Rebecca and Van C. ...
Floyd Junior "Hoot" Broughton (11/19/08)
Floyd Junior "Hoot" Broughton, 84, of Monette, formerly of Leachville, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born in Leachville, July 26, 1924, to Bennie Edgar and Lorean Abagail Ashbrand Broughton, he lived around Manila, Leachville, and the Whisp community most of his life...