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Stories from Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Lasater gardens year round (12/17/08)
When you are raised on a farm, planting and growing is just part of life and Don Lasater of the Blackwater Community calls himself a country boy. Lasater worked for 25 years for the Mississippi County Road Department, the last 17 as road superintendent, he still loved working in the dirt and growing large gardens...
Monette Council recognizes holiday decorating committee (12/17/08)
The Monette City Council met Friday, Dec. 12, for an early council meeting and a citywide potluck Christmas dinner. Mayor Chub Qualls gave an update on the Buffalo Island Museum. "Fletcher Construction Company has found some problems with the roof that need to be fixed, while they are doing the renovation," Qualls said. ...
Leachville Council reviews reports (12/17/08)
The Leachville City Council reviewed department reports, set Christmas bonuses and discussed the upcoming Christmas parade at the regular council meeting Monday evening, Dec. 8. City Treasurer Ruth Ann Keith gave the treasurer's report, as she answered inquiries made by city aldermen...
Jr. Lions take second in Gerald Jennings Tournament (12/17/08)
East Poinsett County took an early lead and never looked back, posting a 49-20 victory over host Manila Saturday night to claim the Gerald Jennings Invitational Tournament title. EPC's smothering defense and hot outside shooting proved too much for the fifth seeded Lions, who lost for the second straight year to the Warriors in the championship game...
Tigers rally past Lions 54-39 (12/17/08)
For three and a half quarters, it looked as though Manila might pull off a shocking upset in the Gerald Jennings Invitational Tournament, but Armorel outscored the Lions 18-0 in the final 5:35 of the game as the Tigers rallied for a 54-39 victory Monday night at Manila...
Junior Rebels fall to Manila in Gerald Jennings Tournament (12/17/08)
Riverside went into the Gerald Jennings Invitational Tournament as the top seeded team, but Manila's Dylan Bogle ended the Junior Rebel's championship dreams, scoring with three seconds left to give the host Lions a 52-50 victory in Thursday night's semi-final action...
Mustangs split pair of games in Lyon College Tournament (12/17/08)
Buffalo Island Central rolled past Highland 53-40 last week in first round action of the Lyon College Tournament before bowing out of the tourney with a 39-29 loss to Mountain View. Blake Wheeler led the Mustangs with 20 points in BIC's victory over Highland while Kam Ashabranner and Ben Cole added 11 and 10 points respectively. ...
Manila players make All Conference (12/17/08)
Manila High School football players Zach Birmingham and John Wilbanks made 3A-3 All Conference. The two juniors enjoyed their first season competing in conference play. It was the first time in many years for Manila to have a football team playing in the conference...
Lady Lion Basketball Rewind (12/17/08)
Manila dropped a pair of tough 3A-3 conference matchups last week, losing a heartbreaking 62-61 decision at Corning Monday night before falling at Hoxie 56-44 Thursday night. Corning came away with a one point victory over the Lady Lions despite Kimberly Wise's 31 point performance, which included six three pointers. ...
Lady Rebel Roundball Results (12/17/08)
Riverside came away with a pair of 2A-3 conference victories last week, downing Bay 53-43 Monday night at Lake City before upending Turrell 52-37 Friday night on the road. Brianna Driver pumped in 15 points while Katey Campbell added 12 more to lead the Lady Rebels past Bay. ...
Lady Mustang Basketball Roundup (12/17/08)
Marmaduke used 13 three pointers to outscore Buffalo Island Central 88-78 in a 2A-3 conference game Thursday night at Marmarduke. The Lady Greyhounds placed four players in double figures led by Megan Nolan who scored 23 points including five treys. ...
Nancy Stewart (12/17/08)
Nancy Stewart, 48, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. She was born Aug, 14, 1960, in Jonesboro. She was co-owner of D&N Construction. Survivors include her husband, David Stewart of the home; a daughter, Erica Wilson of Monette; two stepdaughters, Crystal Mayhair and Lyndsey Tedder, both of Jonesboro; three brothers, Kenny Booth of Weiner, Shawn Booth of Jonesboro and Justin Booth of Little Rock; a sister, Beverly Booth of Caraway; her mother and stepfather, Sue and Excell Breckinridge of Paragould.. ...
Freddie Gene Simpson (12/17/08)
Freddie Gene Simpson, 73, of Etowah, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. He was born Aug. 29, 1935, in Monette to Ransom Simpson and Effie Sims Simpson, both of whom preceded him in death. He owned Simpson Grocery in Etowah for 40 years, was an Army veteran, and professed his faith in Christ in Nov. 2005...
Mary Jo Hill (12/17/08)
Mary Jo Hill, 55, of Batesville, formerly of Manila, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, at a local hospital in Batesville. Born in Nodena, she was the daughter of Robert McClelland and Lucille Smith McClellen. She was a retired certified nurse's aide and a member of the First Church in Batesville...
Donna Louise Smith (12/17/08)
Donna Louise Smith, 65, of Caraway died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born July 13, 1943, in Caraway to the late William and Lola "Bill" Adams. She retired from Caraway Apparel and was a member of the Caraway First Baptist Church. She was a homemaker...