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Stories from Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Caraway Council recognizes retiring employees (12/23/08)
Caraway Councilmen passed a Mobile Video and Audio Recording Equipment Ordinance at the council meeting Thursday, Dec. 18. The ordinance provides principles and guidelines for the utilization of mobile video and audio recording equipment by the city's law enforcement agency...
Mary Farrow counts her blessings daily (12/23/08)
Mary Farrow, 86, is Manila's 2008 Christmas Angel. She said she counts her blessings every day and gives the Good Lord thanks every morning. "I'm still able to live in my home and take care of myself," she said. "I have a wonderful family. I feel like I have three families. My family, the people I worked with so many years, and my church family at Westside Baptist Church."...
Christmas is family time for Margaret Glidewell (12/23/08)
Margaret Thomas Glidewell, 78, has been chosen to represent Caraway this year as the Town Crier Christmas Angel. She is well known and in return knows the names of everyone in town, as she works at the Water Department at Caraway City Hall...
Christmas has always been Betty Roe's favorite time of year (12/23/08)
Betty Roe said she does not call herself an angel. Her friends and family would disagree with her. Mrs. Roe does not even realize how many lives she has touched in her 81 years. She has been chosen as the 2008 Leachville Christmas Angel...
Ova Farmer recalls hanging stockings as big part of Christmas (12/23/08)
Ova Clary Farmer, 92, is Monette's Christmas angel this year. She is a very active lady and does not let her age slow her down. "I have always had a lot of energy and wasn't one to sit still," Mrs. Farmer said. "I grew up on the farm and there was always something that needed to be done. I don't ever get bored. I can always find something that needs doing, still today."...
Mrs. Jones wears many hats in her hometown of Black Oak (12/23/08)
Pauline Earnhart Jones, 88, is this year's Christmas Angel from Black Oak. She is well known and respected in and around Black Oak and never hesitates to take the time to get to know newcomers and greet visitors in her hometown...
Manila School receives good audit (12/23/08)
Manila School Superintendent Pam Castor informed board members during the December meeting held Thursday the district received a good 2007 audit. She said the auditor's report had no significant deficiencies, no non-compliance, and no findings were recorded...
Manila council discusses annexation plans (12/23/08)
Manila Mayor Clifford Veach, City Attorney Wayne Wagner, and members of the city council discussed future annexation plans during the December meeting Monday night, Dec. 15. Mayor Veach said Wagner had been working on the preliminary plans to annex in two directions of the city limits...
Dorothy Irene Baker Wright (12/23/08)
Dorothy Irene Baker Wright, 93, of Manila, widow of Roy Wright, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Vester and Effie Guymon Baker, and had been a lifelong Manila resident. She was a retired sales clerk at the former Tiger-Levine department store in Manila...
Florence O. Wilkerson (12/23/08)
Florence O. Wilkerson, 83, of Leachville died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at Monette Manor. She was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Newport to the late Carrol and Lillie Vinson. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal belief...
Jerry Mannon Timberlake (12/23/08)
Jerry Mannon Timberlake, 66, of Bradford, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, in Little Rock. He was born April 11, 1942, in Manila, a son of the late Lawrence and Ola Mae Timberlake. He was a Vietnam veteran, member of the DAV and the VFW...
Mickey McLaughlin (12/23/08)
Mickey McLaughlin, 62, of Manila died Dec. 13, 2008, at South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center in Osceola. He was born Aug. 6, 1946, at Huntsville, Ala., to the late Mildred and Joe W. McLaughlin. He was a retired truck driver and of the Baptist faith...
Mearlie Herron (12/23/08)
Mearlie Herron, 65, of Manila, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at her home. Born Aug. 3, 1943, in Dell, she was the daughter of the late George and Eva Sherrod McMinn. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Edward J. Evans (12/23/08)
Edward J. Evans, 67, of Manila, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at Manila Nursing Center. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Keith and Catherine Williams Evans and was a lifelong Manila resident. He was a retired tool and die maker and Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Evans was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Jackie Moore...
Randolph Cook (12/23/08)
Randolph Cook, 85, of Makanda, Ill., former Caraway resident, died Dec. 15, 2008, in Murphysboro, Ill., after a battle with cancer. Born Nov. 23, 1923, in Caraway, to the late Olen and Sarah Cook, he was a member of the Caraway Baptist Church, and retired General Motors employee in St. ...