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Stories from Thursday, February 5, 2009

Ice storm cripples area (02/05/09)
In spite of the ice storm warnings on Tuesday, Buffalo Island residents were not prepared for the widespread devastation it left behind. Wednesday morning daylight brought the reality of how much damage the ice storm had caused throughout Northeast Arkansas and neighboring cities...
Swimming pool regulations passed by Lake City Council (02/05/09)
The Lake City Council worked through a lengthy agenda, consisting of new ordinances and addition of a new fireman to the force, at the regular council meeting held Monday, Jan. 19. The council declared an emergency and passed Ordinance 235-09 on the third reading. The ordinance approves the 2009 city budget...
Red Cross feeds over 1,300 in Manila (02/05/09)
The Northeast Arkansas Chapter of the American Red Cross set up at the Manila Community Center on Friday with plans for a shelter. According to Janet Davidson, Red Cross executive assistant, due to problems acquiring generators to furnish heat they were unable to house people overnight but managed to set up a feeding and warming station...
Monette Manor receives excellent rating (02/05/09)
Monette Manor was recently recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a top rated Five Star Home in Arkansas. The rating system was the first of its kind in the state. The report rated all Medicare/Medicaid approved homes in Arkansas on a scale of one to five stars with five stars being excellent. ...
For Every Home consultants plan rally (02/05/09)
More and more people are looking for ways to supplement and increase the income. For many, extra money is being found through home-based businesses that can be run successfully in addition to traditional 9-5 jobs...
Manila City Council amends 2008 budget (02/05/09)
Manila City Council worked through a lengthy agenda at the first meeting of 2009 on Monday, Jan. 19, with all council members present. One of the first acts of business was to amend the 2008 budget following a budget comparison presented by Mayor Clifford Veach. The city finished the year needing amendments on nine accounts...
Buffalo Island Central board extends superintendent's contract (02/05/09)
Following a closed session at the Jan. 19 meeting, Buffalo Island Central School Board voted unanimously to extend Superintendent George Edd Holland's contract by one year, through 2012. In addition to approving the minutes and reviewing the financial statements, the board approved a request from Ragan Weatherford for maternity leave...
Lady Lions get back on winning track (02/05/09)
Manila broke out of a recent slump with a 48-44 3A-3 conference victory Friday night over the Rivercrest Lady Colts. Kimberly Wise and Rebekah White pumped in 14 points apiece to lead the Manila scoring, but it was Colleen Kemp's seven fourth quarter free throws that sealed the deal as the Lady Lions evened their conference mark at 6-6 on the season. Manila stands 13-8 overall on the year...
Lions declaw Bearcats 65-59 (02/05/09)
Manila was looking for a much needed win in Monday night's game against Brookland, and the Lions got just what the doctor ordered with a 65-59 victory in 3A-3 conference play over the Bearcats. The Lions placed four players in double figures, led by senior Kyle Evans' 16 points. ...
Lady Rebels move into 2A-3 Conference lead (02/05/09)
Riverside improved to 17-6 overall and 8-1 in 2A-3 conference play with three league wins last week in senior girls basketball action. The Lady Rebels began the week with a 65-39 victory over Turrell behind seniors Katey Campbell and Kailey Holt who scored 18 and 15 points respectively. ...
Rebels split with Marmaduke (02/05/09)
Riverside salvaged one out of three league games last week with a 63-55 win over Marmaduke Thursday night at Lake City. Cody O'Guinn led the Rebels with 19 points while Tyler Warhurst added 17 more. Blake Hogan pulled down 12 rebounds...
BIC Basketball Results (02/05/09)
Buffalo Island Central took two out of three games in senior boys basketball action last week. The Mustangs began the week with a 65-62 2A-3 conference win at Marmaduke. BIC traveled to Turrell Friday night but came away with a 78-70 loss before bouncing back to pick up a 51-40 victory over Crowley's Ridge Academy Saturday night at the Mustang Athletic Complex...
Lady Mustang Basketball Roundup (02/05/09)
Buffalo Island Central picked up a pair of victories in senior girls basketball action last week, defeating Harrisburg 56-40 before taking a 66-57 win over Turrell. The Lady Mustangs began the week with a 66-59 loss to Marmaduke in 2A-3 conference action...
Stacy Lynn Walker (02/05/09)
Stacy Lynn Walker, 43, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at his home in Manila. He was born Oct. 19, 1965, at Dallas, Texas. He attended Manila High School and was a 1984 graduate of Aubrey High School in Aurbrey, Texas. He later attended the University of North Texas. He worked with his dad as a welder for Walker Welding and Fabrication...
Paulette Smith (02/05/09)
Paulette Smith, 59, of Fouke died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, in Lonoke County, Arkansas, from injuries received in an auto accident. Mrs. Smith was born at Manila but had resided in the Texarkana and Fouke area for the past 17 years. ...
Molly Ollie Hicks McGurie (02/05/09)
Mary Ollie Hicks McGuire, 91, of Caraway, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009. Born at Batesville, she was the daughter of the late D.I. and Nellie Hinton Stoner and had lived most of her life in the Caraway and Manila area. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and was a retired health care worker...
Eugene Jackson (02/05/09)
Eugene Jackson, 69, of Leachville, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at his home. Born at Hollywood, Mo., he was the son of the late Mildred Skaggs Jackson and had been a lifelong Leachville resident. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Eugene Jackson, in 2000...
A.Z. Elrod (02/05/09)
A.Z. Elrod, 65, of Etowah died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. He was born at Lepanto to the late Pete and Redis Elrod. He was an Army veteran and an Osceola school bus driver. Survivors include his wife, Frances Elrod, of Etowah; children, Melissa Bradford and A.Z. ...
Elizabeth Anne Dodd (02/05/09)
Elizabeth Anne Dodd, 65, of Cardwell, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at her home. Born in Moorhead, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Woodley and Ada Lillian Hendricks Carr. She was the widow of Loyd Allen Dodd and had been a longtime resident of Sunflower, Miss., before making her home in Cardwell in 2002...
Garry Lynn Davis (02/05/09)
Garry Lynn Davis of Lake City died on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009. He attended Trinity Church in Jonesboro. He worked for S&S Sales as a route salesman for 36 years. He leaves his wife of 35 years, Patricia; daughter, Julie Davis; son, Airman Stephen Aaron Davis; mother, Louell Davis; brothers, Donald Davis, Kenny Davis and Kevin Davis; and sister, LInda Stone...
Ell Castleman (02/05/09)
Ell Castleman, 88, of Moore, Okla., died Jan. 31, 2009. Born to James Elmer and Inez Castleman Oct. 31, 1920 in Bay, he grew up as the eldest of six brothers on a farm in Arkansas. He married Ola Dee Ballard on March 25, 1938. ...
Patricia Brown (02/05/09)
Patricia Brown, 59, of Caraway, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Born in Monette, she lived awhile in Jackson, Miss., but lived most of her in Caraway. She was a bookkeeper for Faulkner Tax Service in Caraway and was a member of First Baptist Church in Caraway where she taught Sunday School and served as Vacation Bible School director...
Roy W. Anderson (02/05/09)
Roy W. Anderson, 84, died on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. He was born in Gilbertsville, Ky., (near Paducah) on Sept. 10, 1924. Mr. Anderson was a Southern Baptist minister for almost 50 years and was a member of Rowe's Chapel Baptist Church of Caraway. ...