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Stories from Wednesday, February 25, 2009

F.L. McHaney reminisces across 92 years (02/25/09)
F.L. McHaney has seen a lot of changes in his 92 years and is proud to have lived most of those years in his hometown of Leachville. He was in elementary school when his family moved from Missouri, and he became a Leachville Lion through and through...
Montine Moyer has learned to live with MS (02/25/09)
"You eventually have to make changes in the way you live with multiple sclerosis (MS) but you don't stop living," Montine Moyer of Manila said. Moyer, 70, was diagnosed with MS in 1995. She had symptoms of pain in her legs for a couple years and at first blamed it on arthritis...
Manila School Board hears construction presentations (02/25/09)
Manila school board members heard four construction manager/contractor presentations, renewed principal contracts, adopted a revised 2008-09 calendar, and approved student transfers at the regular February school board meeting Thursday evening...
Retirement luncheon honors Lester Mullin (02/25/09)
Area postal workers held a retirement luncheon for Lester Mullen Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Caraway Post Office. After years of working as a successful carpenter and builder, Mullen took a position as a part-time rural mail carrier in June 1986. ...
Veterans Memorial being planned for Buffalo Island (02/25/09)
A newly formed committee for a Buffalo Island Veterans Memorial has organized and is working toward a memorial honoring veterans from the area. "We are proud of our military and would like to recognize them," committee member Karen Wallace said...
Manila clean-up moves forward (02/25/09)
Manila Mayor Clifford Veach updated council on the information he received from meetings with FEMA representatives in an effort to start the city clean-up following the Jan. 27 ice storm...
Lake City Council cuts permit fees for school and churches (02/25/09)
Lake City Council voted to cut building permit fees for the school and churches at the city council meeting held on Feb. 16. City Code Enforcer Terry Chisnall asked he council member to consider lowering the cost of the building permit for the new school to half of the original customary fee. ...
Lady Rebels shoot down Rockets 51-42 in District Tournament (02/25/09)
Fall to EPC in 2A-3 final By TRENT FLETCHER and DAN BRAWNER Riverside advanced to the Regional Tournament with a 51-42 victory over Turrell in the semi-finals of the 2A-3 District Tournament Thursday night at Caraway...
Turrell ends Jr. Mustang's season, 57-28 (02/25/09)
Turrell streaked to a 12-4 first quarter lead and never looked back, posting a 57-28 win over Buffalo Island Central Wednesday night in the 2A-3 Junior District Tournament at the Albert Payne Gymnasium in Caraway...
Rebels survive five overtime marathon, 70-68 (02/25/09)
Riverside defeats Rector to earn Regional berth By TRENT FLETCHER In a game that neither team deserved to lose, Riverside sweated out a 70-68 five overtime marathon win over Rector Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the 2-3A District Tournament at Caraway, propelling the Rebels into this week's regional tournament...
Rector stops BIC 66-56 in District Tournament (02/25/09)
Buffalo Island Central put four players in double figures, but it wasn't enough as Rector outscored the Lady Mustangs 66-56 Tuesday night at Caraway in 2A-3 District Tournament action. The Lady Mustangs built a 12-8 advantage with 2:01 to go in the opening quarter, but saw Rector fight back, scoring the period's last 10 points to take an 18-12 lead. ...
Mustangs advance to Regional Tournament (02/25/09)
Buffalo Island Central punched their ticket to the Regional Tournament with a convincing 66-57 victory over Cross County Tuesday night in the quarter-finals of the 2A-3 District Tournament at Caraway...
Lady Mustangs complete remarkable season (02/25/09)
Win junior District title with 42-38 win over EPC By TRENT FLETCHER Buffalo Island Central overcame an early deficit to claim a hard fought 42-38 victory over East Poinsett County Thursday night in the finals of the 2A-3 Junior Girls District Tournament at Caraway...
Lady Lions take home District Title (02/25/09)
Wise pumps in 28 points By TRENT FLETCHER Manila captured the senior girls 3A-3 District Championship Saturday night at Tuckerman with a thrilling 60-53 victory over Corning, hitting six critical free throws in the waning seconds to pull out the win...
Lions see season end with 78-62 loss to Piggott (02/25/09)
Manila sophomore guard J.J. Helton drilled eight three pointers on his way to a 30 point performance, but it wasn't enough as the Piggott Mohawks came away with a 78-62 victory, ending the Lion's season Tuesday night in the opening round of the 3-3A District Tournament at Tuckerman...
Riverside seniors honored (02/25/09)
Riverside senior athletes and parents were honored on Senior Night, Feb. 5. Pictured are from left: Back - Nick Bagley, Cody O'Guinn, Cam Casey, Anne Marie Johnson, Tyler Warhurst, Brianna Driver. Front - Morgan Emery, Christy Ward, Kailey Holt, Kaitlyn Staggs, Holly Dudley, Katey Campbell. (photo provided)...
Opal M. Moore (02/25/09)
Opal M. Moore, 73, of Walnut Ridge, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., died on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro after an extensive illness. Born Sept. 28, 1935 in Eaton to the late Floyd W. Hilburn and Clara Mae Hilburn, Ms. Moore was a long time area resident of Lawrence County...
James Edward Hice (02/25/09)
James Edward Hice, 72, of Luxora died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Scott, he was a farm worker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Smith Hice; children, Patricia Platt of Brookland, Linda Owens of Jonesboro and Bud Batchelor of Osceola; sisters, Wanda Ramsey of Proctor and Ruby Collinger of Leachville; brothers, Carl, Bobby and Gerald Hice, all of Osceola; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.. ...
Charles Davis (02/25/09)
Charles Davis, 85, of Caraway, died Thursday, February 19, 2009, in St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was an Army veteran of World War II and of the Church of God faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Adaline Davis, three brothers and two sisters...
Patricia Gale Carter (02/25/09)
Patricia Gale Carter, 65, of Caraway, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Dec. 26, 1943, in Manila to the late Lester Andrews and Zola Griffin, she was a homemaker and a member of Milligan Ridge Missionary Baptist Church...
Lillian Butler (02/25/09)
Lillian E. Butler, 78, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at her daughter's home in Jonesboro. Born in Lake City, she had lived in Jonesboro and Batesville most of her life. She worked several years as a restaurant manager for Coleman's Bar-B-Q in Jonesboro and Batesville. She was a member of In His Steps Ministry of Jonesboro...
Elsie Edner Bridges (02/25/09)
Elsie Edner Bridges, 85, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Nov. 23, 1923, in Noe Creek to the late Jim and Dulcie Robertson. She graduated from Arkansas State University with a BSE degree and retired from Manila School District after about 38 years of teaching. ...