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Stories from Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Manila students excel in Odyssey of the Mind (03/18/09)
Manila fifth and sixth grade students experienced a new level of competition as they competed in the regional Odyssey of the Mind for the first time. They not only competed, they excelled with teams winning first, second, third, and fourth place wins...
Caraway Council pays tribute to councilman (03/18/09)
Caraway Mayor Barry Riley presented a special framed certificate proclaiming March 12 as Marvin Browning Day in Caraway when the city council met Thursday evening. "Marvin is a faithful community servant," Riley said. "He has overcome many health obstacles recently and we are very glad to have him back to work on the city council."...
Leachville City Council considers early debt payoff (03/18/09)
The Leachville City Council discussed plans for early retirement of debt, ice storm clean up and department reports at the regular council meeting Monday, March 9. Alderman Bruce Wilson was chosen to preside over the council meeting during to the absence of Mayor Sheila Spurlock...
Firefighters memorial makes its way to NEA (03/18/09)
Nineteen fire departments provided encouragement and support as the Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial statue traveled from Blytheville to Jonesboro Saturday morning, finally coming to rest at the Turtle Creek Mall...
3 for 3 (03/18/09)
The NEA Ball Hogs have competed in three tournaments and have placed first in all three. The Ball Hogs are a sixth grade basketball team made up of area players and coached by Lake City natives Tyler Timms and Michael Dewitt...
Riverside splits week (03/18/09)
Riverside opened the season with a 23-1 victory over Osceola Monday afternoon at Caraway in a game called after three innings. Josh Driver picked up the victory while Nick Bagley drove in three runs on the day...
Baseball Lions remain unbeaten (03/18/09)
Tray Malone fired a three hitter and the Manila Lions banged out 13 hits to cruise to a 10-1 victory Monday afternoon at Corning. Malone (1-0) went the distance, allowing just three hits while striking out 10. The junior right-hander limited the Bobcats to one earned run while walking only one batter...
Lady Mustangs down Marked Tree 3-2 (03/18/09)
Buffalo Island Central picked up their first win of the season, holding off defending 2A-3 conference champion Marked Tree 3-2 Tuesday afternoon in softball action at Monette. "This was a very big win for us," said Mustang coach Carey Cossey. "Marked Tree has a good bunch and has almost everyone back from last season. We are really excited about the victory."...
Lady Lions defeat Blazers (03/18/09)
Kimberly Wise fired a three hit shutout to lead Manila to a 7-0 whitewash of Valley View Monday afternoon at Manila. Wise fanned six batters while walking just two in going the distance to pick up the win...
Linda Illine Williams (03/18/09)
Linda Illine Williams, 66, of Leachville, widow of James Richard Williams, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late V.L. and Dora Blocker Bogart and was a lifelong Leachville resident. She was a 1962 graduate of Leachville High School and was a member of Leachville Church of Christ...
Pamala Jo (Wikley) Robinson (03/18/09)
Pamala Jo (Wilkey) Robinson, 45, of Bradford, died Thursday, March 5, 2009. She was born Dec. 22, 1963, in Manila to Gean Sterling Wilkey and Lois Dean (Sisk) Wilkey. She worked at Choates Machine and Tool. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and plastic canvas...
Lucille McCann (03/18/09)
Mary Lucille McCann, 89, of Manila, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at her home. Born in Dyer county, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Bestal Virginia Norris Parks and was a lifelong Manila area resident. She was the widow of B.A. McCann and a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Manila...
Donald "Don" Hall (03/18/09)
Donald "Don" Hall, 56, of Jonesboro died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at his home. He had lived in Jonesboro for almost two years, moving from Jacksonville, Fla. He was of the Baptist belief and preceded in death by his parents and two brothers...
Verna Ruth Dudley (03/18/09)
Verna Ruth Dudley, 89, of Manila, died Monday, March 9, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late James M. and Lena Dorsey Decker. She was a lifelong Manila resident and a member of First Baptist Church...