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Stories from Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Caraway chief demoted, then reinstated (06/16/09)
The Caraway council met twice last week as they worked through Police Department promotions, demotions and restorations. The council went into executive session on Thursday night, June 11, to discuss promotions but reconvened without taking any action...
Rick Sparks looks forward to every day (06/16/09)
Rick Sparks of Manila, father of two daughters and grandfather of three, said every day for the last four years has been Father's Day for him. "Every day I get up and I thank the Lord I made it through the night and look forward to what the day has to offer," Sparks said. "They are usually pretty eventful."...
Leachville ball park grant application OK'd (06/16/09)
The Leachville City Council passed a resolution for application of a grant to make city ball park improvements at the Monday, June 8, council meeting. Nathan Sanders presented the council with a request for a resolution allowing the Leachville Ballpark Association to apply for a matching grant from Arkansas Rural Development Commission for $21,615.36...
Wayne Taylor Memorial Golf Tournament held in Manila (06/16/09)
The 11th annual Wayne Taylor Memorial Golf Tournament was held Tuesday, June 9, at the Big Lake Country Club in Manila. Eighteen teams participated in this year's tournament, which was a record turn-out for the event. The weather cooperated to provide a great day of golf for a very worthwhile cause...
New pastor welcomed to Leachville First Baptist (06/16/09)
Leachville First Baptist Church recently welcomed new pastor David Price. Brother Price offered his first sermon at Leachville on Easter Sunday. Price is a native of Tennessee, born and raised in Oak Ridge, just outside of Knoxville...
Illegal dumping offenders will be prosecuted (06/16/09)
Environmental Officer George Johnson, of Jonesboro, has made several illegal dumping site discoveries in eastern Craighead County this month and is determined to penalize offenders. "Discovery was so productive on the western side of the county, that we wanted to see what we could find in the Eastern District," Johnson said. ...
BIC Board hires summer CPEP teachers, grants medical leave (06/16/09)
The June meeting of the Buffalo Island School Board was held in Jonesboro where a board in-service meeting was held before the regular business was conducted. Scott Beardsley, financial agent with First Security -- Beardsley Public Finance, conducted the board in-service workshop. The school finance workshop covered both state and local revenue sources, calculations and projections...
Manila basketball camp draws over 80 (06/16/09)
Manila hosted its annual basketball camp June 8-11 for students from third to ninth grades. Elementary players met in morning sessions and the junior high students during the afternoon with over 80 students attending...
NEA Storm places second (06/16/09)
NEA Storm placed second in the FCA " Heart Of A Champion" held June 5-7, at Gameday Baseball on First Tennessee Fields in Cordova, Tenn. Players are, front: Blake Hall, Matthew Fraser, Tyler Swaim, Dax Hurst, Braden Overman. ...
Barbara Jean Tyler (06/16/09)
Barbara Jean (Harris) Tyler, 71, died Tuesday June 9, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center due to a sudden illness. Born Jan. 5, 1938 to the late Etta D. Harris in Los Angeles, Calif., she was raised in Eudora, Ark., and lived most of her life in Brinkley before moving to Jonesboro five years ago. ...
Garry Lee Boyd (06/16/09)
Garry Lee Boyd was called home to be with our Lord, Friday, June 12, 2009. He was a resident of Blytheville for many years. He lived at home with his dog Lem and his cat Johnny Girl. Garry was born to Doris O'Dell Boyd of Jonesboro and the late James Edward Boyd on Sept. ...
Donald Max Anthony (06/16/09)
Donald Max Anthony, 61, of Robinsonville, Miss., formerly of Leachville, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett, Tenn. Born and raised in Leachville, he was the son of the late Hawley Lee and Amelia Robins Anthony and had spent many years in northwest Arkansas. ...