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Stories from Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Buffalo Island Relay for Life successful (07/08/09)
It may have been the hottest Buffalo Island American Cancer Relay for Life since the annual event started in September 2002. Temperatures were near 100 degrees but it did not stop survivors, teams, and residents from stopping by to show their support of the Relay for Life. The event was held at the Leachville City Park on Friday, June 26...
Paul Martin chosen Caraway Person of the Year (07/08/09)
Caraway's Fourth of July celebration marked the 63rd anniversary of the event. The Caraway picnic, carnival, and rodeo draw a large crowd each year with many people "coming home" to join in the day's activities...
Local legislators recognized (07/08/09)
Mississippi County Farm Bureau recognized local legislators, Senator Steve Bryles, Rep. Tommy Baker and Rep. Charolette Wagner, at an appreciation luncheon Monday, June 29, at the Holiday Inn in Blytheville...
Former Monette and Caraway residents work with Habitat for Humanity and Bike & Build (07/08/09)
Habitat for Humanity and Mountainview Community Church of Durango, Colo., joined forces for the second year in a row as they prepared lunch for Habitat's construction workers, members of the Bike & Build organization. Bike & Build organizes cross-country bicycle trips which benefit affordable housing groups...
Monette Council reviews revenue, accepts resignation (07/08/09)
The Monette City Council reviewed city revenue and expenses, new equipment and plans for a handbook and construction of a park bathroom at the council meeting held Monday, June 22. Mayor Chub Qualls reported the money used to purchase a generator would be put back into the Act 833 Fire Fund after it is received from FEMA...
Stan Fowler named BIC athletic director (07/08/09)
The Buffalo Island Central School Board of directors met in special session on Friday, July 3, and accepted three resignations, promoted and hired teachers, and approved three student transfers. All board members were present except Darrin McFall. John Edwards was legally in attendance via speakerphone, from Houston, Tex...
Melissa Irene Choate (07/08/09)
Melissa Irene Choate, 73, of Manila, died Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born near the Dell Community, she had been a lifelong Manila area resident and a homemaker...
William Mack Webb (07/08/09)
William Mack Webb, 51, died Friday, June 26, 2009, at his residence in Black Rock after an extensive illness. He was born July 7, 1957, in Bloomfield, Mo., to the late Henry Richard Webb and Billie Nadine (McCarty) Webb. He was self-employed as an insulator in the construction industry, of the Pentecostal faith, enjoyed diving and fishing...
Earl Gaylon Ward (07/08/09)
Earl Gaylon Ward, 68, of Apopka, Fla., died Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at home. Born in Leachville, and came to Apopka in 1967, he was the son of the late Grason and Eula Mae Ward. He played college basketball for the Arkansas State University, and was a former head basketball coach and athletic director at Apopka High School...
Winnie Spikes (07/08/09)
Winnie Spikes, 71, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born Feb. 25, 1938 in Lake City to the late H.R. and Hazel Owens. She had taught at Gosnell for a few years and retired from Buffalo Island Central Elementary School in Monette. ...
Rae Louise Harvey (07/08/09)
Rae Louise Harvey, 70, of Leachville, formerly of De Funiak Springs, Fla., died Saturday, July 4, 2009, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Janesville, Wis., she was the daughter of the late John and Marjorie Riley Hittman and had been a long time resident of De Funiak Springs before making her home in Leachville...