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Stories from Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dumetra Person making retirement plans (07/22/09)
Dumetra Pearson, head teller at the Heritage Bank, Caraway Branch, will be retiring after 22 years at the bank. A reception is planned in her honor from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, at the Heritage, Caraway Branch...
Gregg Funeral Home to open in Caraway (07/22/09)
Workers are busy renovating buildings on Caraway's main street to complete the future site of Gregg Funeral Home's fourth addition. Since the original funeral service opened in Jonesboro, in 1877, they have established services in Harrisburg and Monette...
Hometown girl makes good (07/22/09)
Kay Ray, retiring CEO of Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, refers to her career with the organization as a wild 30-year ride. The SeMRHI organization did not exist at the time Ray first came to work in January of 1979. ...
Qualls competes in State Quiz Bowl All-Star Tournament (07/22/09)
Colby Qualls, an upcoming junior at Buffalo Island Central High School, was recently selected to compete in the 2009 Arkansas Governor's Quiz Bowl Association All-Star Tournament held at Arkansas State University in Beebe...
Leachville meter readings questioned (07/22/09)
The Leachville City Council discussed concerns with accurate meter readings, mandated state retirement withholding and the upcoming Watermelon Festival at the city council meeting held Monday, July 13...
Eoff hired as BIC boys coach (07/22/09)
The Buffalo Island Central School Board met Monday, July 13, and voted to hire Garrett Eoff, of Jonesboro, as head boys basketball and baseball coach, with an 11-month contract of $47,728.94. Eoff has been employed at Weiner High School for the past three years as head boys basketball and baseball coach, girls golf coach, and junior Little League head coach...
Manila board names new building after Veach (07/22/09)
Manila School Board members unanimously voted at the regular July meeting to name the new building in memory of former school board member Justin Veach. The new elementary building under construction will be named Justin Veach Elementary Building. Veach, 32, died on July 10, 2008, while serving on the Manila School Board...
Katie Lomax shoots for third consecutive World Series title (07/22/09)
Lake City native Katie Lomax and the rest of her Arkansas Heat teammates will travel to Columbus, Ind., July 26-Aug. 2, gunning for their third consecutive World Series Championship in Fast Pitch Softball. The 11 and Under Paragould based squad has taken home the title the past two seasons...
Billy Dale Walker (07/22/09)
Billy Dale Walker, 69, formerly of Caraway, died Friday, July 10, 2009, in Pontiac, Mich. He leaves his wife Debbie, of the home, along with three sons and one daughter. Siblings include two brothers and one sister. He is the son of Bertha Sparkman, of Monette, and the late Lee Walker...
Frances Louise Payne (07/22/09)
Frances Louise Payne, 79, of Jonesboro died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center after having heart problems for several years. Mrs. Payne was born Feb. 25, 1930, in Tupelo, Miss., to the late Mark Brown and Lou (Kirby) Brown. ...
Jerline McDowell (07/22/09)
Jerline Whitehead McDowell, 74, of Manila, died Monday, July 13, 2009, at the South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center in Osceola. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Jim Whitehead and Blanche Vernor Wilkey, and had been a lifelong area resident. She was a homemaker, was retired from J.T. Parson's Cabinet Company in Osceola, and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Robert James "Bobby" Markin (07/22/09)
Robert "Bobby" Markin, 71, passed from this life on July 19, 2009, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. He is now absent from the body, but present with his Lord. He attended Calvary Full Gospel Church in Cardwell, Mo...