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Stories from Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Pearson honored with reception (08/05/09)
Dumetra Pearson was honored on Wednesday, July 29, with a retirement reception at Heritage Bank-Caraway Branch. Family, friends, co-workers and past co-workers gathered at the bank lobby to wish her well...
Heath Hawkins new pastor at New Hope (08/05/09)
Heath Hawkins, Caraway native, has returned to the area with his wife, Candace, and two sons as pastor of New Hope Baptist Church near Caraway. Hawkins said he left the area to go to college at Hannibal-LaGrange Southern Baptist College in Hannibal, Mo., and thought he would return home after graduation. ...
Perry Wood fills alderman position (08/05/09)
The Monette City Council filled an alderman position, released a date for annual park event and announced grant receipt at the Monday, July 27, meeting. After a short executive session to discuss hiring, the council appointed local businessman Perry Wood to fill the alderman vacancy in Ward 1, which was left by the resignation of Byron Sparkman last month...
14 seek Lake City job (08/05/09)
Lake City Council accepted bids on street overlay, hired a new water/wastewater employee, and approved a new fireman when the city council met Monday, July 27. Mayor Billy Anderson announced two bids had been received for the overlay project on Fourth Street. The bid was awarded to Atlas Asphalt for $8,820. The city has also purchased a loft mower for mowing ditches at $5,000...
17th Black Water reunion well attended (08/05/09)
More than 100 people attended the July 11 reunion held at the Blackwater Baptist Church. The event takes place every two years the first Saturday after July 4. Friends and relatives of Black Water, Shady Grove, and surrounding communities gathered for a time of feasting, fellowship, and fun...
Watermelon Festival draws large crowd (08/05/09)
The 2009 Watermelon Festival in Leachville was a huge success with over 20 booths, lots of entertainment, a car show, activities for children, horseshoe tournament, a rock wall brought in by the U.S. Army, a dunking booth, cake walk, a variety of food, Karaoke, and booths...
NEA Rangers named tops in state (08/05/09)
The NEA East Rangers completed a 22-1 season with a convincing 15-11 victory over Arkadelphia to capture the 8 and under Machine Pitch State Baseball Championship held July 3-8 in Blytheville. The Rangers advanced to the championship round defeating Malvern 13-5 in the first round before advancing to the finals of the winners bracket by trouncing host Blytheville 13-2 in a game called after four innings. ...
Danny Williams (08/05/09)
Danny Ray Williams, 55, of Osceola died on Thursday July 30, 2009, in his home. Mr. Williams was born Dec. 31, 1953, to the late Charlie Williams and Essie May "Brown" Williams. He was of the Christian faith, a farmer and truck driver and he was always anxious to get back home to spend memorable time with his family that he loved so much...
Walter Elton Still (08/05/09)
Walter Elton Still, 83, of Manila, died Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at his home in Manila. Born at Caraway, he was the son of the late William and Mary Jane Bennett Still and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a lifetime member of the American Legion, retired farmer and longtime member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Manila...
Bobby Joe Reed (08/05/09)
Bobby Joe Reed, 55, of Paragould, died at his home on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, after a brief battle with cancer. Mr. Reed was born Dec. 7, 1953 to Harold Reed and Lois "Hill" Reed. He was of the Catholic faith, a truck driver, a Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast and loved spending time with family and friends...
Paul Middleton (08/05/09)
Paul Middleton, 92 of Jonesboro, formerly of Leachville, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at his home. Born near Hornersville, Mo., he was the son of the late James Garland and Mary Emily Pierce Middleton and was a longtime Leachville area resident before making his home in Jonesboro 15 years ago. He was a retired farmer and shop manager for Baker Truck and Implement of Arbyrd...
Gladys Kirksey McCord (08/05/09)
Gladys Kirksey McCord, 89, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at her residence. She was born March 9, 1920, in Gibson Switch to the late W.L. and Jennie Gibson Kirksey. She was a homemaker and loved to sew, garden, work with her flowers and her family. Mrs. McCord was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church...