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Stories from Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bark bigger than bite (08/13/09)
Elvis is a little dog with a big bark. The one and half pound tea cup chihuahua does not like the leash but does seem to like the shoe string. Elvis's owner, Stacey Byford, found and purchased him in Texas during a recent trip. It was her first time to visit the ocean and she decided to bring back Elvis as a souvenir. Elvis is eight weeks old and will grow to about two pounds. (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)
Hobby grows into Little Town (08/13/09)
There's a place called Little Town, population 6, nestled behind the Leachville Head Start building just off Highway 77. Little Town started as a hobby for Albert Hancock in 1999 and continued to grow as more old-time buildings were added...
Haleigh Jackson attends World Camp (08/13/09)
Haleigh Caroline Jackson of Leachville had the exciting opportunity to attend the Karolyi Gymnastics World Camp in Huntsville, Texas. The camp is owned and run by Bela and Marta Karolyi, who are the coaches of many Olympic champions. ...
Personnel topic of Manila School Board (08/13/09)
School board members were in executive session for over three hours at a special called meeting on Thursday to discuss personnel. All board members, President Johnny McCain, Jackie Hill, Tracey Reinhart, Steve Matheny, Tony Crowell, Brandon Veach and Danny Robbins, were present...
Earnest Raymond Crouse (08/13/09)
Earnest Raymond Crouse, 88, of Jonesboro, formerly of Manila and Marion, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at the Skilcare Nursing Center in Jonesboro. Born in the Blackwater Community near Manila, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary Parker Crouse. ...
Mary Della Robinson (08/13/09)
Mary Della "Granny" Robinson, 64 of Paragould, formerly of Leachville, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born near Manila, she was the daughter of the late William Floyd and Ellen Izona McCloud Sorrells and had been a longtime Leachville area resident before making her home in Paragould...
Iris Ann Berry Green (08/13/09)
Iris Ann Berry Green, 66, passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born Aug. 6, 1943, in Caraway to the late Monroe "Monk" and Ola Berry. Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Bibb of Sherwood and Ashley Blakney of Clinton; three sisters, Patty Day, Norma June Merryman and Beverly Hampton; four grandchildren, Ryan Tucker, Jordan Bibb, Katie Bibb and Gabrielle Green; and a great-granddaughter, Avery Ann Tucker.. ...
Nikki Jo Strickland (08/13/09)
Nikki Jo Strickland, 23, passed away Monday, August 3, 2009, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born Jan. 17, 1986, in Jonesboro and lived most of her life in the Bono area. She was a 2004 graduate of Westside High School where she was a member of the basketball, softball and volleyball teams. ...
Carl W. Jackson (08/13/09)
Carl W. Jackson, 71, passed to his rest on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, in his home after a five-year battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Jackie (Anderson) Jackson; two sons, Robert (Ginger) Jackson of Niles, Mich., and David (Lisa) Jackson of Elkhart, Ind.; a daughter, Ginger Jackson of Edwardsburg, Mich.; and a granddaughter, Isabella; three sisters, Sue (Jay) Bradford of Manila, Sharon (Denny) Hughes of Oakdale, Ill., and Brenda Chipman of Lake City; four brothers, Dan (Ginger) Jackson of Pleasant Grove, Jim (Melanie) Jackson of Mishawaka, Ind., Dale Jackson of Manila, and Bo (Becky) Jackson of Leachville.. ...