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Stories from Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Southworth supports backpack back to school program (08/24/10)
As one of the largest employers in the Manila area, Southworth has a desire to be a good civic minded corporation that gives back to the community. Out of this desire to do good things in the community, Southworth International Group decided that its charitable work would be targeted toward children and youth. With that in mind, the Backpack Back to School Program began...
Manila Council hears preservation program (08/24/10)
Manila City Council welcomed Vanessa McKuin, executive director with the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas, to the Monday, Aug. 16, meeting. McKuin presented a slide presentation on the Preserve America Program. McKuin has been working with the city and the museum/depot committee on Manila's application to become a Preserve America Community...
Council debates Melody Theatre seating issue (08/24/10)
The Leachville Council discussed Melody Theatre needs and upcoming fundraiser at the city council meeting held Monday, Aug. 16. The council and Melody Theatre committee representative Moba Lee Miller discussed potential fundraisers and repair needs...
Lake City council hears good audit report (08/24/10)
Lake City Mayor Billy Anderson gave each alderman a copy of the letter and Financial Statement prepared by Scott Despain, CPA for Despain, Luther, Short & Company, at the regular Aug. 16 meeting. Mayor Anderson pointed out the outcome of the water and sewer audit for June 1, 2009 through May 31, 2010, showed "no findings noted."...
Newspaper executive dies in Maine (08/24/10)
Wally Lage, vice president and chief operating officer of Rust Communications, died Thursday night, Aug. 19, in Maine, after slipping off a wharf. He was 66. Rust Communications is the parent company of the Town Crier in Manila, as well as a number of other newspapers in Arkansas and around the country...
Leachville High School Reunion set for Sept. 4 (08/24/10)
Former Leachville classmates will be coming together for a reunion on Saturday, Sept. 4. The reunion is for anyone who ever attended or worked at Leachville High School during the years of 1927 through 1984...
Harvest Festival Car Show set for Sept. 4 (08/24/10)
The second annual Harvest Festival Car Show will be held in Leachville on Saturday, Sept. 4. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Leachville Park. The show is open to all vehicles, old and new, motorcycles, and even tractors. Entry fee is $20 and all proceeds will go to the Children's Home in Paragould. For more information or directions, call Mike Burrier at (501) 749-2251...
Kickoff celebration held at MHS (08/24/10)
Manila hosted the kickoff celebration on Monday night giving fans the opportunity to meet the football players, cheerleaders, band members, and flag line. Coach Toby Doke introduced the new coaches, Brett Shrable and Trent Floyd...
Malone inks with CRC (08/24/10)
Tray Malone, standout pitcher from Manila High School, signed to play for Coach Paul McFadden and the Pioneers of Crowley's Ridge College in Paragould. "I'm very excited to pick up Tray kind of late in the recruiting season. ...
Manila, BIC post golf victories (08/24/10)
Manila continued its strong play on the golf course, winning both matches last week to run its record to 6-0 on the season. The Lions knocked off Hoxie 114-138 Monday afternoon at the Osceola Municipal Golf Course. ...
Three Magic Words (08/24/10)
Peggy is taking off this week, so in place of her usual column we're featuring one of her previous efforts from the fall of 2008. When my two children were young, growing up, they were taught the magic words. Those words are please and thank you...
Bill Gene Ford (08/24/10)
Billy Gene Ford, 49, of Brookland, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2010,at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Mr. Ford was born June 5, 1961, in Kennett, Mo., to Shelby Eugene and Mary Ruth Ford. Mr. Ford was a member of the New Providence Baptist Church in Buckeye, a farmer, and enjoyed buying, selling and trading...
Hubert LaWayne Smithee (08/24/10)
Hubert LaWayne Smithee, 62, of Manila, formerly of Peoria, Ill., and Dallas, Texas, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at his home. Born in Jonesboro, he was the son of the late Hubert H. and Edna Ross Smithee and was a U.S. ...