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Stories from Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A 65 year old promise honored (09/07/10)
(J.D. "Jim" Forsythe was born in Manila on March 28, 1923. His first school was Shady Grove. He then went to New Harmony School, then to Brown Spur School, moved north of Leachville and attended the Boynton School and graduated from Leachville High School. ...
Leachville Harvest Festival (09/07/10)
The weather was perfect on Saturday as Leachville hosted the annual Harvest Festival in conjunction with the Leachville School Reunion held every five years. The festival was held at the city park with games, booths, live entertainment, and a car show...
Nearing completion (09/07/10)
The new Manila Justin Veach Elementary School building is nearing completion. The new building was named in memory of Justin Veach, school board member. If all goes on schedule, students should be in the new building Monday, Sept. 13. Students will be out of school on Thursday and Friday for moving days. Teachers and staff will be participating in the move. (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)...
Buffalo Island Museum to present exhibit (09/07/10)
The Buffalo Island Museum in Monette will have an Indian artifact exhibit through October. The exhibit began in August. Archaeologists believe there must have been thousands of Indians form one tribe or another who came through this area of northeast Arkansas in early years. Indians moved to this area because of fertile soil, and the area abounded with deer, bear, fish, turkey and buffalo...
Manila Fire Department holds barbecue fundraiser (09/07/10)
The Manila Fire Department held a fundraising barbecue on Friday and Saturday at the Manila Fire Station. Firefighters and retired firemen grilled over 1,200 pounds of chicken, Boston butt, and ribs...
Mississippi County Farm Bureau holds annual meeting (09/07/10)
Mississippi County Farm Bureau hosted its annual meeting Monday evening, Aug. 30, at the Arkansas Northeastern College in Burdette. The group was welcomed by Benton Felts, Mississippi County Farm Bureau president...
Manila Middle School reaching out to U.S. Military troops (09/07/10)
Manila Middle School (grades 5-8) began a service project through Operation Gratitude and will be collecting candy for troops. The students and their teachers will be gathering bags of candy (Halloween or any type) to send to the deployed military troops. The candy will be eaten by the soldiers and used in their efforts to care for and communicate with children from other countries...
Junior Lions take season opener 12-6 (09/07/10)
Manila scored two first half touchdowns and held off a second half Trumann rally to defeat the Wildkittens 12-6 in the Lion's season opener Thursday night at Manila. "We played just good enough to win," said Lion Coach Toby Doke. ...
Dennis D. Young (09/07/10)
Dennis Dewayne Young, 63, of Senath, Mo., died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at his home after a brave battle with cancer. Mr. Young was born Nov. 22, 1946, in Kennett, Mo., to the late Robert and Gladys Millsap Young. Mr. Young was a groundskeeper for the last eight years for Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett. He was an avid spectator and participant of billiards...
Joyce Potter (09/07/10)
Joyce Potter, 63, of Blytheville, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Blytheville she was the daughter of the late Steven and Genittie Allison Fountain and had been a lifelong Blytheville resident. ...
Theodore A. Picotte (09/07/10)
Theodore Allen Picotte, 76, of Senath, Mo., formerly of Manila, died Aug. 29, 2010, at the Heritage Gardens in Senath. Mr. Picotte was born Nov. 30, 1933, in Lake Andes, S.D., to the late Paul Allen and Bertha Lill Picotte. Mr. Picotte served in the United States Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was of the Baptist faith...
Lieseotte Anna Lemons (09/07/10)
Lieseotte Anna Lemons, 81, of Leachville for four years, formerly of Keiser for 32 years, entered into rest Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 in Manila. Born July 12, 1929 in Dramburg, Germany to the late Otto and Else Welke, she was a longtime member of Keiser First Baptist Church, a translator and switchboard operator while in Germany, and a homemaker. ...
Betty Lou Hawkins (09/07/10)
Betty Lou Hawkins, 70, of Rochelle, Ill., died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at Trumann Health Care, Trumann, Arkansas. Ms. Hawkins was born June 14, 1940, in Dixon, Ill., to the late William C. and Vada Coates Hill. Ms. Hawkins was a lifelong resident of Rochelle, Ill., and had lived in Trumann about one month. She was an avid reader and loved spending time with her family and friends...