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Stories from Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Manila angel thankful for everyday blessings (12/21/10)
Anna Bell Simpson of Manila knows the true meaning of Christmas and is thankful every day for the blessings of life. She and her husband, J.B., have been married for 62 years. They have lived in the Blackwater Community all of their married life. They raised their two children, Willie and Janie, on the farm where they worked together side by side...
Mrs. Lemmons looks forward to Christmas (12/21/10)
Norma Lemmons of Lake City went from a lifetime of being a preacher's wife to a fulfilling life as mother, grandmother and businesswoman in her own right. Norma Sneed was one of seven children born to W. ...
Mrs. Gilpatrick knows the true meaning of Christmas (12/21/10)
Edyth Gilpatrick, Leachville's 2010 Christmas Angel, has seen a lot of changes in her lifetime but has managed to keep her priorities in order -- serving the Lord and maintaining a close, loving family...
Irene Earnhart remembers Christmases past (12/21/10)
Irene Earnhart of Black Oak enjoys a well-rounded life in the city that she calls home, with the friendships that she has spent a lifetime cultivating and enjoying. Irene was one of 10 children born to Sam and Minnie (DeMoise) Andrews. ...
Family means the most at Christmastime for Angel Taylor (12/21/10)
Fay Taylor, 81, is this year's Caraway Christmas Angel. She is a well-known and well-respected part of the Caraway community. Fay is youngest of three children born to Lewis and Donie Gammill Brewer of Mountain View. She has an older sister Vivian and an older brother Laverne. Although she had a rough beginning, her life has been a long and happy one ever since...
Family, friends make Christmas special for Mrs. Pyland (12/21/10)
Alma Pyland of Monette loves Christmas and is reminded daily of her youth spent at upper Poplar Ridge, west of Monette, her years in Michigan raising her family, and her return to her homeland to retire...
Young retires from postal service (12/21/10)
Friday was the last day of 20+ year postal career for Linda Young of Leachville. She retired from Dell Postmaster. She began her postal career in March of 1989 as a part-time flexible clerk at the Leachville Post Office...
Farmers Market opened with ribbon cutting (12/21/10)
A special ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday, Dec. 15, during Farmers Market grand opening in Monette. Mayor Chub Qualls presented Manager Bufford Hufford with a framed "Welcome to Monette" certificate, which read "A special ribbon cutting ceremony was held today to honor Farmers Market for making an investment in the future of the City of Monette, by becoming a business partner in progress.". ...
Layne named employee of year (12/21/10)
Marla Layne, administrator at Monette Manor, was named 2010 Employee of the Year. She was presented a plaque and gift at the staff Christmas luncheon held on Monday. "This award is special to me because we have so many deserving employees," Layne said. "It is a privilege for me to be chosen."...
School Board President recognized (12/21/10)
Manila School Board President Tracey Reinhart was recognized by co-board members and Superintendent Pam Castor with a plaque for earning the status of Master Board member. Reinhart was recently recognized at the State School Board meeting for acquiring 50 hours of continuing education. Board member Danny Robbins presented the plaque to Reinhart at the December meeting held on Thursday night...
Caraway Parade held Friday (12/21/10)
The second date was perfect weather for a Christmas parade at Caraway. The 2010 parade was postponed from Saturday, Dec. 11 to Friday, Dec. 17, due to rain. Parade Chairman Bernard Berry expressed his appreciation to everyone who participated and attended. There was a large crowd on both sides of main street watching the parade...
Mayor Clifford Veach honored (12/21/10)
Manila Clifford Veach was honored on Tuesday with a luncheon hosted by city employees. Mayor Veach, city employees, city council members, members of the police department, and others gathered to thank him for his 20 years of service as mayor...
Buffalo Island West Elementary raises $6,430 for St. Jude (12/21/10)
Monette -- Students at Buffalo Island Central West Elementary recently participated in the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Math-A-Thon program and raised $6,430 to help kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases. This year's donation will be given in honor of Carson Scout Lyerly. Scout is currently being treated at St. Jude...
Board recognizes BIC Senior (12/21/10)
A letter was read from Dr. Tom Kimbrell, Commissioner of Education for the State of Arkansas at the Dec. 13 Buffalo Island Central school board meeting. Colby Levi Qualls, a senior at BIC, has been selected as an Arkansas delegate to the 2010-11 William Randolph Hearst Foundation United States Senate Youth Program. ...
Mustangs beat Marked Tree, fall to CRA (12/21/10)
Buffalo Island Central outscored Marked Tree 14-6 in the final period to pull away for a 59-50 victory in 2A-3 conference action Tuesday night at the Mustang Athletic Complex. James Tate scored 21 points while Daniel Davis added 12 to the lead the Mustangs. Allen Buchanan scored 13 while Gunner Pitts and Darius Ivy added 12 and 11 points respectively to pace the Indians...
Lady Mustangs see undefeated steak come to halt (12/21/10)
Buffalo Island Central's Lady Mustangs were dealt its first two losses of the season last week, dropping a pair of non-conference games on the road. BIC fell 51-30 Friday night at Westside after dropping a 70-50 decision to Nettleton Tuesday night at Raider Gym. The Lady Mustangs (18-2, 6-0 2A-3) began the week with an 80-52 victory Monday night over Marked Tree in 2A-3 conference play...
Lions take early control of 3A-3 Conference race (12/21/10)
Manila took early command of the 3A-3 conference race with a pair of crucial victories last week. The Lions held off Earle 65-50 Tuesday night on the road before outlasting Rivercrest 73-62 Friday night at Manila...
Lady Lion Rewind (12/21/10)
Manila rolled over Piggott 60-40 Thursday night in 3A-3 conference play behind Kirsten Adcock who pumped in 15 points, including four three pointers. Taylor Teague and Shelby Wallace also hit double digits, scoring 14 and 13 points respectively...
Rebel Recap (12/21/10)
Cole Winford scored a season high 32 points to lead Riverside to an 88-65 victory over Walnut Ridge Tuesday night at Lake City. The Rebels ended the week, dropping a 71-63 decision to Cross County Friday night at Cherry Valley...
Mildred V. Raymond (12/21/10)
Mildred V. Raymond, 84, of Harrisburg, died Dec. 13, 2010, at WoodBrier Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith She is survived by a daughter, Nina Winningham of Harrisburg; two sons, David Raymond of Manila, and Rodney Raymond of Newark; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren...
Bertha Mae McDoniel (12/21/10)
Bertha Mae McDoniel, 100, formerly of Monette passed away Sunday, December 12, 2010, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was born July 18, 1910, in Dekalb, Texas, to the late Silas and Cynthia Cleghorn. ...
Lillian Belle Crump (12/21/10)
Lillian Belle Crump, 95, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2010. in Jonesboro. She was born April 5, 1915, in Republican to the late John and Odell Reynolds Acre. Lillian was married to the late Aubrey Crump for 63 years. Mrs. Crump was a homemaker and an active member of the Monette Church of Christ. She also enjoyed sewing, needlepoint crocheting, cooking, helping others, and reading the Bible...
Douglas "Peanut" Odell Baugus (12/21/10)
Douglas Odell Baugus, 54, of Gentry, formerly of Manila, died Dec. 10, 2010, at the Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 24, 1956, in Marked Tree, he was the son of William Henry Baugus and Lucille George Baugus. Douglas married Deborah Perkins May 24, 1999, in Gentry. Douglas was an egg processor for the Cargill Hatchery...