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Stories from Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Manila department heads are reappointed for 2011 (01/25/11)
Manila's newly elected Mayor Wayne Wagner presided over the first council meeting of the year on Monday night, Jan. 17. The three new council members, Dale Murphy, Tony Hawkins and Jason Baltimore, were welcomed by returning councilmen Larry "Whiz" Davis, Linda Donovan, and Donnie Wagner...
Sunken Lands Chapter banquet date set (01/25/11)
Sunken Lands Chapter of Delta Waterfowl will host the annual banquet on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Lake City Fire Department. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with a catered meal from Strawberry's of barbecued ribs, chicken and pork steak tarting at 7 p.m...
Monette council debates parking issues (01/25/11)
The Monette City Council debated the necessity of having a new parking ordinance for the second month, before tabling it again, at the regular city council meeting held Monday, Jan. 17. Mayor Chub Qualls and the council reviewed a proposed parking ordinance regulating parking on city streets. ...
Lake City mayor holds first meeting (01/25/11)
Newly elected Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan presided at the first meeting of the year held Monday, Jan. 17. Regularly scheduled meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall...
Riverside Senior High Homecoming Royalty (01/25/11)
Riverside Senior High Homecoming Court and escorts are, from left:
Riverside Jr. High Homecoming Court (01/25/11)
Riverside junior high Homecoming Court and escorts pictured are, from left: Zachary Reece, Trisha Null, Kollin Stone, Haven Crews, Ben Hensley, Ashton Raney, Brandon Sain, Kaitlin Lindley, Devon Austin, Molly Davis, Caleb Waugh and Lauren Smith. Front - flower girl and crown bearer Lexie Moyer and Kenley Sanders. (Town Crier photos/Revis Blaylock)...
Rebels sweep Maynard on Homecoming night (01/25/11)
Riverside celebrated Homecoming with a 60-47 victory over Maynard Friday night at Caraway. The Rebels, who improved to 17-12 overall and 7-5 in league play, was led by Cole Winford who posted a double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds...
Manila basketball (01/25/11)
Manila led by as many as 20 points, but had to hold off a fourth quarter three point shooting barrage from Bay to hang on for a 71-63 victory in senior boys basketball action between two of the state's top ranked teams Tuesday night at Manila...
EPC sweeps BIC (01/25/11)
East Poinsett County traveled to the Mustang Athletic Complex and came away with a four game sweep over Buffalo Island Central in 2A-3 conference basketball action Friday night at Monette. Junior Girls...
Vernon "Tex" Fletcher (01/25/11)
Vernon "Tex" Fletcher, age 82 of Manila, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Manila he was the son of the late George W. and Edna Marks Fletcher and was a lifelong area resident. He was of the Baptist Faith...
Peggy June Brooks (01/25/11)
Peggy June Brooks, age 69 of Manila, widow of Jimmy D. Brooks, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at her home. Born at Keiser she was the daughter of the late Otis and Mildred Crawford Bowman and had been a longtime Manila area resident. She was retired from American Greetings in Osceola and had been a longtime member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Manila...
John Wesley Yarbro (01/25/11)
John Wesley Yarbro, age 71 of Manila, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at his home. Born at Portageville, Mo., he was the son of the late Willie Henry and Ethel Wigington Yarbro and had been a Manila area resident for nearly 50 years. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Blackwater Church of God near Manila...
Peggy Brooks (01/25/11)
Peggy Brooks, 69, of Manila, widow of Jimmy D. Brooks, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Howard Funeral Service of Manila. Guest register is www.HowardFuneralService.com...
Jerry Wayne Wright (01/25/11)
Jerry Wayne Wright, 74, of Benton, died Jan. 19, 2011, in Benton. He was born Aug. 17, 1936, in Manila to J.C. and Dorothy Lee (Odom) Wright. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War. He loved horses, and motorcycles. Mr. Wright was a professional truck driver, and of the Baptist faith...
Raymond Nunly (01/25/11)
Raymond Nunly, 79, of Lake City, died Jan. 15, 2011, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Feb. 22, 1931, he was the son of the late Richard and Thelma Lee Nunly. Mr. Nunly enjoyed baseball games and playing dominoes...
Shirley Jean Leitzen (01/25/11)
Shirley Jean Leitzen, 77, of Manila, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at her home in Manila. Born April 25, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Thelma Dyson Veer and had been a Manila area resident for the past 48 years...
Annette J. Emison (01/25/11)
Annette J. Emison, 93, of Caraway passed from this life on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at NEA Baptist Hospital. She was born July 22, 1917, in Stillwater, Okla., to Mike and Johannah Koeller Juenger. Mrs. Emison worked at American Greeting and retired from Basler Electric. She was of the Methodist faith...