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Stories from Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Natalie Marcus on her way to Miss Arkansas Pageant (04/05/11)
Natalie Marcus of Manila is on her way to the 2011 Miss Arkansas Pageant which will be held in Hot Springs July 10-16. She presently holds the title of Miss Greater Jonesboro. The 2010 Manila High School honor graduate started to college with the same plan as her high school years -- staying active. ...
Mrs. Anna Mae Watkins celebrates 101st birthday (04/05/11)
Anna Mae Watkins celebrated her 101st birthday Feb. 12, 2011, with friends and family in Texarkana at the home of her daughter, Sylvia Etta McEwen. Mrs. Watkins is doing well, even though she has broken a few bones over the years. She gets around well using her walker. Her friends at church refer to her walker as her red Cadillac. She is still active in church and Eastern Star...
Wrestling for a cause (04/05/11)
A large crowd came out on Saturday night to the annual Relay for Life Wrestling event at the Manila Community Center. This is the 10th year Ron Horn and fellow wrestlers have volunteered their time and talent to raise money for the Buffalo Island American Cancer Relay for Life...
Riverside mock wreck sends strong warning (04/05/11)
A mock wreck was held at Riverside High School Wednesday morning during prom week. Prom was held Friday evening and the mock wreck was an effort to send a strong message to high school students of the importance of making good choices...
Riverside takes the Polar Plunge for Cannon (04/05/11)
For the third consecutive year Riverside teachers and students took the Polar Plunge, a fundraising event to benefit the Special Olympics. Riverside takes the plunge in honor of their own senior Cannon Ellis who participates in the Special Olympics. This year Cannon will be competing in the softball and tennis ball throw and hopes to bring home two gold medals...
BIC West supports St. Jude (04/05/11)
BIC West Elementary fourth and sixth grade boys basketball teams and fourth grade cheerleaders have supported St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House this year. In all, a total of over $9,000 was donated to these worthy causes through the efforts of the teams in hosting an elementary basketball tournament, drawings for donated items, candle, t-shirt, and tamale sales...
Manila art students win poster contest (04/05/11)
Three Manila students were awarded prizes in the Mississippi County Farm Bureau Safety Promotion Contest. The county-wide competition ran in conjunction with Farm Bureau's Agricultural Safety Awareness Week, March 6-12. The theme for the poster contest was safety including farm machinery, chemicals, home, fire, bus, tornado, etc...
AREA SPORTS ROUNDUP (04/05/11)
Buffalo Island Central's Mark Stone continued his power surge, blasting a pair of solo homers and leading the Mustangs to a 10-4 romp of Osceola Thursday afternoon on the road. It was Stone's fourth homer in the past week as the Mustangs improved to 10-2 overall on the season...
Gerald Albert VanKirk (04/05/11)
Mr. Gerald Albert VanKirk, 66, of Lake City, died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at his home. Mr. VanKirk was born on Feb. 28, 1945, in Pierson, Mich., to the late James Russell and Addie Elizabeth VanKirk. ...
Mary V. Grant (04/05/11)
Mary V. Grant, age 89, of Leachville, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born at Cash she was the daughter of the late Walter and Cora Lamb and had lived most of her life in Monette. She was the widow of Mr. Virgil Grant and had been a Leachville resident for over 30 years. She was of the Assembly of God Faith...
Bobby Wayne Copeland (04/05/11)
Mr. Bobby Wayne Copeland, 53, of Osceola, died Thursday, March 31, 2011. Mr. Copeland was born on Sept. 16, 1957, in Osceola, to Bobby Jean and Delois Langston Copeland. Mr. Copeland was a member of the Carroll Corner Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, a retired custodian from the Osceola school system, he enjoyed watching cartoons and westerns, and taking care of his family...