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Stories from Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Gold for BIC FCCLA girls (07/19/11)
Two teams from Buffalo Island Central Junior High FCCLA brought back gold from a recent trip to California giving them a clean sweep. They were Gold winners starting with district, state and now nationals...
Mary Lou Deaton celebrates 80 years of life (07/19/11)
Mary Lou Deaton of Manila was the guest of honor for her 80th birthday celebration. The event was held at the Manila Depot on Saturday, July 16, with friends and family from several states gathering to wish her many more birthdays...
The World of Reptiles presented at Manila Library (07/19/11)
Information came to life at the Manila Library as The World of Reptiles was presented by Holly Taylor with the Natural History Education Company of the Midsouth (NHECM). The event was part of the children's summer program and held on Monday, July 11...
Former Manila High School teammates team up to win again (07/19/11)
It was an exciting repeat for former Manila High School teammates Kris Seyler and Jeremy Murray as they won the 30th annual Simmons First Red Wolf Classic Golf Tournament by one shot. The two won the championship title in 2006...
AREA PHARMACIST STAYS BUSY LOGGING MILES ON WEEKENDS (07/19/11)
Five years and over 50,000 miles ago Monette pharmacist Kenny Lomax co-founded a girls softball team that eventually became a three time national champion. The Arkansas Heat have become well known all over, not only the state of Arkansas but around the country, for their winning ways...
Six Sigma Training Yields Significant Savings for Area Industries (07/19/11)
Colson Monette had two of its leaders become Six Sigma Green Belt certified by Black River Technical College (BRTC) and the Arkansas Quality Institute between February and June 2011. The initiatives implemented by the newly certified Green Belts include motion reduction, wait-time and set-up time reduction, direct labor time and efficiency improvement, time-scan error reduction, reduction of part delivery delays, and labor cost and cycle-time reduction.. ...
Benefit tournament in Manila for Cody Gentry (07/19/11)
A benefit Men and Women's Softball tournament for police officer Cody Gentry who was injured while on duty will be held in Manila at the ballpark. Entry fee is $350 per team and there will be a concession...
Art Around the World (07/19/11)
An art summer camp, Art Around the World, was held last week at the Manila Community Center under the direction of art teacher Brooke Aguilar, assisted by Misty Humway. Classes were held Monday through Thursday with students creating African baskets; Mexican Tile Mosaics, Australian animal sculptures, and Asian prints. It was something new each day for the 13 young artists...
Watermelon Festival date changed (07/19/11)
Due to unexpected circumstances, the date of Leachville Watermelon Festival has been changed to Saturday Aug. 13, on Main Street. Everyone is invited to come and join in the activities. The festival will kick off with a parade at 9 a.m. Line up for the parade will be at elementary school starting at 8 a.m...
Buffalo Island Central School Board (07/19/11)
Buffalo Island School Board approved several student transfers, accepted resignation of choir director, reviewed and accepted bids for equipment, raised lunch prices, hired personnel, and worked through other business at the July 11 meeting...
Stanley Reed killed in auto accident (07/19/11)
LITTLE ROCK -- Stanley E. Reed, the ninth president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, died in a single-car accident Friday morning. A cotton farmer from Marianna (Lee County), Reed served as president of the organization from 2003-2008. He was 59...
Helen L. Patterson (07/19/11)
Helen L. Patterson, 80, formerly of Black Oak died on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Crittenden Regional Hospital. She was born May 6, 1931, in Monette to the late Henry and Elizabeth Gipson. She was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ belief. Mrs. Patterson enjoyed gardening, ceramics and cooking...
Dakota James Stafford (07/19/11)
Dakota James Stafford, 10, son of Richard and Crystal Loar Stafford, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Blytheville, he had lived most of his life in Manila where he attended Manila Elementary School having completed the second grade. He was looking forward to starting the third grade and enjoyed stacking cans and blocks...