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Stories from Tuesday, July 26, 2011

25 years of officiating recognized (07/26/11)
A.J. Bandy of Leachville was one of six officials and seven coaches receiving the prestigious honor of being inducted into the 2011 Arkansas High School Coaches Association-Arkansas Officials Association Hall of Fame...
Manila Class of 1971 gathers home (07/26/11)
The Manila Class of 1971 gathered for a 40 year reunion on Saturday, July 23, at the Manila Depot. It had been 30 years since their last reunion so they had a lot to catch up on. Thirty-two classmates and guests reminisced and got reacquainted with non-stop conversation and eating from 4 to 10:30 p.m. ...
Swimming pool complex was the topic of a Manila meeting (07/26/11)
Several Manila residents, along with city officials, heard facts and figures on a pool/water park facility Monday night prior to the regular city council meeting. A proposed pool/water park facility has been a topic in Manila for over 10 years...
Area Schools announce opening dates (07/26/11)
Buffalo Island Central School BIC will open for classes Thursday, Aug. 18, at 7:55 a.m. The route buses will run at approximately the same time as last year. Bus routes will remain the same. Lunches will be served each day. Prices are: paid lunch $2; reduced price lunches 40 cents; free lunches to those who qualify...
Manila School Board fills positions (07/26/11)
Manila School Board filled positions and approved several transfers at the July meeting held Thursday, July 21. Following the approval of the minutes and review of the financial report, school board members approved the athletic handbook. According to Pam Castor, superintendent, the athletic handbook approved is the same as last year...
Manila City Council meeting (07/26/11)
Manila Mayor Wayne Wagner opened the regular July city council meeting, following the swimming pool public meeting, held at the Manila Airport Center. He discussed the work underway at the airport including the lighting and hangar projects. He talked to the council about looking into a grant for the terminal building located across from the Airport Community building...
Monette Council discusses community center rental (07/26/11)
The Monette City Council met Monday, July 18, and again addressed Community Center rentals, Monette Housing Authority expansion, and special city events. Mayor Qualls continued discussion of the proposed rental of the city's Community Center. A request from the Monette Housing Authority was for a chaperone to be present and responsible for rental of the center...
Caraway Council revises budget (07/26/11)
The Caraway City Council revised the city budget, addressed proposed sales tax, took reduction in salary and welcomed new business inquiries at the council meeting held Thursday, July 14. Mayor Barry Riley reviewed his proposed revision to the city budget...
Bill J. Griggs (07/26/11)
Mr. Bill J. Griggs of Steele, Mo., formerly of Dell, Ark., died July 16, 2011, at the Baptist East memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 70 years and 13 days. He was born July 3, 1941 in Dell. ...
Evan Gray Wilson (07/26/11)
Evan Gray Wilson, infant son of Brian Keith Wilson and Katie Brooke Skipper, was born and died Sunday July 24, 2011, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Ark. He is survived by his Parents: Brian Wilson and Katie Skipper; two Sisters, Brianna Wilson and Jillian Wilson both of Jonesboro, Ark.; his grandparents, Ray and Sharon Wilson of Leachville, Ark., Randy and Linda Foutch of Leachville, Ricky and Dena Skipper of Tyronza, Ark., and Karen Willis of Marked Tree, Ark.. ...
Betty Lynn Gist Stephens (07/26/11)
Betty Lynn Gist Stephens, 82, of St. James, Mo.,formerly of Cardwell and Cuba, Mo., widow of Thomas E. Stephens, died Monday, July 18, 2011, at the Hospice Care Center in Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. ...
Ronald Junior Maggard (07/26/11)
Mr. Ronald Junior Maggard, 59, of Jonesboro, died Monday, July 18, 2011 at NEA Baptist Hospital. Mr. Maggard was born on Dec. 2, 1951, in Ava, Mo., to the late Woodrow and Gertie Maggard. Mr. Maggard worked for Hedger Brothers Concrete Products for many years and he loved to hunt, fish, and spend time with his family...
Frances Burnett Hodges (07/26/11)
Frances Burnett Hodges, 79, of Osceola entered into rest Wednesday, July 20, 2011 in Memphis, Tenn. Born Jan. 6, 1932 in Booneville, Miss., to the late Frank and Mary Mann, she was of the Pentecostal faith, attended Keiser Chapel and was a homemaker. She loved gardening and fishing...
Grace Era Noble (07/26/11)
Grace Era Noble, 87, of Kennett, Mo., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 24, 2001. She was born April 25, 1924, in Monette, Ark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Noble; her parents, Effie and Ransom "Doc" Simpson; three sisters, Mildred Armstrong, Ona Boston, and Vera Cates; three brothers, Orville Simpson, Elliott "Gilley" Sims, and Freddie Simpson...
Larry William Roach (07/26/11)
Larry William Roach, 59, of Trumann, formerly of Lepanto, died of natural causes on Monday, July 25, 2011, at his residence. Born august 28, 1951, in Caraway, Ark., he was the son of the late Elizabeth Rose Roach and had been a longtime Lepanto resident before making his home in Trumann 15 years ago. ...