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Stories from Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cash benefit nets $350,000 (08/09/11)
"All the gold may be in California, but the Cash is in Jonesboro tonight," said a devoted fan during the first annual Johnny Cash Music Festival held at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center on Thursday, Aug. 4...
Ranges donated to local high school (08/09/11)
August 1, 2011 -- Craighead Electric Cooperative Corporation of Jonesboro donated two electric ranges to the new Riverside High School in Lake City Thursday, July 28, 2011. "Craighead Electric Cooperative is a strong supporter of education," said Brian Duncan, CEO of Craighead Electric Cooperative. ...
Mrs. Croom says good-bye (08/09/11)
Janice Croom left her office in the Manila High School at the end of the 2010-11 school year thinking she would return -- just as she had for the last 49 years. During the summer she made the decision to retire. The first week of school will be filled with students and staff asking where is "Miss Croom."...
Manila Fire Department barbecue sale set (08/09/11)
The Manila Fire Department will hold the annual "Firemen's BBQ" Labor Day weekend, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 2-3. The firemen will begin cooking Thursday night and have Boston butts, chicken and ribs available for pickup Friday and Saturday...
Nutrition and Wellness workshop held in Manila (08/09/11)
Mary Smith, Manila High School FACS teacher, welcomed teachers from across the state to her classroom for a Nutrition and Wellness workshop held Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 2-5. Smith served as the trainer for the four day sessions. ...
Swimming park/pool ordinance approved (08/09/11)
One of the first steps in making a swimming park/pool for Manila a reality was taken at special called meeting Monday evening, Aug. 1. The meeting was attended by all Manila City Council members. Manila Council members are Larry "Whiz" Davis, Linda Donovan, Jason Baltimore, Donnie Wagner, Dale Murphy, and Tony Hawkins...
Riverside holds open house (08/09/11)
Open house was held at the new Riverside junior and senior high school on Saturday with Superintendent Tommy Knight welcoming guests. "This is a special day," Knight said. "We have seen the enthusiasm for the new school year grow as the building was completed."...
Black Water School and community, Shady Grove School, and Black Water Baptist Church reunion held (08/09/11)
On July 9 about 100 people attended the eighteenth reunion of the Black Water School and community, the Shady Grove School, and the Black Water Baptist Church...
Archie Dennis Young (08/09/11)
Archie Dennis Young, 56 of Jonesboro, Ark., formerly of Osceola, Ark., died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, in Branson, Mo. Born in Osceola, he was the son of the late Archie Dennis Young, Jr. and had lived most of his life in Northeast Arkansas. He was an Iron worker for Zachry Construction in Atlanta, Ga., and had been a resident of Jonesboro the past five years...
Paula Jean Easton (08/09/11)
Mrs. Paula Jean Easton, 60, of Paragould, Ark., died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark., after an extended illness. Born June 24, 1951, in Paragould, Ark., she was the daughter of Rayburn and Betty Hahn Johnson and was a longtime Paragould area resident. ...
Gary Cagle (08/09/11)
Mr. Gary Wade Cagle, age 57, of Manila, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Born at Jonesboro, he was the son of the late LiHue and Glenda Giles Cagle and was a lifelong Leachville-Manila area resident. ...