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Stories from Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Manila hosts conference (08/16/11)
Manila elementary hosted a K-6 Conference on Wednesday with Mississippi County teachers from Manila, Armorel, Osceola and South Mississippi County attending. Over 200 attended the full day of sessions...
Leachville Watermelon Festival 2011 (08/16/11)
Leachville Watermelon Festival was held Saturday kicking off with a parade filled with antique cars, four-wheelers, motorcycles, beauty queens, fire trucks and more. Chairman Paula Bowen expressed her appreciation to everyone for their participation. Booths, games, food and entertainment kept visitors busy throughout the day...
Wear the style welcomed to Caraway (08/16/11)
A special ribbon cutting was held Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Wear the Style Is in Caraway. The new business is located on the corner of West State Street and Waco Avenue and is owned by Glenda Kelems, Courtney Kelems, and Justin Kelems. Heather Bupp will be working at the store also...
BIC Board meets in Jonesboro (08/16/11)
Buffalo Island Central School Board met in Jonesboro Tuesday, Aug. 9, with Scott Beardsley with Beardsley First Security Public Finance providing professional development in-service for board members...
Caraway Council considers sales tax feasibility (08/16/11)
The Caraway City Council discussed finances, potential sales tax, and ordinances at the regular city council meeting held Thursday, Aug. 11. "I am glad to see the general fund is up this month," Mayor Barry Riley said. "We are all working hard to cut costs in every way possible."...
Department heads report to council (08/16/11)
The Leachville Council heard department reports, announced training schedules and agreed to update the city's emergency preparedness plan at the regular council meeting held Monday, Aug. 8 Dickie Coburn reported limbs are still being picked up throughout the city. An insurance check was received for $14,615 to repair damage to the lift station and do fence repair...
Brittany Stockton on her way to Australia (08/16/11)
Brittany Stockton, student at Buffalo Island Central, has been invited to participate in the Down Under Sports tournament to be held in Australia the summer of 2012. "I am honored to be an ambassador of not only our community and state, but also our country," Brittany said. I hope to participate in this international tournament."...
Catch of a lifetime (08/16/11)
Floyd Winstead has been fishing in the Floodway for most of his life but made the catch of a lifetime recently. It was not the size of the fish but how it was caught that made the catch so unusual. "If I had not had a witness, I would not have even bothered to tell the story," Winstead said...
Percy Sanders (08/16/11)
Percy Sanders, 64, of Osceola, Ark., died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at Osceola Heath Care, Inc. in Osceola. Born March 28, 1947 in Savage, Miss., he was the son of the late Leroy and Ida Franklin Sanders and was a mechanic...
Mary Edity Weyer (08/16/11)
Mary Edith Weyer, age 70 of Paragould, Arkansas, died Monday, August 15, 2011 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas after a brave battle with cancer. Born October 27, 1940, in Arbyrd, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Leo and Lois Skelton Stumon and had been a long-time area resident. ...
Tony Laffoon (08/16/11)
Mr. Tony Laffoon, age 39 of Little Rock, formerly of Leachville, passed from this life Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. Born at Jonesboro, he was the son of the late Ronnie Laffoon and was a 1991 graduate of Buffalo Island Central High School. ...
Elman Elyse Grooms (08/16/11)
Mr. Elman Elyse Grooms, 89, of Leachville, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville he was the son of the late Ed and Evah Jackson Grooms and had lived most of his life in Leachville. ...
Amy Diane Bollinger (08/16/11)
Amy Diane Bollinger, 36, of Manila, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born at Benton Harbor, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Jackie Joe and Janice Marie Hammons Rich and had lived most of her life in Manila. She was a 1994 graduate of Manila High School and was a former employee of Milwaukee Tool in Blytheville...
Patricia Carol Ainley (08/16/11)
Patricia Carol Ainley, 60, of Jonesboro, Ark., died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 at her home in Jonesboro after a battle with cancer. Born Jan. 31, 1951 at Rockford, Ill., she was the daughter of Robert and Arlene McMaster Gates and was a homemaker and caregiver...