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Stories from Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Manila veteran book still underway (08/23/11)
A book honoring Manila veterans is still underway. Donna Jackson, local historian, has been gathering information and pictures from veterans and family members of veterans to be compiled in the book...
Davis turns 95 (08/23/11)
Fred Davis turned 95 Monday, Aug. 15, sharing the day with his fellow residents at Lakeside Nursing Center, the staff and his friend, State Representative Homer Lenderman. Davis and Lenderman share the Aug. 15 birth date. Even though Davis was born 40 years before Lenderman, the two became instant friends when they met several years ago...
Helping hands (08/23/11)
Some of the Community Involvement Team of Southworth Products including Shelly Barley, Dianah Rowan, Josh McCullough and Jacob Walker and volunteers, Tyler Barley, Douglas Callender, Jean and Abigail Croom, Misty Martin, Kenny Rowan, and Robert and Lisa Smith, filled 100 backpacks Saturday, Aug. ...
Dell Power Plant donates to MMS project (08/23/11)
Students of Janet Metheny and Tammi Scott will know exactly where they are going as they learn and enjoy using the new GPS (Global Positioning System) in several classes. The two Manila middle school teachers attended a workshop learning how the GPS system can be used in different classes...
Adams' Estate Garden Tour set (08/23/11)
The Adams Estate Garden Tour will be held Labor Day Weekend from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4; and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5. The tour will benefit Baby Basics of NEA. Admission to the tour is a package of diapers...
Monette yard of the month recognized (08/23/11)
The home of Dixie Bradford Bennett, 20061 Highway 18 East, Monette, has been chosen as the Yard of the Month for August. Monette City Beautification Committee member Ernestine Ray presented Mrs. Bennett with a framed certificate which read, "The home of Dixie Bennett has been recognized as having the most beautifully landscaped and manicured yard in the entire Monette community for the month of August 2011." Barbara Suber placed the YOM sign in the front yard to signify the honor. ...
Danna Deaton, APN, returns to Wagner Medical Clinic (08/23/11)
Danna Deaton, APN, rejoined the staff at Wagner Medical Clinic last week and is happy to be back. Deaton was part of the original staff when the clinic opened in Manila in 2005. She said she has been blessed to work part-time for the last few years...
Miss. Co. Farm Bureau to host annual meeting (08/23/11)
Mississippi County Farm Bureau will host its annual meeting Monday, Aug. 29, starting at 6 p.m. at Arkansas Northeastern College, Burdette. Benton Felts of Joiner, president, said the annual event will feature food, entertainment, door prizes, a speaker and business. Bobby Skeen, National Cotton Board, will be the featured speaker. Skeen is a "story teller" similar to the late Jerry Clower...
Golf tournament benefits Baby Basics of NEA (08/23/11)
The first annual Baby Basics of NEA Golf Scramble was held Friday, Aug. 12, at the Big Lake Country Club in Manila. Nineteen three-man teams participated and everyone enjoyed the scramble. Members of the winning team included Todd Edwards, Nick Williams, and Chet Crook...
Monette Council fills vacancy, accepts resignation (08/23/11)
Monette City Council accepted the resignation of Ward 1 Alderman Perry Wood at the Monday, Aug. 15, meeting. Wood cited personal reasons for his resignation. This leaves two councilmen seats open for appointment since Billy Watson resigned last month...
Manila Council discusses pool, hangar update (08/23/11)
Manila City Council worked through a short agenda on Monday evening, Aug. 15, discussing swimming pool plans, airport hangar improvements and a new shop building. All council members were present. They are Larry "Whiz" Davis, Linda Donovan, Donnie Wagner, Tony Hawkins, Jason Baltimore, and Dale Murphy...
Past abuses of three WMAs lead to change in practice (08/23/11)
LITTLE ROCK -- Historically, sportsmen have been able to access and manipulate three Northeast Arkansas wildlife management areas prior to waterfowl season. That practice will no longer be allowed on Big Lake, St. Francis Sunken Lands and Dave Donaldson Black River WMAs and has never been allowed on any other state WMA...
Roddy twins lead Lady Mustang golfers to four victories (08/23/11)
Buffalo Island Central's lady golfers are off to a fast start this season, behind the strong play of twin sisters Sarah and Lauren Roddy. The Roddy twins have taken turns capturing medalist honors in most of BIC's early season matches...
Elizabeth Bollinger (08/23/11)
Elizabeth Bollinger, 78, of Manila, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Blytheville, she was the daughter of the late Clyde John and Guy Eula Pillow Lutes and was a 1952 graduate of Blytheville High School. ...
Albert H. Doutt (08/23/11)
Mr. Albert H. Doutt, II, 66, of Osceola, Ark., died Thursday, Aug, 18, 2011, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. Mr. Doutt was born Dec. 21, 1944 to the late Albert H. Doutt, Sr. and Beneta Marletta Vanoram Doutt. He was a member of the Bethel Church of the Lord Jesus Christ and retired from Wesson Farms...
Lonnie Hopkins Wright (08/23/11)
Mr. Lonnie Hopkins Wright, 87, of Manila, passed from this life Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at his home. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late R.T. and Clara Belle Crews Wright and was a lifelong Manila resident. He was retired from Brown Shoe Company and was a member of the Manila First Baptist Church. Mr. Wright was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of the American Legion...
Louie Ray Wadley (08/23/11)
Mr. Louie Ray Wadley, 85, of Manila died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at his home. Born in Alicia, Ark., Mr. Wadley was the son of the late Joe "Huck" and Bertha Mae Williams Wadley and had been a lifelong Manila resident. ...
Michael Ray Fox (08/23/11)
Michael Ray Fox, 27, of Paragould passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011. He was born May 26, 1984, in Blytheville, Ark., to Mitchell and Christina Atchley. Michael loved music, singing and dancing with his daughter...
Spencer Ray Carter (08/23/11)
Mr. Spencer Ray Carter, Jr., 53, of Jonesboro, Ark., died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at St. Bernards Medical Center after a brave battle with cancer. Mr. Carter was born Oct. 24, 1957 in Jonesboro to Spencer and Audrey Carter. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends...