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Stories from Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Manila BW reviews pool proposal (08/30/11)
Manila Business Woman got a first hand look at the designs of a swimming pool/water park/therapeutic pool plans underway in Manila at the meeting held Monday, Aug. 22. BW President Janella Caraway welcomed everyone and on behalf of the club thanked Mayor Wayne Wagner and his staff for providing a special dinner at the depot center...
Library summer reading programs successful (08/30/11)
Summer Reading Club was a great success in the Craighead County libraries of Caraway, Lake City and Monette. This year's theme was One World Many Stories. Adults and children of all ages learned about life in different countries and cultures. ...
Sign repaired and returned (08/30/11)
Rickey Copeland, Steve Suber and Joe Hultquistt didn't waste any time in seeing to it the "Welcome to Buffalo Island" sign, on Highway 139, got put back in place after the storm from the north blew it down last month...
Manila Fire Department barbecue sale set (08/30/11)
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...
Leachville man receives liver transplant (08/30/11)
Fundraisers to help with expenses Mitchell Zolman is grateful for every moment. He recently received a liver transplant, but the costs are overwhelming. Volunteers are planning several fundraisers to help...
Marty Boyd announces plans to run for Craighead County Sheriff (08/30/11)
Marty Boyd, Craighead County Sheriff's Department assistant chief deputy, is hoping to succeed his boss, Jack McCann, as the next sheriff of Craighead County. Boyd announced Monday that he is running in the May 2012 Democratic Primary Election...
Janice Croom honored with luncheon (08/30/11)
Manila High School staff and administration honored Janice Croom with a luncheon Tuesday. Mrs. Croom served as high school secretary for 49 years. She decided to retire just before the beginning of the 20011-2012 school year...
BIC journalism staff earns top honors at convention (08/30/11)
Members of the Buffalo Island Central journalism staff earned many honors at the Arkansas Scholastic Press Association Convention. The convention was held in Rogers April 14-15. In addition to earning several superiors in mail-in contests, the staff had its most decorated night at the ASPA banquet. ...
Arkansas Civil War reenactment events scheduled in Osceola (08/30/11)
As the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Arkansas, the Mississippi County Historical and Genealogical Society will host a series of reenactment events which took place in Osceola, paying tribute to the area's founding fathers who fought on both sides of the war...
Butterfly House benefit set in Manila (08/30/11)
The first major fundraiser for the Butterfly House, a faith based recovery center for women, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Manila Community Center. There will be a meal catered by Strawberry's, a silent auction, music and guest speakers...
James "Jim" York (08/30/11)
James "Jim" London York entered this world May 5, 1940, and went home with our Lord Aug. 27, 2011. Jim was retired with John Deere Company, where he knew most everyone in farming around the Buffalo Island area over the span of the forty years that he worked there. ...
Samuel Scott Wallace (08/30/11)
Mr. Samuel Scott Wallace, 56, of Manila, passed from this life Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at his home. Born at Memphis, he was the son of the late Wayne and Bettye Parker Wallace and was a lifelong Manila resident. ...
Willene Cason Trammel (08/30/11)
Ms. Willene Cason Trammel, 93, of Monette, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church...
Lanny Ray Hendrix (08/30/11)
Lanny Ray Hendrix, 59, of Forrest City, Ark., died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born Sept. 28, 1951 in Trumann, Ark., he was the son of the late Ralph and Minnie Bryant Hendrix and was a lifelong area resident. ...
Mary Lorene Day (08/30/11)
Osceola Mrs. Mary Lorene Day, 87, of Osceola, Ark., died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at her home. Born June 22, 1924, at Hillsboro, Ala., she was the daughter of the late James and Mira Turner Ragan and had been a long-time area resident. ...
Jose Castanon (08/30/11)
Jose Castanon, 67, of Jonesboro, formerly of Leachville, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born at Santa Rosa, Texas, he was the son of the late Cosmo and Mercedes Rojas Castanon. He was a retired farmer and had lived many years in Leachville before moving to Jonesboro in 2009...