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Stories from Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Reliving the "good ole days" (09/27/11)
An old fashioned sorghum harvest and cooking was like a step back in time on Saturday as a large group gathered at the Poor Boy's Garden in Caraway. Everyone was invited to watch or participate...
St. Jude benefit will honor Scout Lyerly (09/27/11)
A St. Jude Buffalo Island barbecue, music night and auction to honor Scout Lyerly will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Buffalo Island Central West Elementary auditorium in Monette...
School Board results (09/27/11)
Incumbent Brandon Veach was re-elected to the Manila School Board, Position 1, with 256 votes. Opponent Jackie May received 136 votes. Manila's new board member, Dr. Tommy Wagner, ran unopposed for Position 7. Position 7 was held by Steve Metheny who had served on the board of Missco and Manila for 28 years and decided not to seek re-election...
Monette Clean Sweep set for Oct. 3-7 (09/27/11)
Monette will hold the annual Clean Sweep Oct. 3-7. Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners must have the compressor removed. No gasoline, oil or toxic substances can be picked up. Brush will be removed by the city during the week. Citizens are asked to separate brush from other clean sweep items...
Big Lake Chili Cook-off offering $1,000 prize (09/27/11)
Manila Lions Club will sponsor the annual Big Lake Chili Cook-off Saturday, Oct. 1. Chairman Tony Crowell said the chili will be ready to serve at 10 a.m. Teams will start setting up at daylight or before. The booths will be set up on Dewey Street, just off main street...
Reunion draws large crowd (09/27/11)
Boyd Estes, chairman for the annual Lost Cane School and Lost Cane, Little River, Whistleville, and Roseland community reunion, welcomed people from several states to the 12th annual reunion. ...
The Legendary Drifters to be in Leachville Saturday (09/27/11)
The Legendary Drifters and Tina Turner Review will be coming to the Melody Theater at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Advance tickets are available by calling Moba Lee Miller at 539-6996; Teresa Young 573-654-9670; or Bill and Darlene Hetler 539-2298...
Stewart welcomed as new Monette Councilman (09/27/11)
Monette City Council met Sept. 19 and welcomed new councilman Jason Stewart, accepted the resignation of alderman Perry Wood and appointment of alderman Phillip Duffel. Monette Mayor Chub Qualls administered the oath of office to new councilman Stewart, who will fill the unexpired term of office for former alderman Billy Watson. ...
Manila Council works through lengthy agenda (09/27/11)
Manila City Council members worked through a lengthy agenda Monday, Sept. 19, at the regular September meeting. Council members present included Jason Baltimore, Tony Hawkins, Donnie Wagner, Linda Donovan, and Larry "Whiz" Davis. Councilman Dale Murphy was absent...
Hornets rally in second half for 30-16 win over Manila (09/27/11)
Harrisburg remained undefeated, rallying from an 8-6 halftime deficit to defeat Manila 30-16 Friday night at Lion Field. The Hornets (3-0, 1-0 3A-3) overcame four turnovers, three in the first half to pull out the win. ...
Manila golf team wins District (09/27/11)
Manila High School golf team finished first in the 3A-3 District tournament for the second consecutive year. The Lions traveled to Sugar Creek Country Club in Piggott on Sept. 20 and claimed the championship title with a 293 team score...
Mikayla Shedd's fourth trip to state (09/27/11)
Lady Lion golfer Mikayla Shedd earned her fourth trip to state competition at the district tournament held at Piggott Tuesday, Sept. 20. Mikayla, senior at Manila High School, shot a 60 finishing in the top four in individual scores in the 3A-3 District Tournament...
Arkansas Heat finishes 13th at ASA National Softball Tournament (09/27/11)
MIDLAND, Texas -- The Paragould-based Arkansas Heat softball team tied for 13th in the 103-team ASA 14-and-under A national tournament that wrapped up on Sunday, Aug. 7...
BIC captures both boys and girls district golf championships (09/27/11)
Sarah Roddy fired a 45 to take home medalist honors, helping Buffalo Island Central to its fourth straight girls District Tournament title last week at the Turkey Mountain Golf Course at Horseshoe Bend. Twin sister Lauren Roddy shot a 48 while Brittany Stockton completed the scoring for the Lady Mustangs in the nine hole event shooting a 54...
Roy Edwin Rosten (09/27/11)
Roy Edwin Rosten, 81, of Paragould, Ark., died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Ark. Born Dec. 31, 1929, in Negaunee, Mich., he was the son of the late John and Ida Rosten. ...
Doris Dale Gunn (09/27/11)
Doris Dale Gunn, 83, of Mountain View, Calif., former longtime Manila resident and widow of Mr. L.B. Gunn, passed from this life Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at her home. Born at Manila, Doris was the daughter of the late Doyle and Olive Thompson White and had lived most of her life in Manila. ...
Teresa Diane Davis (09/27/11)
Teresa Diane Davis, 46, of Trumann, Ark., died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at her home. Born March 31, 1965, she was the daughter of Floyd and Elsie Delassus Montgomery. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Trinity Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Trumann, and she enjoyed reading and spending time with her family...
Ralph Elmer Thomas (09/27/11)
Mr. Ralph Elmer Thomas, 70, of Trumann, Ark., died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, after a brave battle with cancer. Mr. Thomas was born Feb. 22, 1941, in Jonesboro, Ark., to the late Drew and Gwendolyn Thomas. Mr. Thomas retired from Roach Conveyors after 35 years and was a lifelong area resident and an avid fisherman...
Douglas Eugene "Jack" Walker (09/27/11)
Douglas Eugene "Jack" Walker of Manila, 87, passed away Sept. 21, 2011, in Columbus, Miss. The son of the late James Arthur and Dora Mae Kent Walker, Jack was born May 28, 1924, in Meridian, Miss. Jack was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Manila. ...