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Stories from Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Buffalo Island Museum receives grant (12/27/11)
The Buffalo Island Museum in Monette was the recipient of a $2,500 operational grant for small museums from the Arkansas Humanities Council, American Association of Museums and the Department of Arkansas Heritage...
Retirement reception honors long-time Manila Postal employees (12/27/11)
Manila Postmaster Don Nunnally, who will be retiring Jan. 2, and Wilma Adams, who retired in November, 2009, were honored on Wednesday, Dec. 21, with a reception for their years of service to the Manila Post Office...
Manila Lions fill Christmas boxes (12/27/11)
Manila Lions Club members and volunteers gathered on Friday evening to fill Christmas boxes with food and toys to be delivered on Christmas Eve. Over 100 boxes were filled and delivered this year. The Lions collect food, ring the bell, and host the pancake supper in their Goodfellow project to make the holidays better for families in the area. ...
Lake City Christmas lighting winners (12/27/11)
Lake City Christmas lighting winners were recently announced. Winners included: First place $100 - Cameron Tate; Second place $75 - Curtis Timms; Third place $50 - Russell Hall.
Monette Christmas Lighting Winners (12/27/11)
The Monette Beautification Committee announced selections of 2011 Christmas lighting winners last week. Business winners were: first place, Greenway Equipment Co., 301 W. Drew Avenue; second place, Liberty Bank of Arkansas, 300 W. Drew Avenue; and third place, Johnny Dunigan, Attorney at Law, 219 W. Drew Avenue...
Manila Council hears fire department report (12/27/11)
Manila Fire Chief Keith Bennett and Assistant Chief Woody Nunnally addressed the Manila City Council at the Dec. 19 meeting giving a report for the 2011 year. Chief Bennett said the fire department had 119 runs with 80 fire calls as of Dec. 14...
Greyhounds race past Rebels 51-31 in NEA Tournament (12/27/11)
Marmaduke rolled past conference rival Riverside 51-31 in the opening round of the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament Thursday night at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro...
Valley View holds off Lady Rebels 66-50 in first round of NEA Tournament (12/27/11)
Eleventh seeded Riverside went into the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament as a decided underdog to sixth seeded Valley View Friday afternoon, but the Lady Rebels put a scare into the favored Blazers before finally succumbing 66-50 in first round action...
Manila Lions named Players of the Game (12/27/11)
Members of the Manila senior high basketball team, Brady Jones, Scott Eubanks and Zack Day, were recognized as Players of the Game at the first annual Mississippi County games. Manila played Blytheville High School at Osceola...
Lady Lions nip Highland 44-41 to advance to quarterfinals of NEA Tournament (12/27/11)
Manila rode the hot shooting hand of sophomore Kirsten Adcock and held off a determined Highland Lady Rebel team to post a 44-41 victory in the first round of the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament Wednesday morning at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro...
Lions roar past Mustangs 73-46 in NEA Tournament action (12/27/11)
After a slow start, Manila pulled out the long-range artillery and roared past Buffalo Island Central to claim a 73-46 victory in the first round of the 65th annual Northeast Arkansas Invitational Basketball Tournament Wednesday night at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro...
Lady Mustangs trounce Tuckerman 64-21 in NEA tourney opener (12/27/11)
Buffalo Island Central's senior girls broke their four game losing streak in a big way, with a 64-21 thrashing over Tuckerman Thursday afternoon in the first round of the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro...
Kinley Faith Wilbanks (12/27/11)
Kinley Faith Wilbanks, infant daughter of John and Kathryn Simpson Wilbanks of Manila, was born and died Dec. 18, 2011, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister, Riley Wilbanks of the home; grandparents, Larry Wilbanks of Althelstan, Ark., Janet Field of Manila, Ark., and Josh and Jennifer Simpson of Manila, Ark...
Bryan Sickels (12/27/11)
Bryan Sickels, 35, of Manila, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at The Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Born at Creve Coeur, Mo., near St. Louis, he had been a Manila resident since 1982. He was a carpenter and loved all types of woodwork. Bryan was an avid hunter and fisherman...
Herman Utah McDaniel (12/27/11)
Mr. Herman Utah McDaniel, 85, of Lake City, Ark., left this world to go to his heavenly home on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at the Lakeside Nursing Home. Mr. McDaniel was born Dec. 5, 1926, in Big Creek, Ark., to the late John and Hattie Mae Sea Perry. ...
Roy Glenn Harrell, Sr. (12/27/11)
Roy Glenn Harrell, Sr., a good and faithful servant, passed from this life Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at age 79 in St. Louis, Mo. He was the beloved husband for 50 years of Kate Handley Harrell, beloved father of R. ...
Thelma Jean Hilburn Hacker (12/27/11)
Thelma Jean Hilburn Hacker, 84, of Portia, Ark., died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at the Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas, Ark. Born Jan. 10, 1927 at Black Rock, Ark., she was the daughter of the late James Homer and Dora Swindle Hilburn and had been a long-time area resident. ...