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Stories from Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ribbon cutting at Craighead County Solid Waste Authority (01/10/12)
Craighead County Solid Waste Authority (CCSWA) employees, board members and area mayors gathered Thursday, Jan. 5, for a ribbon cutting at the grand opening of the new facility located near Lake City. Construction of the CCSWA represents a $500,000 investment. The new building is a little larger than the previous building and the new transfer station will provide for a more efficient operation...
Manila Masons hold installation of officers (01/10/12)
Manila Masons held installation of officers at the Masonic Lodge 588 Monday evening, Jan. 2. David Hutton is the Worshipful Master; Jeremy Bennett, senior warden; David Keys, junior warden; William Barnhart, senior deacon; Jimmy Veach, junior deacon; Danny Robbins, treasurer; Eugene Dobbins, secretary; Woodrow Henry, chaplain; R.A. ...
Manila board hires elementary teacher (01/10/12)
Manila School Board members met in special session on Friday evening to discuss personnel issues. Board members present included Tracey Reinhart, president; Danny Robbins, vice president; Johnny McCain, Tony Crowell, Jeremy Jackson and Tommy Wagner...
Tolley to headline fundraiser (01/10/12)
Blytheville native Johnny Tolley will be at the Ritz Civic Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, to host a fundraising event on behalf of The Arts Council of Mississippi County. The program is called "The Johnny Tolley Ole Time Variety Show" and will include several family-friendly acts including song, dance and comedy. ...
Robertson seeks Arkansas Court of Appeals (01/10/12)
Jeannette A. Robertson, a local Jonesboro attorney, announced Monday she is seeking election to the Arkansas Court of Appeals in District 1, position 2. All judicial elections are nonpartisan and the election will be held during the primary which is scheduled for May 22, 2012...
Lion basketball rewind (01/10/12)
Brady Jones pumped in a team high 19 points to lead Manila to a come from behind 54-52 overtime victory over Hoxie Friday night in 3A-3 conference basketball action. The Mustangs took an 8-6 lead after the opening period before the Lions came back to tie the game at 18 apiece at the half. ...
Rebel basketball recap (01/10/12)
Morgan Hawley scored a game high 30 points to lead Marmaduke to a 65-57 2A-3 conference victory over Riverside Thursday night at Marmaduke. Hawley, who also grabbed six rebounds while adding four steals, went 12-14 from the foul stripe as the Greyhounds improved to 15-7 overall and 8-1 in league play. ...
Mustang basketball roundup (01/10/12)
Buffalo Island Central split a pair of conference games last week, defeating Maynard 48-46 Friday night on the road after dropping a 58-32 decision Tuesday night at Rector. Dilynn Strickland scored the game winning lay-up with eight seconds left to give the Mustangs a two point win at Maynard Friday night. Strickland led BIC with 14 points while Wes Colbert added 10...
Margaret Elizabeth Wallace (01/10/12)
Margaret Elizabeth Wallace, 59, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Leachville, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Howard Funeral Service of Leachville...
Richard Moore (01/10/12)
Richard Howard Moore, 62, of Trumann, died Sunday Jan. 1, 2012, at his home. Born at Sunnyvale, Calif., he had lived most of his life in California and was a retired truck driver. He had been a Trumann resident for the past two months...
Freddie Cleveland McKemie (01/10/12)
Freddie Cleveland McKemie, 91, of Manila, died early Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late John William and Viola Bishop McKemie and lived much of his life in Blytheville. ...
William B. Leitzen (01/10/12)
Mr. William B. Leitzen, 89, of Manila, Ark., died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Monette Manor Nursing Home. Mr. Leitzen was born June 9, 1922, in Stockton, Ill., to the late Oscar and Lula Susan Hall Leitzen. Mr. Leitzen enjoyed cracking pecans, making wooden ornaments and spending time with family and friends...
Ronnie Gene Fortson (01/10/12)
Ronnie Gene Fortson, Sr., 62, of Leachville, died early Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late William Thomas and Delilah Marie Hicks Fortson. Ronnie was a retired farmer and a lifelong area resident...
Arthur B. Bunch (01/10/12)
Arthur Bunch, resident of St. Charles County, Mo., for 48 years, died Dec. 27, 2011. He was 84 years of age. Bunch, born in Manila, Ark., June 7, 1927, served in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean War and the Merchant Marines in the interim. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Free Masons, as well as the Kiwanis...