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Stories from Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lake City Mayor reflects on first year in office (01/24/12)
Staff Mayor Jon Milligan finished the first year of his four year term as Lake City mayor. He said he has enjoyed serving as mayor. Lake City has been home to Milligan all his life. "The employees have years of experience and they know their jobs," Milligan said. ...
Cherokee heritage runs deep in Knowlton's ancestry (01/24/12)
Manila's Jeff Knowlton, musician, writer, artist and craftsman, enjoys preserving history and legend through his music, paintings, stories and poems. He has long been a researcher of Native American history with a special emphasis on the Cherokee tribe. ...
GED program changes coming (01/24/12)
Adults who have started, or who plan to start, the GED program have six opportunities to take the test before the next major change takes place Jan. 1, 2014. The test will be offered three times in 2012 and three times in 2013...
Huckaby seeks judgeship (01/24/12)
Curt Huckaby has filed for the newly created District Judge position for Craighead County, Lake City Division. Born and raised in Lake City, Huckaby has maintained a law practice in Lake City for the past 30 years. He is married to Vickie Huckaby, a partner in Friends and Company Hair Salon in Jonesboro. Curt, Vickie, and their children reside in Jonesboro...
Council approves salary increases (01/24/12)
The Monette City Council approved a $700 salary increase for the nine full time city employees and Mayor Chub Qualls at the regular council meeting held Monday, Jan. 16. A salary freeze was set for council members and the city clerk/treasurer...
Manila Mayor appoints department heads (01/24/12)
Manila Mayor Wayne Wagner recommended the reappointment of department heads at the regular city council meeting held Jan. 16. "They are all doing a good job and I recommend the reappointment of Jackie Hill for chief of police; Keith Bennett as fire chief; and Henry Ford as water superintendent," Mayor Wagner said...
Museum Talk (01/24/12)
Do you remember when a Coke cost five cents? The Buffalo Island Museum has a Coca-Cola bottling machine from the early 1950s. It is a Vendo 39 model and was donated by Johnny Jones. This model was produced from 1949 to 1957. ...
BIC Homecoming Royalty (01/24/12)
Buffalo Island Central Homecoming festivities were held Friday night, Jan. 13, at the Mustang Athletic Complex in Monette. Royalty pictured are, from left: Princess Chasity Garrett, escort Weslan Colbert, Queen Lindsey Pittman, crown bearer Lextan Corter, escort Nick Bollinger, flower girl Macie Hatch, Princess Lauren Roddy and escort Alex Field...
Lions battle back in second half to spoil Hornets' homecoming (01/24/12)
Manila overcame a sluggish start and a fired-up Harrisburg squad to post a come from behind 67-52 victory Friday night, spoiling the Hornet's homecoming festivities. Harrisburg came out hot in the opening half, building a 32-29 halftime edge. ...
Maynard sinks last second shot to stun Lady Rebels 44-42 (01/24/12)
Jordan Roberts hit a short jumper in the lane with less than five seconds on the clock to deal Riverside a heartbreaking 44-42 loss in 2A-3 senior girls conference action Thursday night at Maynard...
Rebels split pair of Conference contests (01/24/12)
Alteeno Sain pumped in 30 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked six shots to lead Riverside to a 74-65 2A-3 conference victory over Maynard Friday night on the road. Logan Meurer also had a big night for the Rebels, pouring in 22 more points, including a perfect 12-12 performance from the free throw line. ...
Fowler's late free throws lift BIC over EPC 78-77 (01/24/12)
Brittany Fowler sank the game tying and go-ahead free throws with seven seconds remaining to lift Buffalo Island Central to a come-from-behind 78-77 victory over East Poinsett County in a key 2A-3 conference game Thursday night at Lepanto...
Mustang basketball roundup (01/24/12)
Josh McCormick drained four three pointers to help Buffalo Island Central knock off Cross County 52-33 Tuesday night at the Mustang Athletic Complex in Monette. McCormick led the Mustangs with 16 points while Wes Colbert pitched in nine more...
Margaret Elizabeth Wallace (01/24/12)
Margaret Elizabeth Wallace, 59, of Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Leachville, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. She was the widow of Mr. Lacey Wallace and had been a Nevada resident for the past 17 years...
Mary Ethel Roberson (01/24/12)
Mary Ethel Roberson, 75, of Manila, widow of Mr. Bill Roberson, died Sunday Jan. 15, 2012, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Manila she was the daughter of the late James Nolen and Emily Smith Bollinger. ...
Ernesto Perez (01/24/12)
Ernesto Perez, 44, of Valle Hermosa, Mexico, formerly of Manila, died early Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, from injuries received in an accident in Valle Hermosa. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Howard Funeral Service of Manila. Guest register is www.howardfuneralservice.com...
Thelma Jackson (01/24/12)
Thelma Jackson, 84, longtime Leachville resident, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at the Gosnell Nursing Center. She was the daughter of the late Thomas Eugene and Gladys Basinger Harrell and had been a longtime Leachville resident before making her home in Gosnell last year. ...
Helen Louise Henry (01/24/12)
Helen Louise Henry, 86, of West Memphis, passed away Jan. 17, 2012, in Jonesboro. She was born Oct. 2, 1925 in Nettleton, to the late George and Myrtle Eidson Wyatt. Mrs. Henry was an all star basketball player in her youth and continued her love of the game throughout life. She was a beautician for over 50 years and retired in July 2010...
Jayley Kay Harper (01/24/12)
Jayley Kay Harper, infant daughter of Eric Harper and Savannah Hurt, was born into Heaven on Jan. 22, 2012, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. In addition to her parents she is survived by grandparents, Larry and Robin Harper of Caraway, Ark., Donnie Hurt of Blytheville, Ark., and Lisa Parker of Monette Ark...
Paul Dean Crews (01/24/12)
Paul Dean Crews, 62, of Leachville, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. He was the son of the late Eugene and Ethel Mary Pilgram Crews and had been a lifelong Leachville area resident. He was a former longtime employee of Hytrol Conveyor in Jonesboro and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Leachville...