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Stories from Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Manila swimming pool site chosen (02/07/12)
Manila City Council members expressed their agreement with Mayor Wayne Wagner's recommendation for a pool site at a special called meeting Monday evening, Jan. 30. Following a lengthy discussion the council voted unanimously to go forward with the proposed site on the corner of Davis and Lake Streets, across from the city park, north of the tennis courts...
Manila Mayor says first year successful (02/07/12)
Manila Mayor Wayne Wagner recently completed his first year in office and considers 2011 successful. It has been a busy year with a lot of emphasis put on revitalization and clean-up efforts making it easier for homeowners and contractors to renovate and build in Manila...
Boy Scouts of America, Troop 42, named Cherokee District "Troop of the year 2011" (02/07/12)
The Cherokee Scouting District held its annual banquet Jan. 28 in St Bernard's Auditorium in Jonesboro. During the recognition and awards portion of the banquet, District Executive Kathy Thompson awarded a plaque to Troop 42 in recognition of its selection as Troop of The Year...
GIF Funding - Community Enhancement Grants (02/07/12)
State Representative Charolette Wagner recently announced the recipients of this year's GIF Funding - Community Enhancement Grants. Among the Mississippi County cities and towns receiving $3,000 each were Blytheville, Dell, Dyess, Etowah, Gosnell, Keiser, Leachville, Manila, and Osceola. ...
Manila FFA Alumni dinner/auction Saturday (02/07/12)
Manila FFA Alumni Association gathered over 100 items for the 14th FFA auction and dinner. The event will be held Saturday at the Manila Airport Center. The meal will begin at 6 p.m. and the auction at 7 p.m...
Terry Couch seeks re-election (02/07/12)
Terry Couch is seeking re-election for Craighead County District 12 justice of the peace. He is a republican seeking a third term on the Craighead County Quorum Court. "I have served the Eastern District and Craighead County for the last three years," Couch said. ...
Feb. 6-10 proclaimed Counseling Week (02/07/12)
Manila School counselors, Angie Gipson, high school; Trena Shedd, middle school; and Teresa Eastin, elementary school, met with Superintendent Pam Castor as she signed a proclamation Monday morning proclaiming National School Counseling Week Feb. 6-10...
Cougars use long range bombs to sink Mustangs 58-41 on senior night (02/07/12)
Rector drilled eight three pointers, including seven in the first half, and went on to post a 58-41 victory over Buffalo Island Central, spoiling the Mustang's senior night Friday at the Mustang Athletic Complex in Monette...
Riverside Roundball Roundup (02/07/12)
Riverside used a 22-2 fourth quarter explosion to roll past Cross County 68-38 in 2A-3 conference action Tuesday night at Cherry Valley. Logan Meurer poured in 28 points to lead the Rebels, who also got 10 points apiece from Morgan Fletcher and Jacob Jordan. Brock Adams added eight points and 10 rebounds...
Manila Basketball Rewind (02/07/12)
Manila swept a pair of 3A-3 conference games last week, defeating Rivercrest 60-35 Tuesday night at Manila before downing Piggott 55-36 Friday night on the road. The Lions held a slim five point lead over the Colts at the half before building their advantage to 39-29 heading into the fourth quarter. ...
Lady Mustangs wrap up Conference season with 67-36 win over Rector (02/07/12)
Buffalo Island Central's Lady Mustangs closed out the 2A-3 conference season with a convincing 67-36 victory over Rector Thursday night at the Mustang Athletic Complex in Monette...
Mary Helen Hamilton (02/07/12)
Mary Helen Hamilton, 85, passed from this earth to be with her heavenly Father on Feb. 1, 2012. She was at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House. She was born March 26, 1926, to the late James Earl and Mary Leslie in Monette. ...
Charlie Wayne Purcell (02/07/12)
Charlie Wayne Purcell, 75, of Leachville, passed from this life, Sunday Feb. 5, 2012, at his home. Born in the Happy Corner Community near Leachville, he was the son of the late Francis E. ...
Ernest Edgin (02/07/12)
Ernest Edgin, 86, of Leachville, passed from this life, Friday Feb. 3, 2012, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Robert and Jessie Edgin and had been a lifelong area resident. He was the former owner and operator of Edgin's Auto Body Shop in Leachville and was a longtime member of the First Assembly of God...
Willie Lawrence Davis (02/07/12)
Willie Lawrence Davis, 85, of Leachville, died Thursday evening, Feb. 2, 2012, at the Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. Born at Corinth, Miss., he was the son of the late Oscar and Lillie McMinn Davis and had been a lifelong area resident. ...
Andrew Crafton "Drew" Blankenship (02/07/12)
Andrew Crafton "Drew" Blankenship died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born to Koehler and Pam Blankenship of Dell, Ark., on Oct. 22, 1968, and lived his entire life there...