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Stories from Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Riverside junior high students named Regional Quiz Bowl champs (02/14/12)
Riverside Junior High Quiz Bowl team is on the way to the state tournament after earning the title of 2A Regional tournament champions. The team, under the leadership of Brenda Hutcheson, hosted the 2A Regional Quiz Bowl competition on Saturday, Feb. ...
James Ward celebrates 80th birthday (02/14/12)
The children of James Ward were hosts for an 80th birthday party for their father on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Town Village at Audubon Park in Memphis. Guests included daughter, Vicki Moore, and husband, Rodney, of Beech Bluff, Tenn.; their children, Bethanie and Nicholas Moore of Memphis and Nicholas' friend, Salenia Turner of Nesbit, Miss.; son, Ricky Ward, and wife, Nancy, and children, Lauren and Logan of Atoka, Tenn.; daughter, Melana Sain, and husband, A.J., and their daughters, Brooke and Shey of Memphis; sister, Vondella (Ward) Davis, and husband, Leon, of Caraway; longtime friend, Grace (Steincamp) Waugh, of Caraway and a host of friends from Town Village.. ...
Buffalo Island FFA planning dinner/auction (02/14/12)
Buffalo Island Central FFA is planning a second annual dinner and auction. It will be held on Tuesday, March 13, at the elementary school cafeteria in Monette. The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the auction at 7:30 p.m...
Manila FFA Alumni hosts auction/dinner (02/14/12)
Manila FFA Alumni members held the dinner/auction on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Manila Community Center with an estimated 200 attending. The dinner, a catfish and chicken meal with all the trimmings, was catered by Big Butts in Leachville...
Terry M. McNatt announced plans to run for County Treasurer (02/14/12)
Terry M. McNatt recently announced he is a candidate for Craighead County treasurer in the May 2012 Democratic Primary elections. "I have served in law enforcement for more than 20 years, 17 of those as D.A.R.E. Coordinator in Craighead County." McNatt said. "I am looking forward for the opportunity to show the citizens of this county that I can continue that service as their county treasurer."...
Caraway message center will arrive soon (02/14/12)
Caraway Mayor Riley reported the new LED message center would arrive in two weeks when he addressed the Caraway City Council Thursday, Feb. 9. He requested an additional $1,228 be allocated to wrap the base of the sign to conceal wiring...
BIC youth wins second in Patriot's Pen essay contest (02/14/12)
Weston Holt, sixth grader at Buffalo Island Central East Elementary, was recently honored for winning second place in the Regional Patriot's Pen youth essay contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. This year's theme was "Are You Proud of your Country?"...
First annual wild pig roast set to benefit the Butterfly House (02/14/12)
The first annual Wild Pig Roast will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Adams Gin in Leachville. All proceeds will go to the Butterfly House. Ticket price is $20. The Butterfly House will be a recovery home for women...
Museum Talk (02/14/12)
A 1951 Crosley radio, donated by Mae Qualls, has a place in the Buffalo Island Museum. It represents a time when the radio played an important part in the Buffalo Island home. Today people take the television for granted, but it wasn't so long ago that the radio was in everyone's living room. ...
Manila Lion president recognized (02/14/12)
Manila Lion president Tom Jaco was recognized at the Wednesday, Feb. 8, meeting for membership excellence. Lion Danny Robbins made the presentation. Lion Jaco received a letter from Lion International and a pin for sponsoring four new Lion members for 2010-2011...
Pizza Boss opens in Lake City (02/14/12)
Pizza Boss, located at 1005 Highway 18 East, Lake City, opened last week and is ready for business. The owners are looking forward to being part of the community. Owners are Steve and Suzy Brandon and sons Clint and Guy Walker. Both Steve and Clint have experience in the restaurant business...
Rivercrest uses late run to oust Junior Lions in district semi-finals (02/14/12)
Rivercrest and Manila battled back and forth in a game of runs before the junior Colts finally pulled away for a 69-61 victory over the Lions Wednesday night at Harrisburg in the semifinals of the 3A-3 District Tournament...
Warriors ambush Mustangs 53-31 in Junior District semifinals (02/14/12)
East Poinsett County avenged its only loss of the season with a resounding 53-31 victory over Buffalo Island Central in the semifinals of the 2A-3 District Tournament Thursday night at Lake City...
Lady Greyhounds run past BIC to win District title (02/14/12)
Marmaduke raced past Buffalo Island Central 49-25 to take home the 2A-3 Junior District Tournament Championship Saturday night at Lake City. It was the rubber match between the Lady Greyhounds and the Lady Mustangs, who split during the regular season, but this time it was all Marmaduke.The two teams fought on even terms in the first quarter, with BIC holding an 11-10 lead at the break. ...
Lady Lions knock off BIC at the MAC (02/14/12)
Manila went on the road and stunned Buffalo Island Central 65-56 in non-conference action Thursday night at the Mustang Athletic Complex. Devon Burrow pumped in 13 points while Kirsten Adcock and Kailen Shelton added 11 and 10 points respectively as the Lady Lions improved to 15-9 on the year...
Monk sparks Warriors past Rebels to claim Junior district title (02/14/12)
Malik Monk proved to be too much once again for Riverside, pouring in a game high 33 points in leading the Warriors to a 61-49 victory over the Rebels in the finals of the 2A-3 District Tournament Saturday night at Lake City...
Lady Rebels fall to Marmaduke in Junior District Tournament (02/14/12)
Marmaduke wiped away any thoughts Riverside had of reaching the 2A-3 District Championship game with a resounding 51-19 victory over the Junior Lady Rebels in semifinal action Friday night at Lake City...
Manila sweeps Mustangs and Rebels (02/14/12)
Manila rolled past both Riverside and Buffalo Island Central last week, defeating the Rebels 75-54 Tuesday night at Manila before bouncing the Mustangs 65-34 Friday night at home...
James Russell Strickland (02/14/12)
James Russell Strickland, 86, passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 in Jonesboro. He was born Aug. 25, 1925, in Black Oak to the late William and Rosetta Strickland. He was a charter member of the Pi Kappa Alpha at Arkansas State University. ...
Voy Lee Bailey (02/14/12)
Voy Lee Bailey, 73, of Leachville, died late Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born at Higden, Ark., he was the son of the late Milburn and Exie Eoff Bailey and had lived most of his life in the Monette and Leachville areas. ...
Donald Roger Almquist (02/14/12)
Donald Roger Almquist, 68, of Paragould, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at the Green Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. He had been a longtime resident of Minnesota before making his home in Paragould. He attended Arkansas State University and had been an employee of Greene County Excavation Company...