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Stories from Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Manila fire department receives gift (02/21/12)
Manila Business Women presented the Manila Fire Department with a gift of $1,000. "They work hard for us and we just felt they can use the money," Joann Bennett said. "They do so much for our community this is our way to show them how much we appreciate all they do."...
Manila School Board approves proposed technology plan (02/21/12)
Manila School Board reviewed the proposed technology plans presented by Jason Baltimore, technology coordinator, at the Thursday, Feb. 16, meeting. Baltimore explained the plan has to be in place to qualify for any E-rate funds available to the district. E-rate funding is reimbursement on phone bills, internet, etc...
Leachville Council passes ordinances (02/21/12)
The Leachville City Council passed a new Dangerous Animal Ordinance, False Alarm System Ordinance, and accepted the resignation of a police officer at the city council meeting Monday, Feb. 13...
Buffalo Island Central school board renews principals' contracts (02/21/12)
The Buffalo Island Central School Board unanimously voted to renew all building principals contracts at the regular Feb. 13 meeting. Principals include Nicole Stewart, BIC East elementary; Dr. Kima Stewart, BIC West elementary; Mark Hurst, junior high; and Randy Rose, high school...
Retired teachers and staff welcomed back (02/21/12)
Manila High School FTA organization sponsored the annual retired teachers luncheon Tuesday, Feb. 14. The tables were decorated in the Valentine's Day motif. Students, under the direction of teachers, Gerri McCann and Sarah Pemberton, served lunch and welcomed retired teachers and staff...
Museum Talk (02/21/12)
Women have always loved jewelry and the Buffalo Island Museum has two jewelry boxes full of necklaces and earrings of the early and middle 1900s. They were worn by Beulah Blankenship and are on loan by her granddaughter, Janie Blankenship Miller. ...
Monette Troop 129 holds Court of Honor (02/21/12)
Monette Troop 129, Boy Scouts of America, members and their families gathered to celebrate the hard work and achievements of the troop and individual scouts in a Court of Honor held Jan. 16 at the Monette Volunteer Fire Station...
BIC Robotics succeeds in regional competition (02/21/12)
Buffalo Island Central Robotics team recently competed in the Frontier Trails BEST Robotics competition in Fort Smith. The team placed third in the robot competition seeding rounds and eventually finished fifth overall out of 38 teams from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. ...
Late third quarter surge powers Lady Mustangs to 2A-3 District title (02/21/12)
Buffalo Island Central charged from behind in the second half to pull out a 59-46 victory over East Poinsett County, taking home the 2A-3 District Tournament Championship Saturday afternoon at Cherry Valley...
Manila defeats Colts, advances to 3A-3 district title game (02/21/12)
Manila advanced to the 3A-3 District Championship game with a hard fought 66-57 victory over Rivercrest Friday night at Corning. Lion senior Dillon Burrow drained a critical three pointer with 1:50 left in the game, giving Manila the lead for good, 58-57. ...
EPC ends Lady Rebels regional tournament hopes (02/21/12)
Riverside's Lady Rebels saw their season come to an end at the hands of third seeded East Poinsett County 63-43 in the quarterfinals of the 2A-3 District Tournament Thursday night at Cherry Valley...
Rebels knock off second and third seeds (02/21/12)
Riverside's unlikely run to the 2A-3 District Tournament title game at Cherry Valley included a pair of heart-stopping victories over Marmaduke and Marked Tree. The Rebels began the tournament by ending arch-rival Buffalo Island Central's season with a 74-57 victory Tuesday night. ...
Lady Lions reach district finals (02/21/12)
Manila used a strong second quarter and went on to post a 51-44 victory over Hoxie to advance to the finals of the 3A-3 District Tournament Friday night at Corning. The Lady Lions dropped behind 11-8 after the opening period but outscored the Lady Mustangs 21-13 in the second quarter to take a 29-24 lead into intermission. ...
Lady Lions battle Rivercrest in district final, fall short (02/21/12)
The Manila Lady Lions gave a good effort in the championship game of the 3A-3 District Tournament at Corning Saturday, but fell just short of their bid to claim the district crown, falling to the Lady Colts of Rivercrest, 56-51...
Lions wrap up second in district tourney, conference (02/21/12)
The Manila Lions wrapped up the first stage of postseason play by claiming second place in the 3A-3 District Tournament Saturday night at Corning. The Lions squared off with 3A powerhouse Earle in the district title game, falling to the Bulldogs, 74-42...
Norma Faye Watts (02/21/12)
Norma Faye Watts, 75, of Manila, died early Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at her home. Born at Houlka, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Jessie and Verlon Collums Stone and had been a Manila resident for the past 25 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God in Manila...
Joshua John Rogers (02/21/12)
A celebration of life was held for Joshua John Rogers of Dyersburg, Tenn., on Feb. 9, 2012, at the Dyersburg Funeral Home. Josh passed away Feb. 4 at the age of 31 in his home in Dyersburg. Survivors include his daughter, Abbigale Grace Rogers; his mother and stepfather, Delilah and Rex Coker of Dyersburg, Tenn.; his father and stepmother, Charles and Robin Rogers of Ocala, Fla.; a brother, Jamie Matheny and wife Tina of Monette, Ark.; his companion, Felicia Noel of Dyersburg, Tenn.; three stepchildren, Emily, April and Cody Noel of Dyersburg, Tenn.; a stepsister, Brandy Coker-Ellis, and two stepbrothers, Chris and Todd Coker, all of Dyersburg, Tenn.; three nephews, Alex Matheny, Caleb West-moreland and Jacob Coker, and a niece, Kiley Westmoreland.. ...
Bobby Phillips (02/21/12)
Bobby Phillips, 47, of Manila, Ark., died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born in Stuttgart, Ark., he was the son of Bobby and Wanda Story Phillips. Mr. Phillips was a long-time area resident and was a former oil rig operator...
Sarah Cordelia Hatcher (02/21/12)
Sarah Cordelia Hatcher, 98, of Monette, passed away Friday, Feb.17, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born Dec. 29, 1913, in Clarkridge to the late William and Lathy Lankford. Mrs. Hatcher was a homemaker and a member of the Monette Assembly of God, where she was a former Sunday school teacher. She loved to quilt, crochet, sew, poetry, flowers and travel but most of all, her family...