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Stories from Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cash birthday celebrated at Dyess (02/28/12)
Hundreds of fans, friends and family members of the late Johnny Cash gathered in his hometown of Dyess on Sunday, Feb. 27, to pay tribute to what would have been his 80th birthday...
Wild Pig Roast benefits Butterfly House (02/28/12)
The first annual Wild Pig Roast 2012 dinner was held Saturday, Feb. 25, at Adams Gin in Leachville to benefit the Butterfly House. A barbecue dinner and a live auction were held...
Museum Talk (02/28/12)
In the bedroom area of the Buffalo Island Museum in Monette is a 1914 Singer treadle sewing machine. This machine was in Joe Estes' office at Monette High School for many years. Pat Qualls Taylor was the music teacher and often stopped to admire the sewing machine. ...
Monette Council reviews dog catcher duties (02/28/12)
Monette City Council discussed the need for a dogcatcher to be on duty during daily working hours when they met Monday, Feb. 20. City Clerk Vickki Carroll presided over the meeting in the absence of Mayor Chub Qualls...
Lake City Council to review auto-read meters (02/28/12)
Members of the Lake City Council heard representatives from two companies on auto-read water meter systems at the Feb. 20 meeting. The council voted to table discussions until the next meeting to give more time for review of the products...
Sheriff Cook speaks to the Manila Lions (02/28/12)
Mississippi County Sheriff Dale Cook was welcomed by the Manila Lions Club Wednesday, Feb. 22. Sheriff Cook, introduced by Lion Danny Robbins, served as guest speaker for the noon meeting...
Buffalo Island Relay for Life committee members discuss upcoming events (02/28/12)
Members of the Buffalo Island Relay for Life steering committee and team members met with Chairman Brenda Matheny on Thursday evening to discuss upcoming events. The theme for the 2012 Buffalo Island Relay for Life is Carnival Celebration -- Walking the midway, fighting for a cure, one step at a time...
Visiting author makes stop at Buffalo Island West (02/28/12)
Buffalo Island Central West elementary was one of 10 schools visited by children's book author Tom Birdseye. He was at BIC on Wednesday. The visiting author was made possible through the efforts of Craighead County/Jonesboro Public Libraries and an anonymous donor. Librarian Lisa Whitehead and Director of Youth Services Kay Taylor introduced Mr. Birdseye to the students...
Lady Warriors steamroll BIC 56-28 to claim 2A North Regional Championship (02/28/12)
East Poinsett County put together its most complete game of the season, posting a surprisingly easy 56-28 victory over Buffalo Island Central in the finals of the 2A North Regional Tournament Saturday night at the Mustang Athletic Complex...
Meurer's buzzer beater propels Rebels to state tournament (02/28/12)
Riverside continued its Cinderella run to a state tournament bid when Logan Meurer hit a 15-foot jumper as time expired, giving the Rebels a heart-stopping 46-45 victory over Salem in the 2A North Regional Tournament Thursday night at the Mustang Athletic Complex in Monette...
Manila boys advance to state tournament, Lady Lions drop heartbreaker (02/28/12)
Scott Eubanks and Brady Jones combined for 38 points as Manila punched its ticket to the 3A State Tournament with a 48-28 win over host Flippin Thursday night in the first round of the 3A North Regional Tournament...
Jimmie J. Turner (02/28/12)
Jimmie J. Turner, 88, of Lake City passed away Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012, at Lakeside Nursing Center. Jimmie was born March 16, 1923, in Randolph, Miss., to the late Organ Henry and Ollie Mae Turner. ...
Jimmie Everett Jeffers (02/28/12)
Jimmie Everett Jeffers, 64, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. He was born Sept. 4, 1947, in Black Oak to the late Fred and Essie Davidson Jeffers. Jim was a resident of Ash Flat Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center since 2007. He spent his days surrounded by many caring friends. Jim enjoyed listening to music, playing cards, bingo and all outdoor activities...
Sammy G. Hicks (02/28/12)
Sammy G. Hicks, 68, of Caraway, Ark., died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at his home after a prolonged illness. Born April 25, 1943, at Milligan Ridge, he was the son of the late Sam David and Mary Stoner Hicks and was a long-time area resident. Mr. Hicks was a brick mason, enjoyed working in his garden, tractors and spending time with family and friends...
Charles H. Henry, Sr. (02/28/12)
Charles H. Henry, Sr., 79 of Manila, Ark., died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. Born Sept. 12, 1932, in Sedgwick, Ark., he was the son of the late Dewey and Georgia Henry and had been a long-time area resident. Mr. Henry owned Henry Brothers Incorporated in Manila and enjoyed walking, driving and watching squirrels. He was of the Baptist faith...
Linda Sue Dunavin Cheadle (02/28/12)
Linda Sue Dunavin Cheadle, 56, of Fayetteville passed away Feb. 11, 2012, in Fayetteville. She was born Sept. 21, 1955, in Melbourne, Ark., (Izard County) the daughter of James Robert and Johnie Sue Gaston Dunavin...