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Stories from Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hogs to be called in Manila (04/10/12)
FAYETTEVILLE -- University of Arkansas head men's basketball coach Mike Anderson will address the Mississippi County Razorback Club at the Manila Airport Center on May 7. Sponsored by John Ed Regenold and the Armorel Planting Company, the banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a meet and greet scheduled around 6 that night...
Newly formed Wood Scholarship will benefit ag students (04/10/12)
The first Sammie Virgil Wood Continued Education Scholarship will be presented during Honors Week at the Arkansas State University College of Agriculture Honors Banquet Tuesday night, April 10, in the Hames Room of the Convocation Center...
Young artist's work on display (04/10/12)
The work of young artist Amber Kelly, 19, is currently on display at the Kohn Memorial Library in Monette. "Amber is a regular library patron," said Librarian Lisa Whitehead. "She is very artistically talented and enjoys many different types of mediums to express herself. ...
Manila Homecoming Show (04/10/12)
Manila's third annual Homecoming Show featuring recording artists Kenny Seratt and Jerry Jaye, both natives of Manila, was held at the community center on Friday night. Joining Jerry Jaye was his wife, Darlene Battles, a gospel singer. Several of the former Jaye Walkers who played with Jerry Jaye joined him on stage...
Manila band concert announced (04/10/12)
Manila Spring Band concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the cafeteria. The high school band will perform, under the direction of Jon Myers, Fire Dance, Appalachian Ballad, Flash Driver, Two Songs from Nova Scotia (a special slide presentation of Mr. Myer's ride through Nova Scotia will be shown during the songs) and Viva LaVida...
Leachville seniors enjoy activities (04/10/12)
Senior citizens participating in the Leachville Senior Food Program enjoyed an Easter Parade on Thursday as they competed for the best Easter bonnet/hat of show...
Team forming to walk for babies (04/10/12)
A team is forming to walk in the March of Dimes-March for Babies in honor of 18 month old Kyndall Denton of Manila. Kyndall's Pink Zebras will be marching for babies at the Craighead Forest Park starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28...
Carolyn Prince selected Monette Manor Employee of the Month (04/10/12)
Carolyn Prince of Caraway has been selected as Monette Manor April Employee of the Month. Prince has worked at Monette Manor for nine years. She works in the dietary department. She has a daughter, Joannie Kaye Freeman, two grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with the grandchildren. Her hobbies include movies and talking with her friends...
Manila Lions Club discuss plans for summer meetings (04/10/12)
Manila Lions Club members discussed possible meeting places for the summer months at the Wednesday meeting. The group meets at the elememtary school cafeteria when school is in session. Lions said they would check on possible places and report at the next meeting...
GLAM opens in Manila (04/10/12)
GLAM Hair Salon, 104 North Baltimore, Manila, (formerly Hip Happenin Hair Salon) is open with owner/stylist Shannon Morris welcoming customers. Shannon is looking forward to having her own business and will be open five days a week by appointment. For an appointment call (870) 561-GLAM (4526). For more information on GLAM, log on to Facebook.com/GLAMhairsalon1...
The Feed Lot opens in Caraway (04/10/12)
The Feed Lot, a restaurant in Caraway, was welcomed with a ribbon cutting on Saturday. The new business is located at 103 East State Street, across from the city park. Owner is Charles Faulkner and it will be operated by Elise Staggs...
Buffalo Island Museum hours told (04/10/12)
The Buffalo Island Museum in Monette will be open from 12:30-4 p.m. Saturdays only through April. Starting Friday, May 4, the museum will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 12:30-4 p.m. Admission is free...
The Natural Fiber again featured with a 2012 Sew With Cotton Contest (04/10/12)
Cotton, the natural fiber produced on thousands of acres in Mississippi County, will again be featured in a Sew With Cotton Contest this year. The event will take place at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Farm Bureau on Nov. 29 in Little Rock, reports Sherry Felts, Women's chairperson...
Sign-Up and Re-Enrollment Deadline Extended For CRP General (04/10/12)
WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Bruce Nelson today announced the sign-up deadline for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has been extended to April 13, 2012...
ANC's Adult Education Program to have GEDŽ challenge Week (04/10/12)
The Adult Education Centers of Arkansas Northeastern College located in Blytheville, Leachville, Osceola, and Paragould have set the week of April 23 as GEDŽ Test Challenge Week. Currently the official GEDŽ is free, and individuals may take this opportunity to see if they can take the test in a short period of time...
Fishing with friends set for April 21 (04/10/12)
Fishing With Friends will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, April 21, at Mallard Youth Lake for children up to the sixth grade. Rain date will be April 28. The event is sponsored by Manila First Baptist...
American Red Cross Seeks Mississippi County Residents (04/10/12)
Manila and Leachville Residents Invited to Become Disaster Volunteers BLYTHEVILLE-The American Red Cross will host a volunteer Disaster Team recruiting and application event for Mississippi County residents from 2-6 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Farmer's Market grocery store in Manila...
Museum Talk (04/10/12)
One item in the kitchen area of the Buffalo Island Museum often has people saying "What is that?" It is a Universal Model E947 electric toaster made by the Landers, Prary, and Clark Mfg. Co. in 1922. It was donated by Donna Wood...
Loudeen Davidson Mardaugh Ward (04/10/12)
Loudeen (Lou) Davidson Murdaugh Ward, beloved wife of Hugh Wallace (Wally) Ward, died Oct. 23, 2011. Born Ludeen Lenell Davidson in Oil Trough, Ark., on May 10, 1926, she spent her childhood and teen years in Manila and after marriage moved to California...
Jessie Floyd McElroy (04/10/12)
Mr. Jessie Floyd McElroy, 71, of Monette, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Howard Funeral Service of Leachville...
Alice Faye Hodges (04/10/12)
Alice Faye Hodges, 70, of Leachville, Ark., died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at her residence after a brave battle with cancer. Born March 6, 1942, in Leachville, she was the daughter of Vester and Frances Myracle Patton and had been a long-time area resident. ...
Ronald Lee Hale (04/10/12)
Ronald Lee Hale, 54, of Leachville, passed from this life early Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Born at Hayti, Mo., he was the son of the late Hillard Hale and had been a Leachville resident since 1972. Ronald was a 1976 graduate of Leachville High School and was a cotton ginner and longtime employee for the Childress Gin and Elevator Company...
Margaret Francis "Fran" Jackson Ashabranner (04/10/12)
Margaret Francis "Fran Jackson" Ashabranner, 73, of Manila, died early Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at her home. Born at Pearson, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Susan Ollie Johnson Jackson and was raised in Manila. ...