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Stories from Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Manila students urged to be safe during prom week (04/17/12)
Manila High School students received facts on the consequences of drinking and driving on Monday morning in conjunction with prom week. Jason Kaufman, safety coordinator with Farm Bureau, was the guest speaker for the assembly. Also present were Sherry Felts, Farm Bureau Women's Committee, and Mark Bryles with Mississippi County Farm Bureau...
Moxley appointed to serve on Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee (04/17/12)
Bud Moxley of Monette has been appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to serve a four year term on the Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee, Judicial District 2. Moxley served in law enforcement for 15 years with 12 years as Craighead County Eastern District Deputy Sheriff...
Riverside Clothing II Class learning and giving back to the community (04/17/12)
Riverside Clothing II Class, under the direction Tracey Haas, is taking their skills to the next level of helping others. Ms. Haas helped write the framework for the pilot Clothing II and Riverside is one of six high schools offering the Clothing II course in Arkansas...
Peaches for Kids (04/17/12)
There will be a Peaches for Kids benefit luncheon for St. Jude, Shriners, and LeBonheur Children's Hospital. It will consist of sandwiches, chips, peach cobbler and ice cream. Manila Business Women will serve the lunch at the Manila Depot Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3...
Headliners again coming to Rector for concert (04/17/12)
Rector is once again bringing internationally-known, world-class artists to the Rector stage in a concert to benefit the RHS Helping Hands Foundation. This year's concert, set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, will include Jimmy Fortune, the talented tenor beloved by many for his 21 years of performing with the world famous Statler Brothers and his solo releases; Jason Crabb, a breakthrough gospel and country performer and Grammy award winner, and the wildly popular bluegrass artists Dailey & Vincent, who got a standing ovation and thunderous applause at the first Johnny Cash Music Festival in Jonesboro and repeated standing ovations in two previous appearances in Rector.. ...
Fishing with friends set for April 21 (04/17/12)
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 Church...
Two days of free dental care at ASU Convocation Center April 27-28 (04/17/12)
Arkansas Mission of Mercy will hold its sixth annual free dental clinic in Northeast Arkansas. The huge clinic will be held at ASU Convocation Center in Jonesboro on April 27-28 starting at 6 a.m. Over 900 volunteers will give their time and talent to allow 2,000 Arkansans to receive near a million dollars worth of care...
Caraway Council accepts resignations (04/17/12)
The Caraway city council met in short session on Thursday, April 12, and reviewed several reports, filled a Parks Committee vacancy, and purchased police car equipment. "A special announcement was made April 2 in New Orleans," Mayor Barry Riley said. ...
26th annual cousins and friends reunion set for July 7 (04/17/12)
Boyd and Bonnie Estes of Mammoth Spring announce the upcoming 26th annual Cousins and Friends Reunion set for Saturday, July 7. It will begin at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Cherokee Village Family Life Center (south entrance), 175 Spur...
Trevor Drury takes second place in state science fair (04/17/12)
Trevor Drury, a senior at Buffalo Island Central High School, took second place in state competition with his science project in the computer science division. His project won first place at the regional science competition held at Arkansas State University...
Dwight Tosh announces for Craighead County Sheriff (04/17/12)
Dwight Tosh is one of two Republican candidates and three Democratic candidates seeking the position of Craighead County sheriff. Tosh is a Craighead County native. He retired from the Arkansas State Police in 2005 after 37 years. ...
Museum Talk (04/17/12)
In the music area of the Buffalo Island Museum is an instrument that you don't see very often. It is an Oscar Schmidt autoharp. The autoharp is a chorded zither. It is a musical stringed instrument with a wooden body having a series of chord bars attached to a damper. ...
MHS Class of 1962 to meet May 26 (04/17/12)
The Manila High School Class of 1962 will hold their 50 year reunion starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the Manila Depot Center, 105 West Dewey Street. There will be a potluck luncheon (dishes ready to serve or finger foods)...
Local Talent to perform in Camp Rock (04/17/12)
Camp Rock The Musical will be presented by the Foundation of Arts 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21, and Monday, April 23; at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Foundation of Arts, 115 East Monroe Ave., Jonesboro...
Stewart top graduate (04/17/12)
Savanah Stewart, 2008 graduate of Buffalo Island Central, was honored during the 2012 Convocation of Scholars at Arkansas State University as the top graduating BA chemistry major. While enrolled at ASU, Savanah has been involved in the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, serving as vice president of Scholarship, founded the Pre-Dental Club, and served as captain of the Diamond Dolls for the ASU Red Wolves Baseball team. ...
Norma Jean Hulen (04/17/12)
Mrs. Norma Jean Hulen, 87, of Warm Springs Ark., died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Pocahontas. Born Sept. 22, 1924 in Warm Springs, she was the daughter of the late General Lee and Sophie Cook Stout and had been a long-time area resident. Mrs. Hulen was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed gardening and quilting...
Blake Carr signs with UAM (04/17/12)
Blake Carr, Manila High School senior, will be taking his golf skills to the college level. Blake signed a letter of intent Thursday afternoon to play golf for the University of Arkansas Monticello (UAM)...
Lady Mustangs gallop to top of 2A-3 Conference (04/17/12)
Buffalo Island Central Lady Mustangs completed a perfect week with a 6-3 victory over Riverside Friday afternoon at Lake City. The victories improved BIC to 11-1 overall and 10-1 in 2A-3 conference play...
Mustangs hammer out 8-3 victory over rival Rebels (04/17/12)
Buffalo Island Central plated five late inning runs, breaking a 3-3 tie en route to an 8-3 victory over rival Riverside in 2A-3 conference baseball action Monday afternoon at Lake City...
Manila completes undefeated week in diamond action (04/17/12)
Manila swept past three conference foes last week to improve their record to 7-5 overall while upping their league mark to 5-4 in 3A-3 conference baseball action. The Lions began the week with a 13-6 victory Monday afternoon at Piggott. Manila used a nine run fifth inning to blow the game open against the Mohawks...
Wilburn G. Lovelady (04/17/12)
Wilburn Grant Lovelady, age 87 of Leachville, passed from this life, Sunday April 15, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. A lifelong Leachville resident, he was the son of the late Rufus and Marie Roberts Lovelady and a 1944 graduate of Leachville High School. ...
Jessie "Floyd" McElroy (04/17/12)
Jessie "Floyd" McElroy, 71, of Monette, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born at Egypt, Ark., he was the son of the late Eugene and Dorothy Hathcoat McElroy and had been a Monette resident since 1972. He was a retired employee of Masner Farms in Monette...
Hazel Jeanette Kelley (04/17/12)
Hazel Jeanette Kelley, 73, of Manila, widow of Birlie "Bud" Kelley, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born at Hattieville, Ark., she was the daughter of the late William P. ...
Wanda Lee Higginbotham (04/17/12)
Wanda Lee Higginbotham, 78, of Cardwell, Mo., widow of Jerry Higginbotham, died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born at Strawberry, Ark., she was the daughter of the late R.E. ...
Vernie H. "Mutt" Carmichael (04/17/12)
Mr. Vernie H. "Mutt" Carmichael, 87, of Leachville, passed away early Sunday, April 15, 2012, at his home. Born at El Paso, Ark., he was the son of the late Archie and Onie Taylor Carmichael and had lived in the Leachville area for the past 70 years...