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Stories from Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Manila history characters brought to life (04/24/12)
The third annual Tales from the Cemetery was held in Manila with fifth and sixth grade students learning about characters who played a role in area history. Local historian Donna Jackson and family members of the early pioneers provided information on Herman Davis, World War I hero; Martha Matthews Lawhorn, editor of the Manila Sentinel newspaper; and R.T. ...
Sign up for a benefit ride (04/24/12)
There will be a benefit motorcycle ride with proceeds going to the Tonya Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund. The ride will be held Saturday, May 12. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the last bike out at 9 a.m...
Bracy addresses Lake City Council (04/24/12)
Following the roll call and approval of the March minutes, Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan introduced Melanie Bracy, candidate for Craighead County Treasurer, at the regular meeting held on Monday, April 16. Ms. Bracy shared her qualifications and job duties with the council...
Peaches for Kids luncheon set for May 3 (04/24/12)
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. Donations can be made at the door to one or all three (donor's choice) of the children's facilities...
Cornish accepts DON position at Monette Manor (04/24/12)
Gina Cornish, RN, is the new director of nursing (DON) at Monette Manor. She started working as charge nurse Jan. 27, 2010, at Monette Manor. She served in the position of assistant director of nursing since Dec. 20, 2011, and accepted the position of DON on April 18...
Business welcomed with ribbon cutting (04/24/12)
A ribbon cutting was held Friday for Jewels 'N Junk, a new business in Monette. Attending were, from left: Raye Finley, City Clerk Vickki Carroll, owners Jack and Judy Birdno, Mayor Chub Qualls, and Councilmen Tom Carroll and Joyce Read. (Town Crier photo/Nan Snider)...
Volunteering to help (04/24/12)
The American Red Cross was at Farmers Market in Manila Friday afternoon offering the opportunity for area citizens to sign up to be Disaster Team volunteers. The Disaster Team drive was open to anyone 17 and older who is interested in responding to disasters such as home fires in the Manila and Leachville area, as well as other responses throughout Mississippi County...
RHS helping Hands Foundation Concert set (04/24/12)
Rector is gearing up for its fourth big concert benefiting the RHS Helping Hands Foundation, this year featuring Jason Crabb, named last week at the Gospel Music Association's annual Dove Awards as Male Vocalist of the Year and Artist of the Year, country and gospel artist Jimmy Fortune, formerly with the Statler Brothers, and hot bluegrass group Dailey & Vincent, returning for the third time after winning repeated standing ovations in their earlier visits.. ...
Manila School Board accepts resignations (04/24/12)
Manila School Board went into a closed session Thursday evening for a student discipline hearing following review of the financial report. Superintendent Pam Castor recommended the expulsion of a 10th grade student for the remainder of the year...
Manila city council discusses rerouting street (04/24/12)
Among the topics of the Manila City Council meeting on April 16 was the possible rerouting of Lake Street to connect the city park with the pool/water park. Manila Mayor Wayne Wagner and council members discussed closing a portion of Lake Street running between the city park and water park creating a new street around the area. ...
Monette City Council discusses potential tax increase (04/24/12)
Monette City Council made plans for potential city sales tax increase, reviewed cable television services, and voted to upgrade the fire truck at the regular city council meeting held Monday, April 16...
BIC School Board gets good 2011 audit (04/24/12)
The Buffalo Island Central School Board got a report of a good audit report with no corrective actions necessary dated June 30, 2011. The regular meeting was held on Monday, April 16, in the Superintendent's office...
Lady Mustangs clinch 2A-3 Conference softball title (04/24/12)
Buffalo Island Central continued to roll through the 2A-3 conference, defeating East Poinsett County 15-0 Thursday afternoon after sweeping a doubleheader from Maynard Tuesday afternoon 14-1 and 15-0...
BIC outlasts Riverside 10-7 (04/24/12)
Buffalo Island Central outslugged Riverside 10-7 Thursday afternoon, completing a season sweep over the Rebels in 2A-3 conference baseball action. Wes Colbert, Austin Pike and Mark Stone all had two hits and two RBIs apiece while Devon Ballin ripped a pair of doubles to lead the Mustangs offensively...
Jones pitches Lions past Piggott (04/24/12)
Brady Jones fired a three hitter and struck out 14 to lead the Lions to a 6-1 victory over Piggott Thursday afternoon at Manila. Jones went the distance to pick up the win as the Lions improved to 10-5 overall and 8-4 in 3A-3 conference play...
Manila softball off to a good start (04/24/12)
Manila softball sweeps pre-season tournament It was a winning weekend for the four Manila softball teams as each one swept the pre-season tournament in their age division. The pre-season tournaments were held April 13-14 at different locations...
Wilburn G. Lovelady (04/24/12)
Wilburn Grant Lovelady, 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. ...
Delois Zettie Lambert (04/24/12)
Delois Zettie Lambert, 100, of Manila, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at Manila Nursing Center. Born Feb. 20, 1912 in Manila, she was the daughter of the late Benton and Katey Henry Pasley and was a longtime area resident. Mrs. Lambert was a longtime member of Browns Chapel Baptist Church in Manila. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and doing yard work...
Kenneth Wilburn Milligan Jones (04/24/12)
Kenneth Wilburn Milligan Jones, 50, of the Milligan Ridge community, near Manila, died early Sunday April 22, 2012, at St Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born and raised in Leachville, he was the son of the late Beatrice Jones Milligan and had lived in Milligan Ridge for the past 15 years. He was a retired section leader for Southworth Products in Manila...
Bobby Wayne Johnson, Jr. (04/24/12)
Bobby Wayne Johnson Jr., 39, of Manila, passed from this life Sunday, April 22, 2012, at his home. Born in Jonesboro to Bobby Wayne and Judy Marie Zarnes Johnson, he attended Bethany Baptist Church and was a U.S. ...
Emma Florabell Burres (04/24/12)
Mrs. Emma Florabell Burres, 78 of Manila, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, Jonesboro. Mrs. Burres was born May 22, 1933, in Honor, Mich., to the late Henry and Mary Ann Steinbach. Mrs. Burres was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Manila...