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Stories from Tuesday, May 8, 2012

20th anniversary Buffalo Island Classic Cruisers Car Show held (05/08/12)
The Buffalo Island Classic Cruiser 2012 Car Club celebrated its 20th car show Saturday, April 28. The annual event is held at the Caraway Park. Participants were from Jonesboro, Blytheville, Turmann, Caraway, Pocahontas, Leachville, Paragould, and Coldwater, Miss...
Manila teacher receives national award (05/08/12)
Mary Smith, Manila FCCLA adviser, is the recipient of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America 2012 National Integration of Core Academics Award. The presentation of the award will take place during the Adviser Recognition Session at the National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., on July 11...
Duck calls for Relay for Life (05/08/12)
Lowell Polston of Manila is a long time supporter of the Buffalo Island Relay for Life. He has used his expert craftsmanship to make a duck call for the silent auction at the Relay for Life event...
Gong show raises $200 for Relay for Life (05/08/12)
Gong Show for Relay for Life The first annual Gong Show for Relay for Life was held Friday, April 27, at the Melody Theater in Leachville with a variety of acts from comedy to serious. The judges included Ann Wells (Simon); Barbara Lloyd (Phyllis Diller); and Alice Bowden (Miss Feisty)...
American Red Cross Seeks Mississippi County Residents (05/08/12)
BLYTHEVILLE - The American Red Cross will host two volunteer Disaster Response Team recruiting and application events for Mississippi County residents...
Manila Nursing Center recognizes staff (05/08/12)
Manila Nursing Center recognized two of its professional staff members, Penny White and Angela Shipley, in celebration of Administrative and Healthcare Administrative Professionals Week. The two were recently treated with a special luncheon and gifts from the nursing center in addition to the recognition...
Gamble Home Furnishing donates tv to fire station (05/08/12)
Gamble Home Furnishings in Manila donated a 42" LG television to the Manila Fire Department to be used at the fire station. Manila Fire Chief Keith Bennett expressed his appreciation to Gamble's for the donation...
Lady Mustangs reach regional softball finals (05/08/12)
Buffalo Island Central whipped Quitman 6-1 in the semifinals of the 2A North Regional Softball Tournament Saturday afternoon at Newark. The Lady Mustangs will face conference foe Rector, a 4-3 winner over Marked Tree, for the title Monday afternoon at 2:30...
Lions advance to regional baseball finals (05/08/12)
Manila advanced to the finals of the 3A-3 Regional Baseball Tournament with an 8-4 victory over Corning Saturday afternoon at Tuckerman. The victory sends the Lions to the championship game against Rivercrest, who downed host Tuckerman 9-1 in an earlier semifinal contest...
Big Nasty and Gold Ring Champions (05/08/12)
During April the NEA Aftershock finished as champions of the Big Nasty and Gold Ring Tournaments at Joe Mack Campbell Park in Jonesboro. The NEA Aftershock is currently 12-3 and ranked #5 in the Arkansas USSSA 8 Year Old Machine Pitch AA Power Ranking. ...
Billy Joe Price (05/08/12)
Manila Billy Joe Price, 72, of Manila, passed from this life, Friday May 4, 2012, at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. Born at London, Ark., he was the son of the late Albert Thomas and Walsie Marie Henson Price and had been a Manila resident for most of his life. Billy served in the U.S. Army, was a retired farmer, and also worked many years for Henry Brothers Inc. building limousines...
Bobby Gene Potter (05/08/12)
Bobby Gene Potter, 69, of Paragould, died Monday April 30, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Hillman and Effie Harkey Potter and attended Leachville High School. ...
Carolyn Earnhart Ewing (05/08/12)
Carolyn Earnhart Ewing, 67, died at her home in Kennewick, Wash., Tuesday, April 24. She was born Feb. 16, 1945, at home on a farm in Black Oak, Ark., to Herbert Allen (Junior) and Irene Earnhart. The oldest of three, Carolyn grew up working on the family farm picking cotton. She played piano and taught Sunday school at the Black Oak Baptist Church...
Rose Estelle Downing (05/08/12)
Mrs. Rose Estelle Downing, 90, of Manila, passed from this life Wednesday May 2, 2012, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born at Malvern, Ark., she was the daughter of the late John and Stella Wilson Redding and was raised in Bono. ...
Bettye Lou Eiceman (05/08/12)
Bettye Lou Eiceman, 81, of Jonesboro, widow of Herman Eiceman, died Monday April 30, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in the Buckeye Community near Leachville, she was the daughter of the late David and Carrie Ray Buck and was a 1947 graduate of Manila High School. ...
James "Jim" Carey (05/08/12)
James "Jim" Carey, 57 of Etowah, Ark., died May 5, 2012, at his home. He was born Feb. 9, 1955, in Jefferson City, Mo. He was a retired policeman and a retired truck driver and of the Baptist faith...
Helen Bernece Hamilton Bullard (05/08/12)
Helen Bernece Hamilton Bullard, 97, former longtime Manila resident, died Tuesday May 1, 2012, at the Arkansas Hospice Care Center, St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock. Born May 17, 1914, in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Eura Bolin Hamilton. ...