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Stories from Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Caraway rodeo arena nearing completion (06/19/12)
Caraway rodeo arena is nearing completion. A lot of volunteer hours have gone into the making of the arena. City worker Terry Couch said the poles have gone up for the lights, and the fences are in place...
Terry Couch receives state award (06/19/12)
Terry Couch, Caraway wastewater superintendent, received an Outstanding Achievement Award for systems serving fewer than 5,000 customers from the Arkansas Water Works and Water Environmental Association...
From washboards to keyboards: 100 years of EHYC service (06/19/12)
The Arkansas Extension Homemakers Clubs celebrated their 100 year anniversary in Hot Springs, June 5-7. Along with the educational and how to classes, the business sessions, the exhibitors, the various meetings, the displays, and the award presentations, was a gala celebration whose attendees included dignitaries and representatives from the Arkansas Senate, the Arkansas House of Representatives, the Arkansas Governor's office, the Arkansas Children's Hospital, the Pryor Center, the Arkansas History Commission, the University of Arkansas System, the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture-Extension, and others paying tribute to an organization that has made significant contributions to improving the life of Arkansans for 100 years.. ...
Relay for Life set for Friday (06/19/12)
The 11th annual Buffalo Island Relay for Life event to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held Friday at the City Park in Leachville. Cancer survivors will be recognized and lead in a victory walk around the track...
Caraway City Council to purchase bleachers (06/19/12)
The Caraway City Council agreed to purchase bleachers and passed two ordinances concerning budget and unsightly property condemnation at the city council meeting held Thursday, June 14...
Leachville Council works (06/19/12)
The Leachville City Council met Monday, June 11, and worked through a short agenda consisting of museum reports, street projects, and naming streets and securing correct 911 addresses...
Buffalo Island School fills positions (06/19/12)
Buffalo Island Central School Board filled positions, approved bonuses, and accepted a resignation at the June 11 meeting. President Scott Colbert called the meeting to order with all present except Bill Misner and John Field...
Buffalo Island Veteran's Park DVD on sale (06/19/12)
Buffalo Island Veterans Park Dedication Ceremony DVD is available at Manila, Monette and Leachville City Halls. The DVD features the ceremony held on June 14, 2010. The price is $10. Mail-out copies are $12. For a mail out copy, contact Barbara Lloyd at (870) 539-6506 or granny72438@yahoo.com...
Dorothy Marie Wigginton (06/19/12)
Mrs. Dorothy Marie Wigginton, 73, of Manila, Ark., died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at her home. Born March 26, 1939, in Victoria, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Arlie and Grace Bradford Humble and was a homemaker and longtime area resident. Mrs. Wigginton was a member of the Carroll's Corner Church of the Lord Jesus Christ and enjoyed going to church and being with family and friends...
Janet Lee Stone (06/19/12)
Janet Lee Stone was born July 13, 1964, in Chicago, Ill., and passed from this life June 15, 2012, at her home in Manila. She was the daughter of the late David Stone and had been a longtime Manila resident. She was a former employee of White's Shoe Factory of Manila and Adams Land Company in Leachville...
Bobby Richard Misner (06/19/12)
Bobby Richard Misner, 70, of Manila, died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at his home. Born at Franklin, Mo., he was the son of the late Marion Richard and Ester Briggs Misner. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a retired postmaster having served in Obion, Tenn., Newbern, Tenn., and Ripley, Tenn., before making his home in Manila in 2003...
Freeman Junior Malloy (06/19/12)
Freeman Junior Malloy, 83, of Manila, passed from this life June 14, 2012, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Freeman John Malloy and Agnes Andrews Pickett, and had been a lifelong area resident. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a retired pallet manufacturer for Bush Canning Co., formerly of Blytheville...