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Stories from Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Jerry Lard murder trial begins in Paragould (07/25/12)
The capital murder trial of Jerry D. Lard got underway at the Greene County Courthouse in Paragould Friday after a four and a half day long process to seat a jury. Lard, 37, is accused of the April 12, 2011, shooting death of Trumann police officer Jonathan Schmidt. ...
Monda Hutchison receives state award (07/25/12)
Monda Hutchison, Buffalo Island Central High School business teacher and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) adviser, was the recipient of the 2012 Arkansas Career Guidance Association Teacher of the Year Award...
2012 Watermelon Festival held in Leachville (07/25/12)
Leachville held its annual Watermelon Festival on Saturday, July 21, with games, booths, entertainment, food, and much more. The high temperatures did not stop the activities including a watermelon eating contest, a watermelon seed spitting contest, a cake walk, a bubble blowing contest, Karoke, a hula hoop contest, limbo, a horseshoe tournament, basketball hoop shoots and much more...
Kristen Stutts announces candidacy for school board (07/25/12)
Kristen Stutts announced plans to seek Position 2 on the Manila School Board. She is married to Jared Stutts. They have one son, Spencer, who is going in the first grade, and she has a bonus daughter, Libby, who is a fifth grader...
Leachville classes of 1959 and 1960 hold reunion (07/25/12)
Leachville classes of 1959 and 1960 enjoyed a reunion at the Arkansas Northeastern College facility on Saturday in conjunction with the Leachville Watermelon Festival. The group of Leachville Lions always enjoys getting together. The Watermelon Festival gave them a good reason to come home, catch up and eat watermelon...
Benson talks cotton (07/25/12)
Ray Benson with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture's Mississippi County Extension Service, encourages growers of the importance of making economical end of season management decisions for this year's cotton crop...
The Country store (07/25/12)
A new acquisition at the Buffalo Island Museum is a replica of an old country general store. It was donated by Fred Dowless who purchased it 20 years ago at the Memphis Flea Market. It is almost four feet long with a bench and old stove on the porch. It has old signs on the outside walls and is made with a tin roof and wood from an old barn...
Sentimental brings the highest bid (07/25/12)
Sherry Bunch Pratt thought of a unique idea for the annual Bunch family reunion auction and expressed her appreciation to Ellen White of Manila for making it happen. Sherry is the youngest of 12 children of the late George and Grace Bunch. ...
Manila Council works through lengthy agenda (07/25/12)
All council members, Linda Donovan, Larry "Whiz" Davis, Donnie Wagner, Dale Murphy, Tony Hawkins and Jason Baltimore, were present for the Monday, July 16, meeting. Manila Mayor Wayne Wagner called the meeting to order with a lengthy agenda to work through...
Monette Council accepts police resignation (07/25/12)
Monette City Council accepted the resignation of Police Officer Brandon Womack, who has accepted a position at the Craighead County Sheriff's office, when the council met Monday, July 16. ...
Schools announce opening date (07/25/12)
Buffalo Island Central Buffalo Island Central Schools will open for classes Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at 7:55 a.m. The route buses will run at approximately the same time as last year, bus routes will remain the same...
Jerry Lynn Halsey, Sr. (07/25/12)
Jerry Lynn Halsey, Sr., 64, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at his home. Jerry was born in Jonesboro and lived many years in Monette before moving to Jonesboro in 1988. He was a farmer for 41 years and also owned and operated Ima's of Blytheville from 1978-1982. ...
Blanche Threlkeld Bibb (07/25/12)
Blanche Threlkeld Bibb, 80, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012, at her home. She was born Dec. 5, 1931, at Manila to the late Reed and Ora Threlkeld. Blanche was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. ...
Kenneth Gene Wilmoth (07/25/12)
Kenneth Gene "Baldy" Wilmoth, age 74, of Arbyrd, Mo., was reunited with his loved ones Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the home of his daughter in Farmington, Mo. Born in the Hollywood, Mo., Community, he was a lifelong Arbyrd area resident. ...
Breeonna Elohcin Shirley (07/25/12)
Breeonna Elohcin Shirley, 6, of Paragould entered into rest Friday, July 13, 2012, in Paragould. Born Nov. 29, 2005, in Blytheville, Ark., to Ronney Leon Shirley, Jr. and Kayla Nichole Humble, she was a kindergarten student at Greene County Tech...
Houston Eugene "Gene" Hamilton (07/25/12)
Houston Eugene "Gene" Hamilton, 66, of Manila, passed from this life Sunday July 22, 2012 in Blytheville. Born at New Ark, Ark., he was the son of the late Roy Enoch and Mable Mae Hodges Hamilton. ...
Terry L. Donner (07/25/12)
Mr. Terry L. Donner, of Bartow, Fla., died of Alzheimer's Thursday, July 5, 2012 at LRMC. He was 74. He was born in Manila, Ark., Aug. 20, 1937, and was a resident of Lake Wales and Bartow, Fla., since leaving Arkansas in 1959. He was a mechanic for Florida's Natural in Lake Wales for 44 years, retiring in 2004...