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Stories from Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Rosanne Cash looking forward to returning to NEA (08/07/12)
Singer-songwriter and author Rosanne Cash will host the second annual Johnny Cash Music Festival Friday, Oct. 5, at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Proceeds from the concert will help fund the ongoing restoration of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Project in Dyess, Ark...
Small-Museum Grant Awarded to Buffalo Island Museum (08/07/12)
LITTLE ROCK--With very little money and many dedicated volunteers, dozens of non-profit historical societies and small museums across Arkansas toil to preserve and protect their local history and heritage. Now, some of them are getting a financial break...
YCC at work at Big Lake NWR (08/07/12)
Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge will have 10 new benches placed in different locations thanks to the work of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). The YCC has been providing summer help at Big Lake for several years and Refuge Manager Jeremy Bennett complimented the young workers...
Riverside announces junior and senior high registration dates (08/07/12)
Riverside junior and senior high school students will register on days set for their grade. Students will pick up schedules, locker assignment, books, and back to school forms at Riverside High School during their registration...
Paul Wildy announces for city council (08/07/12)
Paul Wildy of Leachville announced plans to run for Leachville City Council, Ward 3, Position 1. Wildy retired from Farm Bureau in 2009. He worked 30 years as an insurance agent for Farm Bureau after returning to Leachville in 1979. He had lived 10 years in Mississippi where he was owner/operator of a soybean/cattle operation...
Manila freshmen Back to School Bash Aug. 14 (08/07/12)
Manila High 2013 freshmen and their parents are invited to a Back to School Bash to be held in the high school auditorium at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14. Students will be introduced to the high school by meeting their teachers, learning some high school survival skills, receiving a copy of their schedule, going on a scavenger hunt, and having hot dogs...
Spinning wheels on display (08/07/12)
Buffalo Island Museum has two spinning wheels, donated by Kaye Wallace and Marcie Strickland. In the homes of early Buffalo Island, the spinning wheel was a common item in the home. A spinning wheel is a machine used to turn fiber into thread or yarn. ...
Monette Cemetery Committee requests audit (08/07/12)
The Monette City Council met in special session on Friday, July 27, to discuss requests from the re-organized Cemetery Committee and the amendment of the proposed city sales tax...
Manila School Board fills positions (08/07/12)
Following an executive session at the July meeting held Monday, July 30, members of the Manila School Board voted unanimously to hire Lindsey Box to fill the high school English position. They also voted to approve Superintendent Pam Castor's recommendation to hire Danny Helms as football practice coach...
Lyon softball signee strengthens pitching staff (08/07/12)
BATESVILLE -- Lyon College strengthened its pitching staff and power at the plate on Wednesday when the Scots' softball program welcomed Monette's Carla Marroquin to the program. The transfer from Texarkana Junior College signed a letter-of-intent with Lyon...
Alice Sue Jorn (08/07/12)
Mrs. Alice Sue Jorn, 71, of Manila, passed from this life, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born at Wilson, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Isaac Newton and Verna Flemming Alexander. ...
Peggy Jean Hillhouse (08/07/12)
Mrs. Peggy Jean Hillhouse, 59, of Manila, Ark., died July 31, 2012, at her home. Born Aug. 11, 1952, in Arbyrd, Mo., she was the daughter of Robert Lee and Jerlean Bradfield Hogland and had been a long time area resident. ...
Terry Wayne Harvey (08/07/12)
Terry Wayne Harvey, 54, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 at his residence. He was born July 17, 1958, in Jonesboro. Terry was of the Baptist faith and retired from Nucor. He was an avid sports fan especially the St. Louis Cardinals and the Razorbacks...
Zell Vada Grooms (08/07/12)
Mrs. Zell Vada Grooms, 92, of Leachville, passed from this life, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Childress, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Robert Porter and Gracie Sipes Baldridge and had been a Leachville area resident for most of her life. ...
Hazel Marie Gamble (08/07/12)
Mrs. Hazel Marie Gamble, 79, of Manila, Ark., died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Manila Nursing Center. Born Sept. 29, 1932, in Manila, she was the daughter of the late James and Blanch Vernor Whitehead and been a longtime area resident. Mrs. Gamble attended the Hornersville school system and attended the Manila Assembly of God. She enjoyed serving the Lord and gardening...