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Stories from Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Noah keeps positive attitude while battling leukemia (08/14/12)
Noah Cook, 15, is looking forward to returning to his home and spending time with his friends and family. When he went to the doctor in April, Noah had no idea he would not be enjoying his usual summer of hunting and fishing. Noah is recovering from a bone marrow transplant he underwent on July 20...
Field Day held in Mississippi County (08/14/12)
Mississippi County Extension Service organized a field day Wednesday, Aug. 8, visiting cotton, corn and peanut fields in the area...
Butterfly House dinner and auction set (08/14/12)
The second annual Butterfly House dinner and auction will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Manila Airport Community Center. A barbecue dinner including Bigg Butts barbecue pork steak, barbecue chicken and chopped pork will begin at 6 p.m. A live auction will be held at 7 p.m...
Museum Talk (08/14/12)
It is often said we don't appreciate the things we have today. I am reminded of that when we have a group of children touring the Buffalo Island Museum in Monette and they want to know what that little building is at the top of the stairs. Yes, the museum has an outhouse. When we explain exactly what it is, we hear lots of "Yuck"...
Caraway receives good audit report (08/14/12)
The Caraway City Council worked through a short agenda consisting of reports and one resolution on Thursday night, Aug. 9. Mayor Barry Riley discussed reports from the Legislative audit, which included need to post all receipts in designated receipt books, and minutes reflecting of all city donations, such as those to the DARE Program and Relay for Life...
AREA GOLF ROUNDUP (08/14/12)
Buffalo Island Central fired a 126 team total to take first place in high school golf action Thursday morning at The Links Golf Course in Jonesboro. The Mustangs defeated Bay and Weiner behind Jacob Sanders' round of 40 which won medalist honors. Ryan Stuck fired a 42 while Daniel McCormick came home with a 44...
Tournament time (08/14/12)
The second annual three-man scramble to benefit Baby Basics of NEA was held Friday at Big Lake County Club in Manila with 15 teams participating. Coordinator Brandi Hurst expressed her appreciation to everyone who participated, sponsors and all who worked to make it successful...
Coed benefit softball tournament set for Sept. 7-8 (08/14/12)
A coed benefit softball tournament will be held at the Manila City Park on Sept. 7-8. All proceeds will go toward funeral and hospital costs for the families of Breeonna and Amilia Shirley and Brian Borden...
Mary Emma Pierce (08/14/12)
Mary Emma Pierce, 92, passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born May 14, 1920, at Marion, Ill., to the late Charles and Myrtle DeGolyer. Mrs. Pierce was a homemaker and elementary school teacher in her earlier years. ...
Ray Faulkner (08/14/12)
Ray Faulkner, 85, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 in Memphis. He was born Dec. 23, 1926, in Caraway to the late Charles and Sally Hill Faulkner. Mr. Ray was a lifelong farmer in the Caraway area and he enjoyed his cattle farm near Brookland...
Charlene Bullock (08/14/12)
Mrs. Charlene Bullock, 69, of Alice, Texas, formerly of Manila, passed from this life Friday Aug. 10, 2012, at her home in Texas.Born and raised in Manila she was the daughter of the late B.B. and Kitty Ovedee Phillips Moore and had lived much of her life in Wisconsin before moving to Texas in 1973...
Brian Keith Borden (08/14/12)
Brian Keith Borden, Jr., 19, of Manila, passed from this life, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Born at Blytheville, he was a lifelong area resident and a 2011 graduate of Manila High School. ...