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Stories from Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Birondo home chosen as yard of the month (08/28/12)
The home of Bob and Oleta Dunavin Birondo, 205 Hogan Street, Monette, has been chosen as the Yard of the Month for August. Monette City Beautification Committee members presented were Barbara Suber, Steve Suber, Raye Finley and Nan Snider. ...
Antique farm implements featured at BI Museum (08/28/12)
One of the interesting farm implements at the Buffalo Island Museum is a horse drawn, walk-behind planter. It was donated by Justus Alexander. This is the type of planter that farmers used to plant their acres of corn...
Upcoming events (08/28/12)
Coed benefit softball tournament set for Sept. 7-8 A coed benefit softball tournament will be held at the Manila City Park Sept. 7-8. All proceeds will go toward funeral and hospital costs for the families of Breeonna and Amilia Shirley and Brian Borden...
Ladies Auxiliary asks for Resolution to honor veterans (08/28/12)
Sherry Bunch Pratt represented the Ladies Auxiliary with American Legion Post 197 in addressing the Manila City Council at the August meeting. Pratt returned to Manila after retiring from the Highway Department after 30 years...
Craighead County Genealogy Socieyt wins national contest (08/28/12)
The 1940 Federal Census was released on April 2. Several genealogical entities -- FamilySearch, Archives.com, FindMyPast.com, NARA, and Proquest -- sponsored a contest based on number of records indexed from the 1940 census. In addition to the number, the entries also had to maintain a 95 percent or higher accuracy average...
Peyton working on Manila Cemetery Book (08/28/12)
Shirley Peyton is working on a book of records of the Manila Cemetery. Payton said the first records were destroyed by fire, and some of the older markers are illegible. She has requested help from friends and family who know of anyone buried at the cemetery and does not have a marker or anyone who can help identify the markers...
Rachel's Challenge Club established at Riverside (08/28/12)
The public was invited to attend a Rachel's Challenge, Start a Chain Reaction, program which has touched the lives of millions since the tragic event that took the life of Rachel Scott, along with others at Columbine High School...
Baby Basics of NEA receives Huggies to distribute (08/28/12)
MONETTE -- Baby Basics of NEA received 15,000 Huggies diapers through a partnership with the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) and Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.). Baby Basics of NEA will distribute the diapers to families throughout the NEA area who have applied and qualify for the program...
Butterfly House dinner/auction raises $12,000+ (08/28/12)
Butterfly House dinner/auction successful By REVIS BLAYLOCK Town Crier News Staff The second annual Butterfly House dinner/auction was held at the Manila Community Center on Saturday, Aug. 25. Approximately 200 attended and a total of $12,179.50 was raised...
Candidate's residency challenged by lawsuit (08/28/12)
A complaint filed Aug. 15 in the Circuit Court of Pulaski County challenges the qualifications of candidate Wes Wagner for District 54 State Representative. The lawsuit was filed by Manila resident Chris Gamble through his attorney, Christopher D. Brockett, of Hatfield, Sayre & Brockett in Little Rock...
Helping others improves wellbeing (08/28/12)
Family and Consumer Sciences Studies have found that helping others improves one's overall wellbeing and longevity. ...
Paving bid accepted (08/28/12)
Monette City Council awarded a paving bid for the Monette Sports Complex at the Thursday, Aug. 23, meeting. The council received four bids for pads and asphalt paving. The deadline for completion of the park project is Nov. ...
Council OKs firefighters insurance (08/28/12)
Mayor Jon Milligan introduced Dwight Tosh, candidate for Craighead County Sheriff who spoke briefly on his career and qualifications as a candidate when the Lake City Council met Aug. 20. Wayne Reece with the Arkansas State Firefighters Association (ASFFA) explained the program available to the volunteer firefighters which would offer accident/life insurance coverage to volunteer firemen while on a fire run. ...
Latonya Joyce Toombs Wyatt (08/28/12)
Mrs. Latonya Joyce Toombs Wyatt of Paragould, Ark., formerly of Blytheville, departed this life Friday afternoon in Paragould at the age of 42. She was born Dec. 4, 1969 in West Memphis, Ark., the daughter of Wayne Toombs and Joan Waugh Toombs. Latonya was a former employee of Bonanza where she was a food supplier and cook...
Jimmy G. White (08/28/12)
Manila Jimmy Glynn White, 77, of Manila, passed from this life, Friday Aug. 24, 2012, at his home. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Albert H. and Oshia Shedd White and was a 1953 graduate of Manila High School. ...
Joyce Louise Webb (08/28/12)
Joyce Louise Webb, 76, of Manila, passed from this life Thursday Aug. 23, 2012, at the South Mississippi County Regional Medical Center in Osceola. Born at Dell, she was the daughter of the late Lon and Oscie Baker Matthews and had been a lifelong Manila area resident. ...
Ruby Swihart Thurmond (08/28/12)
Mrs. Ruby Swihart Thurmond, 97, longtime Leachville resident and widow of Hollis Thurmond, died early Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Merrill and Mable Brown Swihart and had been a lifelong Leachville area resident. ...
Adalyn Faith Rose (08/28/12)
Adalyn Faith Rose, infant daughter of Jonas and Kortnie Jackson Rose, passed from this life, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the Methodist Lebonheur Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. In addition to her parents she is survived by a sister, Kennedy Grace Rose of the home; maternal grandparents, Dwight and Holly Jackson of Manila; paternal grandparents, Randy and Terry Rose of Leachville; maternal great-grandparents, Dewayne and Phyllis Jackson of Jonesboro, Donna Walls of Manila, and Van and Ann Swink of Manila; paternal great-grandparents, Shirley Roe of Leachville and Aletta Rose, also of Leachville.. ...
L.C. Austin (08/28/12)
L.C. Austin, 75, passed away Aug. 23, 2012. He was born Jan. 30, 1937, to the late Shirel and Hazel Wiser Austin. He is also preceded in death by one grandchild, Chandler Austin, and four brothers, Oneal, Bondail, Burneal and Elden Carl Austin...