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Stories from Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Annual Farm Bureau meeting held at Burdette (09/04/12)
Farm Bureau officers and members filled the meeting room at Arkansas Northeastern College in Burdette for the annual meeting Tuesday, Aug. 28...
Swimming pool bids opened (09/04/12)
Several City Council members, Mayor Wayne Wagner, and City Attorney Wes Wagner, were present Thursday for the bid opening of the Manila swimming pool project. "The last swimming pool built in Manila was in 1951," Wagner said. "We are proud to be able to do this today."...
Southworth gives back to the community (09/04/12)
Another year has rolled around and Southworth Products has been busy again this year working on fund raisers to help with the Backpack Back to School Program. ...
Robotics program kicking off at Manila Middle School (09/04/12)
Beginning Robotics, LEGO Mindstorms NXT, kicked off at Manila Middle School with 30 students divided into six teams. Librarian Melissa Baker and Coach John Deaton are the program coordinators and both said they are pleased with the students' enthusiasm for the program...
Museum Talk (09/04/12)
While mowing my yard this week on my John Deere riding mower, I was reminded of the mower at the Buffalo Island Museum. It is a push reel mower from the early 1900's, made by the Great States Corp, Shelbyville, Indiana. ...
Manila High School ALE awarded $3,000 Youth Literacy Grant by Dollar General Literacy Foundation (09/04/12)
Rodney W. Lancaster, Manila ALE (Alternative Learning Environment) teacher at Manila High School, applied for and was awarded a $3,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant will be used to help students improve reading skills...
Changes in school lunch programs (09/04/12)
The new federal Department of Agricultural guidelines for school lunches went into effect and is one of the largest changes in many years. Gena Mostrong, dietary manager at Buffalo Island Central School District, said this is the largest change in her 14 years of service...
Residency suit settled in Pulaski Court (09/04/12)
A Pulaski County Judge ruled on Wednesday candidate Wes Wager is in compliance with the residency requirements for District 54 House of Representative. Wes Wagner, an attorney in Manila, ran for House District 54, unopposed. District 54 is a newly drawn district and is made up of northern and western Mississippi County, and Lepanto, Rivervale, and Trumann in Poinsett County...
Steven Todd Williams (09/04/12)
Mr. Steven Todd Williams, of Monette, Ark., departed this life Thursday night, Aug. 30, 2012, in Port Lavaca, Texas, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born Dec. 7, 1959, in Paragould, Ark., the son of Tommy R. Williams and Vela Davison Williams. Todd was a self-employed farmer and loved riding his Harley and traveling...
Brent Ward (09/04/12)
Brent Ward, 54, of Leachville, passed from this life, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born at Jonesboro, Brent lived in Leachville until his family moved to Jefferson City, Mo., in 1972. ...
Earnie Gene Walling (09/04/12)
Earnie Gene Walling, 72, of Lepanto, was born Feb. 16, 1940, in Bethesda, Ark., and departed from this life Aug. 29, 2012, at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn; his parents, L.D. ...
Anna Jones (09/04/12)
Mrs. Anna Jones, 98, formerly of Manila, departed this life Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Feb. 28, 1914, in Swifton, Ark., the daughter of Josepheus Slayton and Cora Ruff Slayton. ...
Patsy A. Garcia (09/04/12)
Mrs. Patsy A. Garcia (Mrs. Pat), departed this life Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, at the age of 69. She was born Oct. 14, 1942 in Egypt, Ark., the daughter of Lawrence (Buster) Coursey and Mable Cavaness Coursey. Patsy was a retired nurse and of the Pentecostal faith...
Murel Dewice Archer (09/04/12)
Murel Dewice Archer, 60, of Jacksonville, born July 27, 1952, in Manila, to father, Alma "Al" Archer, and mother, Jacqueline "Polly" Chipman, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. He was of the Baptist belief...