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Stories from Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A step back in time (09/25/12)
The second annual Sorghum festival hosted by Kenny and Barbara Weathers was held at Poor Boys' Garden near Caraway. The old-fashioned sorghum harvest and cooking drew a large crowd. Visitors were from Caraway, Rector, Ravenden, Blytheville, Lake City, Manila, Jonesboro, Lepanto, Black Oak, and from as far away as Sardis, Miss., and Houston, Texas...
Contract signed for new swimming pool project (09/25/12)
Manila's Dunkin-Wall Swimming Pool was the topic of the Monday, Sept. 18, council meeting. The council approved signing the contract with Olympus Construction. Olympus submitted the lowest bid for the project on Aug. ...
Manila School Board (09/25/12)
Manila School Board went into executive session at the Sept. 17 meeting following board member Tommy Wagner's motion to table the financial report until next month. Wagner said he would discuss the motion in executive session because it involved personnel...
Lake City Council accepts resurfacing bids (09/25/12)
Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan acknowledged Bill Snyder, candidate for Lake City council, at the Sept. 17 council meeting. Bids were opened for the resurfacing of Nash Street. Three bids were received and the council voted unanimously to accept the bid from Atlas Asphalt in the amount of $41,890, for the resurfacing of Nash Street, 20 feet wide, and 2,650 feet long with a two inch overlay...
Runners encouraged to run safe (09/25/12)
Manila Chief of Police Jackie Hill encourages runners to be safe. Chief Hill said there was an accident recently on Wildy Road and he wants to avoid any more if possible. "More and more people are running, jogging or walking. ...
Williams sparks Lions to first victory of season (09/25/12)
Senior Colbey Williams scored two touchdowns, including one on a 75-yard punt return to spark the Lions to a 20-13 victory over Piggott Friday night at Manila. The Lions rolled up a season high 249 yards of total offense in gaining their first victory of the year...
Manila Players of the Week (09/25/12)
Senior wide receiver Colbey Williams ran for 150 yards and one touchdown and returned a 75 yard punt for another score to garner Offensive Player of the Week honors in Manila's 20-13 win over Piggott...
Area golfers qualify for state tournament play (09/25/12)
Buffalo Island Central fired a team score of 176 to finish second in the 2A-3 District Tournament Monday, Sept. 17, at the Turkey Mountain Golf Course in Horseshoe Bend, qualifying the Lady Mustangs for this week's state tournament in Danville...
Charlotte Owen Deaton (09/25/12)
Charlotte Owen Deaton, infant daughter of John and Danna Scott Deaton of Manila, was born July 23, 2012, in Little Rock. She was a living reminder of God's Grace. Charlotte spent 59 days of her 60 day life at the Arkansas Children's Hospital. ...
Carl Ray Warren (09/25/12)
Carl Ray Warren, 56, of Leachville, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Blytheville he was the son of the late J.H. "Jr." and Mary Virginia Rush Warren and had lived most of his life in Leachville. ...
Carolyn Sue VanRavenswaay (09/25/12)
Carolyn Sue VanRavenswaay, 70, of Newport, widow of Rev. Henry VanRavenswaay, passed from this life Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. Born at Tupelo, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Gentry and Evelyn David Due and attended Augusta High School. ...
Jack Poyner (09/25/12)
Mr. Jack Poyner, 72, of Bald Knob, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, after a battle with cancer. Mr. Poyner was born Dec. 8, 1939, in Farrenburg, Mo., to the late Willy Ensely and Cornelia Virginia Poyner. Mr. Poyner was of the Baptist faith and served his country in the Army. He was an avid outdoorsman and a mechanical genius...
Willie Gene McFarland (09/25/12)
Willie Gene McFarland, 75, of Leachville, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, he was the son of the late Alex and Marie Ferguson McFarland and was raised in Flint, Mich., where he attended Bendle High School. ...