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Stories from Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Traveling Washtub Bass for a good cause (12/11/12)
A Number 3 washtub has served many purposes in rural Arkansas through the years. It was once used for bathing as well as washing clothes. A new use for the washtub is the traveling bass made by Kenny Weathers of Caraway. This unique instrument has been turned into a fundraising item to benefit the 2013 Bluegrass Cerebral Palsy benefit...
Libraries Hold Kindle Fire Giveaways (12/11/12)
Each of the seven branches of the Crowley Ridge Regional Library will give away a Kindle Fire as part of holiday programming. Persons who have a library card are eligible to enter the drawing in their community...
Wounded Warrior Project -- Winter 2012 Duck Hunt starts Friday (12/11/12)
Veterans of Foreign Wars from Arkansas and surrounding states meet again in Northeast Arkansas for a weekend of duck hunting in association with the local Wounded Warrior Project Dec. 14-16. Volunteers from Randolph and Lawrence Counties, with assistance from the national Wounded Warrior Project and local VFW offices, organized their second project hunt in 2012. ...
Monette Parade winners (12/11/12)
The 2012 Monette parade was held on Monday, Dec. 3. Kay Staggs, parade chairman, expressed her appreciation to everyone who participated making it a success. Trophies were awarded in several categories...
Lady Rebel Basektball Roundup (12/11/12)
Riverside held off Augusta 47-36 Monday night on the road before losing a heartbreaking 55-52 decision to Marked Tree Thursday night in Lake City. Kenzley Wilson and Lauren Weaver scored 13 points apiece to lead the Lady Rebels past Augusta. ...
Rebels pick up pair of Conference victories (12/11/12)
Riverside came away with a pair of 2A-3 conference victories last week, defeating Augusta 58-42 Tuesday night before taking care of Marked Tree 71-55 Friday night at Lake City...
Junior, Senior Lions fall in Gerald Jennings Tournament (12/11/12)
Gosnell defeated Manila 60-44, ousting the Lions from the Gerald Jennings Invitational Tournament in senior boys basketball action. The junior Lions also fell in the tournament, dropping a 63-28 decision to Valley View...
Junior, Senior Lady Lions sweep Corning, Hoxie (12/11/12)
Manila's Lady Lions fought their way to a pair of 3A-3 conference wins, defeating Corning 65-53 Tuesday night before disposing of Hoxie 58-54 Thursday night. Emily Cook pumped in 18 points to lead four Lady Lions in double digit scoring. ...
Lady Mustangs nip EPC in overtime (12/11/12)
Emily Owens' shot at the buzzer sent Buffalo Island Central's 2A-3 conference battle with East Poinsett County into overtime, where the Lady Mustangs prevailed 58-53 Monday night at the Mustang Athletic Complex...
Mustang Basketball Roundup (12/11/12)
Buffalo Island Central dropped a pair of 2A-3 senior boys basketball games last week, losing 49-41 to East Poinsett County Tuesday night before falling 70-50 to Marmaduke Friday night...
Hansel Eugene "Gene" Wood (12/11/12)
Hansel Eugene "Gene" Wood, 64, of Jonesboro passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at his home. He was born July 31, 1948 in Caraway to Hansel and Geneva Murray Wood. Gene was the owner of Wood Software, Inc., a graduate of Arkansas State University and a member of the Community of Christ Church. ...
Ray Neal Rogers (12/11/12)
Mr. Ray Neal Rogers of Leachville departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Jonesboro at the age of 84. He was born April 21, 1928 in Monette, the son of Earl and Mabel Ray Rogers. He was a lifelong farmer and owner of Rogers Farms in Leachville. ...
Patricia Helen Kelley-Keating (12/11/12)
Patricia Helen Kelley-Keating entered into eternal rest Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at the Manila Nursing Home in Manila. She was born May 23, 1937, in Pittston, Penn., to the late Dr. Gene and Helen Kelley. ...
Tom Houchin (12/11/12)
Mr. Tom Houchin of Jonesboro departed this life Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at his home, at the age of 74. He was born Oct. 11, 1938, in Caraway, the son of Paul and Freda Roe Houchin. Tom was a truck driver, had also previously worked in the timber business and was an avid fisherman...
Randle Irene "Peet" Hill (12/11/12)
Randle Irene "Peet" Hill, 70, of Batesville, former longtime Manila resident and widow of Mr. Ira Arthur "Sonny" Hill, passed from this life early Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at her home in Batesville. ...
Steven Dewayne Green (12/11/12)
Steven Dewayne Green, 39, of Manila, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. Born at Kennett, Mo., he was a lifelong Manila resident and was retired from John Rose Farms in Roseland...