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Stories from Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Making them all (12/18/12)
Dan and Kay Staggs of Monette are among the elite group of car enthusiasts to make all 11 of the National Street Rod Association (NSRA) shows in one season. The couple made the 2102 shows in style driving their 1941 Super Deluxe Chevrolet 32,000 miles...
Manila seniors enjoy arts and crafts (12/18/12)
Manila seniors enjoy arts and crafts An arts/crafts time was held Monday morning at the Mississippi County Senior Citizen Center in Manila. Amanda Adams, Danielle Davis and Kay Lucy from the Blytheville center were on hand to help the Manila group create Christmas snow globes using baby food jars and hot glue...
Leachville Council studies interest bearing accounts (12/18/12)
The Leachville City Council met on Monday, December 10, and reviewed the 2013 budget, and discussed a pending ordinance. The council evaluated interest bearing accounts within the city verses interest on outstanding loans, in order to study the feasibility of paying off some loans early that have higher interest rates than current savings...
Manila School Board accepts computer bids (12/18/12)
The Manila School Board voted unanimously on Thursday, Dec. 13, to accept the bid for 60 laptop computers in the amount of $30,883.65 from Byte Speed. Superintendent Pam Castor said the purchase of the computers will be a federal program expenditure. The computers will be placed in the high school...
Caraway Council reviews proposed budget, passes ordinances (12/18/12)
Caraway Mayor Barry Riley proposed $6,000 be transferred from the City Sales Tax Revenue Account to the Street Department to offset short term needs in that department when the city council met Thursday, Dec. ...
Bryant Family Christmas Concert (12/18/12)
The Bryant Family, Brandon, Lori, Charlsy, Abby, and Gillian, of Manila will present their first Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Manila Airport Center. Also appearing will be guests of the Bryant Family, Judy Hampton,Joe Chipman, Josh McQueen, Destiny Kirkham, Ryan Day, Brandy Frier, and Gwen Sellars...
Leachville PEO Christmas project (12/18/12)
Members of the Leachville Chapter AC, PEO helped make Christmas better for 18 local families giving food items for a Christmas dinner, toys, and other gifts. Project chairman Sharon Hitt said local merchants and individuals donated to the project...
Dr. James Shemwell named ANC president (12/18/12)
Dr. James Shemwell named president of ANC Arkansas Northeastern College has named Dr. James "Jim" Shemwell as the new president for the institution. This announcement comes less than six months after the departure of previous president Dr. Robin Myers who left ANC to take over as Chancellor for Arkansas State University Mountain Home in August...
Lions gain key 3A-conference victories (12/18/12)
Manila (6-4, 4-1 3A-3) came away with two huge 3A-3 conference wins last week, defeating defending 3A State Champion Earle on the road 69-61 before returning home to upend Rivercrest 67-60 Friday night at Manila...
Lady Lions continue to roar (12/18/12)
Taylor Teague sank two pressure packed free throws with one second left in overtime to lift the Lady Lions to a thrilling 69-67 victory over Rivercrest Monday night at Manila...
Lady Rebels post impressive 2A-3 conference victories (12/18/12)
Riverside made short work of both McCrory and Cross County, picking up a pair of 2A-3 conference victories last week in senior girls basketball action. The Lady Rebels whipped McCrory 58-40 Monday night before pounding Cross County 62-16 Thursday night...
Rebels gain pair of conference victories (12/18/12)
Riverside knocked off McCrory 75-56 Tuesday night before pouring it on Cross County 82-51 Friday night to pick up a pair of 2A-3 conference victories last week. Riverside (12-7, 5-2 2A-3) got five three pointers and 17 points from Caleb Waugh in the Rebel's victory over McCrory. ...
Lady Mustangs cruise past Nettleton 49-36 (12/18/12)
Buffalo Island Central added to its lists of Jonesboro victims, with a convincing 49-36 victory over Nettleton Tuesday night on the road. The Lady Mustangs jumped to a 9-3 lead after the first quarter and held a slim 19-17 edge at intermission. BIC blew the game open in the third period, outscoring the Lady Raiders 19-7 to take a 38-24 lead heading into the final frame...
Mustangs pounds out wins over Marked Tree and Weiner (12/18/12)
Buffalo Island Central picked up a pair of victories last week, defeating Marked Tree 75-58 Tuesday night before easing past Weiner 47-39 Friday night. BIC (12-9, 3-4 2A-3) jumped to an 18-14 lead over the Indians and led 35-28 at the half. The Mustangs took a 49-44 edge into the final frame. BIC outscored Marked Tree 26-14 in the final period to secure the win...
Betty Lou Bray (12/18/12)
Betty Lou Bray, 81, of Manila, passed from this life, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was the daughter of the late William Enoch and Mary Lucille Wright Bray and was a lifelong Manila resident. Ms. Bray was a retired sales clerk for Fred's of Manila and was a longtime member of the Blackwater Baptist Church...