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Stories from Thursday, December 6, 2001

Caraway Council reviews 2002 budget proposal (12/06/01)
The Caraway City Council met in special session on November 26, and reviewed 2002 city budget proposal, purchase of new fire truck, and state funding received. Caraway Mayor Danny Dunigan presented the proposed 2002 city budget for the council to review before taking action to finalize...
Options for Monette water tank examined (12/06/01)
The Monette city council met in regular session on Monday, November 26, and worked through a lengthy agenda. Monette Mayor David Fletcher passed out copies of a proposed 2002 city budget. The council tabled their decision to accept the budget, allowing time to review or make possible changes...
Annual pancake supper draws large crowd (12/06/01)
The annual Manila Lions Club Pancake Supper lets everyone know that the Christmas season has arrived. The annual event is a Christmas tradition for area residents. It gives everyone the opportunity to donate to a worthy cause and enjoy delicious pancakes made and served by members of the Manila Lions Club...
Angel Tree to help area children (12/06/01)
Something special for every child for Christmas 2001 is the goal of the Friends of the Manila Airport Center (MAC). This is the second year for the group to sponsor the Angel Tree. With the help of caring citizens, they plan to give 165 special gifts this children this Christmas...
Rebels make it to WBC semi-finals (12/06/01)
The senior Riverside Rebel boys had a good run in the WBC Tournament at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge last week. Their first game was on Tuesday against Lynn. This was a fast-paced contest from the very beginning. The Rebels pressed early and Lynn beat the press on their first two possessions. Lynn continued to make the Rebels pay for the press throughout most of the first period...
Manila Girls earn Tri-County Runner-up Title (12/06/01)
The Junior Lady Lions fell to Paragould 32-27 to take second place in the Tri County tournament. Manila led 5-4 after the first quarter but trailed 12-11 at the half. The Lady Lions were unable to gain control in the second half trailing 19-15 in the third before losing the game...
Charles Richard "Buddy" Eddy - Monette (12/06/01)
Charles Richard "Buddy" Eddy, 66, of Monette, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Monette Manor. He was a retired farmer and affiliated with Rowe's Chapel Baptist Church. He had lived in Monette all of his life. He is survived by three sons, Johnny Richard Eddy, James Eddy, and Jerry Eddy, all of LaPorte, Ind.; a sister, Lousie, "Sissy" Sparkman of Monette; and seven grandchildren...
Sharon Jones Barber - Lake City (12/06/01)
Sharon Jones Barber, 42, of Lake City, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Monette, she lived most of her life in the Lake City area. She was a homemaker and attended the Assembly of God. Survivors include a son, Todd Woodall of Pell City, Ala.; her mother and stepfather, Esther and Bill Williams of Lake City; a brother, Jerry Jones of Lake City; a sister, Linda Jones of Lake City; a stepbrother, Ed Williams of Jonesboro; a stepsister, Dottie Williams of Lake Jackson, Texas; and her maternal grandparents, Raymond and Bertha Pyburn of Lake City.. ...
Sarah Ann Berry - Leachville (12/06/01)
Sarah Ann Berry, 61, of Leachville died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born in Luxora, she was a lifelong resident of the area, worked as a private sitter and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Thornton of Baton Rouge; her mother Ulala Baggett of Leachville; three sisters, Melba Auther of Lake Mary, Fla., Janet Stallings of Westminster, Colo., and Ulala Skaggs of Leachville; her grandmother, Thelma Grigsby of Leachville; and two grandchildren.. ...
Gladys Mildred Rabey - Okeechobee, Fla. (12/06/01)
Gladys Mildred Rabey, 88, of Okeechobee, Fla., formerly of Manila, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at her home. Born at Pleasant Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Ronnie and Minnie Dunn Carr. She was a longtime Manila area resident and was a member of the Manila Westside Baptist Church. She was the widow of William Hyle Rabey...
John Wilburn Parrish - Monette (12/06/01)
John Wilburn Parrish, 84, of Monette, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at his residence. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant General Baptist Church. Born at Guy, Ark., he had lived at Monette most of his life, formerly of Clarksville. He was a retired custodian from Colson Caster Corporation...
Timothy John "Tim" Mathis - Arkadelphia (12/06/01)
Timothy John "Tim" Mathis (#52), 19, of Arkadelphia died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001. He was born Nov. 21, 1982 in Hot Springs the son of John Russell "Rusty" and Sandra L. Towell Mathis. He was a student at UCA and a member of the Lake Hamilton Baptist Church. He was an inductee of the Arkansas Chapter National Football Foundation and the College Hall of Fame, a Hooten Scholar athlete and a member of the volunteer coaching staff for the Arkadelphia High School Badgers...
Hazel Higginbotham - Osceola (12/06/01)
Hazel Higginbotham, 67, of Osceola, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, in Memphis. Born May 26, 1934, in Dell, she was the daughter of J.L. and Cecil Davis Wallace. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by her mother, Cecil Wallace of Osceola; two daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Stan McPherson of Osceola, and Patricia and Jeff Clark of Manila; a brother, Joe Wallace of Osceola; a sister, Billie Sue Coley of Romulus, Mich., and three grandchildren, Brittany Clark, McKenzie Clark and Amy White.. ...
Imo Jean Williams Childress - Houston, Texas (12/06/01)
Imo Jean Williams Childress 83, of Houston, Texas, died Nov. 24, 2001. Born July 17, 1918, in Manila, she was the daughter of Lafayette and Dora Brinkley Williams. She was a salesperson for a department store for many years. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Lewis Gene and Janet Childress, of Livingston, Texas; five grandchildren, Lewis Matthew Childress and wife, Candace of Sealy, Texas; Cathy Ann Childress of Houston, Texas; Navy Seaman Donald Bellnoski, Jr., Christina Bellnoski, and Daniel Bellnoski, all of Montgomery, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Cody and Chase Childress, both of Sealy, Texas; a brother, Aaron Williams and wife, Rosalee, of Blytheville; two sisters, Velma Barthalomew of Manila, and Wilda Bea Croom and husband, Tommy, of Houston; a sister-in-law, Hester Williams of Manila.. ...
Odis B. Harmon - Lafe (12/06/01)
Odis B. Harmon, 75, of Lafe, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was born May 25, 1926, at Campbell. He was an electrician for Monroe Auto Equipment Co. He was a member of Gainsville Church of Christ. He was a World War II Veteran serving with the Navy Seabees...
Rev. Aubra Olin Hays - Manila (12/06/01)
Reverend Aubra Olin Hays, 88, a retired Methodist minister of Manila, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at his home. Born at Newburg, he was the son of the late Willie and Nola Benbrook Hays and had been a Manila resident since 1972. He was an Army veteran of World War II and during his 31 years in the ministry served churches in Viola, Cato, Pleasant Plains, Evening Shade, Turrell, Gilmore, Pea Ridge, Decatur, Yellville, Monette and Tyronza...