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Stories from Thursday, December 27, 2001

Manila Lions donate to CASA (12/27/01)
The Manila Lions Club donated $100 to CASA at the Wednesday, noon meeting. Daryl Turner, case coordinator with CASA for Mississippi and Crittenden Counties, was present for the meeting and thanked the Lions Club for their support. CASA is a nonprofit organization and donations go toward training volunteers, community awareness seminars and supplies. ...
Manila city employees honored with Christmas party (12/27/01)
Manila city employees held their annual Christmas party Saturday at the Community Center. Manila Mayor Melvin Browning welcomed guests to the celebration. Drawings were held for door prizes with all employees receiving a gift. Special awards were presented to several individuals...
Manila Public School awarded $77,200 technology grant (12/27/01)
Superintendent Charolette Wagner announced that Manila Public School has been awarded a Technology Literacy Grant in the amount of $77,200. The funds will be used to purchase eight multimedia kits. The kits will include computers, scanners, digital cameras, printers, projectors and screens. These will be placed throughout the school. In addition, one multimedia projector and screen will be placed in the auditorium. Other funds will be used for professional development, supplies, and furniture...
Wagner selected for state physicians board (12/27/01)
Tommy Wagner, a Manila High School graduate and fourth year medical student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, has been selected to the board of directors of the Arkansas Academy of Family Physicians. He was honored during the annual meeting in Little Rock and was chosen to attend the national conference in Kansas City, Missouri...
Wilburn White completes Dublin, Ireland Marathon (12/27/01)
Clifford Wilburn White, 1959 Manila High School graduate and current resident of Columbus, Ga., ran the Dublin, Ireland, marathon on Oct. 29, 2001, in four hours 29 minutes. Some 14,000 runners participated in the marathon from all over the world. At age 61, this was White's first marathon, although he has been a runner for years. A six- month training program preceding the race was provided by Jeff Galloway, a former United States marathon Olympian...
Manila improves to 14-5 Overall (12/27/01)
Manila improved to 14-5 overall with a 78-53 pounding of Bay Tuesday night. The Lions opened up the game in the second after a 15-15 tie ended the first quarter. Manila outscored Bay 27-16 in the second to take a 42-31 halftime lead. The Lions pushed their lead to 61-41 in the third before taking the win in the fourth...
Lady Lions fall to Bay (12/27/01)
The Lady Lions fell to 8-10 overall with a 55-45 loss to the Lady Yellowjackets of Bay on Monday night. Manila trailed 10-7 in the first and 20-15 at the half. Bay pushed their lead to 34-24 in the third. Manila tied Bay in the fourth as both teams scored 21 points but the Lady Lions could not overcome the deficit...
Thelma Hedge Grigsby (12/27/01)
Leachville Thelma Hedge Grigsby, 92, of Leachville, the widow of Lester Grigsby, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Jan. 17, 1909, in Camden, Tenn., she was the daughter of Will and Hester Weaver Davis. She was a longtime area resident, a homemaker, and a member of Ruddle Road Church of God...
Ruth Virginia Kain (12/27/01)
Lake City Ruth Virginia Kain, 61, of Lake City, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was born in Guntersville, Ala., and moved from Jacksonville, Fla., to Lake City in 1973. She was a homemaker and of the Assembly of God belief...