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Stories from Wednesday, January 2, 2002

Monette Masons name Mason of the Year, honor teachers (01/02/02)
Tommy Jo Masner, Nancy Sills, Coty Cornish and Raye Finley, Buffalo Island Central School teachers, were honored by the Monette Masonic Lodge 558. A dinner was held in recognition of their service to education. Each teacher was presented an Achievement of Excellence Teaching Award...
Public meeting scheduled for Highway 18 study (01/02/02)
The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has scheduled an open house public meeting for a study to widen Highway 18 from Lake City in Craighead County to Highway 119 in Mississippi County. The meeting will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the cafeteria of Buffalo Island Central School, Highway 18 East, in Monette...
Boll weevil eradication vote coming once again (01/02/02)
Mississippi and eastern Craighead County cotton farmers and landowners will once again be asked to approve a boll weevil eradication program, according to Mike Wilson, a county cotton gin owner. Ballots for the new referendum will be mailed Jan. 29 and must be completed and returned to the Farm Service Agency by Feb. 15...
Lincoln will be guest speaker (01/02/02)
On Jan. 12 women from all over Arkansas will gather in Jonesboro to hear important information concerning their role in the political process. "Ready to Run: A Seminar for Arkansas Women in Politics" is being presented by the Craighead County Democratic Women in the hopes of inspiring more females to seek elective office...
Rebels go to OT against Turrell in NEA action (01/02/02)
The Riverside Rebels boys' team took on Turrell in their second game at the NEA. The game got off to a shaky start for the Rebels. Turrell came out with a full court press that instantly caused the Rebels some problems. "We were expecting them to press and trap," said Coach Campbell. At the end of the first period, Turrell led 12-8. In the second quarter, the Rebels settled down and found ways to beat the press. Once down court, they...
Manila defeats EPC in double overtime (01/02/02)
The Manila versus EPC game was the biggest match-up of the NEA. EPC was the favorite on their side of the bracket. Manila and EPC had already met twice this year, and EPC had won both games. Coach Anthony Brewington said, "When someone beats you twice it really bothers you."...
Lady Rebels suffer loss to Delaplaine in NEA Tournament (01/02/02)
In the first period, the Lady Rebels had trouble stopping getting good shots against Delaplaine. They also had trouble stopping the Delaplaine fast break. The Rebels got shots in the paint, but they just wouldn't fall. Keryn Douglas kept the Rebels in the game with good outside shooting...
Lady Rebels capture win over Tuckerman (01/02/02)
This game was close through the first half. The Lady Rebels' usually effective press didn't have much of an effect until the third period when Tuckerman's best player was out with foul trouble. "We were a little late on steals in the first half, but the press finally wore them down," said Coach Rainwater. ...
Riverside prevails over Rector in double OT (01/02/02)
JONESBORO We are all familiar with the phrase, "Two out of three ain't bad," and after Friday night's Rector Lady Cougar versus Riverside NEA first-round tournament game at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro, Rector head coach Shane Robinson and Riverside boss Greg Rainwater agreed...
Garlin Finch - Leachville (01/02/02)
Garlin Finch, 91, of Leachville died Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at Monette Manor. He was a retired farmer and of the Pentecost belief. Finch was born in Black Oak and had lived in the Buffalo Island area most of his life. He is survived by six daughters, Lill Miller of Leachville, Ruby Shepard of Dowagiac, Mich., Betty Kelems of Lake City, Shirley Pate of Paragould, Carolyn Douglas of Lake City, and Judy Tackett of Decatur, Mich.; 21 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Joy Mae (Barrett) Thomas - Bono (01/02/02)
Joy Mae Barrett Thomas, 68, of Bono, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She worked in the cafeteria at Westside High School for six years, and at the Downtown Caf in Jonesboro many years. She was a member of Bono Church of Christ. She lived in the Bunney and Manila areas before moving to Bono in 1970...
Susie Bell Thomason - St. Louis, Mo. (01/02/02)
Susie Bell Thomason, 88, of St. Louis, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at St. Alexian Brothers Hospital in St. Louis. She was a homemaker, of the Baptist faith, and lived in St. Louis since 1958, formerly of Monette. Survivors include three sons, Edward Beaird of St. Louis, Joe Davis of West Memphis and Pat Thomason of Union City, Tenn.; two daughters, Peggy Griffith and Jerrie Siman, both of St. Louis; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren...
Linda Sue Webster - Leachville (01/02/02)
Linda Sue Webster, 54, of Leachville, widow of Doyle Webster, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2001, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Carl Wells and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of the Church of God...
Don "Duck" Despain - Lake City (01/02/02)
Don "Duck" Despain, 54, of Lake City, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at his home. Born in Lake City, he had lived in Lake City and Nashville, Tenn., for most of his life. He was a truck driver for J and J Express and was of the Baptist belief. He is survived by a daughter, Donita Clouse of Old Hickory, Tenn.; two sons, Kerry Despain of Trumann and Steve Despain of Farmington, Mo.; his mother, Lois Despain of Trumann; two sisters, Dorothy Golden and Charlene Despain, both of Trumann; and foru grandchildren, Carie Despain, Steven Despain, Clay Clouse and Tara Despain.. ...
Bonnie Jean Aldrich - Washington (01/02/02)
Bonnie Jean Aldrich, 65, of Washington died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001. Born in Heber Springs, she was a poet and freelance writer and was a former employee of Western Sizzlin'. She also had lived in Issaquah, Wash., for 25 years. Survivors include a son, Steven Aldrich of Washington state; two daughters, Dinah Aldrich of Washington state and Wenda Alvarez of San Diego, Calif.; three brothers, C.W. ...
Tanna Von Abbott - Leachville (01/02/02)
Tanna Von Abbott, 42, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2001. A lifelong Leachville resident, she was a licensed practical nurse and was employed by Doctors Health Group Northpark Clinic in Jonesboro. She was a 1977 graduate of Leachville High School and was a member of the Leachville Second Baptist Church...
Raymond Edward Snow - Lake City (01/02/02)
Raymond Edward Snow, 83, of Lake City, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. He was born on May 23, 1918 to James Edward "Ed" and Bertha Lavinia (Doak) Snow in Lake City. He had lived in Lake City most of his life. He was a farmer in the Pleasant Valley Community. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent for many years and was also on the administrative board...