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Stories from Wednesday, January 9, 2002

Good news for homeowners over age 65 (01/09/02)
Harley L. Bradley, Mississippi County Tax Assessor, wants to inform homeowners that are 65 and older that Amendment 79, which created the $300 property tax credit last year, has an added bonus. Residents that are 65 and older and reside in their home will not have their assessment raised even if the property value goes up...
Eastern Disrict receives funding for safe shelter (01/09/02)
Craighead County Judge Dale Haas received grant approval from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Services for construction of the Eastern Courthouse Saferoom/Shelter Project. The funds for the Eastern District Courthouse at Lake City were made available through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program under FEMA...
Manila youth fighting battle against cancer (01/09/02)
Jesse Ham, eight-year-old son of T.J. and Jackie Ham, of Manila, is accustomed to needles, chemotherapy and radiation treatments as he has been fighting leukemia most of his life. Jesse was diagnosed with cancer when he was 18 months old and has been a patient at St. Jude's Medical Research Hospital in Memphis...
Milligan, Taylor team up to upset Rector (01/09/02)
BY BRIAN HICKS Town Crier Sports Staff The Lady Mustangs came out fighting last Thursday night as they hosted Rector. From the moment they gained possession of the ball they dominated the game. BIC's Morgan Milligan, who would go on to have an excellent game, put the first points on the board with a pretty turnaround jumper. Rector's Jessica Hill responded driving down the court making points of her own...
Manila hosts junior girls invitational (01/09/02)
The Manila Junior Lady Lions took second place in the Manila Junior Girls Invitational Tournament held over the holidays. Manila fell to Turrell 29-17 in a slow paced game. The Lady Rockets jumped out to a 6-0 first quarter lead after stalling the ball for the first 4:00 minutes of the game. Turrell doubled Manila in the second taking a 12-6 advantage into the locker room at the half. The Lady Lions were unable to overcome the deficit in the third, falling in the fourth...
Riverside loses a tough one (01/09/02)
The Riverside senior boys played Brookland on Friday night. The final score was 64-46 Brookland. Maybe suffering from a little post-holiday stiffness, neither team looked really sharp. Riverside came out in the full court press, and Brookland got a lot of points all night by breaking it...
Manila advances to NEA tournament finals (01/09/02)
The Manila Senior Lions defeated Cave City in the semi-finals of the NEA Tournament Saturday, Dec. 29. The final score was 64-46. Manila beat the Cave City full court press early, and jumped out to a 13-1 lead. With 2:30 to go in the first, the Lions were up 20-4 and the tempo of the game began to slow down. Cave City hit two three-pointers at the end of the first period to bring the score to 22-12...
Tammy Ann Adams - Black Oak (01/09/02)
Tammy Ann Adams, 41, of Black Oak, formerly of Leachville, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2001, at Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis. Born in Leachville, she was the daughter of the late J.W. Tinsley and a lifelong area resident. She was a 1978 graduate of Leachville High School and was a member of the Leachville Second Baptist Church...
William H. "Bub" Robertson - Lake City (01/09/02)
William H. "Bub" Robertson, 52, of Lake City, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro. An employee of Argo Distribution, he was a member of the Lake City United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Janet Kay Robertson of the home; a son, William Heath Robertson of Lake City; a brother, Jim Robertson of Lake City; and a sister, Jacque Ulmer of Memphis...
Adith Rachel Hensley - Lake City (01/09/02)
Adith Rachel Hensley, 84, of Lake City died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include three daughters, Janice Roland of Pea Ridge, Pat Gipson of Lake City and Betty Loggins of Bono; two sons, Gerald Hensley of Michigan and Charles Hensley of Pea Ridge; 31 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren...
Etoil Hooper - Cardwell (01/09/02)
Etoil Hooper, 84, of Cardwell, the widow of James Vester Hooper, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born at Cardwell, she was the daughter of the late William and Dora Pope and had lived most of her life in Cardwell...
Mildred Lois Slankerd - Manila (01/09/02)
Mildred Lois Slankerd, 72, of Manila, died Saturdary, Jan. 5, 2002, at her home. Born at Waverly, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Ann George Curtis. She was a longtime Manila area resident and of the Baptist faith. She is survived by a son, Bobby Wayne Slankerd of Monette; three daughters, Ann Gipson of Monette, Dorothy Blake and Mary Sammons, both of Manila; two brothers, Robert Curtis of Thayer, Mo., and Earl Curtis of Moentte; three sisters, Jewel Brown of Lepanto, Shirley Ohler of Keiser, and Wanda Haygood of Waverly, Tenn.; 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.. ...
Carolyn Davis - Monette (01/09/02)
Carolyn Lee Davis, 50, of Monette, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born in Chattahoochee, Fla., she had lived most of her life in Florida before moving to Monette three years ago. She was employed by the Cotton Corner Restaurant near Leachville and was a member of the Rowe's Chapel Baptist Church near Caraway...
Harold L. Hamilton - Fouke (01/09/02)
Harold L. Hamilton, 78, of Fouke died Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at his residence. Born in Leachville April 21, 1923, he was a retired farmer, a veteran who served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Texarkana, and American Legion. He lived in the Manila area until 1970...
Elva Lucille Skaggs - Leachville (01/09/02)
Elva Lucille Skaggs, 70, of Leachville, died Thursday, Jan. 3,2002, at Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born at Bradford she was a longtime Leachville resident and was the daughter of the late Jacob and Maybelle Wallace Ballard and the widow of J.D. Skaggs. She was retired from Brown Shoe Company in Leachville and was a member of the Happy Corner Assembly of God Church...
James Gordon "Jimmy" Blankenship, Jr. - Monette (01/09/02)
James Gordon "Jimmy" Blankenship, Jr., 74, of Monette, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at his residence. He was retired from Blankenship Hardware and Furniture, a member of the Monette First United Methodist Church, certified Lay Speaker of the First United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Men. ...