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Stories from Friday, January 18, 2002

Arlee Home Fashions to close (01/18/02)
Pursuant to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Louis Smithey, General Manager for Arlee Home Fashions, has notified employees of the company's decision to close the Leachville manufacturing facility effective March 2. Forty-five employees will be affected by the planned closure...
Manila Scouts receive $1,000 donation (01/18/02)
Manila Mayor Melvin Browning presented a $1,000 check to the Manila Cub Scout Pack 32 Thursday evening. The Scouts accepted the donation with an applause and thank you for the generous gift that was given through the Kendall Berry Charitable Trust. Thelma Isaacs Berry was born in Manila in 1910 and graduated from high school there. ...
Water tank inspection reviewed (01/18/02)
The Leachville City Council met twice last week to complete their full agenda for January. The regularly scheduled meeting was held on January 7. Orion T. Osborne, of Phoenix Tank Services, addressed the council in December concerning water tank inspection and evaluation, a maintenance contract and placement of relay towers on the top...
Manila council reinstates privilege license fees (01/18/02)
Members of the Manila City Council read a proposed ordinance reinstating a privilege license fee for businesses and contractors doing business in the city. Council agreed to make the license renewable Jan. 1 of each year and set the fees at no less than $20 and not more than $100. The council discussed starting the fees at $20. If the fee is raised in the future it can be done without passing a new ordinance...
Account established for young burn victim (01/18/02)
An account has been set up at First National Bank for Bryce Carpenter who is in the burn center at the Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Bryce is 28 months old and has been in the hospital since Dec. 8 with second degree burns over 50 percent of his body. He has burns from the waste down and his left arm is burned severely. He has undergone skin grafts on his ankles and feet and upper left hip...
Highway officials discuss four-lane route (01/18/02)
Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials gathered public feedback about alternative corridors that may be used in the widening of Arkansas 18 from Lake City to Leachville, during a public meeting held at BIC West Elementary Tuesday evening...
Craighead County transportation committee formed (01/18/02)
Craighead County Quorum Court Judge Dale Haas swore in the city county Community Transportation Committee board of directors on Jan. 8 at his office in Jonesboro. The new seven member board was selected by Haas and Jonesboro Mayor Hubert Brodell. The committee was established six months after the Craighead County TEA (Transitional Employment Assistance) Coalition ceased to exist...
The Mustangs turn it up on homecoming night (01/18/02)
Nothing is more special to a ball club than being victorious on homecoming night, and that's just what the Mustangs sought to do last Friday night as they hosted Walnut Ridge. As the game started both teams were displaying tremendous defensive depth and making key shots. ...
Riverside teams split wins (01/18/02)
Senior Girls The Riverside Rebels senior girls beat Rector 54-51 in overtime in a well-matched contest on Jan. 7. "This one was back and forth. It could have really gone either way. These two teams match up really well, and this was the second time we've gone into overtime with them," Coach Greg Rainwater said...
Manila Girls fall to Gosnell (01/18/02)
The Senior Lady Lions fell to Gosnell Friday afternoon 49-29. The loss drops the Lady Lions to 2-4 in conference play. Manila trailed 14-9 in the first and 19-15 at the half. Gosnell pushed their advantage to 29-20 in the third before taking the win...
Riverside Sr. Boys Versus Rector (01/18/02)
With good three-point shooting, the Rector Cougars beat the Riverside Rebels 54-52 in an overtime thriller on Friday night. "We had the lead but didn't do what we should. They hit their big shots and we didn't and that spells getting beat," said Riverside Coach Buster Campbell...
Manila improves to 5-2 (01/18/02)
Manila improved to 5-2 last week with big wins at Rivercrest and Gosnell. "These are two of the biggest road wins we've had this year," Manila Coach Anthony Brewington said. "We showed a lot of character by coming back after getting down," Brewington said after the 64-60 win over Rivercrest Tuesday...
Charles L. Adams - Jonesboro (01/18/02)
Charles L. Adams, 72, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Huffman in Mississippi County, Adams lived in Blytheville before moving to Caraway in 1952, and then to Jonesboro in 1995. He was a farmer and owned and operated the Adams Seed Company in Caraway for several years...
Helen Pauline Ashmore - Caraway (01/18/02)
Helen Pauline Ashmore, 69, of Caraway, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center. She was a homemaker, of the Baptist faith and had lived in the Caraway area most of her life. Survivors include three daughters, Lesia Hopper of Warsaw, Ky., Nancy McLearn and Jane Bice, both of Caraway; a sister, Earline Batey of Washington, D.C.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
Herbert Henry Davidson - Kennett (01/18/02)
Herbert Henry Davidson, 88, of Kennett, Mo., formerly of Cardwell, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born at Gamelia, Ark., he was the son of the late Louis and Bertha Shipley Davidson and was a longtime Cardwell resident. He was the retired Cardwell Chief of Police and was a former Dunlin County Deputy Sheriff. He was a member of the Cardwell First Baptist Church...
Ora Kathleen Erck - Monette (01/18/02)
Ora Kathleen Erck, 76, of Monette, formerly of San Antonio, Texas, and Camden, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2002, at Monette Manor Nursing Home. She was the widow of Adolph Erek and had been a Monette resident since 1993. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Riggs, was a retired licensed practical nurse and was a member of the South San Antonio Baptist Church...
W.C. Tipton - Caraway (01/18/02)
W.C. Tipton, 64, of Caraway died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at his home. He was a cotton gin worker and member of Rowe's Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Wilma Tipton of Caraway; two sons, Garland Tipton of Monette and Roy Tipton of Caraway; a daughter, Melissa McKinley of Caraway; two sisters, Edna Tompkins of Pascagoula, Miss., and Florence Boling of Little Rock; five brothers, Marvin Tipton of Trumann, R.C. ...
Ethel Jolliff Russell - Manila (01/18/02)
Ethel Jolliff Russell, 89, of Manila, the widow of Glenn Russell, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Born in ell, the daughter of Joe M. and Martha Jane Riggs Rollins, she had been a resident of Manila since 1996 and was a member of the Blackwater Baptist Church. ...
H. B. Norman - Senath (01/18/02)
H.B. Norman, 83, of Senath died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at Regional Medical Center of Northeast Arkansas in Jonesboro. A graduate of Senath High School and Southeast Missouri State University, he taught and coached in Senath for 13 years. He was a farmer and was an agent with New York Life Insurance for more than 40 years...
Ella Louise Gooch - Pacific, Mo. (01/18/02)
Ella Louise Gooch, 65, of Pacific, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at Pacific Health Care Center. Born at Arbyrd, she was the daughter of the late Harrison and Bertha Gooch. She was a former Cardwell resident and had lived in Pacific for the past 15 years. She was a member of Calvary Full Gospel Church...
Alton "Runt" Drummond - Caraway (01/18/02)
Alton "Runt" Drummond, 58, of Caraway, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at his home. He was retired from Monette Missco Implement co., a member of Rivervale Baptist Church, had lived in the Rivervale and Caraway area a lifetime. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Drummond, of the home; a daughter, Dee Dee Gray of Caraway; a sister, Corina Jones of Caraway, and a brother Oubery Drummond of Pine Bluff; three grandchildren, Raven South, Jona Dixon and J.C. Gray...