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Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Stories from Wednesday, January 30, 2002

"Friends of Big Lake" receives good response (01/30/02)
Brian Braudis, manager of Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge, was pleased with the response and interest shared by over 30 area residents attending an organizational meeting initiating a "Friends of Big Lake" group. The meeting was held Thursday evening at the Refuge Headquarters. ...
April Bressler recovering from auto accident (01/30/02)
April Bressler, 14, of Manila is recovering from an automobile accident that occurred December 1. April was in the intensive care unit of the Med in Memphis where she underwent several surgeries. She sustained head trauma and severe burns on her leg...
Peggy Williams announces candidacy (01/30/02)
Peggy Williams of Black Oak announced her plans to run for District 12 Craighead County Quorum Court. The democratic candidate has lived in the Eastern District all of her life and said Craighead County and its residents have always been very important to her...
Mark Hughes recognized for fire service (01/30/02)
The annual Monette Volunteer Fire Department Family dinner was held on Jan. 12 to honor firemen and their families for their hard work and sacrifice given each year to their community. A special honor was given to retiring fireman Mark Hughes. Hughes has given 31 years of service to the department. He received a plaque and a scrapbook of the Monette Fire Department. Bob Blankenship serves as Monette Fire Chief with David Clark and Kevin Wimberley as Assistant Chiefs...
Manila Lions defeat Harrisburg (01/30/02)
Three players scored in double figures for Manila in the 62-36 win over Harrisburg Tuesday night. Senior Jacob Walker led the Lions with 21 points followed by 16 from senior Michael Tomblin and 10 from senior Kenneth Seyler. Josh McCullough added eight; Mitchell Gammill scored three; John Hicks put in two; and Richard Bowden and Justin Hill hit one free throw each to round out the scoring for the Lions...
Manila falls to EPC (01/30/02)
Manila fell to EPC 63-59 despite a fourth quarter rally Friday night. The Lions trailed 19-11 after one and 31-20 at the half. The Lions scored 18 in the third as EPC led 49-38. Manila wouldn't lay down as back to back treys pulled the Lions within five. Patience was on the agenda as Manila worked the ball on offense. Missed free throws for Manila gave the Warriors an edge in the closing minutes of the game...
BIC beats Riverside with clutch free throw (01/30/02)
The Lady Mustangs from Buffalo Island Central hit some big shots and topped the Riverside Rebels 61-60. BIC is now 7-2 in conference play. Riverside is now 7-2. The Rebels, who had a 50-44 lead with at the end of the third period, allowed the Mustangs to hit three big three pointers in the fourth quarter and get back in it. One of those shot was a wide-open three by Leslie Cobb, who tied the game at 58 with 1:28 to go...
Lady Lions Pick up big win over Valley View (01/30/02)
"Controlling the tempo of the game was the key in our win," Coach Ronnie Stratmoen said after his senior girls picked up a huge conference win over the Lady Blazers of Valley View, 43-37 on Thursday. Manila used a controlled tempo in the match-up to tie Valley View 13-13 in the first quarter. Sophomore Natalie Tippy scored the last five points of the second quarter to lead Manila into a 24-19 halftime advantage...
Adron "Red" Haynes - Black Oak (01/30/02)
Adron "Red" Haynes, 69, of Black Oak, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired farmer and had lived in the Black Oak area most of his life. He is survived by two daughters, Sue McGuire of Jonesboro and Annie Benham of Caraway; two brothers, William Haynes and Max Haynes, both of Mt. ...
Bonnie Sue LaRue - Jonesboro (01/30/02)
Bonnie Sue LaRue, 70, of Jonesboro died Friday, Jan. 18, 2002, at her home. Born at Monette, she was formerly of Blytheville where she worked as a sales clerk and office staff person for Montgomery Ward and J.C. Penney. She was a member of the Wood Street Assembly of God in Jonesboro...
Len Nall - Lake City (01/30/02)
Len Nall, 87, of Lake City, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Brookland and lived in Caraway and Brookland before moving to Lake City in 1950. He was retired from FMC and was a farmer and of the Baptist belief...
Joe Dean Wiles - Bay (01/30/02)
Joe Dean Wiles, 70, of Bay died Thursday evening, Jan. 24, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a retired construction worker, of the Baptist faith, and had lived in Bay one year, formerly of Phoenix, City, Ala., and Monette. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Oscar and Madge Wiles...
Robert Francway - Lake City (01/30/02)
Robert Francway, 89, of Lake City, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Forrest City, he lived in Leachville before moving to Lake City 54 years ago. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Mabel Pennington Francway of the home; a sister, Emma Hanners of Jonesboro; and several nephews and nieces...
Roberta Thelma Ervin - Caraway (01/30/02)
Roberta Thelma Ervin, 73, of Caraway died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was retired from American Glass Company and had lived in the Caraway area most of her life. She was a member of Community of Christ Church in Caraway...
Charles Edward Crabtree - Manila (01/30/02)
Charles Edward Crabtree, 47, of Manila died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at his home. Born at Manila, he was the son of Charlesteen Meacham Crabtree and the late Edward Clay Crabtree. A lifelong resident of Manila, he was a graduate of Manila High School, a master electrician and member of the Manila Community Methodist Church. He was a lifetime member of the Manila Masonic Lodge...
Edna Mae Hillhouse - Manila (01/30/02)
Edna Mae Hillhouse, 70, of Manila died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Blytheville. Born at Delphi, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Bert and Mable Lucille Young and had been a Manila resident since 1974. Survivors include her husband, Richard Hillhouse of Manila; eight sons, Michael Parritt of Houston, Texas, William Allerton and Timothy Allerton, both of Benton Harbor, Mich., David Allerton of Tampa Bay, Fla., Mark Allerton of New Orleans, La., Shane Hillhouse of Manila, Terry Young of Tifton, Ga., and Calvin Hosbain of LaGrange, Ill.; three daughters, Sherry Dunn of Benton Harbor, Mich., Terry Baldwin of Dowagiac, Mich., and Darcie Lee Arnold of Manila; and a brother, Dick Young of Frost, Texas.. ...