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Stories from Thursday, February 14, 2002

Coye Cunningham takes life one day at a time (02/14/02)
Coye Cunningham and his wife, Loretta, moved back "home" to Monette after living in Osceola for 30 years. Cunnigham retired from American Greetings Inc. in 1990 after working there for 28 years. Their plans for retirement have not worked out as they had planned and now he said they take one day at a time...
Leachville water, sewer rates discussed (02/14/02)
The Leachville City Council met in regular session on Feb. 4, and worked through a lengthy agenda involving discussions about county jail fees, utililty increases and improvements to the water and sewer systems. Leachville Mayor Ralph Wells reviewed a letter received from the Mississippi County Sheriff's Office concerning a boarding bill increase, Quorum Court Ordinance #2001-18, for keeping municipal prisoners held in the county jail, and for other purposes...
Dunigan will seek Quorum Court seat (02/14/02)
Eddie Dunigan, 51, of Black Oak, announced his candidacy for District 12 Craighead County quorum court. Dunigan has lived his entire life in Black Oak and considers it an honor to have served on the city council for the past 25 years. He is married to the former Deborah Whitley, also of Black Oak, and they have four children: Tommy, 26, of Leachville, Johnny Wayne, 24, a second year law student at UALR, Leah Gathright, 24, of Monette, and Rachel, 15, of the home, a student at Buffalo Island Central.. ...
Riley announces plans to run for Caraway mayor (02/14/02)
Lifetime Caraway resident Barry Riley announced that he will seek the seat of mayor for the town of Caraway. Riley has been married for 17 years to his wife, Wendy, and has a 14-year-old daughter, Toni Barry. He is the son of Bill and Joann Riley. He is a graduate of Caraway High School, and has been employed at American greetings for 20 years...
Rivercrest rolls over BIC (02/14/02)
Buffalo Island Central held their senior night Friday night hosting the Rivercrest Colts. The five seniors Blake Hawkins, Justin Hawkins, Erick Lyerly, Ryan Wallace, and Zach Whited started the action against the Colts. The senior cheerleader Melanie Rose and the Lady Mustangs Morgan Milligan, Rachael Taylor and Emily Sparkman were also recognized...
Jr. Lions finish top-notch season (02/14/02)
The Junior Boys from Manila had quite a season. They went 12-0 in conference play, they won the Marmaduke Invitational Tournament, and they were the Runner-up in the Christmas Shoot-Out held in Nettleton. The Junior Lions finished with a 24-6 overall record...
Manila junior girls take second in district (02/14/02)
The Junior High 3AAA-South District Tournament was held last week at Gosnell. The boys champ was Valley View and Rivercrest won the girls side. Valley View squeaked by East Poinsett County in the first round, 47-40; EPC pulled to within four with a couple minutes to go, but Valley View hit their free throws down stretch and held on for the win...
Manila knocks off M'duke for 25th win of season (02/14/02)
Manila used a big first quarter and tough defense to beat Marmaduke 58-48 Friday night. The win gave the Lions their 25th victory of the season. Senior Jacob Walker opened the game with a pull-up jumper answered by a lay-in by Marmaduke's Josh Lewellen. ...
BIC, Bay claim 3AA-North junior titles (02/14/02)
BAY The Buffalo Island Central Junior Mustangs and the Bay Junior Lady Yellowjackets both racked up District Tournament honors Saturday night in the finals of the 3AA-North District Tournament held at Bay High School. Additionally, both teams finished their seasons with undefeated conference records and claimed District Championship trophies...
Area ball scores (02/14/02)
Monday Senior Girls M'duke 48 Sloan-Hendrix 30 Marmaduke Brooke Grigsby 18, Beth Grigsby 9, Heather Johnson 9, Lindsay Bell 4, Sarah Rogers 6, Lindsay Graham 2 Sloan-Hendrix Brittany Foley 6, Chelsea Tate 2, Gretchen Smith 4, Shelby Jines 5, Lindsay Thomison 10, Wilkins 3...
Mary Lou Ross - Burton, Mich. (02/14/02)
Mary Lou Ross, 76, of Burton, Mich., died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at Genesys Health Park in Burton, Mich. She was a homemaker and former resident of Burton, Mich., and Monette. She is survived by her children and spouses, Jim and Wilma Ross of New Lothrop, Mich., Jerry and Linda Ross of Flint, Mich., Richard and Diane Ross of Kileen, Texas, Linda Pudvay and Tom Daviser of Otisville, Mich., Lois and Doug Ray of Clio, Mich., Mary Ann Ross of Flint, Mich., Randy and Dawn Ross of Nashville, Tenn.; three brothers, Rueben Taylor of Lake View, Bill Taylor of England, and J.C. ...
Mary Francis Wooten - Jonesboro (02/14/02)
Mary Francis Wooten, 78, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born at Mt. View, and lived most of her life in the Monette and Childress areas. She was retired from the American Greeting Card Co. and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monette. She was the widow of Robert Wooten who died in 1985...
William Clinton Murphree - Leachville (02/14/02)
William Clinton Murphree, 78, of Leachville, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Pontotoc, Miss., he was the son of the late Clarence and Donia Lancaster Murphree and had been a Leachville resident since 1992. He was a former Chicago resident and was a retired machine operator for Continental Canning Co. He was a member of the Leachville Church of God and was an Army Veteran of World War II...
William "Bill" McCaughey - Blytheville (02/14/02)
William F. "Bill" McCaughey, 83, of Blytheville died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, in the home of his daughter, where he was visiting, in Des Arc. He was born Oct. 2, 1918, in Olex, Oregon to John William and Orpha McCaughey. He was raised in Oregon, Washington, and California. ...
Albert Jackson Long - Manila (02/14/02)
Albert Jackson "A.J." Long, 71, of Manila died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002, at his home. Born at Rosie, he was the son of the late John and Lillian Burks Long and had been a Manila area resident for most of his life. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the New Harmony Baptist Church near Manila...
Cleo Coy Cunningham - Kennett (02/14/02)
Cleo Coy Cunningham, 80 of Kennett died Friday, February 1, 2002. A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9th at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2009 Ely Street, Kennett, Missouri. The family requests donations be made to the Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses or the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers...
Bessie Mable Phillips - Rivervale (02/14/02)
Bessie Mable Phillips, 87, of Rivervale, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker and a member of Rivervale Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Jerry Phillips of Rivervale; four daughters, Mildred Holland of Corinth, Miss., Joyce Bernhart of Fort Wayne, Ind., Dorothy Haye of Three Rivers, Mich., and Mary Coats of Watson; four sisters, Geraldine Jackson of Etowah, Wilma Stinnett of Newark, Calif., Eula Lambert of Rochelle, Ill., and Phyllis Holland of Seattle; three brothers, Joe Cockrum of Ceres, Calif., Ray Neal Cockrum of Silver City, N.C., and Ted Cockrum of Waggoner, Okla.; 25 grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.. ...
Pearlie Guiltner Allyn - Knobel (02/14/02)
Pearlie Guiltner Allyn, 74, of Knobel, formerly of Monette, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Arkansas Methodist Medical center in Paragould. Born in Wynne, she was a homemaker and had attended Living Word Fellowship Church in Corning. Survivors include her husband, Bob Allyn of the home; two daughters, Ann Allyn Slessman of Edwardsburg, Mich., and Debra Hancock of Paragould; four brothers, Ernest Taylor of West Memphis, H.D. ...