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Stories from Saturday, February 23, 2002

EMS Auction set for Feb.23 (02/23/02)
The Buffalo Island Emergency Medical Service (EMS) has been serving the area for over 20 years. The ambulance is based in Monette and serves Monette, Leachville and the surrounding area. The annual EMS auction is the major fund-raising event that helps support the service. The auction for 2002 will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Buffalo Island Central school cafeteria on the Monette campus...
Gov. Huckabee in Leachville to recognize ACE Community (02/23/02)
Governor Mike Huckabee was in Leachville on Friday, Feb. 15, to celebrate Buffalo Island's achievement of being designated Arkansas community of Excellence Regional Partnership status. The Leadership Buffalo Island (LBI) group is made up of members from Leachville, Monette, Manila, Caraway, and Black Oak who worked collectively to achieve ACE accreditation for the entire Buffalo Island area...
Clifford Veach announces candidacy for mayor (02/23/02)
Former Manila Mayor Clifford Veach announced that he will be a candidate for Mayor this November. In reference to his campaign, Veach said, "If elected, I'll work for good budget development and management. I believe I have the ability and experience necessary to deal with Manila's financial situation."...
Grisham returns to That Bookstore (02/23/02)
After exploring a new genre in "A Painted House" and Skipping Christmas," best-selling author John Grisham returns to legal thrillers with "The Summons." Grisham autographed copies of his fifteenth book, on Monday, February 11, at one of his official world tour book stops--That Book Store in Blytheville...
Manila Lady Lions headed to regionals (02/23/02)
The Manila Lady Lions picked up a big win against the Valley View Lady Blazers in the 3AAA South District Tournament held at Manila. The 34-32 win gave Manila a ticket to the Regional Tournament to be held at Pocahontas. Manila used a slow paced game to lead VV 8-4 after one. A run in the second quarter pushed Manila's lead to 22-12 at the half. Valley View outscored the Lady Lions 13-2 in the third to take a 25-24 advantage heading into the final frame...
Lions upset Valley View for 3AAA-South title (02/23/02)
Trumann defeated Harrisburg, 50-43 in the opening round of the 3AAA South District Tournament at Manila. The Wildcats led 15-12 after first quarter action but the Hornets used a 15-4 second quarter to take a 27-19 halftime advantage. Harrisburg continued to hold on to a 39-33 lead heading into the final frame but a 17-4 fourth quarter by the Wildcats gave Trumann the win...
MHS girls tops in 3AA-North (02/23/02)
RECTOR -- It was Marmaduke vs. BIC in both division finals of the District 3AA-North basketball tournament here Friday night. The MHS girls won as expected, while the BIC boys upset regular-season champion Marmaduke in the boys division. All four teams advance to this week's Northeast Regional tournament at Turrell. Also in the tourney are the Bay and Walnut Ridge boys and the Bay and Riverside girls...
Frank Edward Broadaway - Lake City (02/23/02)
Frank Edward Broadaway, 84, of Lake City died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born in Trumann, he was a lifetime resident of Trumann. He served n the Army during World War II, owned and operated Broadaway's Service Station and was a member of the Melton Avenue Church of Christ...
Gloria Sue Nichols - Black Oak (02/23/02)
Gloria Sue Nichols, 64, of Black Oak, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at her residence. She was a homemaker, member of the Black Oak Church of Christ, lived in the Black Oak area most of her life. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Ivy of Hoxie; three sons, John Looney and Randy Looney of Black Oak, Matthew Thomas of Jonesboro; two sisters, Joyce Tornell of Black Oak and Reba Clapper of Shadydale, Ga., a brother, Randy Penter, of Trumann; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren...
Louise Neisler - Blytheville (02/23/02)
Louise Neisler, 71, of Blytheville, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born June 24, 1930, in the Lost Cane Community, she was the daughter of William and Minnie Jackson Felker. She was a longtime area resident, a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Winona Leslie - Blytheville (02/23/02)
Winona Leslie, 82, of Blytheville died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at her home. Born Oct. 10, 1919, in Cave City, she was the daughter of Albert Edgar and Martha Jane Perkey Milligan. She was a homemaker, a member of the Mississippi County Senior Citizens and of the Baptist faith. She had resided in Monette from 1940-1970 prior to moving to Blytheville...
Ailine Knight - Lake City (02/23/02)
Ailine Knight, 99, of Lake City died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center. Born in Kentucky, she had lived in the Lunsford area most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Lunsford Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, James Robert Reeves, of Bay; two daughters, Doris Moss of Bay and Evelyn Hale of Jonesboro; nine grandchildren, Sue Armstrong, Jane Griffin, Judy King and Terry Hale, all of Jonesboro, Ann York of Cherokee Village, Jimmy Moss of Trumann, Jerry "Cotton" Moss of Bay, Ken Moss of Walnut Ridge and Greg Moss of Portia; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Myrtle Irene Kendall - Monette (02/23/02)
Myrtle Irene Kendall, 92, of Monette, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at St. Bernards medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of Monette United Methodist Church. She had lived in the Monette area most of her life. She is survived by a son, Rayburn Kendall of Paragould; three daughters, Sheila Ashabranner of Moentte, Beutonne Berry of Mesquite, Texas, and Jeane Tomasiewicz of Galstonbury, Conn.; 12 grandchidlren and 14 great-grandchildren...
Loyd Austin - Black Oak (02/23/02)
Loyd Austin, 82, of Black Oak died Thursday, Deb. 14, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. Born in Mississippi, he attended school in Helena and had worked briefly as a heavy equipment operator. He retired as a farmer in Star City and had lived in Pine Bluff for 32 years before moving to Black Oak. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Pine Bluff...
Jerry Wayne Decker - Milton, Fla. (02/23/02)
The body of Jerry Wayne Decker of Milton, Fla., formerly of the Buffalo Island area, was found Sunday in Milton. Decker had been missing since May 18, 1999. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.
Doris Clara Covey - Leachville (02/23/02)
Doris Clara Covey, 89, of Leachville died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002, at the Johnson Hobson Care Home in Marion. Born in Ladelle, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Effie Baker Johnson and had been a Leachville resident for most of her life. She was a retired Avon representative and owned and operated Covey's Service Stations with her late husband, Luther "Luke" Covey. She was a longtime member of the Leachville First Baptist Church...
Odell Burnside - Lake City (02/23/02)
Odell Burnnside, 79, of Lake City, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at the Regional Medical Center of Northeast Arkansas. He was born in Cash and had lived in Earle before moving to Lake City in 1963. He was retired from Craighead Electric where he worked as a service lineman. ...
Opal Ann Carmack Earnhart - Caraway (02/23/02)
Opan Ann Carmack Earnhart, 81, of Caraway died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, at her home. Born at Williford, she lived most of her life at Caraway. She was a homemaker and taught school at Caraway for many years. She was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Caraway...