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Stories from Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Lesia Couch announces (03/13/02)
Lesia Couch of Caraway announced Friday that she will seek a second term as Craighead County Eastern District Deputy Clerk. Couch, 41, will be a candidate in the May Democratic primary election. She became Deputy Clerk in January 2000. During her first term, she automated the jury selection system for the Eastern District and the Delinquent Real Estate and Personal Taxes. ...
Ray Kidd announces candidacy (03/13/02)
Ray Kidd of Jonesboro announced his candidacy for the Arkansas House of Representatives, District 76. He is running on the Democratic ticket. Kidd, 58, has lived in Jonesboro for the past 21 years, formerly of Memphis. District 76 includes Eastern Jonesboro from Stadium East, Brookland, Bay, Lake City, Monette, Black Oak and Caraway, all the way to the Mississippi County line...
Dewaine Malone announces plans to seek second term (03/13/02)
Dewaine Malone of Lake City announced that he will seek a second term as Eastern District Deputy Sheriff. Malone will be a candidate in the May Democratic primary. Malone has 29 years of law enforcement experience. During Malone's first term as Eastern District Deputy Sheriff, he has worked closely with local law enforcement agencies and there have been several drug arrests made by the Sheriff's office and local law enforcement agencies, he said...
Memorial to remember fallen officers in Eastern District (03/13/02)
Craighead County Sheriff Jack McCann has started a project to honor officers that have lost their lives in the line of duty in the Eastern District. "I've been talking about this for a while and I think it is time to get it started," Sheriff McCann said...
Leachville council receives positive news (03/13/02)
The City of Leachville received positive news concerning the imbalances in water department records during the past two year's audits when the city council met in regular session March 4. City auditor Al Barnhart, with Thomas, Speight and Noble, exonerated water department staff of any wrong doing, as he explained the deficits were completely the fault of the antiquated computer system...
Boling will seek circuit judge position (03/13/02)
Larry Boling of Jonesboro has filed as a candidate for circuit judge, Division 10, of the Second Judicial District. The Division 10 judgeship was established by Act 1186 of 2001. Boling filed under the alternate Ballot Access method by gathering and filing with the Secretary of State over 4,100 petition signatures of registered voters of the circuit. The Second Judicial Circuit includes Clay, Greene, Craighead, Poinsett, Crittenden and Mississippi counties...
Manila picks up 11-1 win (03/13/02)
Manila kicked off the 2002 baseball season with a 11-1 win over Armorel. Sophomore James King picked up the pitching win for the Lions. Manila scored five runs in the first; one run in the third and one in the fourth; and scored four in the sixth. Juan Moyeda scored two RBI's on three base hits and Adam Donner scored two RBI's on two base hits. ...
Ducks Unlimited banquet set (03/13/02)
The Big Lake Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its annual Ducks Unlimited Banquet and auction Saturday, March 16 at the Big Lake Country Club in Manila. The event will begin with a "get acquainted hour" at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and the auction and raffle will follow. Tickets are $35 which includes membership dues of $25 and dinner $10...
Virginia Dare Hutchison Burris - Jonesboro (03/13/02)
Virginia Dare Hutchison Burris, 82, of Jonesboro, died Monday, March 4, 2002, at Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City. Born in Portia, she had lived most of her life in Craighead County. She was a homemaker and had been a Sunday School teacher at Egypt Baptist Church and Central Baptist Church where she was also a member...
Opal L. Irwin - Paragould (03/13/02)
Opal L. Irwin, 78, of Paragould died Friday, March 8, 2002, at Arkansas Mehtodist Medical center. Born in Lake City, she was retired from Emerson Electric, she also had worked for the Brookland School District. She had lived in Paragould for six years having moved there from the Lester Community, and was a member of the Southside Community Church...
Bud McWhirter - Manila (03/13/02)
Huron "Bud" McWhirter, 81, of Manila, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at the Manila Nursing Center. A lifelong Manila area resident he was the son of the late Charles Ellis and Maude Kilgore McWhriter. At the age of nine months Bud had diptheria resulting in permanent hearing loss. ...
Billy Joe Roper - Leachville (03/13/02)
Billy Joe Roper, 50, of Leachville died Friday, March 8, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center. He was employed by Barton's and had lived in the Leachville area most of his life. He was of the Pentecostal belief. He is survived by his wife, Magean Roper of the home; two daughters, Ann Penix of Leachville, and Vickie Roper of the home; five sisters, Rosie Freeman of Screaton, Ga., Mary McCall of Swifton, Ann Lyles of Swifton, Juanita Trimmer of Decatur, Ill., and Sue Cagle of Jonesboro; three borthers, Claudy Roper of Broken Arrow, Okla., Albert Roper of Laplace, Ill., and William Roper of Swifton; one grandson, Trevor Penix.. ...
Anna Mae Stone - Leachville (03/13/02)
Anna Mae Stone, 33, of Leachville, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, in Leachville. Born at Kennett, she was lifelong Leachville resident and was a Baptist. She is survived by her husband, Sammy Stone of Leachville; a son, James Ray Austin of the home; her father and step-mother, Burrell and Cordie Lee Dow of Leachville; a brother, Albert Dow of Berryville; three sisters, Mary Ann Masters of Harsville, S.C., Linda Jean Orr of Newport, and Marilyn "Tooter" Sevier of Clinton; 11 step-brothers, James Thomas, Shot Thomas, Johnny Thomas, all of Leachville, Jack Thomas of Mountain Home, Bo Thomas of Oxford, Ark., Charles Thomas and Tony Thomas, both of Moentte, Bill Thomas, Danny Thomas, Dean Thomas and Harvey Thomas, all of Clinton; six step-sisters, Bug Woodard of Ft. ...
Rebecca Izora Wright - Manila (03/13/02)
Rebecca Izora Wright, 88 of Manila, the widow of Henry Wright, died Monday, March 4, 2002, at Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. Born at Hornersville, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Cora Pankey and was a lifelong resident of Manila. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church...
Frances Whittenburg - Monette (03/13/02)
Frances Whittenburg, 89, of Monette, formerly of Osceola, died Monday, March 4, 2002, at her residence. She had lived in Osceola for 25 years, was a former volunteer for the senior citizens program and was a charter member of Milligan Ridge Baptist Church...
Mildred Kathlene "Kathy" Banks - Leachville (03/13/02)
Mildred Kathlene "Kathy" Banks, 47, of Leachville died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical center in Jonesboro. Born at Lafe, she was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Banks of the home; two sons, Mary Wyatt of Monette and Jonathan "Little Man" Banks of the home; a daughter, Alisha Wallace of Kennett; a brother Jimmy Louis Wyatt of Leesville, La.; two stepbrothers, Jerry Ivy and Jimmy Ivy, both of Kennett; a sister, Annette Smith of Kennett; and three grandchildren, Bethany Prince, Krystyn Wallace and Dawsyn Wallace.. ...
Velma Mae Cullum - Monette (03/13/02)
Velma Mae Cullum, 94, of Monette died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of the Monette Assembly of God Church, and had lived in the Monette area most of her life. She is survived by three sons, Herbert D. ...