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Stories from Wednesday, March 27, 2002

Greenwing Day set at Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge (03/27/02)
Brian Braudis, Big Lake Refuge Manager, is looking forward to the first Greenwing Day at Big Lake set for Saturday, April 6. The Greenwing Day for junior outdoors persons. The program is geared for the youth to be introduced to the outdoors. Braudis has been involved in Greenwing Days at other refuges he has worked...
Loss of Eastern District elected positions discussed (03/27/02)
Arkansas Attorney General Mark Pryor was in Lake City Friday to discuss the opinion handed down by his office that upholds Arkansas law restricting the way some public officials are elected. The positions in question were Craighead County Eastern District Deputy Sheriff and Eastern District Deputy Clerk...
Riverside students hear first hand about history (03/27/02)
History became more vivid to Riverside High School students last Wednesday when they heard the true story of Max Notowitz, a Holocaust survivor. It has been almost 60 years since the mass murder of six million Jews in Europe but it remains very vivid in the mind of Notowitz and others that had their lives changed forever...
Riverside limited to two hits in loss to Nettleton (03/27/02)
Jonesboro -- The Riverside Rebels rallied by the Westside Warriors 12-8 on Saturday, but were overmatched by the Class AAAA Nettleton Raiders in the semi-finals of the Craighead County Tournament at Raider field. The Rebels fell to the Raiders 13-0 and were limited to just two hits over five innings as the game was called due to the ten-run mercy rule...
Fast pitch comes to Manila (03/27/02)
Softball has a new look in Manila. The old slow pitch style is out and the new fast pitch is taking its place. Along with the pitching, differences, runners can steal bases. The Lady Lions return two starters that have seen fast pitch action. Junior Christina Lester moves to the catcher's position this season with Natalie Tippy on the mound. These two players have played fast pitch the past two summers...
Lucille Bernadine Bland - Lake City (03/27/02)
Lucille Bernadine Bland, 82, of 76 Craighead County Road 660, Lake City, died Friday, March 22, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Fort Smith, she had lived most of her life in Memphis before moving to Lake City four months ago. She was a retired secretary for Firestone and was of the Baptist faith...
Preston Lee Tate - West Memphis (03/27/02)
Preston Tate, 51, of West Memphis, formerly of Manila and Leachville, died March 20, 2002. He was a security officer. He was a basketball star in college and an avid sports fan. He is survived by his wife, Laura Tate of West Memphis; a stepdaughter, Cheryl Morgan of West Memphis and a stepson Todd Gatewood of Draper, Utah; his mother, Linda Harmon Tate of Leachville and two brothers, Bobby Tate and Randy Tate, both of Leachville; and four grandchildren...
Winford Harding Ward - Monette (03/27/02)
Winford Harding Ward, 80, of Monette, died Sunday, March 17, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was retired from American Greetings, a member of the Caraway First Baptist Church, a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, and had lived in the Monette area most of his life...
Clyde Waymon Williams Jr. - Monette (03/27/02)
Clyde Waymon "Bo" Williams Jr., 34, of Monette, died Monday, March 18, 2002, in a truck accident at Otwell. He was employed by Loggins Logistics, a member of the Monette First Baptist Church and had lived in Monette for the past 19 years. He was formerly of Winnie, Texas...
Aretta Beard - Lepanto (03/27/02)
Aretta Beard, 91, of Lepanto, formerly of Leachville, died Monday, March 18, 2002, at the Rose Care Nursing Center in Trumann. Born at Powhatten, she was the daughter of the late James and Eliza Cunningham Horsley and had been a Leachville resident since 1967. She was the widow of William Anderson Williams and Fred Beard and a member of the Ridgeview Baptist Church...
Helen Tankersley - Black Oak (03/27/02)
Helen Virginia Anthony Tankersley, 83, of Black Oak, formerly of Leachville, died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Boran at Monette she was the daughter of the late John and Lillie Hill Blankenship. She was a longtime resident of the Buffalo Island area and had been a resident of West Memphis for many years before making her home in Black Oak in 1992. She was of the Baptist belief...