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Stories from Friday, April 5, 2002

Auction has another successful year (04/05/02)
The Caraway Volunteer Ambulance Service's annual auction had another successful year and secured necessary funding to allow the all-volunteer emergency care unit to continue service to the community. The auction was held on Saturday evening, March 23, in the Albert Payne Gymnasium in Caraway...
Retirement reception honors Ruth Johnson (04/05/02)
Friends and family gathered Monday, March 25, at the Adams/Vine Library in Leachville to offer well wishes to retiring librarian Ruth Johnson. Johnson said the last 12 years have passed fast and she enjoyed the time she served as librarian. When Mrs. ...
Leachville child granted wish (04/05/02)
Connor Miller of Leachville was granted a wish by the Make-A-Wish Foundation recently. He chose to take a trip to Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Connor's family was contacted by Connor's physician, Dr. Jane Sneed, in late December last year. Dr. Sneed told his parents that she had been contacted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A representative of Make-A-Wish asked Dr. Sneed to recommend one of her patients to receive a wish...
Big Lake prepares for fourth annual benefit golf event (04/05/02)
Members of the Mississippi County Community College Foundation/Big Lake Scholarship Golf Tournament Committee met on Tuesday, March 26, to plan this year's event. Currently, the tournament is scheduled for Monday, May 20, at the Big Lake Country Club in Manila. Tee-off time for the three-person scramble is 8:30 a.m., and committee members noted that they would add an afternoon flight if the number of participants increased enough to justify adding one...
BIC, Riverside defeat Marked Tree (04/05/02)
It was not a "good" Friday for the Marked Tree senior boys baseball team last Friday, as they lost a pair of district games in Marked Tree. Before a good-sized crowd on Good Friday at Indian Field, the opponents' bats came alive with a 15-3 win by BIC and a 6-3 victory by Riverside, over Marked Tree...
Manila's Brewington named 3AAA-South Coach of the Year (04/05/02)
Manila's head basketball coach, Anthony Brewington, has been named 3-AAA South Conference Coach of the Year for 2001-2002. Brewington led the 29-10 Lions to the District Championship along with runners-up titles at the Tri County tournament and NEA Tournament...
Rebels improve to 6-3 (04/05/02)
The Riverside Rebels improved to 6-3 on the year by winning three games in a row during the week. After a 5-4 loss to Buffalo Island Central on Monday, the Rebels prevailed over Marked Tree in a classic on Wednesday 11-1. On Thursday, the Rebels defeated Walnut Ridge 14-3, and on Friday, the Rebels defeated Marked Tree 6-3 ...
Janice L. Smith - Caraway (04/05/02)
Janice L. Smith, 67, of Caraway, died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a homemaker, member of Buffalo Chapel Baptist Church and had lived in the Caraway area a lifetime. She is survived by a son, Gary Smith, of Caraway; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren...
Eddie Wayne Grooms - Joshua, Texas (04/05/02)
Eddie Wayne Grooms, 39, of Joshua, Texas, died March 26, 2002, at Baylor All Saints Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas. Born at Selfridge AFB, Mich., he had spent most of his life in the Paragould area. He was a 1981 graduate of Greene County Tech in Paragould and was featured as the 1972 theme child for cerebral palsy foundation. He had been a Joshua resident for the past five years and was a member of the Hill of God Church in Joshua...
Ruth May Fleeman - Cardwell (04/05/02)
Ruth May Fleeman, 95, of Cardwell, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at the Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould. Born at Geneva, she was the daughter of the late Montgomery and Mary Angeline Davis Brewer and had been a Cardwell resident for most of her life. ...
Jesse Milton Ham - Manila (04/05/02)
Jesse Milton Ham, 8, of Manila, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at his home. Born at Blytheville, he was a lifelong Manila resident and attended Manila Elementary School. He is survived by his parents, T.J. and Jacqueline Cole Ham of the home; his sisters, Stephanie Ham, 12, and Tabitha Ham, 10, both of the home; his paternal grandparents, Jorena Ham of Leachville and Luther D. Ham of Baldwyn, Miss.; his maternal grandparents, Walker and Mildred Cole of Shelbyville, Ky...