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Stories from Friday, April 12, 2002

Monette siblings receive wishes from Make-A-Wish Foundation (04/12/02)
It is not unusual for young people to make wishes. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Anthony and Ashley Sims' wishes were granted. Anthony, 14, and Ashley 10, along with their grandparents, Don and Guin Sims, enjoyed a trip to Disney World during their spring break from Buffalo Island Central. Anthony is in the eighth grade and Ashley is in the fifth grade...
Council reviews city hall roofing problems (04/12/02)
All Manila Council members were present for a special called meeting on Tuesday, April 2 working through a short agenda including topics involving the city park, street repairs and roofing of the city hall. Gary Andrew with Delta Commercial Roofing Company addressed the council about roofing for the city hall building. Mayor Melvin Browning explained that there is a problem with leaks in the building saying even after extensive repairs over the last few years, the flat roof is still leaking...
Manila Lions Project to benefit community (04/12/02)
Members of the Manila Lions Club kicked off their project to construct a new restroom facility at the Manila City Park last week with a ground-breaking ceremony. Lion members are excited about the project and hope to have the new facility in place in May...
Manila golfers have busy week (04/12/02)
Manila's Lady Lions Golf team picked up a win over Valley View Monday. The boys golf team tied CRA in a match-up held at Big Lake Country Club. The Lions traveled to Piggott on Tuesday and finished fourth. Pocahontas took the win with Piggott coming in second. BIC finished third in front of Manila...
Lady Lions post first fast-pitch win (04/12/02)
The Manila Lady Lions picked up their first fast-pitch softball win over Harrisburg 16-15. Trailing 15-5 in the bottom of the seventh, Manila scored 111 runs to take the win. Senior Renee Yarbro led MHS with a double and three singles scoring three runs. Morgan Moore slugged out two doubles picking up four RBI's. Natalie Tippy's double scored two runs followed by Connie Brown's single and two RBI's. Kacie Oates, Amanda Henson, and Megan Ashabranner each picked up a single...
Lions win three, drop two (04/12/02)
The weather was a little chilly but a lot drier this week allowing baseball action to get a full week of play. Manila went 3-2 on the week to bring their record to 5-7. The Lions traveled to Rivercrest on Monday. Manila suffered a 13-0 loss while playing on a rain soaked field. Josh Morris led Manila with two base hits followed by Adam Donner and Scott Townsend with a base hit each...
Elizabeth Ann Jeffrey - Arbyrd (04/12/02)
Elizabeth Ann Jeffrey, 37, of Arbyrd died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at her residence. Born in Orange, Texas, she owned and operated Jeff's Caf. Survivors include her husband, Melvin Jeffrey of Arbyrd; a son, Wayne Lee Eason III of Paragould; a daughter, Amy Elizabeth Eason of Paragould; six brothers, Gene Lund Jr. ...
Robert Collins - Osceola (04/12/02)
Robert Collins, 79, of Osceola died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was a farm worker and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include six sons, Douglas Collins of Collierville, Tenn., Jerry Collins of Caraway; Ricky Collins of Lepanto, Bobby Collins of West Ridge, Gene Collins of Etowah and William Collins of Leachville; four daughters, Ruth Trent of Marion, Carolyn Maddox and Dora Johnson, both of Lepanto, and Jo Ellen Yancey of Etowah; 25 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.. ...
Dr. David Neale Miles - Nashville, Tenn. (04/12/02)
Dr. David Neale Miles, Sr., 77, of Nashville, Tenn., and a former longtime resident of Blytheville, died April 5, 2002, in Nashville following a short illness. He was born in Cairo, Ill., on Dec. 24, 1924, the only child of Jesse Minot Miles and Icy Maud Miles and spent his childhood in New Madrid and Hayti. After graduating from high school, he entered the Army during World War II and served in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., as a drill sergeant...
Goldie M. Shipman - Brookland (04/12/02)
Goldie M. Shipman, 87, of Brookland died Friday, April 5, 2002, at Regional Medical Center of NEA. Born at Light, she was a homemaker and had lived in Brookland most of her life. She was a member of the Brookland United Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, Chester Shipman, Herbert Shipman and Wilson Shipman, all of Brookland; three daughters, Lee Lewis of Jonesboro, Helen Hale of Lake City and Linda Morgan of Fort Worth, Texas; four brothers, Earl Reece and Wilton Reece, both of Brookland, Herman Reece of Jonesboro and Harold Reece of Lake City; a sister, Irene Elder of Brookland; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Myrtle Vera Weems - Lake City (04/12/02)
Myrtle Vera Weems, 87, of Lakeside Nursing Center died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at Regional Medical Center of NEA. Born at Hackleburg, Ala., she moved to Bay in 1957, where she lived before moving to the Lakeside Nursing Center in Lake City two years ago...
Marcus Washington Cole - Leachville (04/12/02)
Marcus Washington Cole, 79, retired Air Force Sergeant of Leachville, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Monette, he was the son of the late John V. and Sallie Davidson Cole and had been a Leachville resident since 1990. ...
Roy Cecil Austin - Ravenden (04/12/02)
Roy Cecil Austin, 79, of Ravenden, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at his residence. He was of the Baptist faith and U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. Born in Caraway, he had lived in Ravenden for eight years, formerly of Caraway. He is survived by two sisters, Vernie Mae Brooks of Rivervale and Jo Ann Hensley of Caraway; a brother, Glen Austin Sr., of Rivervale; several nieces and nephews...
Ola Aladora Ketchum - Manila (04/12/02)
Ola Aladora Ketchum, 94, of Manila, the widow of Hubert Robert Ketchum, died Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born at Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Alice Fleeman and had been a Manila resident since she was four years old. She was a charter member of the Community Methodist Church in Manila...