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Stories from Saturday, April 27, 2002

Masons honor 50-year members (04/27/02)
The Caraway Masonic Lodge 733 hosted a potluck supper at 7 p.m. April 18 to honor four lodge brothers with a 50-year pin. Honorees included Billy Rea, R.H. Rea, Charles Cook, and Cecil Andrews. Widows and family members of deceased lodge members were invited to attend the supper...
Manila Business Women and Depot Committee donate to Lions project (04/27/02)
The Manila Business Women and Depot Committee made donations to the Manila Lions Club for the construction of restrooms at the Manila City Park. The Manila Business Women gave $250 and the Depot Committee gave $500. Lion Club President Terry Carr thanked the women for their support...
Heritage Bank donates $500 for project (04/27/02)
Heritage Bank of Manila donated $500 to the Manila Lions Club for the city park restroom project which is now underway. Presenting the check was Mary Jon Ashley, marketing and development officer for Heritage Bank. "We are pleased to help with this project for the young people and the community," Ashley said...
Manila choirs score well at state competition (04/27/02)
The Manila Choirs traveled to Conway on April 12-13 to compete in the State Choir Festival held on the campus of UCA. The choir had three groups that had qualified for state competition. Each group performed for a panel of three judges and was critiqued on their accuracy of rhythm, notes, intonation, pronunciation and enunciation, ensemble blend, vocal technique, style and general effect...
Area police officers complete Academy training (04/27/02)
Officer Keith Evans of the Leachville Police Department and Officer Jason V. Mace of the Manila Police Department were among the 48 officers who participated in Basic Police Training Course 2002-A at the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas...
Manila boys advance to second round (04/27/02)
Manila's Matt Noble pitched a complete game striking out nine and allowing only two hits in the Lions' 2-1 win over EPC on Saturday. The win advances Manila to the second round of the 3AAA South District Tournament held at Gosnell. EPC's Wayne Lewis reached first base on the only walk Noble allowed in the game. Lewis advanced on Billy McDaniel's single and scored on a close play at the plate after McDaniel was picked off stealing second...
BIC's Wallace named as Heisman finalist (04/27/02)
MONETTE - Ryan Wallace, a senior at Buffalo Island Central High School, was one of 20 Arkansas State finalists for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award. The Wendy's Heisman honor is awarded to high school students who excel in athletics, academics and community service...
Errors prove costly for Manila (04/27/02)
Manila led Gosnell for two and a half innings but errors proved costly for the Lions in the 3rd and 4th innings allowing the Pirates to take a 16 - 6 win on Wednesday. Manila led 3 -1 going into the bottom of the 3rd before Gosnell scored six runs in the third and fourth to push their lead to 14 - 6 in the bottom of the fourth. ...
Manila splits with Piggott (04/27/02)
Piggott took an easy win Monday in fast pitch softball defeating Manila 18 -3. Lauren Watson picked up the pitching victory for the Lady Mohawks. Piggott's catcher Krista Winchester pounded out three triples with four RBIs. Mandy Cale and Stephanie Hoggard each had two singles with Hoggard picking up two RBIs. Lauren Watson's single scored two RBIs in the win...
Kenneth Seyler gets a hole in one (04/27/02)
Many golf enthusiasts play the game for years or sometimes all of their lives and never hit a hole-in-one. Kenneth Seyler, a Manila senior, sank his first hole in one on March 13 at the Big Lake Country Club in Manila on Number 4. He had several witnesses to the fact as he was golfing a practice round with fellow teammates Klayton Seyler (his brother), Jacob Walker and Aaron Bloom...
Florence Edna Varner - Black Oak (04/27/02)
Florence Edna Varner, 98, of Black Oak, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at her residence. She was a lifetime resident of Lake City, a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Lake City. Survivors include a son, Nathaniel W. Varner of Greers Ferry; two daughters, Emma Jean Kerst of Greers Ferry and Rose Lee Tallent of Black Oak; a brother, Sam Courtney of Lepanto; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 49 great-great-grandchildren...
Frank Holder - Lake City (04/27/02)
Frank Holder, 92, of Lake City, died at Perry County Hospital in Linden, Tenn. He was a member of the Mangrum Church of Christ, retired from Fisher Body, and a member of the United Auto Workers and CIO Lodge 405. He had lived in Lake City for 16 years, formerly of Ypsilanti, Mich...
Emma Corine Harrell - Monette (04/27/02)
Emma Corine Harrell, 75, of Monette died Friday, April 19, 2002, at the Monette Manor Nursing Home. Born at Monette, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mollie Goodman League and had been a long time resident of Monette. She had also lived in Charleston and East Prairie, Mo., and in Hardy for 30 years. She was a member of the Ward Street Church of Christ in Hardy and the Cochrum Church of Christ of Monette...
Dora Laverne Roleson - Osceola (04/27/02)
Dora Laverne Roleson, 61, of Osceola, died April 18, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola. She was a retired factory worker, retiring from American Greetings after 32 years. She was of the Baptist faith and a lifelong resident of Mississippi County...