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Stories from Thursday, May 9, 2002

Playground dedication held (05/09/02)
A special playground dedication service was held on Sunday, May 5, at the Monette Church of Christ following the Tuesday School graduation program. The Tuesday School program began at 2 p.m., in the church sanctuary. School director, Brenda Brandon, served as master of ceremonies, assisted by...
Mississippi County Crime Stoppers offer reward (05/09/02)
During the early morning hours of May 1, unknown persons took upon themselves to take three different vehicles from the Manila area. The vehicles are listed as: 1. 1996 GEO Tracker, white. 2. 1989 Ford Mustang, white. 3. 2000 Ford F-150, Green. The suspects took all three vehicles to various locations and burned the vehicles...
Groundbreaking for Safe Room held at Lake City (05/09/02)
A ground-breaking ceremony was held Wednesday at Lake City for a safe room shelter that will be constructed as an addition to the Craighead County Eastern District Courthouse in Lake City. The "tornado-proof" safe room is being funded through a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant, in partnership with state and local government. ...
Manila juniors capture preseason tourney (05/09/02)
HARRISBURG - Manila's Junior Babe Ruth season got underway Friday, April 26 as they traveled to Harrisburg and defeated valley View 9-3 in the first round of the Harrisburg pre-season tournament. The Lions exploded in the top of the first inning, scoring six times on four hits. ...
Local girls win regional soccer tournament (05/09/02)
Three area girls recently won first place in the U-8 girls division of the Pepsi Cup Regional Soccer Tournament held at the Joe Mack Campbell Athletic Complex in Jonesboro. This is the second year for the girls to participate in the Craighead County Soccer Association League, which includes both a fall and spring game schedule. The girls competed on the Mighty Girls Team sponsored by Kee Construction. The team was undefeated in tournament play...
P.E.O. continues to donate (05/09/02)
Members of the P.E.O. Chapter AC are once again showing support for local initiatives by continuing to donate funds to the Mississippi County Community College foundation/Big Lake Scholarship Golf Tournament. The Tournament, sponsored by the Mississippi County Community College, First National Bank, Heritage Bank, MidSouth bank, Southbank, and Farmers Market, was established four years ago to provide scholarship funds to MCCC students from the Buffalo Island and Bootheel of Missouri areas...
William J. "Jim" McCloud - Mobile, Ala. (05/09/02)
William J. "Jim" McCloud, owner of Furry Fashions in Mobile, Ala., died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at his home. He was 61. McCloud was a native of Manila and a resident of Mobile. He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Eddie and Pat Grissom of Fenneville, Mich., Neal McCloud of East Prairie, Mo., Roger and Brenda McCloud of Russellville, and Willene Garner of East Prairie, Mo., and numerous nieces and nephews, and grand-nieces and nephews...
Evelyn Lee - Manila (05/09/02)
Evelyn Lee, 81, of Manila, widow of Youel Lee, died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at St. Bernards Medical Center at Jonesboro. Born at Amagon, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Henrietta White Turner and was a Manila resident since the 1930's. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Manila...
Nevil Lawrence Myracle - Cardwell (05/09/02)
Nevil Lawrence Myracle, 82, of Cardwell died Saturday, April 27, 2002, at his home. Born at Cardwell, he was a fish market salesman. Survivors include a brother, Raymond Myracle of Paragould; two sisters, Willadene Hyde and Bonnie Myracle, both of Cardwell...
Mary Lou Grisso Smith - Stantonville, Tenn. (05/09/02)
Mary Lou Grisso Smith, 70, of Stantonville, Tenn., died April 30, 2002, at Jackson-Madison County General in Jackson, Tenn. She had worked for Sears for four years in Pontiac, Mich. She is survived by her husband, Luther Eugene (Rip) Smith, of Stantonville, Tenn.; a daughter, Debbie Jo Shortland, of Gloucaster, Va.; her mother, Gladys Grisso of Monticello, Fla.; a sister, Faye Endicott of Monticello, Fla.; a brother, Sammie Kaye Grisso of Monticello, Fla.; and two grandchildren...
Clara Pigue Swafford - Jonesboro (05/09/02)
Clara Pigue Swafford, 86, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, April 27, 2002. Born at Marmaduke, she was a retired nurse for Arkansas Methodist Hospital and Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould. Survivors include three sons, Ronald Pigue Sr. of Paragould, Harold Pigue of Mabelvale and Ewell Von Pigue of Benton; four sisters, Mary Aletta Hantke of Paragould, Freda Metheny of Moentte, Eula Arnhat of Standford and Lily Barker of Corpus Christi, Texas; a brother, Kenneth Hots of Paragould; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchidlren.. ...
Cleo Fires - Rivervale (05/09/02)
Cleo Fires, 85, of Rivervale died Saturday, April 27, 2002. She was a homemaker and a member of Rivervale Baptist Church. Survivors include nine sons, Buckie O'Neal Fire, Larry Wayne Fire, Jackie Lynn Fires and Teddy Marine Fires, all of Rivervale, William Henry "Jinks" Fires and Herman Lester "Mannie" Fires, both of Hot Springs, Roger clay Fires of Lepanto, Edgar Monroe "Pedro" Fires of Island Lake, Ill., and Earlie Stancil "Brother" Fires of Palatine, Ill.; two daughters, Alma Lee "Sister" Smith of Caraway and Melinda Ann Johnson of Hot Springs; a sister, Hilda Rice of Corning; a brother, Frankie D. ...
Pearl Pauline Hicks Bell - Milligan Ridge (05/09/02)
Pearl Pauline Hicks Bell, 87, of Milligan Ridge died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at Rose Skill Care Nursing Center in Jonesboro. Born at Charlotte, she was a homemaker and a member of the Caraway Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Von Bell of Milligan Ridge; a daughter, Phyllis Jackson of Jonesboro; two sisters, Ola Stoner of Mountain Home and Clara Jean Mouradian of LaGrange, Ill.; two brothers, Olen Hicks of Jonesboro and J.C. ...
Jackie Yvonne Moore - Manila (05/09/02)
Jackie Yvonne Moore, 39, of Manila died Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Blytheville, she was a lifelong Manila resident and member of the Community Methodist Church. She was a 1980 graduate of Manila High School and was office manager at Manila Nursing Center...